My name is zzStar!

American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Dallas, Texas - zzStar
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Paws In The City

Facts about zzStar

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: Brindle - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 8765152

 zzStar is a small American Staffordshire mix rescued from being euthanized at a facility in Smith County, TX, but now her rescuers need to find her a loving forever home! She is a happy-go-lucky girl with a sweet and loving disposition. She gets along great with other dogs and enjoys a good romp and wrestle. She would do best with dogs of her own size or larger, because she doesn’t quite realize her size and can be a little rough with smaller dogs. She definitely thinks she is a lap dog and LOVES to snuggle. Star is quite the lovebug and just wants to make her humans happy. She is 90% house-trained but has an accident every once and a while. As long as she is taken out every few hours, she is fine. Star has not been around children, but I feel like she would love them. It would be better if they were big enough to defend themselves from potential jumping. She is crate trained and is crated during the day when we are at work and sleeps in our room in a crate at night. She readily gets in her crate when told. The only behavioral issues Star exhibits is jumping, leash pulling and a bit of rambunctiousness which is to be expected from a young pup. She really just needs a bit of professional training, and then she will be good to go! Star weighs approximately 45 lbs and is about one year old. She is such a beautiful girl and cannot wait to find her forever home!

 Disclaimer: This dog is a participant in the Paws in the City Guest Dog Program, so ongoing care and custody are provided by the foster, not by Paws in the City.  A $200 adoption fee is due at the time of adoption and will go to the foster.   To meet this dog, please fill out an adoption application at the Paws in the City website

About Paws In The City

About Our Rescue Group...

Paws In The City® is committed to supporting the City of Dallas Animal Shelter by hosting off-site adoptions for the dogs and spay/neuter education and fundraising through specific outreach programs.

Paws In The City is a nonprofit, 501 (c) 3 organization committed to ending overpopulation, abuse and neglect of Dallas dogs and cats . We are an all volunteer organization with no paid staff.

Paws In The City is committed to the following goals:

 Rescuing homeless dogs and cats from the City of Dallas animal shelters by sponsoring off-site adoptions to find these abandoned animals terrific, loving homes…often many of these wonderful pets are days away from being euthanized simply because there are not enough homes... a tragedy we are determined to end;

 Providing a comforting and positive environment for adoptions;

 Providing medical care to neglected, abused, and injured animals through our outreach efforts;

 Educating the public on responsible pet ownership; and

 Supporting spay and neuter programs…the simple, common sense solution to ending the number of unwanted dogs and cats on our streets and in our city shelters.

Why we do it

Nationwide Stats:
12 million animals are euthanized each year in the United States.
That is 1 million a month
1,388 animals an hour
70,000 - The number of kittens and puppies born in the US each day.
10,000 - The number of people born in the US each day.

Local Stats:

In 2004, the city of Dallas impounded 28,686 dogs and cats.
25,699 were killed by lethal injection.
Less than 2000 were adopted or re-claimed by owners.
200,000 - Estimated cats and dogs killed each year in animal shelters in Denton, Collin, Tarrant, and Dallas alone.

Come Meet Our Pets...

See our website for adopt-a-pet locations and times on Saturdays.

Otherwise, once we receive your application we can make arrangements for you to meet the animal. Usually, the foster parent will bring the animal to your home.

Our Adoption Process...

Requirements to Adopt a Dog in Foster Care: Before adopting, we require an approved pre-adoption application, an interview, a home check, a signed adoption contract and an adoption fee (dogs=$200 / puppies=$250 / cats=$125) to cover the animal’s health-related expenses and boarding while in our care. All of our animals are spayed or neutered, are current on shots, tested and de-wormed.

Go to our website for our pre-adoption application, and click on Adopt a Dog or Adopt a Cat for the pre-adoption application (in PDF format). Please print and complete the application and then email or fax it to the following address:

972 421 1697 Or

Once we receive your pre-adoption application, we will contact you for a phone interview and continue the adoption process from there. Feel free to contact us by email if you would like more information on any animal.