My name is Face!

American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Ventura, California - Face
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I'm being cared for by:
Canine Adoption and Rescue League

Facts about Face

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: Brindle - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9094838

Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier mix
DOB: est 7/2011
Color(s): Light brindle
Coat: Short
Size: Medium
Gender: Male
Altered: Yes

My name is FACE! I'm a young, affectionate American Staffordshire Terrier mix with an unusual and absolutely beautiful light brindle coat. I look like a tiger! I'm extremely gentle, loving, and cuddly. I'll lay in your lap if you let me! I walk pretty well on a leash, too, and I'm very responsive to verbal commands. I know 'sit', 'down', 'give me your paw', and my name, and I'm very obedient and alert.

I've been working with a professional trainer, and it's done me so much good! The volunteers who sponsor me decided to gift two more training sessions to the lucky family who adopts me! The trainer will come to you, anywhere in Ventura County!

I've been participating in play groups at C.A.R.L., and I've found that I am a big fan of small dogs! My tail just starts wagging like crazy when I see them, and I'm so gentle when I greet them. I love just hanging out with them, following them around and watching them run. I like many large dogs too but not all of them, so if you have one we should do a meet and greet.

I was relinquished to a high kill shelter in Los Angeles by a family who had me for three years, then suddenly decided they didn't have time for me anymore. And they kept me outside all the time, too! A few C.A.R.L. volunteers saw me on Facebook, and decided to help by networking me online. They call me 'The Crowdsourced Rescue Dog', because about twenty people contributed to sponsoring me at C.A.R.L.! On the day I was to be euthanized, four C.A.R.L. volunteers traveled to the South LA Shelter and pulled me with the help of three other rescues. I'm so lucky to have so many people pulling for me!

Naturally, I have my own Facebook page now. You can follow it at

My foster familywants you to know the following about me.
Face is a gentle, kind, and sensitive soul. He loves to please and he is very attentive and loyal. He loves to be touched, be in touch, be petted and given belly rubs and belly scratches. He knows his Name and responds to it.

Face will:

  • Sit on command
  • Stay on command
  • Go to his bed on command when you tell him 'bed'.
  • Walk calmly on a leash
  • Come when called
  • Sit while on leash when another dog passes him. We carry treats to remind and reward him...just a 'Good Boy' works if no treats.
  • Stay on bed when told
  • Wait at door when told to stay so you can go out first or come in first
  • Fetch and play with ball or toy and, of course, play tug-o-war
  • Sit and stay on command while you fix his dinner and serve it.
  • Lay at your feet and behave when patio restaurant dining
  • Eagerly ride in a car
  • Travel well and sleep well in his bed in motel room
  • Rarely bark...maybe when doorbell rings
  • Greet humans eagerly and make friends
  • Remember anyone who has been kind to him
  • Be dog selective, trying to ignore them, but he will guard his personal space and react to aggressive dogs. He prefers humans!
  • Be reactive to or protective of smaller children. Recommend caution and discretion. Unclear behavior. Older children are fine.
  • Let you give him a bath
  • Willingly go to veterinarian

  • Face has had 6 successful professional training sessions since he has been our foster dog. In January there is a group agility class in which he has been invited to participate by the trainer. We have been his foster home since early June 2016. He is a joy and a wonderful dog. His forever family will be rewarded. Will that lucky family be you?

    Additional Information: *Housetrained * Current on Vaccinations *Needs home with no small children

About Canine Adoption and Rescue League

About Our Rescue Group...

The Canine Adoption and Rescue League is a Ventura County non-profit dog rescue organization. Almost entirely run by volunteers since 1996, The Canine Adoption and Rescue League has placed over 5,000 unwanted, abandoned, and homeless dogs. Dogs in our adoption program are placed in pre-screened loving and secure homes.

The Canine Adoption and Rescue League receives hundreds of calls from people who must find a home for a stray, a litter of puppies or even a family pet.

The Canine Adoption and Rescue League's mission is to advocate for animal welfare, seeking to end the needless deaths of companion animals through our adoption, education, and outreach programs.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We hold adoptions on Saturdays (12 - 4) and Sundays (12 - 4) at our adoption center, 3203 East Main St., behind the Ventura Pet Barn in Ventura, California 93003.

We also hold monthly "Away Adoption" Events at Petco 545 West Channel Islands Boulevard
, Port Hueneme on the Third Sunday of the Month, and PetSmart 4840 Telephone Rd., Ventura every Saturday of the Month.

Our Adoption Process...

The goal of Project Second Chance is to match dogs with homes that are well suited to their needs, temperament, age, and energy level. The dogs are fostered until an appropriate permanent home is found.
Our Process Includes:
1. Select the dog that most interests you.
2. Spend some time interacting with the dog. If you already have a dog in your household, it is wise to bring your dog over to the Adoption Center to meet the dog you have selected.
3. Fill out an adoption application form (note: filling out an application DOES NOT guarantee an adoption).
4. A trained volunteer will review the application. Upon approval of the application, we will set up an appointment to visit your home to confirm that the fencing and gates are secure, and the yard is safe for the dog.
5. No dog is ever adopted from the program without a home check.
6. If more than one application is submitted for a given dog, our adoption committee will select the home that is best suited for the dog's needs.
7. The entire adoption process can take up to one week.
8. The adoption process is concluded when an Adoption Contract is completed.
9. We request a $150.00 tax-deductible adoption donation per dog.

If you can increase the donation fee for the animal you are adopting, please do so, if you cannot, please remember us during the holiday gift giving season and for donations of dog toys, dog beds, old blankets and other items all rescue groups need. But most importantly PLEASE remember to tell your friends who FALL IN LOVE with your dog (because they will) to ADOPT, don't breed or buy.