A American Pit Bull Terrier named Stitch is available for adoption at Best Friends Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah...



Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier (short coat)
Primary Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier
Age: Adult
Size: Medium
Color: Blue/Silver/Salt & Pepper
Sex: Male

Special Criteria What does this mean?
Sanctuary visit required
Prefers no cats

People are constantly falling in love with Stitch's face. They say he looks like a cute gargoyle. Born in 2011, Stitch came to Best Friends from a rescue organization in California. Although he's had previous heart surgeries, he still has a grade five or six heart murmur. He takes prescription medication for his heart, and he also gets eye drops.

Stitch is picky with his doggie friends and prefers females. But he absolutely loves to be around people. When he calms down, he is cuddly and sweet and a great couch potato. However, he does suffer from anxiety. He can get mouthy when he's excited, especially while being leashed, and he has a previous bite history. He can be stubborn on occasion when he doesn't want to do certain activities - especially when it is hot outside.

Dogtown caregivers are working to help Stitch overcome his high excitement and mouthiness. He'll do best in a home with a dog savvy person who is willing to continue working through his challenges.

Sanctuary Visit Required

These animals require that the potential adopter come and meet them at our Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.

Available for Sleepover

This animal is available for an overnight outing. If you are staying in a hotel, check in advance to make sure they allow dogs or cats.

Adoption Pending

There is a pending adoption application for this animal. Sometimes adoptions often fall through so please keep checking.

No Dogs

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without dogs.

No Cats

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without cats and other small pets.

Special Needs

This animal has a special medical, physical, or behavioral need. Many times these are minor so please fill out the adoption survey and the adoption specialists will contact you with more information about any animals you are interested in.


This cat has tested positive for FIV. FIV-positive cats can live normal lives both in quality and duration. They are great pets! There is a misconception that cats with FIV cannot live with other cats. That’s simply not true. Learn the risks here.


This cat has tested positive for feline leukemia, or FeLV. FeLV-positive cats can live perfectly happy lives, and they deserve to do so. People who have FeLV-positive cats just need to be aware that they may have a shorter life span and that they need to be taken to a veterinarian as soon as a problem is noted. Read more here.


This cat has been declawed by previous owners.