My name is Winter!

Dogo Argentino/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Smithfield, North Carolina - Winter
Photo 1 - Dogo Argentino/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Smithfield, North Carolina - Winter
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I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Winter's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Winter's Story...
Winter is an approximately 2 year old Argentine Dogo mix. She has many of the traits of
the Dogo, including her signature ears, coloring, and posture, she just does not meet the expected size of the Argentine (she is only 49 lbs, and Argentine Dogos are normally 85+ lbs). Winter is a special dog, in that she is deaf. She reads body language well and knows a few signs (it is early in her training), so one might not notice that she is deaf unless they try to get her attention when she is not looking.

Winter is cat friendly, as long as they are friendly back, she currently lives with 4 adult cats and 2 kittens. She needs slow introductions with other dogs, as she has too much energy for some dogs, and can play rough. It may take several meetings for her to be comfortable with another dog. She is house trained, crate trained, and up to date on all vetting, including her spay.

Winter has had a rough life, so she has some separation anxiety. She does not like to be left alone, as it is stressful for her to not know when someone is coming back to be with her. She
is progressing every day, but she will need further training to help her cope. She has had no
formal training, as is determined from her behaviors, so she will be receiving obedience training
starting on January 20th, in Goldsboro.

Winter is such a sweet girl, always eager to please. It may be hard for her to understand what we want from her, but with training, I know she will be the perfect dog. She learns quickly, but can be easily distracted, so repetition and constant practice will work best for her. She is a snuggler, and a couch potato when inside, but she has a lot of energy and enjoys being outside on nice days to be able to run around and wear herself out. She would do best in a home where someone could spend a lot of time with her and really make her a member of the family.

Are you interested in adopting Winter or another JCAPL pet you have seen? You'll need to start by completing an adoption application, available online at our website: There is no obligation to adopt by completing an application, however, we do recommend submitting an application as soon as you find an animal you are interested in. We review applications in the order they are received.

Completed applications can be sent via email to, faxed to 919-300-5524, or delivered in person by visiting us at one of our adoption events on Saturdays at PetSmart in Garner (White Oak Shopping Center).

We will contact you as soon as possible once we receive your application for Winter.

Thanks for thinking adoption!

Facts about Winter

  • Breed: Dogo Argentino/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Winter, a Smithfield Dogo Argentino/American Staffordshire Terrier dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Dogo Argentino/American Staffordshire Terrier for sale in Smithfield, or seeking a Dogo Argentino/American Staffordshire Terrier dog from a breeder in Smithfield.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Smithfield already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Smithfield breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Dogo Argentino/American Staffordshire Terrier breeders who help with Dogo Argentino/American Staffordshire Terrier rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Smithfield paves the way for another one to be saved.