My name is Pilgrim!

American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Troy, Michigan - Pilgrim
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Pilgrim's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, not good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Pilgrim's Story...

Hi! My name is Pilgrim and I'm a very smart, happy, loving dog. I'm so smart that I actually rescued myself! I saw some nice people trying to catch a stray dog. I was a stray, too, and didn’t want to spend one more scary minute alone on the streets, looking for someone to help me. I saw my opportunity to get rescued, so I jumped into their car. Since I was an unexpected rescue, PFL had to put me up in a boarding kennel, which is where I am now, hoping like crazy that someone will offer to foster me or want to adopt me.

It was a good thing that PFL let me rescue myself that day because I tested positive for heartworm. I was a sick boy but the nice people fixed me up and now I’m healthy and heartworm negative. I also received my vaccinations and got neutered, so I’m ready for my forever home now.

I love to play and I love toys! I’m usually happy just to play with my toys by myself, as long as a person is petting me or even is just in the room with me. I love people and I love companionship. I have a lot of stuffed animals and my very own bed – I like soft, cushy things. I also like to take walks and I have had lots of training. I understand “stay,” “sit” and “no” and I listen well. I am a people pleaser and my walkers say I walk wonderfully on leash - such a good boy!

I think I’m about 2 years old and I weigh 65 pounds. I'm pretty strong, so a home without small children would be best for me. I'm afraid I would knock them down in all my excitement and I don't want to hurt a fly. I'm a gentle soul. I also need to be in a home in which I am the only pet. No other dogs or cats, please. I’ve been told that I’m very handsome and can look quite dignified, but I’ll let you be the judge of that. You just have to give me a chance! I’m a great best friend and can’t wait to meet my forever family or person. My adoption fee is $75.



  • Sunday, February 17: Adoption Event at Lou's, 20779 Mack Ave, Grosse Pointe Woods, from 1-4 p.m. Paws for Life will have adoptable dogs, puppies, cats and kittens at Lou's in Grosse Pointe Woods. Shop for pet supplies and meet some cute and furry homeless pets for adoption. Also, meet the infamous Franky, the shop's resident 40-pound sulcata tortoise.

NOTE ABOUT BREED LABELING: Visual breed identification of dogs is unreliable and usually inaccurate. So, for most of our adoptable dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix. We get to know each dog as an individual and will do our best to describe each of our dogs based on personality, not by breed label.

Why is labeling a dog such a big deal? A label will stick with a dog for the rest of its life. A label can mean discrimination, losing its home or even death. Labels are a problem for the dogs when we, as the local experts on animals, allow adopters, politicians and community members to think that the label we assign can predict who that dog is or will be.


Adoption Process:
Complete the application at the link above or send an email to to tell us which pet you're interested in and we'll send you a questionnaire that will help us make the best match for you and your new pet. We then arrange a location, date and time for you to meet some pets. If the meeting goes well and everyone is happy, you begin the mandatory, minimum two-week adjustment period with the pet as part of your family. You will pay the non-refundable adoption fee at the start of the two-week adjustment period. This pending period allows your new dog or cat time to adjust to their new home, new people, new routine, etc., and for you to decide if it's a match and the right pet for you. At the end of two weeks (some people extend the adjustment time as needed and that's fine too), if everyone is happy, then we finalize the adoption. Feel free to email if you have any questions.

Facts about Pilgrim

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

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Pilgrim, a Troy American Staffordshire Terrier dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a American Staffordshire Terrier for sale in Troy, or seeking a American Staffordshire Terrier dog from a breeder in Troy.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Troy already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Troy breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even American Staffordshire Terrier breeders who help with American Staffordshire Terrier rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Troy paves the way for another one to be saved.