Durango - American Staffordshire Terrier / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat) Dog For Adoption
American Staffordshire Terrier-Labrador Retriever Mix Dog For Adoption in Ocoee, FL

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Organization Name: Barkie's Legacy
Location: Ocoee, FL 34761
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Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Labrador Retriever Mix
Gender: Female Female
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Durango

Age: Young
Color/Markings: Black with White
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 03/06/2016
Location: Ocoee, FL 34761
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Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats Yes
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). Meet Durango! She is a goofy girl saved from the Apopka dog fighting ring bust. As a result, she is shy with new people but warms up quickly if allowed to acclimate/approach you. She's currently fostered with 3 other dogs & seems good with older kids as well as cats. A companion dog with calm energy helps build her confidence in new situations, as she learns what a dog's life is supposed to be. Sadly, until that fateful day, she never got to be appreciated/loved. Now she actually craves & asks for it. She loves to play with other dogs & can be a bulldozer as she'll run straight at the other dogs (or humans) really fast and sometimes can't stop herself. Likes rough & tumble play but is never aggressive. She's still learning manners. Getting used to loud noises but will shy away on occasion, especially raises voices. Will cuddle in bed with you, if allowed. Durango is a masterpiece in progress and needs a patient owner to continue her doggie education. Could that be you?

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    • Pointer-Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Ocoee, FL

      Zeke

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      Breed: Pointer-Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Ocoee, FL
      Posted Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier / English Pointer / Mixed (short coat). Meet Zeke! Zeke was so well loved at the shelter that he lasted six weeks before he was in danger of losing his life. Luckily we stepped in and we definitely lucked out getting this guy. Zeke is a pretty chilled dude. He is a thick, short boy with big, soulful eyes that are hard to say no to. Zeke loves to be close: seeking attention and sitting on your feet. He enjoys being anywhere you are. Zeke gets on with other dogs but hadn't been well socialized before and still needs work on his manners: slow introductions are best, according to our trainer. He is neutered, up to-date on vaccines and microchipped. Zeke would make someone a great pet and companion! Could that be you?
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Ocoee, FL

      Gabrio

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Ocoee, FL
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Meet Gabrio! Gabrio is a sweet boy, confiscated after a backyard breeder went to jail. He has lots of scars, implying that he may've been beat up on purpose, though he is the most happy go lucky dog you've ever met! Gabrio loves other dogs, though his social skills had been lacking until we got him in with our trainer. He loves his humans even more and can get very excited when shown attention. Gabrio seems very patient/tolerant with children and loves car rides. He would love that same patience in return as he learns what living in a home means (before, he only knew his pen). This boy is still a work in progress but with a great attitude and desire to please, it doesn't take him long to learn. Gabrio comes neutered, up to-date on shots and microchipped. Won't you consider giving him the family he never had?
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Ocoee, FL

      Lady

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Ocoee, FL
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Meet Lady! Lady and her sister were abandoned by their owner at the local high kill shelter. As if this wasn't bad enough, Lady shows all cleartale signs of coming from an abusive home, being flighty and not making eye contact with men. She is an absolute sweetheart, though, when you earn her trust. She needs a patient and understanding owner but will absolutely give it back to you tenfold once she is assured she is safe. Lady is spayed, microchipped and up to date on her vaccines. She had heartworms but was treated and is now healed.This beauty is hoping to find her furever family. Could you fit the bill?
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    • American Bulldog-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Ocoee, FL

      Chance

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      Breed: American Bulldog-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Ocoee, FL
      Posted Breed: American Bulldog / Mixed (short coat). Hi, I'm Chance! For a young boy, I've had quite a life so far. A Good Samaritan got my off the streets with my friend but I landed in the county pound. My friend got adopted but I did not so this lady came back and got me so I wouldn't be killed. Her dog is not so friendly with new animals so I had to stay in the garage until a rescue offered to help me. Now I'm learning all kinds of commands from my foster mom, including Sit, Stay, and how to play with other animals - I never knew how before. I love cats and kittens and toys! I have a puppy like personality. I get along with cats, kittens, and submissive dogs. I would rather not be left alone in the dark and would prefer a human or two to snuggle with at night. I am neutered, microchipped and up to date on my vaccines so all I need now is a forever family. Could you be what I've been looking for?
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Ocoee, FL

