Octavia is about 2 years old, and a svelte 45 lbs. She looks like she might be a basenji mix. Earlier this year, she had a litter of 7 beautiful puppies, and now is ready for her own home.

Octavia is very social and loving toward people and other dogs. In foster, she is friendly toward the household cat, but needs reminders not to chase him for fun.

She is a natural athlete, very quick on her feet, and a graceful runner. For now, though, she will need to be kept at a low activity level through the end of August, to complete her heartworm treatment safely.

Octavia is 100% housetrained, and will always let you know when she needs to go out for potty time. She has made steady progress with walking on a leash; so far, she does best using a simple front-pull harness.
She is highly treat- and food-motivated, and also responds to gentle pets and praise to reinforce good behavior.

She has a natural drive to hunt small critters. Moles and mice will be on notice around Octavia’s home.

A fenced-in yard that gives Octavia a chance to sprint daily would be ideal. A dog brother would be great (any size is fine!), but she’s also happy to shower all her affection on her people.

Adoption Requirements

  • All applicants must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Any children in the home or visiting regularly should be at least 5 years of age.
  • Any current animals in the home must be spayed or neutered.
  • We adopt to locations within a 2 hour radius from the Albany NY area (excluding Canada).
  • We DO NOT ship dogs. It is important to us that you meet a dog prior to adoption.
  • Opposite sex placements only. Exceptions made only when the dog in the adoptive home is a SENIOR for its breed (at our discretion) and the dog being adopted is a puppy.
  • Everyone in the home must be in agreement about adding a new dog to the household.
  • You must own your home to adopt a puppy. If you rent we will ONLY consider an adult placement (over the age of 2).
  • If you rent please verify that your landlord will allow pit bulls (we will check). And renters must have a 1 year rental history at current location.
  • If you own, verify that your home owner’s insurance covers the Pit bull breed (if not, we would be happy to give you the name of companies that do not breed discriminate).
  • Please verify that your community does not have any breed specific legislation.


Breed: Pit Bull
Sex: Female
Age: Approx 2 years
Ok with Dogs: yes
Ok with Cats: yes