Sparta - American Staffordshire Terrier / English Bulldog / Mixed Dog For Adoption
American Staffordshire Terrier-Bulldog Mix Dog For Adoption in Lake Forest, CA

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Organization Name: The Little Red Dog, Inc
Location: Lake Forest, CA 92630
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(949) 427-0925


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Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Bulldog Mix
Gender: Male Male
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Sparta

Age: Senior
Color/Markings: Black
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 11/29/2016
Location: Lake Forest, CA 92630
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Physical Attributes
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats No
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / English Bulldog / Mixed. Sparta is 9 years old. He is amazing with children and gets along with smaller dogs better than larger dogs. He is fully potty trained, and crate trained, he does have allergies that are controlled with meds and food.. Please consider Sparta as a foster or forever dog, he lost his family a second time and is super depressed.

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    • Basenji-Chihuahua Mix Dog For Adoption in Lake Forest, CA

      Bennett

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      Breed: Basenji-Chihuahua Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Lake Forest, CA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua / Basenji / Mixed. Bennett had a rough start to life. He was kept outside as a puppy and not treated very well. We answered the call to come take the dog and his dog house out of the yard. Bennet was not very trusting at first, and not good with strangers BUT this boy had BLOSSOMED!! Bennett likes other dogs and cats too! Good with kids and is potty trained. His best friend is a 75 pittie named Coco. He would LOVE a home of his own. Will you give Bennett a great life?
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier Dog For Adoption in Lake Forest, CA

      Butch

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Lake Forest, CA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier. Butch is a good boy. He is a sweet and friendly and three year old black and white male am staff mix who was found as a stray. Butch scored high on his temperament test at the shelter, which is unheard of and he is a very sweet and special boy. Walks well on the leash. He is in training and is a smart and sweet boy. He does get excited around some dogs. Overall he's a great dog for an active individual or family with older kids. He might be too excited around younger kids. He has nice medium energy and is a wiggly, happy boy who loves to give you kisses. Butch is a great pet for anyone living in a private home with a yard. He gets along with some dogs. We do not know about cats. Please consider Butch, he would love a home of his own. if you are interested, please go to www.thelittlereddog.com/form
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      Bosco Boy

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Lake Forest, CA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier. Bosco is a sweet pup who was kicked out of his home and left to fend for himself on the street. He is a sweet as can be and loves everyone, kids, people and dogs. He is a mellow boy and just wants to be loved. Consider this great dog. He will need exercise and lots of love. He just had a cherry eye removed and is doing great, he just needs a home!
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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Lake Forest, CA

      Captain (NEE...

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Lake Forest, CA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Terrier / Mixed. Captain is a sweet boy who is great with people. He is about a year and a half old He has completed obedience training. He looks like a chocolate lab but we think he has some am staff in him. He needs to be the only animal (no cats or dogs) but he will love you like no other. A very sweet boy. He is well trained, walks well on the leash and is great with kids, but he can be vocal on the walks when he sees another dog he doesn't like
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier Dog For Adoption in Lake Forest, CA

      Buddy COURTE...

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Lake Forest, CA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier. Buddy is a goofy boy and a total love bug. He has been in training for several months but really wants a home of his own. Buddy has a prey drive for cats and an unknown for small dogs. He was temporarily in a home with an infant and LOVED the baby but it was only for two weeks and they shared a home with others so was not necessarily the best fit for him. He is a good boy and would do well in an active family committed to continue his training and exercise. Good with bigger dogs.
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier Dog For Adoption in Lake Forest, CA

      Evie (NEEDS ...

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Lake Forest, CA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Dalmatian. My name is Evie and I have been patiently waiting for a home of my own for 3 years!! I was rescued from the Devore shelter when I was pregnant with 9 puppies. I was a good mom, and I am told I am a precious girl. I love to play ball and I will bring it back to you as many times as you can throw it. I love tug-a-war. One of my favorite treats is my peanut butter and yogurt Kong. I love to Chew on bones or bully sticks. I walk well on the leash and love to hike or even run. I play well with others but sometimes do get jealous when there are people around. I want your attention to myself and I would be ok being the only dog or if you have experience with large, strong breeds, you should be ok having me in the house with other dogs. I have two foster brothers, Caesar (an 80lb bull mastiff/lab mix), and Angel a 10lb pom. I LOVE people! I will show you how much I love you and express it with lots of licks/kisses. I am really smart and I will show you all my tricks: such as sit, down, shake, stay/come and I will even wait nicely at the door until you tell me OK! I love getting in the pool, and I am crate trained, well-mannered in the house, but I don't like cats. I would do best with an adult owner and older kids (teens). My foster mom says I am super sweet and super smart. If you will put some time and effort I learn quickly and I really want to please. Will you take a chance on me and give me a great home? I love my foster mom and home but really all I want is my OWN home for the rest of my life. If you take me home I will be a good girl and LOVE you until the day I die. I am a very loyal girl. If you want to meet me please go to www.thelittlereddog.com/form
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier Dog For Adoption in Lake Forest, CA

      Darwin-Court...

