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American Staffordshire Terrier puppies and dogs in Indianapolis, Indiana

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These American Staffordshire Terriers are available in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Kimber *Courtesy Listing*

American Staffordshire Terrier

Male, 10 yrs
Indianapolis, IN
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Not good with dogs, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
*This dog is a courtesy listing and NOT a Helping Paws dog. To get more information, please contact the owner at melissa.j.moreno@gmail.com* Hello and Thank You for your time. I am reaching out in hopes that your rescue can assist me to re-home one of my three dogs. Unfortunately, my husband and I have been experiencing interpack aggression between two of my three boys (Not littermates. All neutered) for over 4 years now; however, the confrontations are becoming more frequent and the triggers becoming smaller. I have come to the very difficult and heartbreaking decision that Kimber (the aggressor, in my opinion) would do best - even thrive! - as an only dog in a family home. Kimber is an American Staffordshire Terrier - a bully breed. He will be 10 years old in March and is in great health, apart from skin allergies (one 16mg Apoquel per day) and a slow thyroid (one .8mg dose of Soloxine, twice daily). He is about 80lbs, neutered and up to date on vaccines. Although he is very muscular, he is not athletic and prefers to lounge around the house or the yard in a patch of sun after a very brief walk. He is extremely food motivated but does not really care for toys unless his human engages him, and even then, he will lose interest after a few minutes, and is not at all interested in entertaining himself with toys. When the issues began, we immediately sought the help of a professional trainer - and all was well for a couple of years. Until it wasn't. We did not anticipate and are wholly unprepared for the amount of consistent work, discipline, and structure that managing this behavior requires. Our family's lifestyle cannot reasonably sustain it, and as a result, everyone is suffering, myself in particular. I've never considered myself an overly anxious worrier, but I am a wreck all the time now and I know my dogs can feel it. I've considered euthanizing Kimber because I cannot bear the thought of him going to some unknown, unqualified family that won't treasure him and also it pains me to think that this is now our life. Constant kennel rotations to maintain safe distance between the two that are not getting along. Bickering among the humans about how to approach each scenario. Trips to the ER when a human gets in the middle of a confrontation - this has happened twice now. Luckily, no vet trips have been required; we've always been able to intervene fairly quick and their fixation level is not so intense that they cannot be separated, but still, the emotional toll is way high! When we decided on permanent separation, I reached out to our trainer (who is now a friend) for support and he advised me to reach out to as many reputable rescues as I could because, knowing Kimber and having spent a considerable amount of time training and boarding my Pack, he knows that Kimber is a very sweet, people-friendly dog, he is an excellent companion and his life (what remains of it, he is 10) matters. We know a good match is out there. My trainer genuinely cares about Kimber and has so generously offered to assist Kimber in his transition to his new home, if he possibly could. I am ready, willing, and fully capable of financially providing for Kimber for the rest of his life: grain-free diet, medications, wellness checks, etc. I am willing to pay for a fence/enclosure for Kimber at his new forever home.
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TROY

American Staffordshire Terrier

Male, 2 yrs 7 mos
Indianapolis, IN
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Species/Breed: Dog – Staffordshire Mix 
Approximate Age: 2y 
Gender: Male 
 Spayed/neutered: Yes 
Expected Weight: Medium (40-60lbs) 
Color: Gray 
Vaccinated: Yes 
Has Experience with Children? Unknown 
 Has Experience with Dogs? Unknown 
 Has Experience with Cats? Unknown 
 Housetrained? Unknown 
 Crate trained? Unknown 
 Animal ID: A342423 

 Meet Troy! Troy is a sweet, smart boy. He knows “sit”, “paw”, and is treat motivated. He is engaging and will look back to check in with you while on walks. He also enjoys pets and affection. Troy would love to find his forever home, could that be you?

 All adoptions come with 30-days of support from our staff to help make sure the transition from the shelter to your home goes as smoothly as possible. 

All of our available animals and the adoption application can be found here: https://indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet. Once you have submitted your application, please visit the shelter to speak with an Adoption Counselor and meet our available animals.
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RUSSEL

American Staffordshire Terrier

Male, 3 yrs 6 mos
Indianapolis, IN
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Species/Breed: Dog - Pit Bull Mix 
Approximate Age: 3Y 
Gender: Male 
 Spayed/Neutered: Yes 
Expected Weight: Large (65 lbs) 
Color: Black & White 
Vaccinated: Yes 
Has Experience with Children? Unknown 
 Has Experience with Dogs? Unknown 
 Has Experience with Cats? Unknown 
 Housetrained? Unknown 
 
 All adoptions come with 30-days of support from our staff to help make sure the transition from the shelter to your home goes as smoothly as possible. 

