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My name is Carissa!

Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Puppy for adoption in Troy, Michigan - Carissa
Photo 1 - Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Puppy for adoption in Troy, Michigan - Carissa
Photo 2 - Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Puppy for adoption in Troy, Michigan - Carissa
Photo 3 - Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Puppy for adoption in Troy, Michigan - Carissa
Photo 4 - Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Puppy for adoption in Troy, Michigan - Carissa

I found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.

Carissa's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Carissa's Story...
Hey there! My name is Carissa. I am a 4-month-old, spayed female pup in need of a loving home. I am just a puppy and I currently weigh about 30 lbs. I passed my temperament test with flying colors. I get along well with other dogs and I love to play! I am a sweetheart, lap puppy who just wants to be loved, petted and played with. I'm smart, but need basic training. No one has bothered to teach me very much just yet. If a loving, playful puppy is the right pet for you, please apply today! Adoption fee: $100. Adopt a pair: $150. Fee includes testing, deworming, vaccinations, spay/neuter, 60 days of free pet insurance and microchip.

I live at the Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center at 1700 Brown Rd in Auburn Hills. You can visit me there any time the shelter is open. The shelter will not put me up for adoption because of my appearance, so my only way out of the shelter alive is through a rescue.

Apply online: www.pawsforliferescue.org.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
Saturday, June 20, 2015: Adoption event at Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center at 1700 Brown Rd in Auburn Hills. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., volunteers will be at the shelter to adopt out the rescue-only dogs.

Adoption and Foster Care Application

NOTE ABOUT BREED LABELING: Visual breed identification of dogs is unreliable and usually inaccurate. So, for most of our adoptable dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label.

Why is labeling a dog such a big deal? A label will stick with a dog for the rest of its life. A label can mean discrimination, losing its home or even death. Labels are a problem for the dogs when we, as the local experts on animals, allow adopters, politicians and community members to think that the label we assign can predict who that dog is or will be.

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Adoption Process:
Complete the application at www.pawsforliferescue.org. We then arrange a location, date and time for you to meet some pets. If the meeting goes well and everyone is happy, you begin the mandatory, minimum two-week adjustment period with the pet as part of your family. You will pay the non-refundable adoption fee at the start of the two-week adjustment period. This pending period allows your new dog or cat time to adjust to their new home, new people, new routine, etc., and for you to decide if it's a match and the right pet for you. At the end of two weeks (some people extend the adjustment time as needed and that's fine too), if everyone is happy, then we finalize the adoption. Feel free to email if you have any questions.

Facts about Carissa

  • Breed: Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: White - With Gray Or Silver
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: Carissa

Other Pets at Paws for Life Rescue and Adoption

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Carissa, a Troy Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/American Staffordshire Terrier puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/American Staffordshire Terrier for sale in Troy, or seeking a Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/American Staffordshire Terrier puppy from a breeder in Troy.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Troy 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 Troy 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 Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/American Staffordshire Terrier breeders who help with Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium)/American Staffordshire Terrier rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Troy paves the way for another one to be saved.