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My name is Bella!

American Staffordshire Terrier/Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Troy, Michigan - Bella
Photo 1 - American Staffordshire Terrier/Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Troy, Michigan - Bella
Photo 2 - American Staffordshire Terrier/Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix Dog for adoption in Troy, Michigan - Bella

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

Bella's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Bella's Story...
Hello, my name is Bella. I am 10 months old. I am super sweet and friendly. I love everyone I meet. I love to play with other dogs and to spend time with the family. In foster care, I live with two Great Danes and some kids. I am housetrained and crate trained. I am smart and learning all the great things that every dog should know. I have a huge heart and so much love to give. I am active, energetic and playful. Will you give me a chance to be your best friend? I am spayed, microchipped, vaccinated and ready to go! Adoption fee: $75. Fee includes testing, deworming, vaccinations, spay/neuter, 60 days of free pet insurance and microchip.

Apply online: www.pawsforliferescue.org.

UPCOMING EVENT:
Saturday, January 9: Adoption Event at Petco, 29335 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington Hills (just south of 13 Mile Rd). From noon to 4 p.m., come meet adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens (as available - not all adoptable animals will be at every event). Adoption event dates for 2016: January 9, January 23, February 6, February 20, March 5, March 19, April 2, April 16, May 7, May 21, June 4, June 18, July 2, July 16, August 6, August 20, September 3, September 17, October 1, October 15, November 5, November 19, December 3 and December 17.

Sunday, January 24: Adoption Event at PetPeople, 6520 Telegraph Rd, Bloomfield Hills. From noon to 4 p.m., come meet adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens (as available - not all adoptable animals will be at every event) on the last Sunday of every month. Event dates for 2016: January 24, February 28, March 27, April 24, May 22, June 26, July 24, August 28, September 25, October 23, November 27 and December 25.


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 Bella

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier/Retriever (Unknown Type) Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: Bella

Other Pets at Paws for Life Rescue and Adoption

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Bella, a Troy American Staffordshire Terrier/Retriever (Unknown Type) dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a American Staffordshire Terrier/Retriever (Unknown Type) for sale in Troy, or seeking a American Staffordshire Terrier/Retriever (Unknown Type) dog 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 American Staffordshire Terrier/Retriever (Unknown Type) breeders who help with American Staffordshire Terrier/Retriever (Unknown Type) rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Troy paves the way for another one to be saved.