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American Pit Bull Terrier-American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in El Cajon, CA, USA

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Organization Name: The Barking Lot
Location: El Cajon, CA 92020
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Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
Gender: Female Female
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Starfish

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut with White
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 02/04/2017
Location: El Cajon, CA 92020
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Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
Other
  • Crate Trained
  • Housetrained
  • Likes to Play with Toys
  • Likes to Be in Your Lap
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Obedient
  • Playful
  • Affectionate
  • Eager to Please
  • Intelligent
  • Even-Tempered
  • Gentle
  • Goofy
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Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / American Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Beautiful Starfish is a star indeed! She’s got the whole package: she’s smart, sweet, and has a stunning smile that is guaranteed to brighten anyone’s day. Starfish is a very affectionate girl who loves to be around people. Starfish is currently enjoying the good life from the comfort of a foster while she awaits her forever family, and her foster parents have nothing but complimentary things to say about her. Starfish is a wonderful houseguest who is non-destructive, stays off the couch when asked, quiet, rarely barks, crate trained, and completely house trained. She loves to just follow her humans around and is always very interested in whatever her people are cooking, eating, reading, or watching. Starfish has an endless zest for life and nothing ever seems to bring her down. She is great with people of all ages, even little kids, although she doesn’t seem to realize how big she is (around 45-50 pounds) and tries to sit in everyone’s laps. At 5 and a half years of age (as of January 2017), Starfish still wakes up with a peppy happy-go-lucky energy every day and her foster parents dub her the happiest dog in the world. Starfish has gone through a training program with Pawtopia Dog Training where she learned sit and down, and is working on stay and come. Starfish worked hard in her classes with her manners with other dogs, and still needs a little more practice being introduced to other dogs and cats. Since Starfish is very people motivated, she will do best with a family who is dedicated to spending the time and effort to continue her training. Believe us when we tell you this happy, loving, intelligent, fun-loving and wonderfully affectionate girl is well worth the effort! If you'd like to meet Starfish, please copy & paste the following URL into your browser: http://www.thebarkinglotrescue.com/adoption-application For more information on this dog's breed, copy & paste the following URLs into your browser: http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/americanstaffordshire.htm and http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/americanpitbull.htm

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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in El Cajon, CA, USA

      Dally

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Jindo (Korean) / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (medium coat). Dally is a sweet and shy Tiger Jindo mix with a sad beginning. He was found on the streets of Apple Valley with his mom, dad Darry, and 3 siblings, including Ponyboy and Sodapop. They were all wary of humans and appeared to have limited familiarity with them. The family was taken in to the local shelter, and the mom and smallest sibling were adopted quickly. The other 4 made it to TBL where they received socialization while waiting their forever homes. Dally is the shyest of the bunch, and also the most unique looking. He has a handsome caramel swirl coat and beautiful, soulful green-brown eyes. Dally will need a patient and loving family to help him warm up to the world and come out of his fear-hardened shell. He will be worth the time and effort though, as he is quite the gentle, loving, and sweet and easygoing pup with his foster mom. Dally would do best in a home with another dog to show him the ropes and prove to him that his humans can be trusted. Dally is a great medium size of about 30 pounds, and he turns 5 years old in Fall 2017. We would love to see him go to a well-deserved forever home for his birthday! If you'd like to meet Dally, please visit www.thebarkinglot.net/adoption-application. For more information on this dog's breed, copy and paste the following URLs into your browser: https://www.dogbreedinfo.com/jindo.htm and https://www.dogbreedinfo.com/dutchshepherd.htm
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Pointer Mix Dog For Adoption in El Cajon, CA, USA

