My name is Tulip!

American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Calgary, Alberta - Tulip
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Reggie's Friends - Calgary

Facts about Tulip

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
**Tulip is currently being fostered in Houston. She is available for out-of-state adoption to the perfect forever family! Unfortunately, meeting Tulip in person prior to her adoption will not be possible. Her adoption fee is $500, which will cover her transport to her new home and she is of course fully vetted. There is an additional ~$125CAN due at customs upon pick up. This is a custom's fee and not related to rescue expenses. Because the flights are so expensive, the adoption fee is non-negotiable. **

Tulip came to us the victim of pretty substantial abuse. She had been beat by someone with a board and had horrible wounds. Since we are known in the local community for taking in abused bully breeds, the local shelter asked if we could make space for this sweet girl. One look at her battered little body and we could not get to the shelter fast enough to pick her up.

We spent the first few weeks nursing her back to health, even pulling splinters out of her head and legs. But as she healed mentally, she also rebounded emotionally. A once scared little girl, she came out of her shell and loves to roll over on her back for belly rubs now!

Tulip is a roughly 3-4 year-old American Staffie weighs around 50 pounds. She is short, but she is solid. She loves to go on outings and to meet new people (especially if they have yummy treats!) and is a champ in the car. She is a medium activity level girl, she loves to go for a long stroll and could be a good running buddy given the time to build up her stamina.

Tulip likes other dogs, both big and small, but she is submissive, so a dominant/large dog would not make a great companion for her. Tulip also LOVES kids and would make the most amazing companion for children who know how to be gentle and loving with pets.

Tulip should be adopted by a family who understands that she will take time and patience as she acclimates into her new life. She may have accidents, chew on things she is not supposed to, and bark in her kennel. It can take dogs a few weeks to properly acclimate to their new lives, so she is seeking a family that can give her this time and work with her on becoming an even more awesome dog than she already is. Tulip should be adopted by a family who plans to keep her indoors as part of a family - we do not adopt dogs into situations in which they will be left outside for extended periods of time unattended (for example, the entire work day).

Unfortunately, because Tulip was not cared for well before coming into rescue, she is heartworm positive. She has been started on a slow kill protocol and the rescue will provide the medication and direction needed to continue her on her treatment plan. She has no symptoms or side effects, it is just something we need to continue a small amount of medication monthly.

Tulip is house and kennel trained and walks well on her leash. She also looks super cute in a sweater and will your best friend if you give her the opportunity.

Tulip is fully vetted and healthy (shots, spayed, microchipped, and dewormed). Aside from her heartworm, she is healthy and has no known health/allergy concerns.

The first step in our adoption process is to fill out an application via our website which you can access via the following link:

Our team processes applications within 5 business days of receipt and we can usually have adoptions finalized within 7-10 days. Adopters should be in a position to pay the adoption fee and take possession of the dog within 14 days of application.

If you have questions about Tulip, please email us at

About Reggie's Friends - Calgary

About Our Rescue Group...

Reggie’s Friends was founded out of our love for helping dogs. Living in a city of 1.2 million homeless animals, there was rarely a day when we didn’t see a dog in need of help. Instead of just wanting to do something, we figured out how to do something! Reggie’s Friends is dedicated to the health and welfare of dogs in and around the greater Houston, TX area. We focus our attention on street dogs and shelter cases that other rescues may not have the resources for. We live and love by our motto Street Life To Sweet Life.

Our Adoption Process...

The first step in our adoption process is to fill out an application. This can be done via our website at the following link:

Our team will then review the application, contact references, perform a vet-check, and request photos of the common areas of the house and yard that serve in lieu of a home visit.

Following the completion of the application, we set up video chats either through Skype or Facetime between the foster and adoptive families.

Our adoption fee is $500USD, which includes the cost of transport and any relevant vet care appropriate to their age.Dogs flying into Canada are subject to an additional ~$125 in custom's fees. These fees are for customs and not related to the rescue or its expenses.

The application process generally takes between 5-7 days as all volunteers also have full time jobs and families.