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My name is Thor (Neutered) Photos 4/7/22!
Adoption process
1.

Submit Application

2.

Approve Application

3.

Take the Pet Home

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Facts about me

Breed
American Staffordshire Terrier
Color
White - with Tan, Yellow or Fawn
Age
Adult
Size
(When grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Weight
Sex
Male
Pet ID
HSOV-A-77

My info

Small red x Not good with dogs
Small red x Not good with cats
Small blue checkmark Needs experienced adopter
Small blue checkmark Shots current
Small blue checkmark Spayed / Neutered

My story

THOR OBSERVED HIS THIRD ANNIVERSARY AT HSOV ON APRIL 8, 2022 AND IS HOPEFUL THAT THREE IS HIS LUCKY NUMBER ...

Thor is a magnificent neutered male American Staffordshire Terrier who came to the HSOV on April 8, 2019 and currently has the dubious honor of being the longest canine resident in our shelter. Thor observed his third anniversary with us on April 8, 2022.

Thor was picked up by the Washington County Ohio Dog Warden in Marietta Ohio when he was 5-years old and later surrendered by his owner. Thor was briefly in adoptive homes in 2020/2021, but he has spent the majority of his life at HSOV in Marietta Ohio.

Thor has a white-and-tan coat, a long tail, and a gorgeous face with a large patch of tan around his right eye, a liver-colored nose, and short semi-erect ears.

Thor fulfills the legend of his Nordic namesake and is ‘a Paragon of Strength’. Thor weighs approximately 80+ lbs and is very strong on the other end of a leash. A former HSOV kennel tech confided that Thor held the title of 'Strongest Dog In Our Shelter’ back in 2019, and we’re pretty sure he still holds that honorary title.

Thor has become a favorite with kennel techs and volunteers so, naturally, we wanted to do something special to help Thor observe his third anniversary on April 8, 2022.

Volunteers John Tynan, Lynncoln Tynan, and Fredley Tynan faithfully walk Thor and are perhaps his most ardent fans. The Tynan family had helped Thor with publicity photos to observe his second anniversary in 2021 and provided a Nordic costume in keeping with Thor’s Nordic mythology theme. Thor became a legend in his own time when he donned a Viking helmet and red cape (and even received publicity on WTAP Television in his Nordic attire.

The Tynan Family continue to be Thor’s greatest fans and, quite naturally, offered to help him with publicity photos to celebrate his third anniversary. John Tynan and Fredley Tynan chose a Las Vegas theme this year for Thor complete with a tuxedo tie, bandana, bright blue- and green top hats, sunglasses, playing cards, dice, and golden coins. Plans were set for a beautiful sunny outdoor photo session on the afternoon of April 7th until the weather forecast changed quite suddenly and heavy April showers rudely interrupted. We decided that ‘the show must go on’ and improvised with PLAN B to take photos in the indoor makeshift ‘studio’ (the shelter bathroom).

We promised Thor that we would either re-create these photos outdoors on a sunny day or would do something else special for extra publicity. HSOV Assistant Manager Kati Rankin has plans to bake Thor a cake for a later celebration.

We wanted to share these excerpts from Thor’s “Silver Singles Dating Profile” which give insight as to the type of home/relationship that this big guy would love. Thor would do best with an experienced handler accustomed to walking strong dogs…

Thor absolutely LOVES water sports (wading pools in our play yards), so we would imagine that his dream home would be with a family who has a swimming pool and enjoys an active lifestyle Thor also loves Kong toys which are filled with treats. He is often seen carrying them in his mouth or snuggle up with them on his Kuranda bed.

Thor is NOT good with cats or other dogs, so he is looking for a home where he would be an ‘only child’.

We know that the perfect home awaits Thor, and he is patiently waiting to meet that individual or family.
THOR OBSERVED HIS THIRD ANNIVERSARY AT HSOV ON APRIL 8, 2022 AND IS HOPEFUL THAT THREE IS HIS LUCKY NUMBER ...

Thor is a magnificent neutered male American Staffordshire Terrier who came to the HSOV on April 8, 2019 and currently has the dubious honor of being the longest canine resident in our shelter. Thor observed his third anniversary with us on April 8, 2022.

Thor was picked up by the Washington County Ohio Dog Warden in Marietta Ohio when he was 5-years old and later surrendered by his owner. Thor was briefly in adoptive homes in 2020/2021, but he has spent the majority of his life at HSOV in Marietta Ohio.

Thor has a white-and-tan coat, a long tail, and a gorgeous face with a large patch of tan around his right eye, a liver-colored nose, and short semi-erect ears.

Thor fulfills the legend of his Nordic namesake and is ‘a Paragon of Strength’. Thor weighs approximately 80+ lbs and is very strong on the other end of a leash. A former HSOV kennel tech confided that Thor held the title of 'Strongest Dog In Our Shelter’ back in 2019, and we’re pretty sure he still holds that honorary title.

