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My name is Darwin-Courtesy Post!

American Staffordshire Terrier Dog for adoption in Lake Forest, California - Darwin-Courtesy Post
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I'm being cared for by:
The Little Red Dog, Inc

Facts about Darwin-Courtesy Post

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 8077411-D2014052
If you are interested in Darwin, please contact Rachel at: HollywoofToTheRescue@gmail.com or call 323-929-7311

My name is Darwin, aka Darwin Lovebug. I am an extremely GENTLE, massively sensitive, and personable 4 year old Staffordshire Terrier/Pit Bull mix. I weigh about 70lbs, but I'm essentially just an oversized lap dog (no, really- I am). I am always curious about what you are doing- so if you hear someone tip-toeing behind you, that would be me, Mr. Curious! I know basic commands, and I am housetrained- I do not like to be crated, but because I'm such a good boy, my foster mom trusts me alone while she's at work all day. Speaking of home life, I'm actually agreeable to smaller spaces, so apartment living is fine with me because I don't even like to go on walks. I'm just happiest and most content to be inside of a home all day, curled up with my favorite stuffed animal that I carry around for comfort and entertainment- I don't want much activity or have a desire to be outdoors as I am super sensitive to scary noises and activity (I think this is from being chained up in someone's backyard in my previous life before I was rescued).

I have been living with the same foster since June 2013, and little by little I have become less anxious around other dogs. I have been through socialization camp, which has boosted my confidence quite a bit, but I'm still scared of most other dogs when I am outdoors on leash (again, because I was always a backyard dog, I just never learned how to walk on leash calmly or how to meet other dogs). I guess you can say I am dog selective- a dominant, loud or pushy kind of dog will only upset me, but if you are a fun, calm dog, you and I can be best friends- just like my foster sister Mynka and I are (she's the white pit bull in the pictures- she is my favorite and yes, she's also looking for a forever home). I also have no toy or food aggression issues- I am not jealous and do not have any issues sharing, which is also great for any families out there with kids (which I do love as well, someone fun to follow around, take naps with, and watch tv next to at night).

All I want is a home to call my own, and a family who understands that I am just a sensitive but extremely loving dog whose confidence comes from the security and patience you give me.

I am neutered, microchipped and up to date on all of my shots. If you are interested in fostering or adopting me, let's set up a meet and greet! Please contact my foster mom Rachel at: HollywoofToTheRescue@gmail.com​

About The Little Red Dog, Inc

About Our Rescue Group...

Dogs are man's best friend, but it is not always the other way around. The Little Red Dog was founded in memory of a little red American Pit Bull Terrier who did not make it. If you are familiar with the Michael Vick dog fighting case chronicled in The Lost Dogs: Michael Vick's Dogs and Their Tale of Rescue and Redemption. The Little Red Dog was brutally beaten to death by Vick and his cronies because she didn't want to fight.

The Little Red Dog rescues dogs; red, blue, tan, white, brown, black and all colors in between. We do not discriminate against ANY breed; that's because we are a real rescue, and we will help as many animals as we can. Our primary goal is to get them into loving homes. Our hope that some day all of them make it, but most of all, we will never forget the Little Red Dog and many others who did not.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We have bi monthly adoption events every month. Check back often for times and locations. See all of our adoptable pets here: http://www.adoptapet.com/adoption_rescue/82888.html

Our Adoption Process...

All of our animals come fully vaccinated and spayed or neutered (if old enough), and microchipped. Puppies and kittens will be spayed/neutered and have all shots when they are old enough. There is an Adoption application, a quick phone interview to make sure it is a good fit, a meet and greet with the dog, then a home check, and an adoption contract. We ask for a $375 donation at the time of adoption so that we can save other dogs from the shelter.