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My name is Orion!

American Staffordshire Terrier Dog for adoption in Hankamer, Texas - Orion
Photo 1 - American Staffordshire Terrier Dog for adoption in Hankamer, Texas - Orion
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Tall Tails Animal Rescue - TX Chapter

Facts about Orion

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10383017-KM-Orion
Orion is fully trained as a world class ballerina! Growing up on the mean streets, but not being mean, led Orion to the shelter of a ballet studio…where he picked up the trade and quickly found he was a natural. Traveling from show to show has taken him around the world and he has seen it all…but had to retire early due to a serious eyelid injury (never mention The Madagascar Incident around him!!). Upon retiring, Orion returned to his roots in Fifth Ward, where he quickly discovered was not the right place for a ballerina and his pink tutus!! Needless to say, Orion has had a tough retirement. We found him hiding under a vacant house with bite wounds from head to toe. He was swollen, infected, battered & bruised, but could still pirouette with the best of them!! Probably due to his days in the limelight, Orion loves attention and will do whatever you need him to do as long as he can be by your side. Whether keeping your feet warm while you read a good book or walking with you on an evening stroll through the neighborhood, Orion is ready & willing. Orion is a playful “kid” who aims to please. He loves all people and most dogs but, due to his rough past, needs to be in a home with no other dominant males. Orion will not start a conflict but he also will not always back down from one. He’s a lover (and a ballerina), not a fighter! Please consider making Orion a part of your family…he will make you smile day after day! Click on the link to see a news report about Orion back in 2012 after he was healing from his rescue. Since the report he has fully healed and is no longer a skinny boy. He is such a beauty! http://www.examiner.com/article/orion-a-forgotten-dog-of-the-5th-ward but hard headed

About Tall Tails Animal Rescue - TX Chapter

About Our Rescue Group...

We are Tall Tails Animal Rescue that works by the side of the Crosby Puppy Massacre group from Crosby, TX. We rescue animals abandoned on the streets in the Houston area. In June 2014 we officially received our non profit status under the name "Animal Safety League of Northeast Harris County"

Come Meet Our Pets...

Most of our dogs are located in Hankamer, TX about 45 minutes East of Houston, TX however we do ship all over the United States and to Canada.

Our Adoption Process...

Local adoption fees are $175. Our animals come completely vaccinated, spayed/neutered and microchipped.

Out of the area and out of state adoptions are possible, please contact us for the transport costs.

Please email for a pre-adoption application; once approved we can set up a meet & greet to see if the dog is a perfect fit for your family. If you decide to take the dog home, we do a trial run to make sure he or she fits well in it's new environment before finalizing the adoption paperwork.