Motley - Staffordshire Bull Terrier (short coat) Dog For Adoption
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Hillsdale, IN

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Organization Name: Parke Vermillion County Humane Society
Location: Hillsdale, IN 47854


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Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Gender: Male Male
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Motley

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: Brindle with White
Size at Maturity: Medium
Availability Date: 03/08/2016
Location: Hillsdale, IN 47854
Tags: Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Hillsdale, IN
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids No
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Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
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  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier (short coat). Motley was brought to the shelter by city workers when he was found running loose. He is a precious Staffie who was just terrified when he arrived at the shelter. He quickly warmed up to staff and turned into a big wiggly lovebug! Motley is about 1.5 years old and weighs 45 lbs. He has been neutered. Motley does not care for children (they make him nervous) and should not go to a home with children under 16. He appears to ignore cats and he seems afraid of other dogs so he would probably be most comfortable with other submissive animals or be the only pet. Motley has been through a lot in his short life and would thrive in a stable, secure home filled with love. As scared as he was, he never attempted to bite staff, but any animal who has been through trauma should be treated with patience and gentleness. Motley has already shown he will repay kindness with lots of love and kisses!! Motley's adoption fee is only $60. Unless otherwise stated, the adoption fee for dogs over 4 months is $120.00. Puppies under 4 months are $140.00 The adoption fee includes the animal's surgery, microchip, vaccinations, flea preventative, deworming medication, sample bag of food/treat samples and a free first exam with participating veterinarians. Shelter policy is that all animals must be spayed or neutered prior to leaving the shelter. Our shelter is open to the public on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm and other times by appointment. If you would like to make an appointment to meet one of our many adoptable animals, please send an email to us at pvchs@joink.com. To apply to adopt, you may download an adoption application from the Applications and Fees tab on our website. The web address is www.pvchs.cfsites.org. Please email the completed application to pvchs@joink.com.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier

A.K.A. : Staffy, Staff, SBT, Stafford, Staffy Bull, Nanny Dog, Staffy Dog
Overview: The Staffordshire Bull Terrier is very intelligent. He loves daily exercise and does best if given sturdy chew toys. This breed tends to have a very even temper and affectionate nature, making him a terrific companion for most dog lovers.
Breed Group: Terrier
Weight (lbs): male:25-38, female:23-35
Height (in): male:14-16, female:13-15
Colors: Black, blue, fawn or brindle, often with white markings. Also can be white, red or red with white.
Coat: Hair is short and smooth, and close to the skin.
Character: Staffordshire Bull Terriers are brave and obedient dogs. They love children and can be very gentle with them.
Temperament: This breed gets along well with children and can even handle rough and rugged play. They also get along fine with other household pets, as long as proper socialization has taken place.
Care: The Staffordshire Bull Terrier requires occasional use of a rubber brush to remove dead hairs.
Training: This breed is an unusually fast learner, requiring a consistent approach in training.
Activity: The Staffordshire Bull Terrier needs plenty of opportunities to run around, play with a ball and fetch.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Health Issue: This breed is prone to cataracts and other eye problems. Note: The high pain threshold may mask problems.
Life Expectancy: 12-14

More About Staffordshire Bull Terrier Breed
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Hillsdale, IN

      April

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Hillsdale, IN
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed (short coat). April and May were found in the receiving pen when staff arrived at the shelter one morning. We were glad to have them because both girls were very underweight and needed some TLC! April and May are about a year old, up to date on vaccines and will be spayed when they are a healthy weight. By the look of them, they have had a couple litters of puppies already. April is slightly larger (37 lbs) and lighter than May (30 lbs). She bullied May for her food so they are now kenneled separately, but play together during the day when there is no food present. They appear to get along with other dogs but they should definitely be supervised while eating around other animals and/or young children. As emaciated as they were, it is understandable they will protect food but with consistent feeding, love, and patient guidance, they might be able to overcome their food guarding. April has a more dominant personality and would only do well with more submissive dogs, while May is more docile and needs canine companions that will not push her around the way her sister does. Both girls are extremely loving towards people and would do well with older children. Again, because of food, they would probably be better suited for a home without young children and toddlers. It is unknown how they are with cats. April and May are only $60 each to adopt! Unless otherwise stated, the adoption fee for dogs over 4 months is $120.00. Puppies under 4 months are $140.00 The adoption fee includes the animal's surgery, microchip, vaccinations, flea preventative, deworming medication, sample bag of food/treat samples and a free first exam with participating veterinarians. Shelter policy is that all animals must be spayed or neutered prior to leaving the shelter. Our shelter is open to the public on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm and other times by appointment. If you would like to make an appointment to meet one of our many adoptable animals, please send an email to us at pvchs@joink.com. To apply to adopt, you may download an adoption application from the Applications and Fees tab on our website. The web address is www.pvchs.cfsites.org. Please email the completed application to pvchs@joink.com.
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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Hillsdale, IN

