PETEY, Dog, American Staffordshire Terrier

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Species: 
Dog
Breed: 
American Staffordshire Terrier
Primary Breed: 
American Staffordshire Terrier
Gender: 
Male
Mixed: 
No
House Trained: 
Yes
Age: 
Young
Spay/neutered: 
Yes
Size: 
Large
Vaccinations Up to Date: 
Yes
Found: 
No
Description: 
We got this email from Petey's rescuer; this man's words are so touching and speak to what a special soul Petey is: 'A few months ago I was sent a terrible picture of this dog named 'E'. Probably a turn-in by a gang member because the dog wasn't mean enough. Something about the picture made me reach out and I rescued the little guy. Well, 65 pounds isn't little. But he is the compact tank of a boy LOL! Well, his mushed up wrinkled face was over-wrought with smiles. He sensed my love and smooched me and rolled over with joy. He hopped in my car and sat right down happy to be with me. He had to rest his head on my lap. And I admit he did ride in my lap just a little - he's just too cuddley for words. He's neutered, de-wormed, and his skin is perfect now after treatment. He is fully self expressed and filled with a love for life. He is SOOO gentle. He loves female dogs, doesn't seem to mind cats, gets along with kids. He hasn't had any issue with male dogs, but after 12 weeks in boarding is standing his ground a bit more. I think this will go away by being in a normal environment. He's a 10 on any temperment scale. If I had the room, he'd never leave my side. Unfortunately I have two guys now, and one is very dominant. There's not room for another male. It wouldn't be fair to any of them. The only thing that will be harder is the last time I hand Petey's leash over to someone. This dog has brightened some days for me when I needed love more than anything. He has a healer quality.' Contact vitullo542@yahoo.com NOTE: This is a courtesy listing for a private adoption. This dog has not been evaluated by ThumpingTails Animal Rescue and we make no claims of knowledge of this dog's history or personality. The adoption will be handled directly through the independent person who is placing this dog. We list dogs as being good with children, other dogs and cats unless we have specific knowledge to the contrary. ANY new dog will need to be closely supervised when being transitioned into a home with other dogs or cats or kids.