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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.

Teeny tiny Layla is ready to join your family! This sweet girl caught our eye at the South LA shelter during playgroups and wiggled her way right into our program. Layla can be shy at first, but give her time to open up and you’ll find a silly, happy girl waiting for you! Layla has done well in our playgroups with other dogs, and has lived in foster homes with cats--she’s ready to join your pack, but could also be your one and only.

Cute head tilt on greeting: Check. Enjoys belly rubs: Check. Loves to lounge outside and trot the day away on walks: Check. Marianne’s got all that and more, and she’s ready to bring her amazing sweetness home to you! When we asked her foster family about her, their first response was “she is such a doll!”

Ash is a fun-loving, wiggly noodle who’s ready to learn and have a blast with you. This happy go lucky guy loves people, including children. Ash has been having a blast in playgroups, and we think he’d be perfectly happy living with another well-matched, playful dog, or holding down the fort solo.

Sweet and friendly Melodie is ready to find her future family. Melodie has a nice flexible energy and is happy to lounge around the house or head out for a walk in the neighborhood. But her favorite activity of all time is getting belly rubs. She makes instant friends with everyone she meets, big or small, if they’re willing to have a major petting-fest with her.

Talk about a comeback--Nicolette’s story is ready for the big screen. Nicolette was in the shelter system for a year; we learned about her when her arthritis became too advanced for her to comfortably stay in the shelter. We welcomed her into our program thinking she would be one of our Angels, but once she got on some good medication to manage her aches and pains, it quickly became apparent that Nicolette has a lot more life to live! Nicolette is now ready to be adopted and enjoy fun in the sun for the rest of her days.

Danny Boy falls hard and fast for his people--will you be his next best friend? Danny Boy loves to relax at home, lounging on his dog bed or in his crate while his foster mom works. If there’s a good sunbeam to be had, he’ll spend the whole morning following it around for his naps. Want to snuggle? Danny Boy’s in! He’s a big softie at heart.

If you color code your planner and already know what you’re doing on Tuesday 3 months from now, Pipetta wants to chat. She loves to swap strategies on routines and schedules, because that’s what works for her!

Beaufort hasn’t let his special needs keep him from enjoying life to the fullest. This loving boy came to us with a tethered cord that required spinal surgery. After months of rehab and physical therapy, he’s made the transition back into a foster home and is doing great!

Redford will make you feel like the most special person in the world, every day. This boy falls hard and fast for his people--just ask his foster mom, who gets an excited, smiling greeting from Redford every day when she comes home from work.

Meet Daryl, the absolute shoe-in for the award we just made up: “Biggest Transformation of a Daryl.” When we first met him, he was scared of pretty much everything and didn’t know much about the world. Now, he likes getting up early to go on a hike, lounging around, and showing off his impressive “woof!”



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