      BW

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Hillsdale, IN
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). BW was found in the receiving pen when staff arrived one morning. He is a darling mix who is about 3 years old and weighs 39 lbs. BW is up to date on vaccines and will be neutered before joining his forever family. BW plays well with other dogs and is a total clown. He would love living with other dogs or kids in the home. He is just the right size for any size house and would be a great addition for any family. Come meet the sweet and bouncy BW and fall in love today! Unless otherwise stated, the adoption fee for dogs over 4 months is $120.00. Puppies under 4 months are $140.00 The adoption fee includes the animal's surgery, microchip, vaccinations, flea preventative, deworming medication, sample bag of food/treat samples and a free first exam with participating veterinarians. Shelter policy is that all animals must be spayed or neutered prior to leaving the shelter. Our shelter is open to the public on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm and other times by appointment. If you would like to make an appointment to meet one of our many adoptable animals, please send an email to us at pvchs@joink.com. To apply to adopt, you may download an adoption application from the Applications and Fees tab on our website. The web address is www.pvchs.cfsites.org. Please email the completed application to pvchs@joink.com.
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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Hillsdale, IN

      Flash

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Hillsdale, IN
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). Flash came to the shelter from another area shelter that he had been at since August. He is a handsome lab mix who is around 6 years old, weighs 37 lbs and is up to date on vaccines and neutered. Flash is a loving boy who is good with female dogs but does not like male dogs. He is good with cats but kids make him nervous so he needs to be in an adult-only home. Flash exhibits a lot of anxious behaviors such as licking his front paws and rubbing his eyebrows, as well as spinning in the kennel. These are signs a dog needs to find a home pronto! He is overly stressed in this environment and wants a home so badly. Will you please rescue this little darling? Unfortunately Flash was found to be heartworm positive, but he has completely finished treatment and that will not cost his adopters anything! Unless otherwise stated, the adoption fee for dogs over 4 months is $120.00. Puppies under 4 months are $140.00 The adoption fee includes the animal's surgery, microchip, vaccinations, flea preventative, deworming medication, sample bag of food/treat samples and a free first exam with participating veterinarians. Shelter policy is that all animals must be spayed or neutered prior to leaving the shelter. Our shelter is open to the public on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm and other times by appointment. If you would like to make an appointment to meet one of our many adoptable animals, please send an email to us at pvchs@joink.com. To apply to adopt, you may download an adoption application from the Applications and Fees tab on our website. The web address is www.pvchs.cfsites.org. Please email the completed application to pvchs@joink.com.
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Hillsdale, IN

      Atticus

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Hillsdale, IN
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed (medium coat). Atticus was surrendered 02/28/17 when his owner could not care for him. When he arrived at the shelter, he was examined and found to have a severe case of demodectic mange (fortunately not the contagious kind!) Atticus has now been at the shelter for a month receiving treatment and he is well on his way to recovery--in fact, his his hair is growing back exceptionally fast! Atticus is now 4 months old and weighs 34 lbs. He is current on vaccines and will be neutered before joining his forever family. Atticus loves to play with other dogs and would adore a home with children. Come meet this brave boy today, he will be a wonderful addition to most any family! Unless otherwise stated, the adoption fee for dogs over 4 months is $120.00. Puppies under 4 months are $140.00 The adoption fee includes the animal's surgery, microchip, vaccinations, flea preventative, deworming medication, sample bag of food/treat samples and a free first exam with participating veterinarians. Shelter policy is that all animals must be spayed or neutered prior to leaving the shelter. Our shelter is open to the public on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm and other times by appointment. If you would like to make an appointment to meet one of our many adoptable animals, please send an email to us at pvchs@joink.com. To apply to adopt, you may download an adoption application from the Applications and Fees tab on our website. The web address is www.pvchs.cfsites.org. Please email the completed application to pvchs@joink.com.
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    • Boxador Dog For Adoption in Hillsdale, IN

