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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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Tonka's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, and up to date with shots.

Tonka's Story...
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

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

Other Pets at Dusty Paws Rescue, Inc.

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Tonka, a Castro Valley Cattle Dog/American Staffordshire Terrier dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Cattle Dog/American Staffordshire Terrier for sale in Castro Valley, or seeking a Cattle Dog/American Staffordshire Terrier dog from a breeder in Castro Valley.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Castro Valley already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Castro Valley breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Cattle Dog/American Staffordshire Terrier breeders who help with Cattle Dog/American Staffordshire Terrier rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Castro Valley paves the way for another one to be saved.