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Lake Forest, CA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier. If you are interested in Darwin, please contact Rachel at: HollywoofToTheRescue@gmail.com or call 323-929-7311 My name is Darwin, aka Darwin Lovebug. I am an extremely GENTLE, massively sensitive, and personable 4 year old Staffordshire Terrier/Pit Bull mix. I weigh about 70lbs, but I'm essentially just an oversized lap dog (no, really- I am). I am always curious about what you are doing- so if you hear someone tip-toeing behind you, that would be me, Mr. Curious! I know basic commands, and I am housetrained- I do not like to be crated, but because I'm such a good boy, my foster mom trusts me alone while she's at work all day. Speaking of home life, I'm actually agreeable to smaller spaces, so apartment living is fine with me because I don't even like to go on walks. I'm just happiest and most content to be inside of a home all day, curled up with my favorite stuffed animal that I carry around for comfort and entertainment- I don't want much activity or have a desire to be outdoors as I am super sensitive to scary noises and activity (I think this is from being chained up in someone's backyard in my previous life before I was rescued). I have been living with the same foster since June 2013, and little by little I have become less anxious around other dogs. I have been through socialization camp, which has boosted my confidence quite a bit, but I'm still scared of most other dogs when I am outdoors on leash (again, because I was always a backyard dog, I just never learned how to walk on leash calmly or how to meet other dogs). I guess you can say I am dog selective- a dominant, loud or pushy kind of dog will only upset me, but if you are a fun, calm dog, you and I can be best friends- just like my foster sister Mynka and I are (she's the white pit bull in the pictures- she is my favorite and yes, she's also looking for a forever home). I also have no toy or food aggression issues- I am not jealous and do not have any issues sharing, which is also great for any families out there with kids (which I do love as well, someone fun to follow around, take naps with, and watch tv next to at night). All I want is a home to call my own, and a family who understands that I am just a sensitive but extremely loving dog whose confidence comes from the security and patience you give me. I am neutered, microchipped and up to date on all of my shots. If you are interested in fostering or adopting me, let's set up a meet and greet! Please contact my foster mom Rachel at: HollywoofToTheRescue@gmail.com​
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      Mynka (court...

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Lake Forest, CA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier. My name is Mynka, and I am a very happy and joyful 4 year old, 70lb female Bull Terrier/Pit Bull mix. I am a clown, and my goofy ears and spotted belly are always the first things people fall in love with. I am great on leash, well-mannered in the home and love kids; I also "tap dance" when I get really excited (a signature move!). Currently, I have been living in a foster home with my best friend, Darwin LoveBug, since September 2014 which has been an incredible learning experience for me; I am available to adopt separately, however, and I am good with other non-dominant, friendly dogs. I hope you will come meet me and see how much of a low-maintenance and wonderful family dog I am! I am housetrained, crate trained, and respectful of any and all boundaries you give me- I really just want to finally have a family to call my own, and whatever I need to do to make you happy, I will make sure I give it to you. Anyone interested in me will also receive free in-home training as part of any adoption, so it's literally risk-free to give it a shot! Please email Rachel at Hollywooftotherescue@gmail.com, or call her at #323-929-7311 if you'd like to come say hello to me!
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Saint Bernard Mix Dog For Adoption in Lake Forest, CA

      Mickey (NEED...

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Saint Bernard Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Lake Forest, CA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Saint Bernard / Mixed. Mickey is an adorable, dog friendly boy. He is as sweet as they come, very gentle and patient. He was in a hoarder's house and not very well taken care of, but that doesn't stop Mickey from being a super sweet heart. He looks to be an Alapaha bulldog bull dog mix, possibly with Am Staff, he is super cute and even sweeter, come meet him. He is definitely a unique looking boy. He has never had a home of his own. His best friend is a 6 year old female Germ shep dog; he does well with bigger dogs, not great with little dogs. If you would like to take a dog home forever, please fill out our form here: www.thelittlereddog.com/form
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    • Chihuahua Dog For Adoption in Lake Forest, CA

      Tasha COURTE...

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Lake Forest, CA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua. Female Chihuahua Mix Brown Spayed Aprox 1 year old Tasha is good with People and other Dogs, she was found wandering the streets, she is a good girl that needs a chance of a great home.
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