      Stella

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      Breed: Boxador
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Hillsdale, IN
      Posted Breed: Boxer / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). Faith and her (sister?) Stella were brought to the shelter after being reported running loose for days. Both girls are initially shy but quickly warm up with a little TLC. Stella appears to be a boxer mix who is about 1.5 years old. She weighs 52 lbs and is up to date on vaccines. Stella will be spayed before joining her forever family. Stella seems to be choosier about her dog friends and would need a meet and greet if she is to go home with any other dogs. Although smaller, she pushes her sister Faith around! Stella seems to warm up more quickly to women than men, but as long as you are gentle and loving with her, she will bond to both men and women. Stella needs a home that will love her for life and not let her down--she is a "stellar" dog and now needs to know that people WILL be there to love and care for her.... Unless otherwise stated, the adoption fee for dogs over 4 months is $120.00. Puppies under 4 months are $140.00 The adoption fee includes the animal's surgery, microchip, vaccinations, flea preventative, deworming medication, sample bag of food/treat samples and a free first exam with participating veterinarians. Shelter policy is that all animals must be spayed or neutered prior to leaving the shelter. Our shelter is open to the public on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm and other times by appointment. If you would like to make an appointment to meet one of our many adoptable animals, please send an email to us at pvchs@joink.com. To apply to adopt, you may download an adoption application from the Applications and Fees tab on our website. The web address is www.pvchs.cfsites.org. Please email the completed application to pvchs@joink.com.
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    • Boxador Dog For Adoption in Hillsdale, IN

      Tony the Tig...

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      Breed: Boxador
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Hillsdale, IN
      Posted Breed: Boxer / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). Tony the Tiger was found as a skinny stray in the countryside. He is a handsome boxer (?) mix who is around 2 years old and weighs 65 lbs. He would be a good weight at about 70 lbs. Tony is up to date on vaccines and will be neutered before joining his forever family. He is a sweetie who loves attention but can be a bit picky about his doggie friends so we do recommend a meet and greet if he is to live with any other dogs. We do not know how he is with cats, but we do feel he would be good with children. Come meet this big handsome fella--he really does look like a tiger--and see how GRRRRRRREAT he is! Unless otherwise stated, the adoption fee for dogs over 4 months is $120.00. Puppies under 4 months are $140.00 The adoption fee includes the animal's surgery, microchip, vaccinations, flea preventative, deworming medication, sample bag of food/treat samples and a free first exam with participating veterinarians. Shelter policy is that all animals must be spayed or neutered prior to leaving the shelter. Our shelter is open to the public on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm and other times by appointment. If you would like to make an appointment to meet one of our many adoptable animals, please send an email to us at pvchs@joink.com. To apply to adopt, you may download an adoption application from the Applications and Fees tab on our website. The web address is www.pvchs.cfsites.org. Please email the completed application to pvchs@joink.com.
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    • Boxer-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Hillsdale, IN

      Joseph

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      Breed: Boxer-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Senior
      Location: Hillsdale, IN
      Posted Breed: Boxer / Mixed (short coat). Joseph came to the shelter in Dec from a neglect situation. He has finally been released for adoption and is ready to find a loving forever family! Joseph is around 7 years old and went from weighing 43 lbs to 70 lbs!! He was extremely emaciated when he arrived and is now starting to look much better. Joseph is up to date on vaccines and neutered. He is choosy about his doggie friends at this stage of the game, and does not have much patience for children. He is not suited to a home with cats. Joseph would love to hang out on the porch with another older bachelor who can give him quiet companionship, love and a comfortable lifer. His adoption fee is only $20 and he can go home today! Unless otherwise stated, the adoption fee for dogs over 4 months is $120.00. Puppies under 4 months are $140.00 The adoption fee includes the animal's surgery, microchip, vaccinations, flea preventative, deworming medication, sample bag of food/treat samples and a free first exam with participating veterinarians. Shelter policy is that all animals must be spayed or neutered prior to leaving the shelter. Our shelter is open to the public on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm and other times by appointment. If you would like to make an appointment to meet one of our many adoptable animals, please send an email to us at pvchs@joink.com. To apply to adopt, you may download an adoption application from the Applications and Fees tab on our website. The web address is www.pvchs.cfsites.org. Please email the completed application to pvchs@joink.com.
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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Hillsdale, IN

