found a new home!
Plenty of my friends are looking
for one too. Find a pet to adopt.
I am already spayed, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.
Here’s the lowdown. Right now I’m living with a really nice lady, her husband and two fun dog pals on this almond farm in the Central Valley. I’m a little hazy as to how I got here but here’s what I know: My sister, Mandy, and I were dropped off on this other farm far away and we were left all alone. We weren’t too big, just pups, really, and most of the time we were really scared! My gosh, there were these big sort of wild dogs around…I think I heard the people there call them coyotes. And then there was this mountain lion who would show up from time to time…we really had to hide well when we saw him! We were afraid of the people too…until we made friends with a couple of them who let the water run on the trees. They were nice and sometimes we would let them pet us. But soon we started getting sick because we were eating just gophers and squirrels and other dead things when we could find them. Yuck! I mean, a girl’s got to watch her waistline but that was ridiculous!
Then the nice lady showed up and took us to this place where there were more nice people and they did things to us that made us feel better. Then Mandy went with one family and I went home with the nice lady. Wow…does she have a fun lab. He’s a great wrestler and, of course, he has this enormous crush on me. My other dog friend is a cattle dog and she’s shy but really nice to me. So the three of us are great pals. The lab has even “given” me a couple of his stuffed toys (I love to find those squeakers in them!) which I eventually snuck over to my bed.
You are probably wondering what I look like. Well, I’ve gained a little weight, not enough to ruin this fabulous body, mind you, but I’m a svelte 48 lbs. I think I’m about 1 ½ years old. I had something called a D - N - A test done and it said I'm an American Staffordshire Terrier with some German Shepherd. Sounds fine to me! I didn't know my dad and mom was just well...my mom! I’ve got these long, lean legs and sometimes I’ll prance through the orchard when the lady and I go for our walks and runs twice a day. The lady says I look like a show horse when I do this. (What’s a show horse?) I’m black and white…I have four white feet, a white chest and I some white on my face. But my favorite thing is my pink nose. It’s to die for! And the lady bought me a pink collar that matches it…can you just imagine that? My fur is really short and I’m so healthy now it glistens in the sun!
So life is great except for the fact that this is only my home for awhile. I need to find a real home…what they call a “forever” home. So I wanted to tell you about some of my favorite things so that you get to know me. I love to go out for a good run. Sometimes I run in these big circles around the lady and then I’ll (and this really gets her) start running really fast, come to a sliding halt and roll over on to my back and stick my feet in the air. I always get a good belly rub out of this and that’s another one of my favorite things…a good, old-fashioned belly rub! I love my comfy bed, which I keep very tidy. I love long naps (the lady does too!). I love that red, cone-shaped rubber thingie that the lady puts peanut butter in. She gives it to me at night and it takes me hours to get all that peanut butter out. I love to wrestle with my lab friend and so I would like to have a dog pal at my new home, if possible. If not, I’ll wrestle with my people friends! I would love to live in a home where my people are home a lot. I want to be a real part of the family. Oh, I don’t want to forget, I really, really love people. In fact, you could say I haven’t met a person I haven’t licked! (I find it a bit strange that you walk on two legs and that your front legs are so short but, hey, it works for you. Who am I to question…) I’m very easy to live with. The lady says I’m an “easy-keeper” so I guess that’s what that means. I’m working on my “sit” command. That one is pretty easy for me, and I do very well with that leash thing.
I don’t like those furry little critters you people call cats so if you have them, it’s best not to call me. And I should not go to a home where there are little kids, kids under ten. I would love them a lot but I think I might just be too excited for them. And yeah, I've had all my shots, I can't have babies, I don't have heartworm and I have this thing in my back called a "chip". All I need to do is pack up my toys and treats and I'm ready to go! So please think of me when you want an adorable, loving girl to spend your life with. You won’t be sorry! You can call the lady, Gail, at (209) 667-2020 or (209) 969-2010 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org. anytime