Vito- Courtesy Post


**Courtesy Post** Peppertree Rescue

Vito may look tough, but don’t be fooled. Ok, true, he does have a giant head full of muscles… but he needs them for looking macho while hunting chippies. While he hasn’t caught any, he hasn’t raised the white flag just yet.

This guy puts a whole new meaning to the expression “work hard, play hard”. Fetch? YES! Cuddle? DOUBLE YES! Explore outdoors? HECK YES! Nail Trim? SURE! (just don’t forget the treats). Vito is pretty happy doing almost anything, especially if his people will be there.

He is house trained, crate trained, and likes to go for rides in the car. While we can’t be sure of this boy’s DNA, we like to say he is an all American mix! When it comes to people, Vito LOVES his! Walking, hiking, exploring and playing with TOYS are his favorite things to do. Yet, he is also an independent boy, content to settle for a nap in his kennel while you work.

Because of his maverick nature, he would do fine as an only dog. However, we can’t rule out a fur-sibling. His enthusiastic play style is too much for small children and his hearty prey drive rules out cat homes. The ideal home is one where Vito can be his playful self, and get plenty of exercise, snuggles and of course TOYS! We always say “Vito puts his whole heart into everything he does” and the statement couldn’t be more true. We cannot imagine a sweeter, more fun and loving guy.

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Adoption Requirements

  • All applicants must be at least 21 years of age (we do not make exceptions).
  • Any children in the home MUST be at least 5 years of age (we do not make exceptions).
  • Any current animals in the home must be spayed or neutered.
  • We adopt to locations within a 4 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. We Do Not adopt to apartment complexes.
  • 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: Shepherd Mix ?
Sex: Male
Age: approx 3 years