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Russell - American Staffordshire Terrier Dog For Adoption
American Staffordshire Terrier Dog For Adoption in Potomac, MD, USA

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Organization Name: PetConnect Rescue
Location: Potomac, MD
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Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
Gender: Male Male
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Russell

Age: Adult
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 12/26/2015
Location: Potomac, MD 20859
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Tags: American Staffordshire Terrier Dog For Adoption in Potomac, MD, USA
Physical Attributes
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs Yes
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  • Housetrained
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Was the Dog Found No
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Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier. COURTESY POSTINGRussell is a 3-5 year old American Staffordshire Terrier. Russell is a big, sweet, love bug looking for that person that will take the time to teach him some manners, play with and love him. He likes others dogs but tends to be overwhelming in play. He needs a chance to flourish into the dog that will show everyone how wonderful an American Staffordshire can be! Russell is 82 lbs, housebroken, neutered, heartworm negative, up-to-date on vaccines and preventatives and ready to find a family to love forever. If you are interested in meeting Russell, or for more information about him, contact us at pawdogs@yahoo.com Adoption procedures, fees, and applications may be viewed by clicking here.

American Staffordshire Terrier

A.K.A. : Amstaff
Overview: The American Staffordshire Terrier is often called "all-American" dog. The breed is loyal and brave, making it a great family pet.
Breed Group: Terrier
Weight (lbs): 57-67
Height (in): male:18-19, female:17-18
Colors: Any solid or partial color, but more than 80% white. Black & tan or liver are less preferred.
Coat: Hair is short and shiny.
Character: American Staffordshire Terriers are loyal and tenacious. They make great watch dogs and can be quite domineering over other dogs.
Temperament: This breed gets along fine with cats or other pets, as long as proper socialization has taken place early on. They make good family dogs, as long as the family can handle the level of activity required. This is a good watchdog and may readily fight other pets.
Care: The American Staffordshire Terrier needs dead and loose hairs removed regularly with a rubber brush.Coat care is minimal.
Training: This breed is quite willful, so must be trained proper leash behavior at an early age. With the right approach, this dog can be well-trained on a variety of skills.
Activity: The American Staffordshire Terrier needs a lot of exercise and appreciates a big hard to run and play.As one of the breeds popularly considered a "pit bull," public acceptance may sometimes be low.
Country of Origin: USA
Health Issue: This breed is usually healthy, but may be prone to hip dysplasia, cataracts, or congenital heart disease.
Life Expectancy: 12-14

More About American Staffordshire Terrier Breed
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Potomac, MD, USA

      Dozer

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Hound / Mixed (short coat). Online application here "An all around great dog" is how Dozer's foster mom describes him. He's just an absolute love! We believe this charmer is between 1-2 years of age. He likes human companionship and enjoys jogging, so he'd make an excellent exercise partner and don't worry, he's up for marathon cuddling too. Just looking at this handsome guy can make you smile and everyone will wonder what kind of dog he is, your guess is as good as ours on that question! We suggest a household with kids over 7 years as he is a playful boy who can sometimes be about 43lbs of clumsiness. Dozer is pretty popular with his dog friends but cats aren't big fans of Dozer because he's a "close talker". Dozer is both house and crate trained, neutered, up-to-date on vaccines and preventatives so he's ready to move in, to your cat free digs! The adoption fee for this dog is $295, which includes routine vetting and spay/neuter. ***Please note that our first step in approving adoption applicants is to complete a vet check. Vetting of current and past pets is very important to us, thus we will be speaking with​ the vet(s) listed on your application to ensure​ that your ​current and previous ​pet(s) are kept up to date on vaccines​ (including​ rabies​)​, spayed or neutered, ​maintained on appropriate monthly preventatives and ​examined annually by your vet.*** To complete an online application, please click here then email Kim at KLarimer@petconnectrescue.org. Sponsor Dozer! CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW > Your donation will help offset the costs associated with Dozer's care. Any extra funds raised will be used to help other PetConnect Rescue animals. Adoption procedures, fees, and applications may be viewed by clicking here.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Potomac, MD, USA

