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My name is Amala!
Facts about Amala
- Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
- Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
- Age: Adult
- Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
- Sex: Female
I am already spayed, housetrained, a special needs pet, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.
Amala is a Staffordshire Terrier mix whose only goal in life is to love and be loved. She is estimated to be around five years of age and was found as a stray. She was given the name “Amala” which means “devoted mother” because she was found protecting the body of her precious puppy who had passed away when they were cast aside by their former “owners.”
Making Amala even more special is the fact that she is deaf. This does not limit Amala in any way. In fact, it makes her closer to her person because she knows that in order to see the signs communicated to her, she needs to make eye contact. In the house, a foot stomp will alert Amala to you and she will immediately look at your hands for direction. Outside, Amala will occasionally make eye contact to ensure that her person is still with her and is not giving any commands. American Sign Language (ASL) was chosen for Amala because it is used throughout the United States and can be easily taught to someone new to her. Also, anyone wanting to build upon Amala’s vocabulary need only to go to the Lifeprint website (www.lifeprint.com) to look up new signs in the dictionary if he or she is not familiar with ASL. Currently, Amala knows the signs “come”, “sit”, “eat”, “down”, “stay”, “play” (for going outside), “bed” (for her crate), “car”, and is working on “stop” (for “no”), “heel”, and “good girl.”
Amala loves people and dogs of all sizes and ages. However, due to her size, she might not be a good fit in a home with small children who might be knocked down by her wagging tail. Amala would be equally as happy in a home with other dogs as in a home where she is the only dog provided that she is given the proper amount of exercise and attention. Amala tends to adjust her activity level to match that of her person but she does get lonely if left alone without human or canine companions for long periods of time. Amala would do best in a house without cats as she tends to play too rough for their tastes!
If you are looking for a best friend to add to your family, consider Amala. She will provide you with unconditional love and her deafness will allow you to form a bond with her like none that you have had before. Take a chance and ask today to meet this sweet girl today! Email firstname.lastname@example.org.