My name is Michelle!

American Staffordshire Terrier/Boxer Mix Dog for adoption in Baltimore, Maryland - Michelle
Photo 1 - American Staffordshire Terrier/Boxer Mix Dog for adoption in Baltimore, Maryland - Michelle
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Facts about Michelle

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier/Boxer Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Michelles story is about hope, and finding the silver lining within every cloud; She still needs our help, and we can if we try and set our minds to it. Michelle is approximately 4 year old American Staffordshire terrier who was saved from a horrific situation that most people would not even dream exists. Michelle is one of the small group of dogs that was saved from a dog fighting ring in Baltimore. Although we do not believe she was used for fighting, and it appears she was instead used for repeated breeding, she still survived this horrific existence. When her original owner was charged with dog fighting, and other crimes, she and the others were held in Baltimore County Animal Control facility for 2 years awaiting his final conviction. Because the dogs were considered as evidence in the case, they were not in a normal shelter environment. Instead, they were caged without any real human interaction, including no walks outside, and received only food and water. Once the case came to trial and the owner was convicted these poor dogs were going to be euthanized since they were no longer needed as evidence. Michelle has proven to be a wonderful dog in spite of her very sad and torturous life. She has worked for many months now with a professional trainer as well as with members of our organization and she has proven to be a very adoptable girl. As with any dog that has been kenneled for a long period of time, Michelle will need lots of and love and some patience as she learns to adjust to life in a home. Fortunately, she has already displayed her ability to learn quickly and adapt well—and is extremely receptive to a loving environment. Michelle is a sweet and endearing pup; she likes to not only receive attention, but is quite affectionate herself! Michelle has started to become inquisitive as well she takes in all the new sights, sounds, and smells that she can since she had not had the opportunity to explore them in her prior life. We are in desperate search of a loving home this girl, who has been written about and photographed on the front page of the Baltimore Sun newspaper, because their story was so unimaginable and horrible.Because of Michelle's background and history, we do require she be placed in a home where she is the only dog, but a sweet girl like this deserves to be in home where she is the center of attention. Michelle's story will only story of salvation and triumph if we can find her a home, until then she continues to await her final step to finding a true home. Please help us make Michelle's story one of redemption and success, and with a happy ending, help us find her home! Please contact Russell at ; if you are interested and can help!

About Adopt a Homeless Animal

About Our Rescue Group...

Adopt a Homeless Animal Rescue (AAHA) is a nonprofit dedicated to rescuing and assisting animals in crisis. We actively combat animal cruelty in any form.

We have a particular commitment to pit bulls and aim to raise awareness about the breed, help those in need, and educate the public:
•We seek to promote this lovely yet unfairly maligned breed as the sweet, intelligent, affectionate, and people-oriented dogs they are.
•We assume stewardship over their well-being and strive to make this world a better place for them.
•We serve as a resource and/or liaison for shelters, individuals, and the community at large, advocating for any animal in harm's way.
•We also function in an advisory role for private citizens who seek assistance and guidance in better caring for their pets.

We are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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Come Meet Our Pets...

We are a rescue that is dependent on volunteers as we do not have a physical building. Thus, our dogs are in foster homes, so if you would like to meet one of our dogs please contact us to make arrangements. Thanks!

Our Adoption Process...

An approved application, vet reference, personal reference check and home visit are required to finalize an adoption. Also, there is a $175 adoptiong fee/ donation to help offset some of the expenses relating to vaccinations, spay / neuter, feeding, boarding and miscellanious veterinary costs.
Adoption fees are used to continue to help homeless animals in need!