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American Pit Bull Terrier


7 Years




Large (> 40 lbs.)

Can Live With

  • Cats
  • Children
  • Dogs



Current on Vaccines


Specialized Care

  • None


Iowa City, IA


We are looking to find our 7-year-old pit, Layla, a new home. We rescued her from a family moving out of state almost four years ago, but our family has changed a lot since then.

Layla spends most of her time alone. I travel for work quite frequently, my younger two children stay with their mom every other week since our separation three years ago, my oldest son has graduated and joined the Marine Corps and my two teenagers both work and play sports. Things will only get worse for her as the teenagers finish high school over the next two years.

As you can see from the pictures, she loves kids and attention. We affectionately call her "Big Baby" because she has completely altered our perception of pit bulls. She is a well-behaved dog, although she is a barker. And none of us have the time to work on that.

She has shared our home in the past with a cat that she was afraid of and has spent time at a dog kennel with other dogs, with no issues.

To be honest, I never wanted a dog. But my ex and my children convinced me to try it, then everything changed in our home. But I don't regret it, as I think Layla found love in our home as part of our family.

As I said, we just cannot give her the attention that she deserves or needs. She doesn't get enough exercise. She is lonely. And I know it will only get worse as my younger children get older and more involved in activities.

We want to see Layla go to a good home, maybe with other children who can keep her active. If it is to a local family, we are even willing to help out with dog sitting.

She deserves a home with full-time companionship. We just cannot provide that to her anymore.

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