My name is Hoss!

Great Dane/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Dog for adoption in Nashville, Tennessee - Hoss
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Facts about Hoss

  • Breed: Great Dane/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10181769

NAME:           Hoss
BREED:          Bird Dog/Am Staffordshire Terrier mix
COLOR:         White with Brindle Accents
AGE:              1.5 yrs old as of June 2016
WEIGHT:      68 lbs - full grown
TEMPMT:      Playful, sweet, puppyish; good sleeping partner;
PETS:            Good with calm, non-growly dogs; Too excited about cats;
HUMANS:      Great with everyone.
CHILDREN:    Children over 12 only.  Too bouncy for small children
TRAINING:   Crate, Pottie and Obedience trained
VETTING:      Up to Date on vaccinations; neutered; healthy;


This adorable boy is a beautiful combination of white and brindle dark spots under his white fur.  He is a sweet, loving boy.  He is fully of play and puppyness but once he's finished playing all he wants to be near you to snuggle.  He can easily entertain himself with one of his toys, or his favorite, a cow hoof.  He enjoys walking and is good on leash.  He is not clingy but loves to follow you and help you with your chores.  He is a great companion.  It is clear that Hoss will be a calm adult.  Today, however, he's a bit too energetic for small children, and cats are still off the list.  

Hoss will do well as an only dog or a calm, unassuming, non-growly dog.  Hoss gets along with both sexes but if he is to be adopted as a companion to another dog he will be adopted to a calm female dog companion only.

We believe Hoss to be an American Staffordshire Terrier / Bird dog mix.  He stands like a bird dog with his paw up and his tail out in that bird dog signature way.  His American Staffordshire side of his ancestry is of the Sierra line.  They are typically white with brindle accents and they have a brindle round spot somewhere on their body.   Hoss's is on top of his back.  This line is not well known and therefore not listed on the adoption listing guidelines.  It was begun in California and about 20 years ago the breed was continued in East TN.  Sierra Am Staffs are even tempered, protective, loving, super loyal. This breed is highly intelligent and trainable.  Hoss falls well into these guidelines.  Hoss is intelligent and obeys his commands well and quickly.  

Hoss will be adopted to an inside forever family only.  Must own home.  Fence required.  An application, references, vet check and home visit are required.  Hoss's adoption donation of $200 will be used to help other abandoned pets.

For an application, please contact  Hoss Thanks You!

HIS STORY:  Hoss was bouncing around a busy Nashville intersection, terrified and confused of fast uncaring cars, not knowing which way to turn to get out of his predicament.   A Good Samaritan stopped traffic, opened the door of her car and thank the Lord, he jumped right in.    She could not keep him and took him to a veterinary clinic.  When his time was up there a kill shelter was his only option.  That's when Silver Rescue took him in.  

It was quickly evident that he had never lived in a house.  He didn't know what a milk bone or a cow hoof was. And he had no clue what a dog toy was or to do with it.  He curiously cocked his head at the running shower or dishes being washed, or any house hold noises for that matter.

But all sooooo happy that he did not have to live alone and outside anymore.  He was happy to be loved and to give love in return.  Though sad that he found himself alone, starving and scared, it was his lucky day when the Good Samaritan opened her car to him.  

Hoss was skin and bone at 40 lbs.  He should have weighed at least 20lbs more.  Today he is filled out to a healthy weight at 68lbs. His veterinarian says he is at his permanent adult size.  He looks good now, trim, muscular and sexy.  He is a happy boy and he is ready for his own forever home with someone who will love him, take him for daily walks or even on hikes and lets him live inside to be the proper companion and family member that he was born to be.

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Our Adoption Process...

.Yes, we do an application and contract as well as an adoption fee.