      Pinky

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Pointer Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Pointer / Mixed (short coat). Here’s a fun fact about our pretty girl Pinky: she was actually featured as Pet of the Week for South Bay and Harbor Area shelters! How she found herself in the shelter system in San Pedro beats us, but she has come a long way since her rescue. She spent a few months in foster with our director, where she lived in harmony with resident dogs and learned her house manners. Today, Pinky is housetrained, knows her basic commands, knows fetch, is good with dogs, and loves to gives kisses to her favorite human companions. She does need a firm and experienced owner who can show her right from the beginning that Pinky is not in charge, but once you set those initial boundaries with her she is just like any other happy-go-lucky pooch. Pinky likes to spend her time roaming the play yards, wrestling with her canine buddies, or chasing after toys you throw for her. She also enjoys going on walks or skateboard-walks with some of our volunteers! Pinky is a playful, active, loving, and great dog who would make a wonderful hiking or running buddy. She turned 7 years old in July 2017. She tipped the scales at an even 50 pounds at her last weigh-in. If you think Pinky sounds like the right girl from you and you’re up to the task, Pinky will joyfully reciprocate with a lifetime of cuddles and kisses! If you'd like to meet Pinky, please visit www.thebarkinglot.net/adoption-application. For more information on this dog's breed, copy & paste the following URLs into your browser: http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/americanstaffordshire.htm and http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/pointer.htm
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Pointer Mix Dog For Adoption in El Cajon, CA, USA

      Kitara

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Pointer Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Pointer / Mixed (short coat). The name Kitara comes from the word Kithara, an ancient Greek musical instrument resembling the lyre or modern day guitar. Much as the Kithara was played to accompany dances and epic recitations, Kitara the pup was made to accompany you on life’s many epic adventures! Kitara is the embodiment of a faithful sidekick, and her favorite pastime is following her favorite people around like a happy little shadow. Kitara is truly one of the mellowest and easygoing girls you will meet. She knows how to go to the bathroom outside, and walks very well on a leash. When she’s not enjoying daily walks or following her favorite humans around, Kitara likes to lay back and people-watch. This beautiful lady has a short and easy-to-care-for coat, a reassuring smile, and lovely brown eyes. She gets along well with other dogs of varying sizes, and she tips the scales around 50 pounds herself. Kitara is affectionately nicknamed “rump roast” by our director. Kitara turns 7 years old July 2017, and she would love nothing more than a forever home to call her own. If you are looking for a sweet, friendly, and laidback gal, then Kitara is definitely worth a visit! If you'd like to provide Kitara with the loving home he deserves, please visit www.thebarkinglot.net/adoption-application. For more information on this dog's breed, copy & paste the following URLs into your browser: https://www.dogbreedinfo.com/americanstaffordshire.htm and http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/pointer.htm
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    • Rat Terrier-Whippet Mix Dog For Adoption in El Cajon, CA, USA

      Wobbegong

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      Breed: Rat Terrier-Whippet Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Rat Terrier / Whippet / Mixed (short coat). If you are looking for a friendly, quiet, modest, sweet-natured boy to add to your family, might we suggest you check out Wobbegong, the handsome Rat Terrier/Whippet mix! Wobbegong came to us from the Ramona Humane Society . He can be a little bashful when first meeting new people, but he trusts quickly once he has had a chance to get used to his surroundings. Wobbegong is fantastic with other dogs, and doesn’t need much time if at all to meld into a new pack. During play time with his buddies, Wobbegong is anything but woebegone. He is a great medium size of just under 30 pounds, and he has a short and low-maintenance coat that will not require a great deal of time or attention. Wobbegong turned 2 years old at the end of February 2017. Don’t wait too long to come meet Wobbegong or he will be gone! If you'd like to meet Wobbegong, please visit www.thebarkinglot.net/adoption-application. For more information on this dog's breed, copy & paste the following URLs into your browser: http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/whippet.htm and http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/ratterrier.htm
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    • American Bulldog-American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in El Cajon, CA, USA

      Bon Bon

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      Breed: American Bulldog-American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / American Bulldog / Mixed (short coat). With a name like Bon Bon, you already know that this girl is sweet as can be. Say hello to Bon Bon, an awesome, loving, playful, engaging, happy and affectionate Staffy/American Bulldog mix! She was originally adopted out back in March 2012, but made her way back to us at the end of April 2016 when we got a call from a local Humane Society saying someone had brought her in after purchasing her from Craigslist. Bon Bon is back to square one and we are determined to find her the true forever home she deserves. Bon Bon gets along very well with other dogs, and she enjoys roaming the play yard with her buddies. She loves going on walks, though she will need a strong walker as she doesn’t realize her own strength at times. Bon Bon is a substantial girl who weighs between 80-90 pounds, and she has a big heart to match her big smile. She will turn 10 years old in August 2017, though rest assured, she has the get-up-and-go of any pup many years her junior. Bon Bon knows it can be hard for an older gal to find a home, but she hasn’t given up and neither will we. Anyone with room in their home and heart for beautiful Bon Bon? If you'd like to meet Bon Bon, please visit www.thebarkinglot.net/adoption-application. For more information on this dog's breed, copy & paste the following URLs into your http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/americanstaffordshire.htm and http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/americanbulldog.htm
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    • Doxle Dog For Adoption in El Cajon, CA, USA

