Adopt Pit Bull Nora, Santa Cruz Pet-of-the-Week

Nora adopt pit bullNora (A269836)

Lovely Nora came to us from our partners at the Hollister Animal Care and Control. Luckily Santa Cruz is an open-minded place where dogs get judged as individuals.  In so many other shelters, pitties just sit and wait for ages based on breed, not behavior.

Adopt Pit Bull Nora

Nora is 7 years old and on the petite side – just under 50lbs.

Nora is currently in foster with an active couple and their senior male pittie named Tango. Nora has settled into her foster home with relative ease.

This stellar lady walks pretty well on leash with only minimal pulling, and is easy to handle all over (likes it!). She is an eager eater but not possessive.  (Food motivation is a fabulous tool for training.)  

She’s also the perfect age – out of adolescence but with lots of years left. She solicits play from foster bro Tango and enjoys hanging around the house with him, often attempting to snuggle as close as she can.

Nora may be able to live with a similarly sized dog who she could play with in a rough and tumble fashion. Any resident dogs in the home should be introduced prior to adoption to make sure there’s good chemistry.

Nora rides nicely in the car and would love to go on adventures with her adopter. She also enjoys Nylabones while lounging on beds and furniture.

Don’t let her age fool you. Nora is looking for an active home since she still has energy to burn. We think she would do best in a home with kids in the 10 and up range that have dog experience. 

As always, we strongly recommend positive reinforcement training to help solidify the bond and communications between dog and human(s). Nora is a staff and volunteer favorite. 

We are currently doing adoptions by appointment only. An application must be submitted and landlord permission or proof of homeownership received prior to arranging a meet. See more here: or call 831-454-7200 x0 during business hours.



Adopt Pit Bull Nora! This is an excellent post and I bet that Nora will find a loving home because of it. The post is positive but not syrupy and the information from Nora’s fosters tells us more than we could find out short of taking Nora home ourselves. Great pictures.

Fosters don’t just care for their animals, they are also able to help match the right animal with a perfect prospective owner. Fosters really do make the world go ’round.

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