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Angel City Pit Bulls has dogs that fall under the generic term 'pit bull' who demonstrate stable, fun, people-oriented, outgoing personalities - making them fantastic family dogs. We have a wide range of energy levels, so whether you are looking for a running partner or a potential “therapy dog”, we will typically have a dog that will fit the bill.

Our goal is to provide adopters with the best possible adopter-dog match and we will work with you to find a dog that is right for your situation. Most of the ACPB dogs live in multi-dog foster homes, and enjoy the company of other well-matched dogs and some even with well-matched cats. We are happy to assist with family pet introductions.

To get started, we will ask that you fill out our brief questionnaire below and we'll set up a meet and greet for the dog(s) you are interested in. When you are ready to move forward with the adoption, we will arrange a home delivery to help you get settled in with the newest member of your family. Resources, support, and education are always available, and you can expect an extensive level of knowledge and support from ACPB for the lifetime of your dog.

All dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped, up-to-date on vaccinations, and crate trained prior to adoption. We ask for an adoption donation of $250 for dogs over 6 months old, and $350 for a puppy under 6 months old. This non-taxdeductible contribution assists us in continuing our mission to help more dogs in need. We serve the Los Angeles area and parts of Southern California. Regrettably, we do not have the resources to adopt out of state.

For more info or to inquire about adoption, please fill out an Angel City Adoption Questionnaire or contact Shannon at

To see Courtesy Listed dogs available for adoption through independent rescuers, please click here.

Meet Dumpling! This delightful, squishy girl is as irresistible as her namesake and we can’t get enough. Dumpling’s tail never stops wagging, and if we had to rate her happiness from 1-10, she’d be a solid 11. It comes as no surprise that this positive-vibes-only girl enjoys other dogs and has done well with the cat in her foster home, too.

Sweet and friendly Blake joined our program from the South LA shelter. This happy and polite boy has a special skill: patiently sitting and waiting to be leashed up to go for a walk. He’ll show you without even being asked! His politeness extends to his leash walking, as well, and he would be happy to be your new neighborhood strolling buddy or hiking companion.

Shy boy Nathaniel has been busy working on coming out of his shell and is ready to find his forever home! When we met Nathaniel at the South LA shelter, he was very frightened. Despite the best efforts from shelter staff and volunteers, it was clear that Nathaniel would need the calm and quiet of a foster home to decompress and gain confidence. Thanks to his amazing foster family (both human and canine), Nathaniel has been making great progress.

Twinkie joined our program from the South LA shelter, where she had a bad case of mange. After spending several weeks healing, Twinkie is looking great with her fresh fur coat and is ready to find a home of her own. Her foster family reports that sweet Twinkie has diverse interests ranging from chasing sticks to snuggling--so no matter what your plans are for the day, Twinkie’s ready to join.

Sweet supermodel Elle is ready to find her forever family! Elle is looking for new human besties that will continue giving her positive experiences as she makes her way around the city. She’s been loving all of the fun training adventures she’s having at her foster home, including going on pack hikes and attending Dog Man’s Sunday classes.

With her distinctive eyepatch and big, instantly lovable face, you can’t miss Bertha. This sweet and affectionate girl turns heads anywhere she goes. Once she has your attention she loves to show off her playful side. If you’re lucky you may even get to experience her patented butterfly watching technique: Watch, watch, then bounce and skip around trying to catch her subject. Her foster parents describe her goofiness as “sublime."

Carter joined our program from the East Valley shelter during our fire relief efforts. To answer everyone’s question: Yes, his muzzle is as soft as it looks. One smooch and you’ll be hooked! This sweet, smushy boy has been spending his time learning more about the world while in his foster homes.

Morris joined us from East Valley shelter. This charming guy loves to shake paws to greet his new friends, especially if a treat comes right after. Morris loves strolling around the neighborhood with a big happy smile, and he equally enjoys all the compliments he gets along the way.

Lindsay joined our program in October of 2015, when she was diagnosed with kidney failure. We expected this sweet, happy girl to be considered a hospice case and were ready to make her days as enjoyable as possible. We got a big surprise a few months ago when her blood work revealed that her kidney functions were back in normal range--meaning Lindsay has quite a few good years ahead of her and is a candidate for adoption.

We met Raleigh at the South LA Shelter, and we think he is an all-around awesome dog! He is fun, athletic, and truly wonderful with other dogs. If he were in high school, he would be the fun-loving jock that everyone wanted to hang around. So far, nothing really seems to upset him, and he loves to please. He would be a great match for a wide range of adopters.



View more dogs at the NKLA Pet Adoption Center


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