Adoptable Dog of the Month – Paisley

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic

Say hello to Paisley, our Adoptable Dog of the Week from Paisley is a female adult Bull Terrier/American Bulldog Mix from Southampton, PA. She is already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Paisley’s Story:

Paisley came into Philly ACCT shelter as a stray in July 2013. She quickly got sick in the shelter and was at risk for euthanasia. At this time, Paisley was extremely shut down and depressed with her head hung low and would not make eye contact while in her kennel. She had also been brought in to the shelter as a stray after just having pups… her pups were never found. She was taken out of the shelter and brought into a loving foster home through a volunteer at ACCT. She is now thriving!

Paisley’s foster home contacted Bella-Reed Pit Bull Rescue to see if we could possibly take her into our rescue as we could give her more exposure than the shelter could. BRPBR president Melissa evaluated Paisley and decided it would be a wonderful idea if we could bring Paisley and her foster family on board in our rescue!

Paisley is an approximately 3-year-old Pitbull/American Bulldog/Bull Terrier mix (we suspect!). She does well with other dogs that are lower-medium energy. She does not play appropriately with dogs that are higher energy. We also recommend no cats or small dogs, as she does have a prey drive, like many dogs of her breed.

Paisley is always happy and wagging her tail. She’s a loyal companion who will follow your lead and seems to fit well into any situation. She’s great on walks, trips to the store, the park… just about everywhere! Paisley is a total crowd-stopper with her beautiful white fur, black polka-dots, and long bull-terrier face; so allow a little extra time for bragging when you take her out!

Paisley weighs 52 lbs. Her favorite toy is her Kong, which she carries everywhere with her! She’s a medium energy girl who just wants to be by your side. She is obedient and eager to please her person. She’s just learning to play with other dogs. She gets along great with her foster siblings but can be selective with unfamiliar dogs (and does not care for cats). Paisley has not exhibited any food or toy aggression while in foster care. She takes treats gently and waits her turn politely when among the other dogs. She knows basic commands and is completely house trained and crate trained.

Paisley is spayed, up-to-date on vaccines, and microchipped. She is heartworm tested and on prevention. She is also on Frontline for flea/tick prevention.

If interested in making Paisley part of your family, please email or fill out an adoption application on our website at

To learn more about Paisley and other adoptable dogs, visit

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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