My name is Daisy!

American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Arlington, Virginia - Daisy
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Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia

Facts about Daisy

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Unknown
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10694694

Daisy was rescued by some local Good Samaritans who found her wandering in the middle of the road on a rural highway in SC that’s very busy with logging trucks. She was terrified, and it took about 15 minutes for her to trust her rescuers. Very thin and dirty, it was clear that Daisy had been abandoned and living on her own for some time.

She was fostered in SC with 2 large dogs, 3 Chi's, 3 cats, and chickens, and did well with them all.  Her foster mom says that she doesn't have a mean bone in her body. She's also good with young kids and is currently being fostered with a 5 yo boy and a small senior Pug, and has a very gentle, submissive nature. 

Daisy is house trained and will typically tell you when she needs to go out. She tends to drink a lot after playtime, so needs to be monitored for water intake, or she can have an accident. She is crate trained, and goes in her crate during the day when no one is home. She is very smart and has already learned some basic commands like sit and high five. She walks great on leash, and has adjusted quickly to the sights and sounds of the suburbs. 

Our vet estimated her to be around one year old, and she still has puppy playfulness and likes to chew. She only weights about 38 pounds, and appears to be a mini or pocket pittie mix. She's cute as can be, and a very friendly dog who greets new people, dogs, and cats with ease and will fit well in well with most families. 

 Apply today!

BREED ESTIMATE:  American Staffordshire mix or Pocket Pittie
GENDER: Female
COAT TYPE:  short
OTHER INFO: utd on shots/spayed/microchipped


FOR MORE INFO OR TO ADOPT: Please go to and complete the application.

You can also help save dogs like this one by becoming a foster, providing a rescue dog with a temporary home and giving them the love and care they need until they are permanently adopted. Every person who fosters is directly responsible for saving the life of a dog, because we can only save as many dogs as we have foster families available to welcome them into their homes. If you think you might be interested in becoming a foster and want to learn more, please go to and fill out an application.

Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia is an all-volunteer, foster-based rescue that primarily adopts to families in the DC Metro area.

About Dogs Deserve Better of Northern Virginia

About Our Rescue Group...

Dogs Deserve Better, 2003 First Place Winner of the ASPCA/Chase Pet Protector Award, is a voice for chained and penned dogs, whose sadness speaks only through the eyes. As the days become years, many of these dogs sit, lay, eat, and defecate within the same 10-foot radius. Chained by the neck, they exist without affection, exercise, social interaction, and sometimes even basic nourishment. They live as prisoners, yet long to be pets.

Chaining is not only inhumane for dogs, but is dangerous to the community. Chained dogs, unsocialized with humans, can become very territorial of their tiny space, and anyone who wanders into this space can be attacked.

Would you for one second choose to live the life of these dogs? No matter what reason is given, the bottom line is that it is NOT ok to chain a dog for life. Dogs should not have to live chained or penned as prisoners, yearning for a place in a family, craving acknowledgement, respect, and love. They DESERVE BETTER, and we as caretakers have the obligation to provide it for them.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our dogs are located in foster homes in the DC Metro area. Please go to and fill out an application, and once you have been approved, we can schedule a meeting with a dog who will be a good fit for your home.

Our Adoption Process...

The first step in the process is to complete an adoption application at
Secondly, we will set up a time for you to meet the dog in his or her foster home. If the visit goes well and the dog appears to be a good fit for your home, the next step is the home visit. Finally, the official adoption contract is signed and the adoption fee is paid.