      Basco

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Shepherd / Hound / Mixed (short coat). Online application here While we all excel at something, Basco seems to have mastered the art of goofiness and facial expressions! This 3 year old, approximately 40 pound, Shepherd/Hound mix, is lovable, eager-to-please and playful; he's truly the "total package!" Basco is wonderful with other dogs and while initially timid (especially with men), once he warms up, he is a complete love bug. According to his foster mom, he is a loving snuggle bug who adores kids. He is working on his house training skills and doing very well. With his eager-to-please personality, he should have the hang of it in no time! Basco loves to romp in the yard, so a fenced yard is a must for this boy! With a strong small animal prey drive, Basco is not a good fit for a home with cats. If you're looking for an all-around great boy who is super affectionate, look no further - Basco is for you. He is neutered, up-to-date on vaccines and preventatives and eager to find a family to love! The adoption fee for this dog is $295, which includes routine vetting and spay/neuter. ***Please note that our first step in approving adoption applicants is to complete a vet check. Vetting of current and past pets is very important to us, thus we will be speaking with​ the vet(s) listed on your application to ensure​ that your ​current and previous ​pet(s) are kept up to date on vaccines​ (including​ rabies​)​, spayed or neutered, ​maintained on appropriate monthly preventatives and ​examined annually by your vet.*** To complete an online application, please click here then email France at FBognon@petconnectrescue.org. Sponsor Basco! CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW > Your donation will help offset the costs associated with Basco's care. Any extra funds raised will be used to help other PetConnect Rescue animals. Adoption procedures, fees, and applications may be viewed by clicking here.
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    • Border Collie-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Potomac, MD, USA

      Beach Baby E...

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      Breed: Border Collie-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Border Collie / Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Online application here So, we asked 5 month old Ethan what type of forever home we should look for and he said "a home with cheese and Cheerios", goofy boy will do anything for a treat. Food motivation means great training ability for this 35lb cutie, and he certainly learns well from positive training. He may be some sort of Collie/Terrier mix so that would speak to his "smarts". He also learns from his mature canine companions and just loves to follow them around picking up all of those good behaviors along the way. Do you have a fabulous dog or dogs whom Ethan could continue to learn from? He loves the company of dogs so much that we will require that he goes to a home with at least one other pup in the house. Ethan is the shy sensitive type at first so he will need a patient owner who will allow him to blossom in his own time. For this reason, we think a relaxed, laid back household would be a good fit. Don't let his shyness fool you though, once comfortable, he shows his silly, affectionate puppy side. He would benefit from a fun puppy training class and we are sure he'd be the "A+" student. We know this because Ethan has already learned potty manners and has been crate educated. Do you want to give Ethan a chance at a beautiful life? We know he will be forever loyal and grateful to his new family. The adoption fee for this dog is $350, which helps with the cost of routine vet care. This fee DOES NOT INCLUDE spay/neuter if the pup is not already spayed/neutered. If the animal you are adopting is not already spayed/neutered, you will be required to sign a contract legally obligating you to have the animal altered. ***Note that puppy adoption fees most often help generate revenue that goes towards older, special needs animals that need our help. Surgeries, heartworm treatment, boarding costs....all things that often result in adoptable dogs and cats being left behind to be euthanized. So adopting a puppy saves not just one life, but many! ***Please note that our first step in approving adoption applicants is to complete a vet check. Vetting of current and past pets is very important to us, thus we will be speaking with​ the vet(s) listed on your application to ensure​ that your ​current and previous ​pet(s) are kept up to date on vaccines​ (including​ rabies​)​, spayed or neutered, ​maintained on appropriate monthly preventatives and ​examined annually by your vet.*** To complete an online application, please click here then email Crystal at CWood@petconnectrescue.org. Sponsor Ethan! CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW > Your donation will help offset the costs associated with Ethan's care. Any extra funds raised will be used to help other PetConnect Rescue animals. Adoption procedures, fees, and applications may be viewed by clicking here.
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    • Beagle-Rottweiler Mix Dog For Adoption in Potomac, MD, USA

