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Facts about Starfish

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier/American Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 3780550

My name is Starfish!

American Staffordshire Terrier/American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adption in San Diego, California - Starfish
Photo 1 - American Staffordshire Terrier/American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in San Diego, California - Starfish
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Photo 4 - American Staffordshire Terrier/American Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in San Diego, California - Starfish

Starfish's Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, and good with kids.

Starfish's Story...

Beautiful Starfish is a star indeed! She’s got the whole package: she’s smart, sweet, and has a stunning smile that is guaranteed to brighten anyone’s day. Starfish is a very affectionate girl who loves to be around people. Starfish is currently enjoying the good life from the comfort of a foster while she awaits her forever family, and her foster parents have nothing but complimentary things to say about her. Starfish is a wonderful houseguest who is non-destructive, stays off the couch when asked, quiet, rarely barks, crate trained, and completely house trained. She loves to just follow her humans around and is always very interested in whatever her people are cooking, eating, reading, or watching. Starfish has an endless zest for life and nothing ever seems to bring her down. She is great with people of all ages, even little kids, although she doesn’t seem to realize how big she is (around 45-50 pounds) and tries to sit in everyone’s laps. At almost 3 years of age, Starfish still wakes up with a peppy happy-go-lucky energy every day and her foster parents dub her the happiest dog in the world. Starfish has gone through a training program with Pawtopia Dog Training where she learned sit and down, and is working on stay and come. Starfish worked hard in her classes with her manners with other dogs, and still needs a little more practice being introduced to other dogs and cats. Since Starfish is very people motivated, she will do best with a family who is dedicated to spending the time and effort to continue her training. Believe us when we tell you this happy, loving, intelligent, fun-loving and wonderfully affectionate girl is well worth the effort!

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About The Barking Lot

About Our Rescue Group...

The seed for The Barking Lot was planted a few years back when I took in my first foster dog, Patti Cake, in hopes of making a bigger impact by helping my favorite furry friends. Before I knew it, I was put on some rescue email list and received an email stating, "This dog to be put down on Tuesday at 3pm". I was utterly horrified and jumped into action figuring out how I could save her. Well, I did and I'm glad to report Raspberry (my nephew named her!) is living happily in Encinitas to this day! After getting her adopted, I thought, "That wasn't so tough." And so it goes...over 500 dogs adopted into loving home and 2 1/2 years later...we are now creating The Barking Lot.

As well as being wonderful companions, dogs are amazing teachers and we've learned so much from them...first and foremost that they all deserve a chance at a better life and their behavior will balance beautifully if their needs are meet and good leadership is applied. These pups will be the most grateful creatures you've encountered. We rescue our furry friends from area shelters, humane societies and Mexico as they are at risk of being euthanized and/or abandoned.

We are a small organization with a handful of key volunteers and we are just getting started as a 501c3 non-profit, so we're looking for more volunteers to add to the fun and reward! We need both people and donations to help our furry friends, so we'd be grateful for either. Please contact

Thanks for choosing rescue,
Stacy, The Barking Lot crew and all the rescued recruits!

P.S. Patti Cake, my original foster dog, is among The Barking Lot residents as I couldn't possibly have given her up & I'm fortunate to call her mine! Yes, I'm proud to report I was a failed foster my first go around!!

Come Meet Our Pets...

Please check our website for our upcoming adoption events, or fill out our application at for an appointment.

Our Adoption Process...

Our goal to find the right match for each pooch based on lifestyle, energy level, exercise regime, environment and living situation. To ensure we find a great match for each pup, the process entails an adoption application, a play date with your furry friend, a home check of the potential adopter and an adoption contract.

The adoption fees include spay/neuter, up-to-date shots, rabies vaccination, microchip & microchip registration, de-worming and the benefit of getting a pooch who has been living in a stable and loving environment.