My name is Spike!

American Staffordshire Terrier/Weimaraner Mix Dog for adoption in San Diego, California - Spike
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The Barking Lot

Facts about Spike

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier/Weimaraner Mix
  • Color: Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - With White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 4270347

You only need to spend a little time with good ol Spikey and your happiness level will spike (pun intended) because this happy-go-lucky pooch is a great mood picker-upper! If you are scouring the interwebs for a senior dog who has been in a shelter for far too long - Spike is at the very top of our list. This 50-pound handsome boy is 12 years young as of 2017, and he has been with TBL since early 2012. Though he has been in foster a few times throughout the years, not once has Spike ever known the comfort of a forever home! His previous foster parents have nothing but great things to say about him. Spike is completely house trained, walks excellently on a leash, enjoys playing fetch, follows you around the house with a wagging tail, and most of all, loves to snuggle with people. Spike is an active guy who would be a great companion for those that like to run, hike, bike, or even just walk. He can join you on a run for miles, and he enjoys a nice swim post-run on hot days. You would never be able to guess that Spike is a senior after you’ve seen him climb the steepest parts of Cowles Mountain with volunteers. Believe us when we say his age is not a reflection of his boundless love and vitality. Spike is also great in public and around strange people. This was evident in his trips to local restaurants and coffee shops, where he gladly accepted compliments and a favorable pat on the head from everyone he met. Spike is very intelligent and food motivated, which are great attributes for training. Even though he has a playful energy, Spike can also sit quietly chewing on a bully stick for hours or just enjoy having his belly rubbed. We would love to see this sweet, affectionate, and loving guy go to a wonderful forever home that he so deserves!

If you'd like to meet Spike, please copy & paste the following URL into your browser: & click on ADOPTION APPLICATION.  For more information on this dog's breed, copy & paste the following URLs into your browser: and

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.