      Arnold

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      Breed: Beagle-Rottweiler Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Rottweiler / Beagle / Mixed (short coat). Online application here Meet Arnold, a sweet, 2 year old Rottweiler/Beagle mix (truly a best guess)! Arnold is a shy at first, which is understandable given his life prior to coming to PetConnect was as an outdoor dog. He is currently in foster care where he is learning house manners and discovering how wonderful life can be. Most importantly, he is learning how to trust humans. He is still figuring out sights and sounds, such as the television and cuckoo clock. He is good with other dogs and will require another dog in his forever home to help him with his confidence. He is good with kids, but due to his shy nature, is best with older, calm children, thus will need a home with no children under the age of 10. He is a very sweet-natured boy who will require an adopter who understands that Arnold will need time to warm up to his new surroundings. He is coming along beautifully with his house manners, is house trained, neutered, up-to-date on vaccines and preventatives and eager to find a family to love! ***Please note that our first step in approving adoption applicants is to complete a vet check. Vetting of current and past pets is very important to us, thus we will be speaking with​ the vet(s) listed on your application to ensure​ that your ​current and previous ​pet(s) are kept up to date on vaccines​ (including​ rabies​)​, spayed or neutered, ​maintained on appropriate monthly preventatives and ​examined annually by your vet.*** To complete an online application, please click here then email France at FBognon@petconnectrescue.org. Sponsor Arnold! CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW > Your donation will help offset the costs associated with Arnold's care. Any extra funds raised will be used to help other PetConnect Rescue animals. Adoption procedures, fees, and applications may be viewed by clicking here.
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    • Raggle Dog For Adoption in Potomac, MD, USA

      Camry - No L...

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      Breed: Raggle
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Beagle / Rat Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Online application here Meet Camry! Camry is a gorgeous, 1year old, 28 pound, tri-color beagle/rat terrier mix who loves to hang out with his dog friends but also likes to snuggle/get attention from his humans! Camry lost his way in rural North Carolina and we can not understand why his people did retrieve such a sweet boy (who seems to have been well-cared for) from the rural NC shelter. PetConnect has come to his rescue and has brought him to the DC area to find his new home that will adore him furever. He is learning how good it can be from his foster brothers and sisters. As he settles into the comfort of his foster home, Camry is enjoying cuddles, snuggles, getting pets! He likes to go for walks with the other dogs, is a great size, and is a sweet fella, with an adorable very expressive face and eyes. As a young dog, Camry will need some patience and general training, but he will make a wonderful family pet that is happy to join in the activities. Camry gets along well with other dogs. Camry would be a great companion to curl up in your lap to hang out on a summer evening. He is neutered, up-to-date on vaccines and preventatives and eager to find a family to love! The adoption fee for Camry is $295, which includes routine vetting, vaccines and spay/neuter. ***Please note that our first step in approving adoption applicants is to complete a vet check. Vetting of current and past pets is very important to us, thus we will be speaking with​ the vet(s) listed on your application to ensure​ that your ​current and previous ​pet(s) are kept up to date on vaccines​ (including​ rabies​)​, spayed or neutered, ​maintained on appropriate monthly preventatives and ​examined annually by your vet.*** Please note that the first step in the adoption process is to complete an application so that we can discuss which dogs are best fits for you and for them. To complete an online application, please click here and contact Robin at kinstondogs@verizon.net if you would like more information on Camry. Sponsor CAMRY! CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW > Your donation will help offset the costs associated with Camry's care. Any extra funds raised will be used to help other PetConnect Rescue animals. Adoption procedures, fees, and applications may be viewed by clicking here.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Potomac, MD, USA

      Pedro

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Schnauzer / Terrier / Mixed. Online application here Pedro is the total package! This 6 year old Schnauzer/Terrier mix is the epitome of the perfect family pup! He is fabulous with other dogs, fine with cats and great with children. He is playful, yet knows when to settle. He enjoys long walks with his family, romping in the yard and lots of cuddle time. Because he is a bit insecure, he'd do best in a home where someone is home a good part of the day. He is neutered, up-to-date on vaccines and preventatives and eager to find a family to love. The adoption fee for this dog is $295, which includes routine vetting and spay/neuter. ***Please note that our first step in approving adoption applicants is to complete a vet check. Vetting of current and past pets is very important to us, thus we will be speaking with​ the vet(s) listed on your application to ensure​ that your ​current and previous ​pet(s) are kept up to date on vaccines​ (including​ rabies​)​, spayed or neutered, ​maintained on appropriate monthly preventatives and ​examined annually by your vet.*** To complete an online application, please click here and an Adoption Coordinator will contact you. Sponsor Pedro! CLICK HERE TO DONATE NOW > Your donation will help offset the costs associated with Pedro's care. Any extra funds raised will be used to help other PetConnect Rescue animals. Adoption procedures, fees, and applications may be viewed by clicking here.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Potomac, MD, USA

