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Roxie - American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed (short coat) Dog For Adoption
American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Kenner, LA, USA

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Ad ID: ADN-35813
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Date Listed: 07/30/2016
Date Expires: 13 days from now

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Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
Gender: Female Female
Nickname:

Roxie

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Black with White
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 07/30/2016
Location: Kenner, LA 70063
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American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Kenner, LA, USA

Physical Attributes
Ear Type Erect
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs Yes
Energy Level Moderate
Activity Level Moderately Active
Exercise Needs Moderate
Other
  • Leash Trained
  • Crate Trained
  • Housetrained
  • Good in a Car
Personality
Personality Characteristics
  • Playful
  • Affectionate
  • Intelligent
  • Even-Tempered
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Roxie Female American Staffordshire mix 2 yrs old 45 lbs Roxie is a sweet American Staffordshire mix who was found starving on the streets. Thanks to some residents of a nursing home, she was fed, but that was not a situation that could continue. After being passed along to a number of people who wanted to help but were not able to keep her, she entered foster care with her current caretakers. Roxie is good with dogs of all ages and sizes and shares her foster home with 5 other dogs ranging from young to 13 yrs old and weighing in at 15 lbs to 70 lbs. Roxie even meets the further challenge of living with one of the small dogs who is blind and has spinal injuries. However, she is exuberant and strong, even for the pint-sized package that she is. Therefore, we would recommend a home with older children, only because she might unintentionally knock a smaller child down in greeting them. Roxie has lots of energy and would be a great playmate for a medium to large dog, and she would be a great jogging partner. She has been curious and accepting of the cat in her foster home, who will nuzzle Roxie as she passes by. Roxie's foster parents supervise such encounters, and would recommend same for others at this point. Roxie is house trained and is learning basic obedience. Roxie is current on vaccinations, spayed, microchipped and has tested heartworm negative. She is current on heartworm preventative and flea preventative. If you are interested in Roxie, please fill out a Dog Adoption Application Our adoptions include a foster period of 4-6 weeks so that you can be sure that this pet is a good fit without any pressure, and we are available to answer any behavior or training questions during that time (and beyond, if you wish). **Local adoptions preferred (within 1-2 hrs of the Greater New Orleans area), but please contact us if you live outside of this area, as exceptions are sometimes made on an individual basis depending on the dog or circumstances. We do not ship animals, as a part of our adoption process is for the potential adopter(s) to meet the dog to assess if he/she is a match for the family.

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