My name is TG-Rosie!

American Staffordshire Terrier Dog for adoption in Tyler, Texas - TG-Rosie
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I'm being cared for by:
Tonya Griffith's Animal Rescue, Inc.

Facts about TG-Rosie

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 483299
Please contact Tonya Griffith ( for more information about this pet.

(9-28-07) Rosie is a gorgeous Chocolate and White colored Staffordshire and wants to be the sole object of your attention.  She was found as a stray with her puppy.  The people that found her in Arlington had to find her another place since she did not get along with their female Rottweiler mix.  It was probably due to being jealous of attention.

Rosie loves to go for rides, give kisses, and settle in your lap.  If you see her teeth, don't be alarmed because she loves to smile.  She also likes to hunt when outside, so she would probably not be good at a home with cats.  She has done well being paired up with a male as a play mate, but not a female dog for some reason.  She was also being obedience trained by the people that found her, and is also micro chipped.

She has too much energy and gets excited to be around small children - she also starts nipping.  She needs a person that can finish obedience training her, give her the space she needs to run off the energy she has, and stay firm with her when she doesn't follow the rules.  She tends to bolt out a house door when opened, so she needs to be trained to stay inside until given permission to go outside.

She has been adopted 3 times so far, but has not found the right environment for her yet.  Each family has loved her very much, but were not able to deal with her energy.  She can chew through a plastic pet carrier, so a black wire crate would probably work better.  She will need to be crated if left alone.

She is very petite in size, so you wouldn't think she is very strong, but she is stronger than she looks when she is being walked on a leash, so a harness is best when she is walked so she doesn't choke herself.

D.O.B.:     ? 2005
Weight:     39.0 - 7/12/07

$25 adoption fee.  Her original adoption fee has already been paid once.

About Tonya Griffith's Animal Rescue, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

This is a small animal rescue for cats and dogs. I have several foster homes in various areas, and I also do courtesy postings for people who need help finding a home for their pet, which is about 80% successful. The pet doesn't have to enter a rescue or shelter and the owner is contacted, so they decide who their pet goes to. If a person can't send me pictures, and they don't live too far away, I will go and videotape the pet myself to place pictures on the internet, or have a volunteer get the pictures. There have been a few pets that haven't been able to find a home through this service, but it depends on what the pet is and who is looking on the internet. When we have space available we take transfers from a local kill animal shelter. We also step in and help people who find themselves with multiple animals and no way to pay to get them fixed. Usually I will get all the females fixed to get their circumstances under control, and in some cases I will also help with donated food when I have extra. If they want to find homes for some of the many pets they have accumulated, then I will place their pictures on the internet for them. We don't euthanize unless a pet is seriously ill.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

It depends on who has the pet. We don't advertise our address to keep people from dumping animals on our road anymore than they usually do, especially since this is also where we live. I like to visit with a person on the phone first before letting them come meet the pet.

Our Adoption Process...

Cat adoption fees vary from $25 to $55 for males, and $25 to $70 for females, which pays for spay/neuter and vaccinations. Dog adoption fees vary from $25 to $115, depending on how much it cost for spay/neuter and vaccinations. Adoption contracts must be signed upon adoption approval and any pet history information is provided with each adoption.