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My name is Tonka!

Cattle Dog/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Castro Valley, California - Tonka
Photo 1 - Cattle Dog/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Castro Valley, California - Tonka
Photo 2 - Cattle Dog/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Castro Valley, California - Tonka
Photo 3 - Cattle Dog/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Castro Valley, California - Tonka
Photo 4 - Cattle Dog/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Castro Valley, California - Tonka
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Dusty Paws Rescue, Inc.

Facts about Tonka

  • Breed: Cattle Dog/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: Brindle - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 1546
Tonka is a handsome medium-sized dog, about 60 lbs and approximately 2 years old. Based on his resemblance to another dog whose DNA results we have, we think he may be Cattle dog, American Staffordshire Terrier and a mix of several other breeds, including hound.

Tonka came from a rural shelter in Central California which gets very little foot traffic. He had been there a whole year! Shelter volunteers liked him very much and finally sent out a call for his rescue. Tonka is now in a Dusty Paws foster home, re-learning life on the outside. It is a thrill for him to have compatible dogs to play with and a lovely big yard to romp in. And grass under his feet instead of concrete!.

Because of his long stretch in a shelter, and possibly also due to some abuse he suffered as a pup, Tonka has some underlying anxiety which needs to be considered by a prospective adopter. He can be reactive to human strangers and other dogs when out on a walk if he feels threatened. However, his foster dad has been taking him on practice walks and runs in a park with no issues. The person walking him needs to be a strong leader who helps him feel safe.

With the exception of un-neutered male dogs, Tonka is comfortable and playful with most canines. He is currently fostering with an older but energetic female and has also played nicely with a visiting male dog

Tonka's foster dad says he has been like a puppy - acting like everything is new to him. He is open to suggestions and is proving very trainable. Tonka is an affectionate dog, often a "leaner,” who enjoys being close to you. He is house trained and a great house dog who is content to lie around quietly in your presence. He also enjoys riding in the car - although we suspect he would be happiest in the passenger seat. In fact, he can experience separation anxiety when you are gone and is unhappy being crated.

Tonka is a sweet boy who likes company and needs a special home. We believe he will do best in an adult home where he has a mellow dog companion and/or his humans are there much of the time.

Note: Any inquiries about this companion animal will only be answered after completion of an on-line application. Copy and paste the link below or go to www.dustypawsrescue.org and view all our pets available for adoption and you will be contacted by a Dusty Paws Rescue Representative within 24 hours after receipt of your application.

http://www.dustypawsrescue.org/resources/dog-application

About Dusty Paws Rescue, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a small group of volunteers whose mission is to save abandoned, neglected and/or abused animals by placing them into permanent, safe, stable and caring new homes. All of us have experience with volunteering in shelters and continue to volunteer.

We do not mind driving to do a home visit nor do we mind taking the time to go anywhere to look at a potential needy animal who needs to be saved from any situation, either in a shelter or in a home. We do take owner surrenders and have an owner assist program but most of our animals come from shelters.

We hate to see any animal suffer and this is why we do this.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Donate button on web site

Come Meet Our Pets...

Visit our home ready animals at:
Pet Food Express
3385 Castro Valley Blvd
Castro Valley CA 94546
3rd Saturday of each month from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

Petco
3735 E Castro Valley Blvd
Castro Valley CA 94546
Advertised Adoption Week End of each month Sundays 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm See our web site www.dustypawsrescue.org
for Special Days and times.

Our Adoption Process...

Our process to adopt is as follows: An application form is completed and submitted at which time we will contact the applicant within 24 hours and discuss the animal they are interested in and make an appointment to meet or give them the date of the next adoption showcase. The entire family should meet along with any resident animals, if possible. Once that is done and it seems like a good fit, a home visit is required at which time we can leave the animal for a required sleepover period of approximately 10-14 days and a Sleepover Agreement is then signed; if that works out then we can proceed with adoption. Our adoption fee is $300 for dogs, $100 for cats, $350 for puppies under one year of age and $50 is refunded upon receipt of a Certificate of Completion of Training from a certified training facility/trainer for a puppy adoption. At any given time after the adoption, Dusty Paws Rescue will accept back into our program the adopted animal if it doesn't work out.