All of our available animals and the adoption application can be found here: https://indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet. Once you have submitted your application, please visit the shelter to speak with an Adoption Counselor and meet our available animals.
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TOPEKA

American Staffordshire Terrier

Male, 4 yrs 1 mo
Indianapolis, IN
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Species/Breed: Dog - American Staffordshire Terrier Mix 
Approximate Age: 4Y 
Gender: Male 
 Spayed/Neutered: Yes 
Expected Weight: Medium (59 lbs) 
Color: White 
Vaccinated: Yes 
Has Experience with Children? Unknown 
 Has Experience with Dogs? Unknown 
 Has Experience with Cats? Unknown 
 Housetrained? Unknown 
 Animal ID: A343029 

 All adoptions come with 30-days of support from our staff to help make sure the transition from the shelter to your home goes as smoothly as possible. 

All of our available animals and the adoption application can be found here: https://indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet. Once you have submitted your application, please visit the shelter to speak with an Adoption Counselor and meet our available animals.
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WAYLON

American Staffordshire Terrier

Male, 7 yrs 2 mos
Indianapolis, IN
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Species/Breed: Dog – Staffordshire mix 
Approximate Age: 7y 
Gender: Male 
 Spayed/Neutered: neutered 
Expected Weight: Medium (40-60lbs) 
Color: Gray and white 
Vaccinated: Yes 
Has Experience with Children? Best without small kids 
 Has Experience with Dogs? Unknown 
 Has Experience with Cats? Unknown 
 Housetrained? Unknown 
 Crate trained? Unknown 
 Animal ID: A342112 

 All adoptions come with 30-days of support from our staff to help make sure the transition from the shelter to your home goes as smoothly as possible. 

All of our available animals and the adoption application can be found here: https://indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet. Once you have submitted your application, please visit the shelter to speak with an Adoption Counselor and meet our available animals.
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Kore

American Staffordshire Terrier

Female, 4 yrs 5 mos
Speedway, IN
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with cats, Needs special attention, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Kore is approximately 4 years old and such a great dog. She isn't bothered by thunderstorms or fireworks and rarely makes much noise (unless you count her snoring). She knows basic commands thru hand signals because she is completely deaf. She knows how to walk well on a leash and has a ton of energy, which makes her an excellent walking/running partner. Kore is very selective on what dogs she prefers, so she does best as an only dog, but she absolutely loves all cats and kittens, even the ones who don't like her. She is great with kids of all ages, but she does forget her strength so she can be a bit much for smaller kids. She loves car trips and is fully crate trained. She is very trainable and absolutely loves to please her handler. She is very ball-motivated and will play fetch til she's utterly exhausted. She can be a bit of a piglet and she loves mud but she's an absolute dream to bathe and she will stand for you calmly and dries almost fully with one towel. She's a great dog with a super happy-go-lucky personality. A 6' fence will be necessary for anyone interested in adopting Kore.

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Alaskan Bull Worm

American Staffordshire Terrier

Male, Adult
Fishers, IN
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
If you're a SpongeBob fan, you know exactly where my name came from! I do love to eat, but I certainly don't eat everything in my path! Contrary to the Alaskan Bull Worm in Bikini Bottom, I am actually a very nice guy. I am a wiggly guy who loves everyone that he meets. I am a big guy at 70lbs, but you will quickly realize that I am 70lbs full of love! Somehow, I ended up as a stray, so the past is a mystery. I love playing with toys and zooming around the yard. I hope that you will take the time to come and meet me... I promise you won't be disappointed! Until then, I'll be here waiting for you eating my crabby patties.
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Samson

American Staffordshire Terrier

Male, 4 mos
Nobleville, IN
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats,
Story
Adoption Application: https://www.shelterluv.com/matchme/adopt/TOAR/Dog Meet Samson! This adorable 4-month-old male Pittie mix is small in size and full of love! Samson probably won't get more than 30 lbs, making him the perfect cuddle buddy for any home. Despite a rocky start, Sparkles is incredibly playful with dogs, cats, and kids alike! He may be a little shy at first, but once he warms up to you, get ready for endless snuggles and kisses. Adoption Fee includes neuter, microchip, de-wormer, and all age appropriate vaccinations.
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Dee Dee