      Trumpet

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      Breed: Doxle
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Dachshund / Beagle / Mixed (short coat). Sweet Trumpet, affectionately dubbed Booger by the TBL volunteers, is certainly a crowd favorite! On most given days you can see this peppy little guy roaming the front office taking his job as one of the office greeters to stride. Trumpet is the last of Opahs instrument puppies, born at TBL February 2013. Shortly after joining the world, he caught a nasty infection and there was a short time when we were afraid he was not going to make it, but the little trooper fought the odds and emerged a happy, healthy, and vivacious puppy! Fast forward 4+ years, and we are boggled as to why this little cutie is still with us. Trumpet is a friendly, spunky, hearty, and fun-loving little guy. He loves other dogs of all shapes and sizes (you should watch him play with pups at least 5 times his size!), and he's a ham for human affection. Since he has been in foster all his life, this smart fella comes crate and house trained. He also has great recall and loves to run around with his canine and human companions at Fiesta Island off-leash. Trumpet weighs in at around 15 pounds, and is 4 years old as of 2017. Even though we all love Boogs, it is time for our favorite pint-sized buddy to go to his forever home! If you'd like to meet Trumpet, please visit www.thebarkinglot.net/adoption-application. For more information on this dog's breed, copy & paste the following URLs into your browser: http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/dachshund.htm and http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/beagle.htm
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    • German Shepherd Dog-Labrador Retriever Mix Dog For Adoption in El Cajon, CA, USA

      Shep

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      Breed: German Shepherd Dog-Labrador Retriever Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: German Shepherd Dog / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (medium coat). Shep is proof of the enduring qualities of dogs. This handsome boy has been awaiting his forever family since 2012, and he hasn’t given up hope! Originally rescued by an organization that could not care for the dogs it had, Shep was confined to a dog run in the desert with only another dog for companionship day and night. When we brought him to The Barking Lot, Shep was very hesitant and shy with people. However, within a day, Shep emerged from under the table to take treats out of the hand of a volunteer, and within two days, he was wagging his tail at the sight of people. Since then, Shep now greets us at the office window, gives doggie kisses, and willingly goes on walks with volunteers that are strangers to him. Though he is a little jumpy around quick movements, Shep shows that he does want to become everyone's friend. Shep responds very well to the example of other dogs and would probably do best in a home with another dog who is confident and can mentor him in the socialization he didn't receive as a young pup. Despite his initial fear of new people, Shep has never displayed a hint of aggression. He is truly as gentle and kind-hearted as they come. On most days, you can probably catch Shep fulfilling his duties as a front office greeter at TBL. Shep is in his element on pack hikes and group trips to Fiesta Island. Once Shep has had some time to warm up to you, it's not hard to see that Shep is a sweet, loving, affectionate, and easygoing boy. Shep is a medium-sized boy weighing under 60 pounds. Shep is 6 years old as of 2017 and he has many years ahead of him. He has come so far already that it will just take being in a loving home to bring him fully out of his shell. Though he's the type of guy who generally shies away from the limelight, Shep deserves all the recognition in the world for being a wonderful dog. If your heart has a soft spot for shy dogs who bloom into lifelong loyal companions, then Shep may just be the perfect dog for you! If you'd like to meet Shep, please copy & paste the following URL into your browser: http://www.thebarkinglotrescue.com/adoption-application & click on ADOPTION APPLICATION. For more information on this dog's breed, copy & paste the following URL(s) into your browser: http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/g/germansheprador.htm
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Weimaraner Mix Dog For Adoption in El Cajon, CA, USA

