My name is Fidget *URGENT FOSTER NEEDED*!

American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Torrance, California - Fidget *URGENT FOSTER NEEDED*
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Wagging Dog Rescue - Los Angeles Chapter

Facts about Fidget *URGENT FOSTER NEEDED*

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: White - With Brown Or Chocolate
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9677996

Do you need some extra HAPPY in your life? Cuz we've got the HAPPIEST dog of all just waiting to bring a smile to your face!

Say hello to WDR's resident tripod Fidget!  Our handicapable guy has a zest for life that's truly catching. Fidget isn’t defined by his 3 legs and can do anything a 4-legged dog can do - with way more enthusiasm! He's one of the most people-loving dogs we’ve ever met. He loves children of all ages and is especially sweet and caring if anyone is hurting. He’s one of those special dogs that's totally in tune with his humans.

Fidget’s favorite things:

-  Meeting new people - The doorbell is the best sound in the WORLD! He gets excited but only barks once, just to let you know something EXCITING is happening!
-  Matching your energy - Time to watch TV and relax? Great, he’ll snuggle down in his bed with a toy. Time to walk or run a mile or two? He’s so ready.
-  Peanut butter treats – Fidget works hard fo’ the money. He’s great on commands and enjoys showing off his tricks.
-  The neighborhood kids – All the local kids adore Fidge, and the feeling is mutual. He's been exemplary with his diligent foster family’s newborn baby. He isn’t overly interested, keeps a respectful distance, and might offer a sniff once a day with a happy tail wag.
-  Lady-dog friends – He’s got a female terrier buddy who might be a lot smaller than he is, but he matches her energy perfectly.

Our favorite things about Fidget:

-  He’s got the best smile, from ear to ear. It’s an engaging smile that says I LOVE YOU SO MUCH! and it's always splitting his giant head in two before dancing into his big brown eyes.
-  He's fully crate trained, house broken, sleeps in his crate and often puts himself to bed.
-  He’s very food motivated and enjoys training time and learning new tricks.
-  Fidget is a powerfully positive dog. Sure, he didn’t have the easiest childhood - he came from a local reservation where he was injured and rescued by local authorities at just 10 months old, needing to have his broken leg amputated - but he’s a forward-looking dog who doesn't carry his past with him. And he looks forward to giving all of his love and smiles to you.

Check out Fidget and his Jolly Egg BOL -

Fidget is about 4 years young and a solid 55 pounds.  He may be missing a limb but he's a big, strong boy who didn't need that extra one. He'll do best in a home with people who live a leadership lifestyle with their animals.  He prefers clearly defined boundaries and rules and is happy to work for the nice things in his life. He would love a family with children and/or lots of people, and while a well matched female companion dog might be nice, Fidge is also excellent as an only dog and able to entertain himself at home while you're away. Just because he's down a leg, don't let that lull you into thinking he doesn't require exercise. He enjoys at least one walk a day, with frequent rest breaks, and can certainly be ready to go out for a second or third jaunt in the fresh air. He's fixed and current on everything, and we'd be happy to provide professional training to ensure a successful future with his new family.

If you’re a savvy dog-leader who can’t resist a great smile, please contact us ASAP!

*** Fidget is also looking for a new foster home while he waits to meet his forever family. His current foster folks are deploying in June and we really want to keep Fidget out of our boarding kennel if possible. Fostering is temporary and very rewarding, and rescue supplies pretty much everything. You just provide the leadership and love!

Southern California please

About Wagging Dog Rescue - Los Angeles 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.