American Staffordshire Terrier
Picture of Bones, a male American Staffordshire Terrier

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Home:Clintonville / Columbus, OH  
Age: 6 Years   Sex: Male   Weight: 26-50 lbs

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   Leave a bone for Bones

Doggie Dynamics:
not playfulvery playful

Quick Bio:
-pound dog-dog rescue

Gotcha Date:
September 1st 2010

October 1st 2009

Napping beside me

Pushy dogs

Favorite Toy:
Merrick's real bone chews

Favorite Food:
Taste of The Wild - Pacific formula....although I don't think he's too picky...

Favorite Walk:
Hocking Hills - Old Man's Cave

Best Tricks:
We're still working on that... ;)

Arrival Story:
I worked at a dog daycare that donated kennel space to local adoptable rescue dogs and volunteered my time with the rescue Bones was at. He came to the daycare in the spring of 2010. The first day I met him, he barreled out of his run and peed out of sheer excitement all over my feet. He was adorable, certainly, but I was not looking for a second dog. He came from a shelter in North Carolina where he had been dumped because his first owner was not allowed to keep him in her apartment due to his breed. He was on the euth list and somehow (I'm not sure how) he found his way to our rescue in Ohio and escaped being killed just for being an AmStaff.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~ I was the one who would take our foster dogs to adoption events in hopes of finding them homes, as well as occasionally bringing them home for a weekend here and there, just to give them a break from the kennel environment. Bones stayed with me one weekend when an adoption event was coming up, and my boyfriend and I decided to take him and our other dog, Jack, for a hike at a nearby state forest. He was in absolute doggy bliss that whole day. Both of the boys were. Bones was just fascinated by creeks and swimming was his new favorite thing. I enjoyed seeing Jack with him so much that the thought ran through my head to adopt him myself. But I chose not to...surely he'd find a great home soon, I thought. A few more adoption events came and went. At one large one, a few kids fell head over heels in love with him. They were hugging him, kissing him, and he was absolutely in heaven. They begged their mom to adopt him, but she said no because of his breed. We left that afternoon with no home for Bones. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~His behavior at the daycare was deteriorating day by day. The high-stress and constant stimulation of the daycare environment was getting to him. He was frequently fence fighting and snapping at other dogs. Finally he bit a senior Golden Retriever badly enough to warrant an emergency trip to the vet for stitches. My boss was going to kick him out and until they could do that, he was to be isolated away from the other dogs. That equated to being stuck in a 3'x8' run, with cement walls on 3 sides 24/7. I felt pretty bad for him. He had also started listening less and less to the other employees, and downright freaking out when it was time for me to leave. He was clearly unhappy there and wanted to go with me. We had another adoption event to go to, where a very nice couple expressed a lot of interest in them. I knew they'd be able to offer him a great home and was very excited, but at the same time I was absolutely crushed. I had by then formed quite a bond with this dog...I didn't want to let him go. So, I mulled it over and decided to bring him home myself.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~He is most definitely a heart dog. He follows me everywhere, watches me constantly, and loves nothing more than to cuddle and snooze. The funny thing is, he knew I belonged to him before I knew he belonged to me. That would explain the pee all over my feet that first day I met him. ;)

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