Update from the volunteers – 8.6.19:
Chico is a classic example of what love and time will do for an animal. He was an owner surrender and lived in a car with a couple other dogs for most of his young life.  Our volunteers spent many hours getting him adjusted to common sights and sounds. He was a nervous nelly and not too sure what he thought about all these volunteers coming and going who were walking, feeding, and cleaning up after him.

Fast forward a few months and he is the most loved and pampered pooch. He is a beautiful, big headed, big pawed pittie. Loves his humans and has done well with other dogs on slow introductions. Even though he is still a pup, he’s low key and pretty calm. He can play rough as he still hasn’t figured out his strength, so probably not so good around young children. Chico needs some training, but is house trained and knows basic commands and walks well on a leash. He is a big lover and would sit in your lap, if allowed. If you’re looking for a best buddy. He would be the pup for you!


Hi, My name is Chico.  I had a miserable start to life.  FFRR pulled my sister and I from a vehicle that came up from New Mexico with many more dogs in it and we have been tossed around for months.  Our owner knew we needed more than he could provide and asked FFRR to give us a second chance in life.

I am an active couple of dogs and love a good walk.  I will chase rabbits, cats, and birds, but I walk nicely on a leash until I’m are tormented by the little creatures.  I love to play with toys and love rawhides and chew toys.  I also love to hang with people.  I need a better life than the one I’ve have had – won’t you please help me?

From the volunteers:
Chico can be very playful and rambunctious and will also get along with others, if there is a slow introduction.  He does way better with men than women, but that doesn’t mean he can’t have a lady in his life as it’s been mostly women that walk him everyday.  Chico does know sit and is currently working on balancing a treat on his nose.  He’s smart, goofy and scared.  So he will need  a calm environment with a patient, experienced dog owner who provides training, regular activity and unconditional love.

Because he has a prey drive, he can’t be placed with small animals or birds.  And because we are unsure of his exposure to children, only families with older dog-savvy children will be considered.

Breed: Pitbull Mix
Ages: Approximately 1-2 Years
Gender: Male
Origin: Owner Surrender
Sterilized: Yes
Up to Date on Vaccinations: Yes
Fostered with: Dogs
Special Needs: No small animals or small children

Adoption Fee: $125