My name is Vinny!

American Staffordshire Terrier/Mastiff Mix Dog for adoption in Troy, Michigan - Vinny
Photo 1 - American Staffordshire Terrier/Mastiff Mix Dog for adoption in Troy, Michigan - Vinny
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Vinny's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, not good with kids, not good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Vinny's Story...
Hi ya, my name is Vinny. I am a young, neutered male dog in need of a home and someone to love for life. I am a big boy who weighs about 75 lbs. I am a fun dog. I am happy and full of life. I love to take walks and to go for car rides. I think people are just the best and I enjoy spending time with them. I love to be petted and scratched and told that I’m a “good boy.” I also love to play with other dogs. I am smart and I listen well. I know sit and come. I am a people pleaser and a quick learner, so training is fun for both of us. I am housetrained and crate trained. I’m an active dog when we’re outside playing and having fun, and I’m a mellow, chill dog when we’re inside reading, relaxing or just watching a movie. I would love to be the heartbeat at your feet or the big ball of love in your lap. I have one issue that I need help with and I'm working with a dog trainer now. I am afraid that someone will take my food away, so I now act possessive over it and I will not share. It's for this reason that I need an experienced dog owner. I'm wonderful in every way except for that, but I'm a smart boy who is learning and adjusting. Just give me a chance and you’ll be so glad you did! Adoption fee: $75. Adopt a pair: $115. Fee includes testing, deworming, vaccinations, spay/neuter, 60 days of free pet insurance and microchip.

Apply online: Complete this form and a volunteer will contact you to answer questions and to schedule a meet-n-greet.


NOTE ABOUT BREED LABELING: Visual breed identification of dogs is unreliable and usually inaccurate. So, for most of our adoptable dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label.

Why is labeling a dog such a big deal? A label will stick with a dog for the rest of its life. A label can mean discrimination, losing its home or even death. Labels are a problem for the dogs when we, as the local experts on animals, allow adopters, politicians and community members to think that the label we assign can predict who that dog is or will be.


Adoption Process:
Complete the application at We then arrange a location, date and time for you to meet some pets. If the meeting goes well and everyone is happy, you begin the mandatory, minimum two-week adjustment period with the pet as part of your family. You will pay the non-refundable adoption fee at the start of the two-week adjustment period. This pending period allows your new dog or cat time to adjust to their new home, new people, new routine, etc., and for you to decide if it's a match and the right pet for you. At the end of two weeks (some people extend the adjustment time as needed and that's fine too), if everyone is happy, then we finalize the adoption. Feel free to email if you have any questions.

Facts about Vinny

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier/Mastiff Mix
  • Color: Brown/Chocolate - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: Vinny

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

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

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Troy 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 Troy 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 American Staffordshire Terrier/Mastiff breeders who help with American Staffordshire Terrier/Mastiff rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Troy paves the way for another one to be saved.