*SPONSORED ADOPTION FEE IN MAY*
*4 Years Old - 56 Pounds
*Generally Laid-Back But Has Bursts of Playful Energy
*Dog Friendly - Best With Submissive Dogs
Greetings! My name's Dorothy, and I'm a beautiful American Staffordshire Terrier who is available for adoption through Fetching Tails Foundation. In general, I'm pretty laid back and like to keep my energy levels low. I'm a big cuddler and tend to go with the flow, but I do make exceptions for some Olympic-style backyard zoomies and high-octane play sessions with my toys. This excitement can carry over into first introductions with other dogs. It takes me a few minutes to chill, but I will eventually get there. While I'm working on making better first impressions with other four-legged friends, I think that I would be happy with another submissive canine pal or in an only-dog household. Though, it'd be best that my forever home be feline-free because I can't imagine cats would have time for my silly antics. With that said, I get along very well with every human that I meet. I love snuggling and spending time with my people!
I've accomplished so much already - including crate and potty training - and I contentedly sleep in my crate when left alone for anywhere between 3-8 hours at a time. Being the strong girl that I am, I could use some more practice with my leash manners. I'm incredibly smart, so it's nothing a little training and patience couldn't help! Someone once said that there's no place like home, and I cannot wait to experience that feeling for myself. If I had a pair of ruby slippers, I'd click my paws together right now and wish to find my forever home today!
If you'd like to adopt this dog, please get started by filling out a complete application (incomplete submissions cannot be sent.) Please note that while we take time to learn as much as we can about each dog in our care as possible, our bios are written from current observations. Though we do our best to share as much information as possible about each dog we care for, we are unable to make any guarantees on the future health or temperament of your adopted dog. Most dogs in our care come with unknown pre-rescue history, and information pertaining to breed and age are often educated guesses.
When you adopt a dog, you're not buying a pet. Your donation isn't a fee for your adoptee - it's a gift that helps us pursue our mission, save lives, and ensure we can provide care to all the dogs in our program.
Senior dog. 8 years and up / $125
Adult or Young Dog. 6 months to 7 years / $300
Puppies. Under 6 months / $375
Lives in 50 mile radius of Itasca within the Illinois border
Be at least 21 years of age
Have the knowledge and agreement of all adults living in the household
Have approval from owner of the residence (written in lease)
Have a valid ID with current address
Be approved as a suitable adoptive home by Fetching Tails Foundation
Be prepared to make a lifetime commitment
How to Adopt
Wag, Woof, Smile
Apply to Adopt
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Once we have your info we'll start the process (which includes a consultation and a doggy meeting) and get you on your way towards a life of puppy love.