My name is Meatball!

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Newhall, California - Meatball
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New Leash On Life Animal Rescue

Facts about Meatball

  • Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10538377

We love our little man: Meatball!

Rescued from a high-kill City shelter after being returned THREE times for having 'too much energy,' things looked pretty grim for this stumpy stud-muffin.  His cropped ears and pearly white teeth didn't help matters, despite his ache to love, snuggle and kiss anyone who would give him the chance.

Luckily, our Rescue Team got to Meatball just in time -- we knew our Trainers and Volunteers would have no problem showing Meatball the correct way to a forever home, and were happy to rescue him from an undeserved fate to rehabilitate a dog who clearly had much to offer but had never had any semblance of discipline in his life.

After a little TLC, Meatball couldn't wait to get started with his next activity: meeting everyone at the Ranch, and making new friends!  We proudly parade this adorable kiss-machine around to anyone who will take notice... he is an amazing dog, and he promises to do his very best to keep you happy and smiling for the rest of your days if you give him the opportunity!

Due to his strength and energy levels, it is recommended that Meatball be in a home with older children who he can't accidentally knock over while playing.  He seems to get along with most other dogs, but definitely thrives when the other dog is calm and has obedience manners.  Cats and small critter households probably won't work for this curious guy.

Meatball will definitely need a daily outlet for his energy - such as walks or dog park adventures, maybe even frolicking on the shallow step of a pool!  He does well on a leash and will only continue to improve, provided he isn't given the opportunity to pull with a harness or flat collar while out exploring.  

Meatball is a genuinely happy dude, full of pep and personality.  He enjoys long walks, lazy days at the park, endless amounts of tug-of-war, and cuddles after it's all said and done!  He is always down to play and explore, so if you have an active life and are looking for a handsome guy to take along for the ride, Meatball is your man!

About New Leash On Life Animal Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

New Leash On Life Animal Rescue Foundation was started in 1997 by a group of animal-loving individuals united by a vision -- to make overpopulation, unwanted pets, crowded shelters, and euthanasia things of the past.

In 2002, the organization moved to a 13-acre facility in the Santa Clarita Valley and established their base of operations there: a haven for many companion animals who would have otherwise been lost within the shelter system. The organization also established programs to help provide locals with better learning resources, to help enrich their education as animal owners.

Today, the Ranch is a borderline magical place, and offers a wide variety of additional services, such as: boarding, training, volunteer programs, CGC certification, and much more -- the proceeds from which go directly back into the rescue efforts, spearheaded by New Leash On Life's passionate staff and proactive volunteers.

New Leash On Life has also pioneered a unique program: the Lend A Paw (LAP) program, which offer training for both shelter and already-adopted dogs to become licensed therapy dogs for visits to hospitals, nursing homes, schools for special needs students, and veteran facilities.

Today, New Leash On Life can proudly say it has been directly responsible for spaying and neutering thousands of pets, rescuing, rehabbing and re-homing over 5,000 shelter dogs from various high-kill shelters all across Southern California, as well as making a continued determined effort to better educate the community on responsible pet ownership.

Together, in coalition with amazing organizations like Best Friends Animal Society, New Leash On Life is determined to save even more helpless lives, build a comprehensive network of allies to help all animals in need (even those not in our immediate area), and make LA (and beyond) no-kill, forever!

Come Meet Our Pets...

We are by appointment ONLY!

For full details or to schedule with us, visit our website at:

Our Adoption Process...

Find your new best friend

Fill out an Adoption Application for that dog

Meet the dog in person, and interview with a New Leash On Life representative

Provide pictures of the home and/or yard to ensure it is safe and secure

Make a tax deductible adoption donation ($250 for adult dogs, $350 for puppies -- unless otherwise noted in Special Offers)