      Beau

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Hillsdale, IN
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). Beau was brought to the shelter after he had been a neighborhood stray for several months. Beau is a very sweet, submissive lab mix who is about 4 years old and weighs 56 lbs. He is up to date on vaccines and will be neutered before joining his forever family. Beau can climb fences and is still learning how to walk on a leash. He would need a home with a lunge line or electric fence to keep him contained--unfortunately he has learned a lot of tricks in his time on the town. Beau is so anxious to please, in the right home he would positively blossom. He is submissive to other dogs and is cautious around cats. Beau needs someone that is able to show him what a good life can be. Does that sound like you? *Unfortunately Beau is heartworm positive. The shelter will completely treat him at no cost to his future family. Unless otherwise stated, the adoption fee for dogs over 4 months is $120.00. Puppies under 4 months are $140.00 The adoption fee includes the animal's surgery, microchip, vaccinations, flea preventative, deworming medication, sample bag of food/treat samples and a free first exam with participating veterinarians. Shelter policy is that all animals must be spayed or neutered prior to leaving the shelter. Our shelter is open to the public on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm and other times by appointment. If you would like to make an appointment to meet one of our many adoptable animals, please send an email to us at pvchs@joink.com. To apply to adopt, you may download an adoption application from the Applications and Fees tab on our website. The web address is www.pvchs.cfsites.org. Please email the completed application to pvchs@joink.com.
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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Hillsdale, IN

      Drew

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Hillsdale, IN
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). Declan and his mom Drew were brought to the shelter when they were found as strays. Declan is about 5 months old, up to date on vaccines and weighs 20 lbs. His mom is about 2 years old and weighs 30 lbs, so Declan will probably not get much bigger than that. Declan and his mom are initially nervous around new people, but they quickly warm up. They are better with women than men, but once they are comfortable with a woman, they will let men pet and touch them if the woman is around. They lived with children previously so they should be fine with kids, but we do recommend a meet and greet to be sure they will all get along! Both mama and son are a bit barky with other animals, but could learn to get along in a positive and consistent environment. Both Declan and Drew will be altered before joining their forever homes. They do not have to be adopted together but they can be for a discount! Unless otherwise stated, the adoption fee for dogs over 4 months is $120.00. Puppies under 4 months are $140.00 The adoption fee includes the animal's surgery, microchip, vaccinations, flea preventative, deworming medication, sample bag of food/treat samples and a free first exam with participating veterinarians. Shelter policy is that all animals must be spayed or neutered prior to leaving the shelter. Our shelter is open to the public on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm and other times by appointment. If you would like to make an appointment to meet one of our many adoptable animals, please send an email to us at pvchs@joink.com. To apply to adopt, you may download an adoption application from the Applications and Fees tab on our website. The web address is www.pvchs.cfsites.org. Please email the completed application to pvchs@joink.com.
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    • Boxer Dog For Adoption in Hillsdale, IN

      Vega

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      Breed: Boxer
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: Hillsdale, IN
      Posted Breed: Boxer (short coat). Vega was brought to the shelter by some Good Samaritans who had been feeding her and gaining her trust over the course of several weeks. She is an older boxer (at least 7 years old) who is up to date on vaccines and weighs 46 lbs. Vega has several health issues, we hope to address what we can and get her into a foster or adoptive home to live out her remaining golden years in comfort. Vega has a tumor on her back hock (probably easily removed) and she tested positive for heartworms. We will consult a vet to see if she can be spayed and have the tumor removed safely. Vega is also half blind from glaucoma. She has been very friendly with staff and walks well on a leash. She appears to be housebroken but cannot hold for extremely long periods of time. Vega is reactive to other animals around her cage and food (who can blame her?) and young children would be too much for her at this point. We do believe she would do well with older children. If you have a soft spot for boxers, please contact us today to help sweet Vega--she has been on her own long enough! Her adoption fee is $10. Unless otherwise stated, the adoption fee for dogs over 4 months is $120.00. Puppies under 4 months are $140.00 The adoption fee includes the animal's surgery, microchip, vaccinations, flea preventative, deworming medication, sample bag of food/treat samples and a free first exam with participating veterinarians. Shelter policy is that all animals must be spayed or neutered prior to leaving the shelter. Our shelter is open to the public on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm and other times by appointment. If you would like to make an appointment to meet one of our many adoptable animals, please send an email to us at pvchs@joink.com. To apply to adopt, you may download an adoption application from the Applications and Fees tab on our website. The web address is www.pvchs.cfsites.org. Please email the completed application to pvchs@joink.com.
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