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My name is Smurf!

American Staffordshire Terrier/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Dog for adoption in Troy, Michigan - Smurf
Photo 1 - American Staffordshire Terrier/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Dog for adoption in Troy, Michigan - Smurf
Photo 2 - American Staffordshire Terrier/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Dog for adoption in Troy, Michigan - Smurf
Photo 3 - American Staffordshire Terrier/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Dog for adoption in Troy, Michigan - Smurf
Photo 4 - American Staffordshire Terrier/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix Dog for adoption in Troy, Michigan - Smurf
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Paws for Life Rescue and Adoption

Facts about Smurf

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier/Terrier (Unknown Type, Medium) Mix
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 304588
Hi guys! My name is Smurf. I am a handsome guy who loves to love. I am a fun dog - active, energetic and playful. I love taking walks and cuddling with people. I give hugs and kisses to show my affection. I'm a smart boy too, who aims to people please. I know the command "sit" and I work for treats and praise. I enjoy taking walks and basking in the sunshine. I am currently being treated for heartworm, which means I need out of this shelter more than ever. The stressful environment is too much while a dog is recovering from heartworm treatment. Please give me a chance to become your best friend! Adoption fee: $75. Adopt a pair: $115. Fee includes testing, deworming, vaccinations, spay/neuter, 60 days of free pet insurance and microchip.

I live at the Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center at 1700 Brown Rd in Auburn Hills. You can visit me there any time the shelter is open. The shelter will not put me up for adoption because of my appearance, so my only way out of the shelter alive is through a rescue.

TO ADOPT: apply online: www.pawsforliferescue.org. Complete the adoption/foster application and a volunteer will contact you to answer questions and to schedule a meet-n-greet.

VISIT: Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center, 1700 Brown Rd in Auburn Hills any time the shelter is open, Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. or Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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Adoption and Foster Care Application

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.

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Adoption Process:
Complete the application at www.pawsforliferescue.org. 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.

About Paws for Life Rescue and Adoption

About Our Rescue Group...

Paws for Life Rescue and Adoption is a 501c3 non-profit animal welfare organization, run by hard-working dedicated volunteers who rescue homeless, neglected, abused and abandoned dogs, cats, puppies and kittens. We use a network of loving foster care homes where animals stay until their forever homes find them.

Our mission is to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves. We believe in matching animals and families to find the right fit for everyone. We promise to exhaust all efforts to place adoptable pets in lifelong, loving homes. Our goal is to find the best home possible for the homeless pets in our care.

We host adoption events the last Sunday of every month from noon to 4 p.m. at PetPeople, 6520 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Come Meet Our Pets...

Adoption events at PetPeople in 2016: fourth Sunday of every month from noon to 4 p.m. at PetPeople, 6520 Telegraph Rd., Bloomfield Hills.

PetPeople adoption event dates for 2016: January 24, February 28, March 27, April 24, May 22, June 26, July 24, August 28, September 25, October 23, November 27 and December 25.

Adoption events at Petco in 2016: the first and third Saturdays of each month from noon to 4 p.m. at Petco, 29335 Orchard Lake Rd, Farmington Hills (just south of 13 Mile Rd).

Petco adoption event dates for 2016: January 23, February 6, February 20, March 5, March 19, April 2, April 16, May 7, May 21, June 4, June 18, July 2, July 16, August 6, August 20, September 3, September 17, October 1, October 15, November 5, November 19, December 3 and December 17 at

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption fee for cats: $60 (includes testing, age-appropriate vaccinations, deworming, microchip, spay/neuter and 60 days of free pet insurance)

Adoption fee for kittens: (6 months and younger): $100 (includes testing, age-appropriate vaccinations, deworming, microchip, spay/neuter and 60 days of free pet insurance)

Adoption fee for dogs: $75 (includes testing, age-appropriate vaccinations, deworming, microchip, spay/neuter and 60 days of free pet insurance)

Adoption fee for puppies: (6 months and younger): $100 (includes testing, age-appropriate vaccinations, deworming, microchip, spay/neuter and 60 days of free pet insurance)

Adoption fee discounts apply for adopting a pair.

Apply online: http://form.jotform.us/form/20777160946157