      Princess

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Ocoee, FL
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Greetings from Princess - the sweetest butt-wiggler you've ever met! This petite girl was adopted out as a pup from the local shelter, only to be picked up as an emaciated, heart-worm positive stray a few years later. She almost didn't make it out of the shelter alive the second time as the staff vet wrote her off early due to weight loss and a mystery illness that our vet couldn't find. His only recommendation, besides treatment of the heartworms, was to fatten her up which we've been in the process of doing over the past few months. Princess absolutely adores her humans and has the brightest grin seen on a dog! She's a bit on the defense with new dogs which could be the result of her homeless days or worse; So, she learned some socializing skills with our trainer and adapted rather well. The only thing left is finding Princess the forever family that she's so deserving of...could that be you?
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Bull Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Ocoee, FL

      Puncher

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Bull Terrier Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Ocoee, FL
      Posted Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier / Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Meet Puncher. This guy has had a rough past! He was confiscated by Animal Control in a cruelty case. Puncher had been starved, had very little fur and it appears duct tape was used to tape his mouth shut. Those days are long gone, though, and now he is a very happy-go-lucky boy. Puncher can be playful, is quite the ladies' man (female dogs love him & vice versa) and once you're in his circle, he'll protect you with his life if danger is sensed. He is not handsome in the traditional sense but his beauty lies in his confidence and ability to make people smile in clowning around. Puncher is neutered, up to-date on vaccines and microchipped. A forever family would make his life be what every dog's should be about...could that be you?
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Ocoee, FL

      Menchie

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Ocoee, FL
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Black Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). Meet Menchie! Menchie is a sweet dog that had been starved prior to landing in the local high kill shelter. She was extremely ill with an upper respiratory but we got her back to full health once we saved her from near doom. Menchie loves belly rubs, any kind of attention, and has turned into quite a playful girl. She catches a look in your eye & immediately goes into play bow or scoots around with her but tucked. Menchie can be dog selective and seems to have a high prey drive so we don't bother testing her with cats. She can be relaxed in most situations yet playful when you rile her up. Menchie is spayed, up to-date on vaccines and microchipped. Her bucket list includes her forever family, so won't you consider making her wish come true?
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Bulldog Mix Dog For Adoption in Ocoee, FL

      Miracle

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Bulldog Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Ocoee, FL
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Bulldog / Mixed (short coat). Meet Miracle! Miracle has been saved at least twice from the county shelter after her rescue was brought up on hoarding/neglect charges. It's obvious that she was used/abused for breeding purposes, even having a few pups of her last litter join her at her prior rescue. Miracle is a great girl, full of incredible energy, but is super affectionate who only wants to please her owner. Having not been well socialized with other dogs though, she needs a one dog family. It truly is a miracle that this girl is as happy go lucky as she is afree all she's been through and it's now time to find her a loving home she can call her own. Could that be you?
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Ocoee, FL

      Dalton

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Ocoee, FL
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Meet Dalton! Dalton is an energetic pup who was nearly returned to the SPCA after just a few days with his owner, prior to our rescue stepping in. Dalton loves playing ball and tug and would probably do best in a home with an active owner who can help burn off some of his puppy energy! Dalton is up to date on his vaccines, neutered and micro-chipped. Could you be the family he's looking for?
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Ocoee, FL

      Poet

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Ocoee, FL
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Meet Poet! Poet is a sweet young girl rescued from a Florida high kill shelter on her last day before euthanization. She is definitely a people dog and absolutely adores her human companions. When she's around humans, she wiggles her tail so much, the back half of her body wiggles with it! On the other hand, she is not a fan of small dogs or cats - her prey drive is strong. Poet is good around dogs of her own size and larger, but as most dogs do, she would love to be the star of her family. Poet is spayed, current on all vaccines and micro chipped. Do yourself a favor and make this girl the happiest dog on the planet by making her your furever companion today!
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