My name is Moo!

American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Smithfield, North Carolina - Moo
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Johnston County Animal Protection League

Facts about Moo

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: White - With Black
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Moo is a handsome and energetic boy.
He is crate trained and is quiet over night.
He doesn't like to be alone and will do best in a home where his people are not gone from the home for long periods.
He gets along well with other dogs but tends to bully small dogs. He will do best in a home with dominant dogs that keep him in line. He should probably go to a home that has other dogs unless the owners are committed to keeping him busy.
He is used to living with cats and unless they run (if they run he will chase) he leaves them alone.
He is not food aggressive.
Moo likes toys and NEEDS toys he can chew on and carry. He chews on toys like a teething puppy but has not chewed on anything other than toys.
He is house broken as long as he can potty every hour or so. If he has to pee and doesn't get outside he will pee inside. I think that with time he will learn to wait but keep in mind that prior to being rescued I believe he lived outside.
Moo will try to dominate and instinctively knows who he can dominate. He should not go to a home with young children. He put his teeth on a 5 year old that was visiting our home - 3 different times within a 1 hour window. The third time he bit down hard enough to make her cry and left a red mark (no pucture). He needs to be adopted by a experienced and committed owner. Initially Moo comes across as timid (which he can be - especially with men) but as he becomes comfortable he can try to disregard respect and obedience.
Moo does well riding in the car.
He is currently eating 3 cups of food per day - 1 1/2 cups, 2 times per day.

Are you interested in adopting Moo or another JCAPL pet you have seen? You'll need to start by completing an adoption application, available online at our website: There is no obligation to adopt by completing an application, however, we do recommend submitting an application as soon as you find an animal you are interested in. We review applications in the order they are received.

Completed applications can be sent via email to, faxed to 919-300-5524, or delivered in person by visiting us at one of our adoption events on Saturdays at PetSmart in Garner (White Oak Shopping Center).

We will contact you as soon as possible once we receive your application for Moo.

Thanks for thinking adoption!

About Johnston County Animal Protection League

About Our Rescue Group...

We are the Johnston County Animal Protection League (JCAPL). We are a 501 (c)(3) non profit, founded in 2001.

Our primary function and purpose is animal advocacy and to promote animal welfare, in all its aspects.

We do rescue and adoptions, outreach (providing low cost spay/neuter); and education.

Fax: 919-300-5524, Phone: 919-989-7601, email:

We are unpaid volunteers, but we continue to try and fill the void wherever we see the need, and we do it because the need is great and the animals are innocent in all the crimes and abuses against them.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

CATS and KITTENS: Our adoptable cats & kittens are at the Luv-A-Pet Centers at PetSmart, White Oak in Garner and in Brightleaf Blvd in Smithfield).

Cats can be seen during regular store hours by asking a manager or by appointment, with JCAPL. On Saturdays between 10am and 2pm, JCAPL volunteers bring additional cats and kittens to the Luv-A-Pet Center at both locations.

We do rotate our cats and kittens regularly so if you see a cat or kitten online, but do not see them at Petsmart, they are most likely taking a break at their foster home. Please feel free to contact us if you have questions about the adoption status of specific cat or kitten.

DOGS and PUPPIES can be seen at the PetSmart at White Oak Shopping Center from 10:00 am until 2:00 p.m. on Saturdays every other week, or by appointment with individual foster homes.

Our Adoption Process...

Dogs $175.00 (includes the animal spayed or neutered, current on vaccines that are age appropriate; flea & tick prevention and heartworm prevention, dewormed and microchip)(refundable $100 deposit required if the puppy is too young to be spayed or neutered - deposit returned after spay/neuter has been completed and verified with veterinarian)

Cats $110 (current on vaccines (FVRCP & Rabies), dewormed, FelV/FIV tested, Advantage or Revolution applied and spayed or neutered (refundable $100 deposit required if the kitten is too young to be spayed or neutered - deposit returned after spay/neuter has been completed and verified with veterinarian).

We require an Adoption Application to be completed, interview with potential adopter, sometimes home visits are done and vet references checked when possible. If the potential adopter lives in a rental property, we will need verification from the property owner or management that pets are allowed, how many and what restrictions may apply. An Adoption Agreement and Medical History form are signed. We require a deposit if animal is pending spay or neuter appointment, and monitor follow-up to keeping the appointment.