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My name is CARLTON!

Facts about me

American Staffordshire Terrier
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Pet ID

My info

Small red x Not good with dogs

My story

Hubba Hubba Big Time Luva! Wow! Carlton is one of the most affectionate dogs we've encountered at the shelter - who knew!! He's a big powerful boy which makes him a bit intimidating if you don't know him. But folks, I'm telling you, he's a hunk of love and all he wants to do is be next to you.

He doesn't have dog friends at the shelter because he's so ramped up there (shelter life is stressful no matter how wonderful the facility and staff are). He was pretty wound up the first couple days we had him, but he soon relaxed and was nothing short of wonderful.

He was GREAT with all the new humans he met. He's definitely a human person dog.

Carlton's favorite thing in the entire world is a stuffed toy. While hanging out in our laundry room, staff and volunteers often catch Carlton picking out several toys from the stuffed toy bin. After some time, he'll accumulate so many on his bed that he doesn't know what to do with them! It's one of the cutest things we've ever seen. Carlton's happy place would probably be filled with fields of stuffed toys that he can run around in!

If you or someone you know has a soft spot for the bigger dogs, share Carlton! What a hunk of Hubba Hubba Big time Luva!!

PAWS Shelter of Central Texas (Public for Animal Welfare)

Contact info
Pet ID
500 FM 150 E, Kyle, TX 78640

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

Please visit our website for all adoption info!

Go meet their pets

PAWS is open to the public 7 days/week and holds additional offsite adoption events every Saturday and Sunday at various locations throughout Hays and Travis counties.

More about this shelter

PAWS Shelter of Central Texas (PAWS) was founded in Kyle, Texas in 1986 as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization providing care and love to homeless, abandoned, and abused animals in Central Texas. We are a no-kill shelter that believes in second chances! At PAWS, companion animals are given medical attention, care, and love for however long it takes for us to find them a loving home.