A American Pit Bull Terrier named Penny 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: Senior
Size: Large
Color: Brown/Chocolate
Sex: Female

Prefers no dogs
Prefers no cats

After spending almost two years in isolation in a New Jersey shelter, Penny is learning what it's like to be a dog again. Happy and wiggly with people she knows, she's understandably scared of strangers, especially men. Sometimes she'll flinch when you first pet her, but quickly relaxes under your gentle touch. After being alone for so long, Penny loves spending time with her human and doggy friends.

She's very playful with other dogs, but can become over-stimulated. And she's especially fearful if there's a barrier between her and a stranger. Born in 2008, Penny is in good health.

She needs a dog-savvy person who can teach her about love. Could you change her life by making her your lucky Penny?

As part of our Single* pets adoption special, Penny qualifies for free adoption and a free flight to her new home! Not only that, but Penny has a huge fan who will pay for her food for life, as well as her heartworm and flea & tick prevention medications.

*Single pets do best as the only pet in the home.

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.


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This cat has been declawed by previous owners.