      Spike

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Weimaraner Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Weimaraner / Mixed (short coat). You only need to spend a little time with good ol Spikey and your happiness level will spike (pun intended) because this happy-go-lucky pooch is a great mood picker-upper! If you are scouring the interwebs for a senior dog who has been in a shelter for far too long - Spike is at the very top of our list. This 50-pound handsome boy is 12 years young as of 2017, and he has been with TBL since early 2012. Though he has been in foster a few times throughout the years, not once has Spike ever known the comfort of a forever home! His previous foster parents have nothing but great things to say about him. Spike is completely house trained, walks excellently on a leash, enjoys playing fetch, follows you around the house with a wagging tail, and most of all, loves to snuggle with people. Spike is an active guy who would be a great companion for those that like to run, hike, bike, or even just walk. He can join you on a run for miles, and he enjoys a nice swim post-run on hot days. You would never be able to guess that Spike is a senior after you’ve seen him climb the steepest parts of Cowles Mountain with volunteers. Believe us when we say his age is not a reflection of his boundless love and vitality. Spike is also great in public and around strange people. This was evident in his trips to local restaurants and coffee shops, where he gladly accepted compliments and a favorable pat on the head from everyone he met. Spike is very intelligent and food motivated, which are great attributes for training. Even though he has a playful energy, Spike can also sit quietly chewing on a bully stick for hours or just enjoy having his belly rubbed. We would love to see this sweet, affectionate, and loving guy go to a wonderful forever home that he so deserves! If you'd like to meet Spike, please copy & paste the following URL into your browser: http://www.thebarkinglotrescue.com/adoption-application & click on ADOPTION APPLICATION. For more information on this dog's breed, copy & paste the following URLs into your browser: http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/americanpitbull.htm and http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/weimaraner.htm
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    • Shih-Poo Dog For Adoption in El Cajon, CA, USA

      Fallbrook

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      Breed: Shih-Poo
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Poodle (Miniature) / Shih Tzu / Mixed (medium coat). Attention: come any closer and you will fall for Fallbrook! Consider yourself warned about this adorable, scruffy-yet-dapper little Shih-Poo. We rescued Fallbrook from Kern County in April where he was surrendered by his previous owner. Here at TBL, he spends all day in the company of other dogs young and old and big and small. While he gets along wonderfully with everyone during play time, nap time, and cuddle time, Fallbrook does prefer the perks of private dining. He has a curly white and black coat that should make life a little bit easier on allergy sufferers. Fallbrook is a compact size of about 15 pounds, making him ideal for many types of living situations. Fallbrook turns 6 years old in April 2017. Most days, you will find him lounging around on his doggie bed, preferring to dog and people-watch as opposed to getting in the thick of the action himself. If you are looking for an easy, calm, cool, and collected little cutie, then Fallbrook might just be your guy! If you'd like to meet Fallbrook, please visit www.thebarkinglot.net/adoption-application. For more information on this dog's breed, copy & paste the following URL into your browser: http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/shihpoo.htm
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    • Basset Hound-Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in El Cajon, CA, USA

      Shorty

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      Breed: Basset Hound-Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Basset Hound / Staffordshire Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Size is no indication of personality, and this holds very true for our favorite low-rider Shorty! He is a bundle of fun packed into a stout 40-pound package. We rescued Shorty in November from San Bernardino where he was picked up as a stray. He has gorgeous red and white coloring, a short and easy-to-care-for coat, inquisitive chestnut colored eyes, and a sturdy and adorable low-to-the-ground physique. Shorty has the strength and affection of a Staffy and the sweet nature of a Bassett. He is a natural people-pleaser and will happily wag his tail at the sight of you. He enjoys treats and is all paws on deck when it comes to training and rewards time. When we get him out on a leash, he is eager to explore and loves to check out his surroundings. When we sit down with him for some quality one-on-one time, he will snug right up nice and close and gently wag his tail while enjoying a nice patting. Shorty is about 5 and a half years old as of March 2017, and he still has a whole lifetime of love and affection to give to his true forever family! If you'd like to meet Shorty, please visit www.thebarkinglot.net/adoption-application. For more information on this dog's breed, copy & paste the following URLs into your browser: http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/staffordshirebullterrier.htm and http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/bassethound.htm
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