My name is Oscar!

American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - Oscar
Photo 1 - American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Houston, Texas - Oscar
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Oscar's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Oscar's Story...
Hi there. My name is Oscar and I am one lucky dog. I was on death row at a county shelter in San Antonio, Texas, with only a few hours to live, when I was saved by a nice lady. She saw my picture online and decided to help me find a forever home. Until that point, I had a really hard life and never felt love from anyone. I was found as a stray on the streets and would up in a scary shelter. When my time was almost up, I was swept away to safety and now I have a second chance at a real life. My new foster mom lives in Houston so some nice ladies met halfway to move me to my new foster home. When I got there all of my ribs showed and I barely had any energy – I didn’t play or run and was doing good to move slowly through my new surroundings until I gained more strength. I didn’t know what toys were, didn’t know that treats and bones could ever be so delicious, and I was scared of everything. Since then I have really come out of my shell and I am learning how to be a good dog. My mom feeds me lots of healthy food, treats and vitamins. I’ve gained a few pounds in my foster home and it’s really fun there. I went to the vet and got all of my shots, microchipped, and neutered (let’s not talk about THAT part anymore). I stay in a crate while my mom is gone and I sleep in her room with my other dog friends at night. I like every dog I meet and all I want to do is play all day. I love spending time outside in the sun and playing chase with my dog siblings – I carry toys all over my yard and love when they run after me. I also love to roll in the grass to make my mom laugh at me. I’ve learned what it’s like to have a real home with people that love me. I’m pretty famous for my perky ears and have quite a following on Facebook since I was rescued. My mom says she will miss me but that I am ready for my very own forever home. I would be a good “only” dog as long as my owners understand that I am young and I like to play and need things to keep my attention. It would also be fun for me to have another dog to play with and I even like kids. I try to be as gentle as I can with them and will need help perfecting my doggie manners as I move into a permanent home. I love to go on walks and take car rides and I love the dogpark too. Who knew there was a whole park JUST for DOGS? Do I sound like a good fit for you? If so please contact my foster mom: Sarah Magill,
*Adoption pending approved application, home visit and $125 placement fee.

Facts about Oscar

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Oscar, a Houston 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 Houston, or seeking a American Staffordshire Terrier dog from a breeder in Houston.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Houston 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 Houston 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 Houston paves the way for another one to be saved.