American Staffordshire Terrier Staffordshire Bull Terrier

Female, Adult
Westfield, IN
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Introducing Miss Dee aka Sweet Dee aka Dee Dee. She is looking for her person. And in the spirit of Valentine's day, we're ready to play Cupid. Dee loves toys. She'll need the kind that are hard to destroy. No delicate toys for this gal. She loves the sun and to be outside. Dee knows sit, stay, lay down. Seems like see knows stay and come but she may just be tricking her foster dad for treats. Doesn't hate the crate. Appears to be fully housebroken. Good with my kids. Good with other dogs although please note she's plays hard. Not all dogs like that kind of play style. Sweet Dee is very loving. Love to follow her person around with lovesick eyes. She has a great personality and she brings joy to your heart (and laughter) to watch her play and run. This house hippo is some kind of pittie mix. She is 3 years old and about 50-55lbs. Her adoption donation is $250 and she is fixed, microchipped and vaccinated.
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Prim

American Staffordshire Terrier

Female, Puppy
Tipton, IN
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Hello there, I'm Prim! I am an adorable 8 month old little lady and I sure would love to meet my forever family soon. Being just a pup still, I will need someone who is gonna help me to learn how to go be a great doggo. I'm already pretty fantastic, I can't wait to show you how amazing I'll be with the right family! I already know "sit, "shake, "down, and I walk pretty well on a leash. I have also been told that I give the BEST kisses! Won't you be my forever best friend?!
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Nessa

American Staffordshire Terrier Pit Bull Terrier

Female, 4 yrs 8 mos
Tipton, IN
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Meet Nessa!! Nessa is believed to be a 4 to 5 years young APBT staff shire terrier mix. What people call a low rider. What we do know is this. She is extraordinary amazingly awesome and damn near perfection. She will trap you with her soulful eyes and work you like a puppet. Despite her history of abuse and being used as a target bait dog, she is remarkable with all and every dog met. She is motherly and nurturing and without other dogs even if her human was with her 24/7 she still misses them. It's within her nature to be with a pack. Nessa has been exposed to and lived with many dogs big and small and done well always. She too is ok with cats and does terrific with children of all ages as young as 1-year-old. Walks perfectly on a leash, and depending on the person her recall is spot on. Now let's discuss her emotional dramatic skilled methods to charm humans. She offers belly-ups to all and anyone who she can sucker into falling for the pity me look, love me, I need loving performance. She will pull your heartstrings. Draw you in and by now she owns you. 😆 it's too late! You have been pitbull owned. You've been "Nessa" and now follow through by offering "the look" to gain control of your actions, she will have you babying her and in no time treating her like a princess. Your sole purpose of spoiling & babying her as she gets what she wants from you and does as she pleases. IT'S TOO LATE! Her well-executed strategic played-out plan worked. No way of going back. When done so all of the above she is confident she has gained complete control and her dramatization magnitude is increased even more. Foraging all the self-pity look glazing you with her soulful eyes to sucker you in even more. It's a matter of time before she will gain the throne. 🤣 You have been captured but what we call Pitbull Love. Nessa was one we rescued out of state when we assisted on a transport leg to empty a high-kill shelter. She was the only one left without rescue due to her history of abuse and was used as a bait dog. It was clear she would require a lot of rehabilitation and as well as medical for her body to heal from the continued trauma. And even more so her mind. Nessa succeeded in rehabilitation training and now become outgoing, a bit shy sometimes but you wouldn't know it, happy, friendly, and loves all she meets! Nessa is a nurturer, a sweet soul who healed by allowing us to help her become the dog she was always meant to be. The first year was not easy. Her fear threat of dogs was obvious. Survival was prominent in her mind. But her love allowed her to place trust in us and that's how she relearned and gain confidence with dogs. Once she knew she was safe at the sanctuary the rest just followed and made her rehabilitation training straightforward. She always found comforting someone, human or animal. She is an all-size dog, cat, rabbit, bird, flock, and human as well as children as young as a year old sociable. Upon arrival we noticed she needed medical attention, her skin was full of open wounds and bite marks, fresh and old. All different stages of healing indicate continued prolonged abuse. She was also heartworm positive and had an old open fracture wound that barely healed and had done so wrong on her right front metacarpal. No words to even begin to comprehend how any human could be capable of such evil. Today she runs, plays, and loves life. She is happy too. She is healthy, negative for the heart-worm disease, and oh so ready for her happy forever life to take off. Nessa is perfection and true to the breed. Loves toys, treats, and training, and the leg fractures healed but she has to learn to live with what's left of it. Nessa is active and able to walk without intervention. This beautiful forgiving soul deserves the best forever home! Nessa is house and crate trained but needs a routine schedule when in any new environment, current to date on all appropriate core vaccines including lepto & corona, 1 or 3-year rabies, dewormed, fecal tested negative, microchipped including free registration for life, spay/neutered, heartworm & lyme diseases tested negative upon adoption,   and on monthly heartworm flea/tick prevention. Out-of-state adopters are welcome at the adopter's expense. We do NOT ship and meet and greet are required before adoption unless you are a previous adopter. Previous adopters of AHS have the first choice and are not expected to pay another adoption fee again.  Donation of their choice is welcomed. Training is an ongoing process that needs to be worked on daily. New issues and opportunities arise daily that have to be addressed and or rewarded. Continued training is a must. Adoption process information can be found on our website www.animalhousesanctuary.org The Adoption Fee of $285 covers all of the above and everyday needs/care. Update:7/4/23
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Russell

