A American Pit Bull Terrier named Bruce 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: Blue/Silver/Salt & Pepper
Sex: Male

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

Bruce has weathered some storms in his life, but you won't find a dog who's happier to be alive. A survivor of Superstorm Sandy and cancer, Bruce sure knows how to make the most out of every single day. Just give him a ball to play with (or a whole pit of balls to jump in!) and he can entertain himself for hours on end.

Bruce doesn't like to stay still; he's exuberant. He's also a bit picky about his doggy friends. Currently cancer-free, Bruce only takes prescription medication for pain, and he's ready for the next adventure life brings. He's hoping that means a fun, active home with a person who finds as much joy in life as he does.

As part of our Single* pets adoption special, Bruce qualifies for free adoption and a free flight to his new home!

*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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