My name is Fern!

American Staffordshire Terrier/Boxer Mix Dog for adoption in Carlsbad, California - Fern
Photo 1 - American Staffordshire Terrier/Boxer Mix Dog for adoption in Carlsbad, California - Fern
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Photo 3 - American Staffordshire Terrier/Boxer Mix Dog for adoption in Carlsbad, California - Fern
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Wagging Dog Rescue - San Diego Chapter

Facts about Fern

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier/Boxer Mix
  • Color: Gray/Blue/Silver/Salt & Pepper
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10569071-2016-O

Meet our sweet gal Fern, who joined our rescue fam this spring. Her shy demeanor immediately caught our hearts and when we learned she was out of time at the local shelter, we had to help. Lucky for Fern, one of our best fosters stepped up to save her life, and she's been regaining health and spirit in their most excellent care. Fern is finally ready to join her forever family and she's keeping her golden orbs peeled :)

Fernie has the cutest underbite which definitely adds to her charm. We've no idea what breeds she is - maybe staffie boxer mix in a petite < 45 lb. blue fawn package. She's a mature reserved lady of perhaps 7 years who hasn't had the easiest life, but she wants to be loved and will let you love on her, especially if you have food :) She came to us in poor shape - very thin with prominent bones, cracked and crusted nose, nasty grill, severely overgrown nails, blood borne bacteria and intestinal parasites to boot. We treated her for those unwanted guests right away and gave her a dental too. Thanks to her foster mom's nutritious home cooking and some special doggie Snout Soother, Fern's looking awesome all around. Her coat is full and soft and she's put on much needed weight. We've been working thru an occasional weakness in her back legs and she seems to be stronger and in better spirits too, enjoying a peaceful recovery in her foster home.

Fern is looking for a quiet home with loving parents and older children if any. Her mellow energy and easy care would be perfect for empty nesters or a retired couple. She does get quite excited over meals, walks, car rides and the return of her foster dad from work (and he usually has some cheese in hand so no wonder!). Her inner puppy comes out and she prances around with joy; it's really cute. She enjoys a backyard in her foster home but it isn't a deal breaker in her forever home as long as she gets a couple nice walks a day. Fern has excellent leash and car manners and likes to meet new people of any size. We think she'd love to be the only pet so she can be the star of your show. Small animals and cats are not her thing as she has a bit of drive, but a calm older male companion dog around her size may be a good match.

Fern rarely barks, is crate trained, house broken and a well mannered indoor dog. She's not destructive when left alone (although we heard she tried to eat a sock once so don't leave those lying around!). As much as she likes dirty socks, Fern can be a picky eater. She has a list of foods she's approved LOL and hopes her future parents will provide a bit o' meal variety :) Kibble is hit or miss but she's a fan of canned stuff (who isn't!) and also enjoys a dab of cottage cheese, yogurt or chicken. Fern's foster mom said that just like a child, Fern manages to pick around the green peas in her food and leaves a little pile at the bottom of her bowl. Peas are apparently not on the approved list. Haha! If our darling Fernpuff sounds like a great match to fill the empty spot in your life, let us know! She'll steal your heart as quickly as she stole ours <3

Southern California only, please.

About Wagging Dog Rescue - San Diego Chapter

About Our Rescue Group...

Wagging Dog Rescue is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization striving to help as many dogs as possible get through Southern California's shelters and find the perfect forever family. We are an all volunteer group of passionate animal advocates, owners and rescuers dedicated to improving animal welfare and restoring the unwanted family pet to his rightful place in a responsible home. All of our adoptable dogs are in a private foster home with a loving caregiver who guides them through their transition from a stressful past to a permanent and well-deserved future. We promote responsible pet ownership, firm leadership, spay and neuter... and most of all, ADOPTION.

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Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption process begins with an application (available for download here - followed by a phone interview and home visit. If other pets are in the home, we will manage dog introductions. Our adoption fees vary and will include spay/neuter, vaccinations, and microchip. In most cases our Dogs are also housebroken and crate trained with basic obedience skills. Prospective pet parents must be at least 21 years old. Adoption agreement will be required.