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My name is IVY 2!
I'm being cared for by
Underdog Rescue of Arizona

Facts about me

American Staffordshire Terrier
Pet ID

My info

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

My story

  • Name: Ivy
  • Sex: Female
  • Age: 4 years old
  • Breed: Staffordshire mix
  • Weight:
  • Location: Human Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) for over 200 days
  • Compatibility with other dogs: Best as an only dog
  • Compatibility with cats: Not good with cats 
  • Compatibility with kids: Not tested
  • House trained:
  • Spayed/Neutered: Yes
  • Activity level:
  • Obedience training: Has basic training
  • Personality/Behavior:
  • Requirements: Meets the whole family; Not other dogs or cats in the home
  • PLEASE NOTE: This dog is courtesy posted for another individual or Rescue. Different policies and fees may apply.


I am a healthy and bouncy 4.5 year-old Staffordshire terrier who has been a resident at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona (HSSA) for over 200 days! I love people and cannot contain my joy at meeting my human friends or making new ones - whether at the shelter or on my frequent outings to dog-friendly locations. I am very popular and cannot understand why a forever family or even a foster home seems so elusive. Perhaps because I do not like other dogs and cannot live in a household with a dog sibling?

Although I love all my human friends here at HSSA, I am slowly losing my exuberance and enthusiasm. Living in the shelter for such a long time is not conducive to my mental health. I would be thrilled if you could find me a foster family and help me regain my zest for life. 

To get to know me better, please click on the link below and enjoy watching me in a home setting:

For additional information please contact Stephen Szostek, Enrichment and Placement Supervisor,    

If you are interested in meeting this dog, please visit our website for our online application

PLEASE NOTE: This dog is courtesy posted for another individual or Rescue. Different policies and fees may apply.

October 5, 2022, 10:51 pm


Underdog Rescue of Arizona

Contact info
Pet ID
Danielle Young
Chandler, AZ 85248

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

All potential adopters will be required to complete our Adoption Application, read and sign our Adopting Policies and Procedures, and participate in a home visit by one of our adoption representatives. Our Adoption Application is located on our website: We also have a mandatory two-week Foster With Intent to Adopt trial period for all animals in order to be certain the pet is a good fit for your family. Our standard adoption fee for dogs is $200; puppies are $250. Non-standard fees do sometimes apply. Puppies younger than six months may have a higher fee. Designer dogs, purebreds, and other toy type breeds may also have higher adoption fees than the standard $200. We do, however, have discounted fees for dogs that are seniors, a pair of dogs adopted together, or cats. If you are a veteran or an active duty service member, please ask about our partnership with Pets For Patriots. All Underdog pets are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccinations and microchipped prior to adoption. We are a 501c3 non profit, your donations save lives and are 100% tax deductible.

Go meet their pets

We attend multiple adoption events throughout the valley during Spring and Fall. If you are interested in a specific pet, please complete our adoption application found on our website and we can then coordinate a meet and greet.

More about this rescue

Underdog Rescue of Az is an all volunteer organization dedicated to the rescuing and re-homing of abandoned and/or abused dogs. We are a foster-based rescue, and do not maintain a physical base of operations. All of our animals are placed with loving, caring safe foster families until they are adopted. We are also an "All Breed" rescue, and do not discriminate based on breed, age, size, etc. Underdog's mission also includes educating the public on the issue of animal welfare. We strive to promote shelter reform, spay and neuter education and emergency rescue information & assistance. Underdog Rescue of Az P.O. Box 13392 Chandler, Az 85248