Thor has become a favorite with kennel techs and volunteers so, naturally, we wanted to do something special to help Thor observe his third anniversary on April 8, 2022.

Volunteers John Tynan, Lynncoln Tynan, and Fredley Tynan faithfully walk Thor and are perhaps his most ardent fans. The Tynan family had helped Thor with publicity photos to observe his second anniversary in 2021 and provided a Nordic costume in keeping with Thor’s Nordic mythology theme. Thor became a legend in his own time when he donned a Viking helmet and red cape (and even received publicity on WTAP Television in his Nordic attire.

The Tynan Family continue to be Thor’s greatest fans and, quite naturally, offered to help him with publicity photos to celebrate his third anniversary. John Tynan and Fredley Tynan chose a Las Vegas theme this year for Thor complete with a tuxedo tie, bandana, bright blue- and green top hats, sunglasses, playing cards, dice, and golden coins. Plans were set for a beautiful sunny outdoor photo session on the afternoon of April 7th until the weather forecast changed quite suddenly and heavy April showers rudely interrupted. We decided that ‘the show must go on’ and improvised with PLAN B to take photos in the indoor makeshift ‘studio’ (the shelter bathroom).

We promised Thor that we would either re-create these photos outdoors on a sunny day or would do something else special for extra publicity. HSOV Assistant Manager Kati Rankin has plans to bake Thor a cake for a later celebration.

We wanted to share these excerpts from Thor’s “Silver Singles Dating Profile” which give insight as to the type of home/relationship that this big guy would love. Thor would do best with an experienced handler accustomed to walking strong dogs…

Thor absolutely LOVES water sports (wading pools in our play yards), so we would imagine that his dream home would be with a family who has a swimming pool and enjoys an active lifestyle Thor also loves Kong toys which are filled with treats. He is often seen carrying them in his mouth or snuggle up with them on his Kuranda bed.

Thor is NOT good with cats or other dogs, so he is looking for a home where he would be an ‘only child’.

We know that the perfect home awaits Thor, and he is patiently waiting to meet that individual or family.
Rescue

Humane Society of the Ohio Valley

Contact info
Pet ID
HSOV-A-77
Contact
Karissa Reynolds
Address
Marietta, OH 45750

Their adoption process

1.

Submit Application

The HSOV Adoption application is available at our shelter during normal hours of operation and may also be completed online via our website.

2.

Approve Application

Shelter management reviews applications for approval. If approved, potential adopters will be notified.

3.

Take the Pet Home

All HSOV dogs and cats must be spayed/neutered before being adopted and going to their new home.

Additional adoption info

Our adoption process includes an adoption application which must be completed and approved by our shelter management. We verify veterinarian references and also approval from landlords if the pet will be housed in rental property. Home visits may also be required prior to adoption. All dogs/cats must be spayed/neutered before being adopted. Adoption fee for dogs is $150.00 which includes vaccinations, wormer, flea treatment, dog tag, microchip, and spay/neuter. Adoption fee for cats is $40 and includes vaccinations, wormer, flea treatment, and spay/neuter. Most adult cats (and kittens over 3-months of age) have already been spayed/neutered. Adoption fees for other species varies.
Our adoption process includes an adoption application which must be completed and approved by our shelter management. We verify veterinarian references and also approval from landlords if the pet will be housed in rental property. Home visits may also be required prior to adoption. All dogs/cats must be spayed/neutered before being adopted. Adoption fee for dogs is $150.00 which includes vaccinations, wormer, flea treatment, dog tag, microchip, and spay/neuter. Adoption fee for cats is $40 and includes vaccinations, wormer, flea treatment, and spay/neuter. Most adult cats (and kittens over 3-months of age) have already been spayed/neutered. Adoption fees for other species varies.

Go meet their pets

We are located at 90 Mt. Tom Rd. in Marietta ,Ohio 45750. We are open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00am to 5:00pm; Sunday from Noon to 3:00pm. . Closed on Monday..
We are located at 90 Mt. Tom Rd. in Marietta ,Ohio 45750. We are open Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00am to 5:00pm; Sunday from Noon to 3:00pm. . Closed on Monday..

More about this rescue

We are a non-profit shelter giving refuge to homeless and abandoned animals in Washington County Ohio. We strive to make their time here as comfortable as possible. We work very hard with our rescue groups to move our animals quickly and safely. We do this because we work for those who have no voice. Rescue groups are encouraged to contact our Canine Rescue Coordinator (rescue@hsov.org) or Feline Rescue Coordinator (sharonpaul2@suddenlink.net)
We are a non-profit shelter giving refuge to homeless and abandoned animals in Washington County Ohio. We strive to make their time here as comfortable as possible. We work very hard with our rescue groups to move our animals quickly and safely. We do this because we work for those who have no voice. Rescue groups are encouraged to contact our Canine Rescue Coordinator (rescue@hsov.org) or Feline Rescue Coordinator (sharonpaul2@suddenlink.net)