      Miss Molly

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Hound / Shepherd / Mixed. **If you're viewing this on Petfinder, please visit www.petconnectrescue.org to complete our non-binding application.** Good golly, it's Molly, a 1 year old Hound/Shepherd mix. Molly is a very sweet gal, who plays well with other dogs and greets people of all ages with a wagging tail. She enjoys romping in the yard with the dogs in her foster home and playing with her favorite toys. She is incredibly cuddly and would like to think she is a lap dog and crawl up onto your lap for a snuggle. Much like a teen testing the boundaries, Molly can be a bit territorial around her food, she responds quickly to direction but her ideal adopter will be a strong pack leader and have previous dog experience. Molly is very eager to please and will thrive with a family that is willing to continue her training. Please note, while Molly is extremely good with children, because of her continued need for training, she is not recommended for homes with very young children. She is extremely athletic, and seems to do best in a home with other dogs and a big back yard to play in. Molly is house trained, spayed, up-to-date on vaccines and preventatives and eager to find her forever home! The adoption fee for this dog is $295, which includes routine vetting and spay/neuter. ​ To complete an online application, please click here, then email France at FBognon@petconnectrescue.org. Adoption procedures, fees, and applications may be viewed by clicking here.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Labrador Retriever Mix Dog For Adoption in Potomac, MD, USA

      Luna

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Labrador Retriever Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). COURTESY POSTING Meet Luna, a two-year old 35-lb Pit/Lab mix bursting with personality. Luna is very smart and highly trainable. She knows “sit,” “stay,” “down," and more, and is always eager to learn new tricks and to please her people. She still has a lot of puppy energy and would be happiest with a family that can take her on daily runs and walks. Her enthusiasm can sometimes be an issue with small and calmer/older dogs, but she is working on curbing this. She’s a great jumper, so ball is always a fun game! She also loves other dogs and is one of the fastest at the dog park. She loves to wrestle with dogs too but doesn’t always know her own strength. Once she gets her energy out, all she wants to do is cuddle with her people. She is good with the children in her home (ages 8 & up) but has very little experience with younger children. Her family rescued her when she was 6 months old and loves her dearly, but is relocating to the UK, where she is unable to go because of a strict country-wide ban on all pit bulls, even mixes. She crate-trained, house-trained, up-to-date on vaccines and just wants to have some people to love. For more information, please email France at FBognon@petconnectrescue.org. Adoption procedures, fees, and applications may be viewed by clicking here.
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    • American Bulldog-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Potomac, MD, USA

      Ellie May

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      Breed: American Bulldog-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Hound / American Bulldog / Mixed (short coat). COURTESY POSTING Ellie May, a Hound/American Bulldog mix with a very pretty brindle and white coat, originally came from WV with her litter of pups. The pups were adopted, but Ellie May is still waiting her turn for a home. She is an active, happy girl who loves to run and play with the other dogs, and she would do best with another dog for company. At about 6 yrs old, Ellie loves to eat and weighs about 60 lbs, although she probably should lose a few pounds. If you have any questions, or would like to meet Ellie May, please email Dee. Adoption procedures, fees, and applications may be viewed by clicking here.
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Potomac, MD, USA

      Olympia

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). COURTESY POSTING The time has come to find our sweet girl a forever home! Olympia, has overcome unbelievable odds in the last 7 months and thankfully, is nearing her goal weight. Now, our determined girl desires nothing more than a forever home occupied by someone to whom she can give all her love. Olympia is 8 yrs old and weighs about 70lbs. She has been on a strict diet and rehabilitation program and so far has lost about 55lbs and has only a few to go! She has become much more active and is a social butterfly who loves every person she meets! She does not adore other dogs or cats but instead prefers to be the center of attention. She is incredibly silly and sweet! If you can appreciate a strong-willed dog (in the best way), currently have no other pets, Olympia would LOVE for you to be her ‘person’. She is looking forward to being spoiled, hand fed her favorite vegetables, and snoozing at your side. If you are interested in adopting or fostering Olympia and have questions see our front desk at VCA Gaithersburg for more information or email us at olympiavcavra@gmail.com Adoption procedures, fees, and applications may be viewed by clicking here.
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