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My name is Gabby!

American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Madison, Wisconsin - Gabby
Photo 1 - American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Madison, Wisconsin - Gabby
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Photo 3 - American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Madison, Wisconsin - Gabby
Photo 4 - American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Madison, Wisconsin - Gabby
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Midwest Area Pit Stop

Facts about Gabby

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: Gabby Iowa
Gabby’s story is both profoundly sad but also an absolutely remarkable inspiring story of resiliency, goofy fun nature, total devotion and love of people that "pit bulls" are known for. Gabby was brought to us from an abusive situation. The girlfriend of the owner surrendered her to us once the owner was arrested on domestic abuse charges. She had been living with Gabby's "owner" and was aware of the treatment of Gabby but was afraid of taking any action. Gabby was reportedly locked in the basement for lengthy periods of time, often without food or water. Gabby wasn't allowed to see anyone or interact with her. Occasionally Gabby was taken her around other animals and tried to provoke her in an attempt to make her aggressive. The girlfriend was emotionally distraught with how Gabby was treated. Yet, out of the dust, comes the true power of Gabby ! Despite her "owners" focused efforts to make her mean, Gabby's unshakeable love and devotion to people remains strong as a fortress of love against a storm of hate and insecurity of her previous owner. She has an amazing spirit and smiles from ear to ear and wiggles with total joy whenever someone spends time with her. She longs for human companionship that had been withheld from her for months. She is a beautiful gal that even knows some basic commands. She would make a great pet to someone that is just willing to give her the love she so deserves. She is driven to please you !

Gabby is cross posted for another shelter but you can apply for her through this Dog Rescue

Adoption Process

Guardianship Application available for download at

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The Adoption process is designed to help best place dogs with homes that are in the best interest of the dogs and their human companions. The adoption process starts with a prescreen review of an Guardian Application. Making decisions about dog placement in adoptive homes is an "art", not a "science", and there will be times when applications will be denied for various reason(s). This is left to the discretion of the MAPS after reviewing relevant information. MAPS reserves the right to make all decisions regarding placement or final disposition of any rescued dog in its care into a foster or adoptive home. There is no guarantee that any applicant(s) requesting to adopt a dog being fostered through MAPS, or posted on MAP's web site, will be granted an adoption. After a successful prescreen, including background checks, the applicant(s) are notified that they can visit the dogs and a time slot is made for the dog and applicant interaction. After the interaction we encourage several days of reflection before adopting a pet to help assure this will be a lifetime commitment of love and quality care for the dog. Next we conduct a home/neighborhood visit to the Guardian Applicant's home. If the home visit proves successful the new mom and/or dad of the dog will sign an Adoption Agreement and share a lifetime of love !

MAPS Files including Adoption Application

About Midwest Area Pit Stop

Our Adoption Process...

The Adoption process is designed to help best place dogs with homes that are in the best interest of the dogs and their human companions. Not placing meaningful "dogs best interest" criteria on adopters for any dog can too easily put the dog in charge of the direction of the relationship and it is irresponsible for the dog, the family, and society. The adoption process starts with a prescreen review of an Guardian Application. Making decisions about dog placement in adoptive homes is an "art", not a "science", and there will be times when applications will be denied for various reason(s). This is left to the discretion of the MAPS after reviewing relevant information. MAPS reserves the right to make all decisions regarding placement or final disposition of any rescued dog in its care into a foster or adoptive home. There is absolutely no guarantee, made or implied, that any person or persons requesting to adopt a dog being fostered through MAPS, or posted on MAP's web site, will be granted an adoption. After a successful prescreen, including background checks, the applicant(s) are notified that they can visit the dogs and a time slot is made for the dog and applicant interaction. After the interaction we encourage several days of reflection before adopting a pet to help assure this will be a lifetime commitment of love and quality care for the dog. Next we conduct a home/neighborhood visit to the Guardian Applicant's home. If the home visit proves successful the new mom and/or dad of the dog will sign an Adoption Agreement and share a lifetime of love !