Let me start by saying that our Pet of the Week, sponsored by Walthers Golf & Fun, is not "technically" a puppy - I just refer to all doggies as pups or puppies. He is, however, ready for adoption at It Takes a Village.

BAMBINO here is a huggable, 2-year-old, 84-pound Pit Bull Terrier whose only wish this Christmas is to find a loving forever home. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that BAMBINO would even be okay with getting adopted after Christmas - that's what my gut tells me.

For some reason, Pit Bulls still have a hard time getting adopted. Don't you think we need to change that - starting right now? If you are ready to meet BAMBINO, go ahead and fill out an online adoption application, and then once you're approved you can schedule a meet & greet at It Takes a Village. His adoption fee is $200

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All dogs at It Takes a Village are examined by a veterinarian, given age-appropriate vaccinations, dewormed, microchipped, spayed or neutered, heartworm tested, and treated if necessary.

If our pet of the week isn’t the right fit for your home, please visit It Takes a Village to see the other rescues that need to get fostered and adopted. And don't forget about their RENT A DOG Program. A quick fill form and copy of your photo ID will allow you time out with one of ITV's vetted shelter dogs. These day dates are great for the rescues - it gets them some exercise and new information to help us get them adopted. It’s been a big hit- so don’t miss out!

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