American Staffordshire Terrier

Male, Young
Greenfield, IN
Size
(when grown) Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
Details
Not good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
I adopted this absolute sweetheart from a shelter in December, but he's proven to need more space that my home and yard can provide. Frequent walks and training haven't been enough to expend his energy. He's very sweet and affectionate but is high energy and has trouble controlling that energy when people visit. He does well with other energetic dogs but can get riled out around more passive dogs. He's aggressive with cats but hasn't been around kids since we've had him. He's potty trained, crate trained and stays peacefully in his cage until let out. A loving home with a fenced in yard would be best, as well as an adopter who has the time to devote to helping Russ channel his energy and become the very best boy he can be.

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Pippa

English Bulldog

Female, 8 yrs 6 mos
Indianapolis, IN
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Not good with dogs, Not good with cats, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
*** STOP **** READ!!! *** WE DO NOT RESPOND TO INQUIRIES THROUGH ADOPTAPET. ****PLEASE SUBMIT AN APPLICATION VIA OUR WEBSITE***** YES THIS DOG IS AVAILABLE. Visit our website directly to read more about the dog. If you feel he/she is the right fit for you, then FILL OUT AN APPLICATION. Thank you!! Hoosier Bulldog Rescue . com Pippa is looking for a nice retirement home. She's 6 years young. Has history of allergies which are managed by proper diet and natural care. She has some arthritis, but is overall healthy. Pippa needs to be the ONLY DOG. She is good with kids (please note we still have guidelines re: placement with young children). Please visit our website to learn more about her and see more pics. If you feel she's a good first for your family, PLEASE SUBMIT AN APPLICATION VIA OUR WEBSITE. Thank you!
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Murdock "Monty"

Bulldog French Bulldog

Male, 3 yrs
Indianapolis, IN
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
Good with kids, Good with dogs, Good with cats, Needs special attention, Needs experienced adopter, Spayed or Neutered,
Story
Murdock has a spinal defect that results in incontinence. He is completely mobile though and gets along with other dogs. He needs a foster or foster to adopt.
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WIGGLES

Bull Terrier

Female, 3 yrs
Indianapolis, IN
Size
(when grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
Details
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Story
Species/Breed: Dog - Bull Terrier Mix 
Approximate Age: 3Y 
Gender: Female 
 Spayed/Neutered: Will be spayed before going home 
Expected Weight: Medium (34 lbs) 
Color: White 
Vaccinated: Yes 
Has Experience with Children? Unknown 
 Has Experience with Dogs? Unknown 
 Has Experience with Cats? Unknown 
 Housetrained? Unknown 
 
 All adoptions come with 30-days of support from our staff to help make sure the transition from the shelter to your home goes as smoothly as possible. 

All of our available animals and the adoption application can be found here: https://indy.gov/activity/adopt-a-pet. Once you have submitted your application, please visit the shelter to speak with an Adoption Counselor and meet our available animals.

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Helping PAWS, Inc.

Indianapolis, IN 46220

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Speedway Animal Rescue

Speedway, IN 46224

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Speedway Animal Rescue

Speedway, IN 46224

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10.2 miles

Speedway Animal Rescue

Speedway, IN 46224

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10.2 miles

Speedway Animal Rescue

Speedway, IN 46224

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12.2 miles

Humane Society for Hamilton County

10501 Hague Road, Fishers, IN 46038

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12.7 miles

Tails of Adventure Rescue

PO Box 73, Nobleville, IN 46061

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Rescue

13 miles

Redemption Rescue, Inc

Westfield, IN 46062

Pet Types: cats, dogs

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16.4 miles

Indianapolis Animal Care Services

2600 S Harding St, Indianapolis, IN 46221

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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16.4 miles

Indianapolis Animal Care Services

2600 S Harding St, Indianapolis, IN 46221

Pet Types: cats, dogs, rabbits, small animals

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