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My name is Sophie (SoSo)!

American Staffordshire Terrier Dog for adoption in Birmingham, Alabama - Sophie (SoSo)
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Soldiers for Strays Rescue & Rehab

Facts about Sophie (SoSo)

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 396
PLEASE READ ENTIRE AD PRIOR TO CONTACTING US. THANK YOU

ADOPTION FEE $300

This perfect itty bitty Staffy was abandoned at her vet's office by her former family and we cannot figure out why. She is the sweetest, most loving pup around. She is perfect with other dogs of all sizes, indifferent to cats, loves children, just an all around amazing gal. She is happy going jogging with you or sitting on the couch watching your favorite shows. She does very well when left alone while you work and would be great for an apartment or a house.

You must have Guardian breed experience to adopt a Guardian breed from us. You must have Bully breed experience to adopt a Bully breed from us. Please tell us about your's when contacting us. We do not ship our dogs, you must come to our location in Sylacauga AL 35151 to meet them and for us to meet you. At that time we will go over all training of your new dog so, please plan on being here a minimum of one hour.

Our screening/application process is listed here, http://www.soldiersforstrays.org/awaiting-discharge---al-location.html

Our screening process is not negotiable, it is set in place to protect our dogs, you the general public, and your current pets and children. If not willing to provide all of the information to ensure the safety of the dog you are inquiring about then please do not waste our time contacting us. If it states the dog cannot be placed with other dogs, then no other dogs, your dog is not the exception just because your dog is friendly and loves everything. The dogs we take in are on their last stop when coming to our rescue. They have been turned down or failed by other rescues for behavior issues and come to us for rehabbing. While we do not place aggressive dogs back in the general public, we give them sanctuary, not all dogs can peacefully live in a home with another dog. All dogs have been with us for a minimum of 30 days prior to being considered for adoption.

Our adoption fee's are nonnegotiable. The adoption fee does not come close to covering the care of the dog while with us however, the fee goes towards helping the next dog in need. If you cannot afford or are unwilling to pay the fee listed for a fully vetted, fully trained dog then you are not the home we are looking for, for one of our dogs.

We do not foster out our dogs, thank you but please do not ask to foster. We do not feel it is in the best interest in our dogs to be moved around from one home to the next. When they leave us they are going to their forever home.

All of our dogs come crate trained, leash trained, basic obedience trained, and are house broken. We back our dogs for life and will provide free training for them at our location if a behavior issue occurs, even 10 years from date of adoption. They are UTD on vaccinations, spayed or neutered, double microchipped. They are HW- and on prevention for HW's as well as flea & tick medication. In the event they are HW+ (the ad will state if so) we provide all medication to treat plus cover all medical related to until such time they receive two negative test results. HW treatment is noninvasive and simply giving oral medication cures the disease, it is nothing like it use to be.

Appearances can be deceiving. When in doubt about a breed or breeds of a dog, we do a DNA test. It will come with the dogs medical records at the time of adoption.

All of our dogs are on a raw diet, we do not use commercial dog food and we cannot recommend it. It is all bad for dogs, all of it, no matter what it cost it is killing dogs. Just Google the rendering process from which dog food is made. Per our contract our dogs must remain on raw. It is very easy, cheaper than a high end grain free, and will keep your dog healthy and he/she will live years longer.

About Soldiers for Strays Rescue & Rehab

About Our Rescue Group...

The mission of Soldiers for Strays Rescue & Rehab is to not only help displaced Guardian and Bully Breeds find loving and safe homes, but to help displaced US Veterans with housing, employment, & stability so they may reenter and succeed in the civilian lifestyle. We also offer help and education with training, spay/neuter assistance, vaccinations, & veterinarian help to families in need so they may keep their dog's with them. We firmly believe any loving family should be able to keep their dog(s), coming into rescue is not always the answer.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Please see our website and donate via any of the links provided there. Shopping via the Amazon links on our page will donate a % of your purchase to our rescue. We also have an Amazon Wishlist for our Veterans and our pups. Thank you

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are located in on Lay Lake in Fayetteville 35151 and will have a new facility opening in Oct 2016 in Montevallo AL.

Our dogs are available world wide however, we do not ship our dogs. We require you and any children and other pets in the home to come and meet the dog you're interested in to make sure it is the perfect fit for all involved.

We will not schedule a meet and greet prior to verification that you are a suitable home for the dog you have inquired about. We are not open to the general public as we schedule our dogs training around meeting their potential new families. We are available by appointment only, Thursday-Sunday 2pm-6pm.

If flying in to meet one of our dogs the closest major airport is Birmingham. We are 2 hours from ATL airport.

Please plan on being here a minimum of one hour to meet, spend time with, go over contract, and to go over training of your new family member.

Our Adoption Process...

Adoptions fee's are on a case by case basis. Each dog's listing has their adoption fee in it. Our fee's are not negotiable.If you cannot afford the adoption fee on a fully vetted, purebred ex-large breed then you cannot afford to maintain their care properly.

Dogs that are available as therapy, ESD, and Service dogs to Veterans are free of charge to qualifying veterans. Please note, not every dog is service dog material. Military, Veterans, Law Enforcement, Firemen, Paramedics are entitled to a discount.


IN ORDER TO SCHEDULE A MEET & GREET:

1) We require a photo copy of your DL or Passport/Visa. In addition if you have a military ID presenting that as well will entitle you to a discount for the adoption fee.

2) We require a letter of reference from your veterinarian for past/current pets. Even if you have not owned a pet in numerous years, we must have your last veterinarian's letter of reference stating your dog(s) were well cared for, received all needed medical care, were/are altered, and if passed on COD.

3) We require a video tour of your home/yard/fence. You may need to break this down to a few video's to send to us which is fine.

4) If you rent: Letter from landlord stating you are allowed to have a dog and include the breed you are looking to adopt. This must include the landlords phone number as well as address. We do verify property owner through public records.

5) If you own: Letter from insurance agent or copy of policy stating you have no restrictions on tenacious breeds.

6) We will run a criminal background check. Any violent offenses or offense animal related automatically disqualify you.

7) A home check is required. If living outside of the area a home check will be performed by a reputable rescue.

Please tell us about yourself, family, lifestyle, current/past pets when contacting us. If an ad states past experience required, that means the dog is only available to someone with guardian breed experience. If you do not have this, please do not inquire. Pit Bull experience is NOT guardian breed experience.