Animal League News

Hi… my name is Austin,

Adopted July 3, 2016

One happy day not long ago, my new person and I left TALGV together, all smiles and blissfully unaware that our time together would be far too short. When she died, I came back here, where my many friends have given me love and understanding. They encourage my hopes of another chance at happiness, saying I’m a really sweet fellow with an easy-going nature that lots of people will like. At 99 pounds, I’m something of a gentle giant, loving and calm, and quite willing to focus on pleasing you, like being well behaved when we go for a walk. I’m a 7-year-5-month-old Staffie mix male with amber eyes and a sleek gray coat, a very handsome guy inside and out, who’s looking forward to my forever happy home with someone wonderful like you.

Arrived January 29, 2016; Adopted April 14, 2016; Arrived June 26, 2016

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Hi… my name is Arnie,

Adopted April 16, 2016

You know things can get better when you’re found by someone’s trash cans. That’s what happened to me, so no surprise that when she opened her car door to bring me to TALGV, I jumped right in. Enjoying good food and safe shelter has been great, and I’m learning there’s even more good stuff in life! My human friends really like the way I walk well on a leash, and I’m glad to mind what they say. I’m learning how to play just for the fun of it, and they’re teaching me more good dog manners, too. I’m a well-behaved black and white American Staffordshire Terrier mix male, about 38 pounds, and I’m sure the best is yet to come–when I share love and a forever home with you!

Arrived January 8, 2016

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Hi… my name is Ava.

Adopted April 27, 2015

Ava has earned/received her American Kennel Club (AKC)  Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification.

Thanks for looking at my pictures. I am currently in Foster Care, so please call TALGV office 625-3170 (10-2 daily) to make arrangements to meet me.

Posted March 22, 2015.

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Hi… my name is Winnie.

Adopted January 27, 2015.

When the volunteers say, “She wags her tail so hard she almost falls over,” you know that I love people! When I was found at Walmart, I had a lot of scabs and scars on my head and it was apparent that I’d had puppies recently, but that certainly hasn’t dampened my enthusiasm for life! My rescuer only had me for three days, but said that I was very sweet, was excellent on a leash, was very gentle with getting treats and food, and went into my crate easily. I didn’t, however, get along with his resident dogs and cats (but that may have been a “there’s a stranger in town” thing on their parts!). I’m a sweet 57-pound, Staffie girl who just wants some humans to love.

Arrived October 12, 2014.

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Hi… my name is Bruno.

I was adopted on August 9, 2014.

It’s hard to tell my story when all anyone knows is that I was found on Nogales Highway and had to be coaxed into a crate (I was mighty frightened, I can tell you!). But since the volunteers have been working with me and gotten to know me better, they agree that I’m a young, happy-go-lucky guy who seeks out other dogs for friends, and on walks I get along with other dogs bopping along beside me (sometimes dogs like to walk with just their person, you know!). They say I’m always smiling, would make a wonderful companion, and would probably be great with kids as well. I’m a young, medium to high energy, Staffie mix boy who wants to forget his past and get on with this business of life!



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Hi… my name is Bella.

I was found running in the street near a restaurant called “Bella …something,” but my rescuer already had twelve (!) dogs at his place, so one more mouth was WAY over the top and he needed to find me a nice home of my very own. I am a young brindle and white Staffie mix girl weighing approximately 30 pounds. TALGV is making sure I am in good health and giving me lots of attention (although I’d really rather not share it with so many other dogs!), so I am half-past ready to go home with you. My training in my previous life seems to have been quite good, and I get along very well with other dogs. I have a sweet temperament and really want to please, so I hope you will consider adding me to your family so we can be together for a long time to come.



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Hi… my name is Bailey June.

My family (which included two kids ages 10 and 12) said that I’m “very playful, loving, and cuddles a lot,” so that gives you an idea of how much I like critters of the human kind. My canine housemate, however, was a different story, and he and I didn’t get along well at all, so if there’s a home with an active family out there that’s missing the companionship of a devoted friend, then I know I can fill that void! I’m a tan and white Staffie mix girl, who, although I spent a good deal of time outdoors, would very much like to be a part of your everyday life indoors, too. Being still very much a youngster, you know that I’m chock full of energy and eager to learn new things, so I know I’ll have the basics of indoor living down in a flash. Why don’t you be the one to teach me?


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Hi… my name is Buddy Boy.

I was adopted on March 23, 2014.

Sometimes you wonder why people bring pets into their lives and then leave them in a yard to amuse themselves. I’m sure my mom (who recently died) loved me, but she never spent much time in training me, so now I’m hoping that I’ll finally find someone who will recognize my potential and make that investment. My mom’s son said, “Buddy is a good dog; he just needs some training,” and I’m here to tell you that I’m 100% in agreement with that statement! I do know the basics — sit, stay, and down — and I love to play fetch and chase a Frisbee, so with some patient guidance, I know I can be the pal you’re looking for. I’m a medium size white and tan Staffie mix who will be with you through thick and thin after you’ve made the commitment to my education.


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Hi… my name is Frankie.

Frankie has earned his Canine Good Citizen Certificate.

Adopted February 12, 2014

“Frankie is a super sweet boy who will lick you to death if you let him.” Nice intro, huh? I’m a Staffie mix who was adopted by my family a year ago and got along fine with their other dog until I decided I wanted ALL the attention, so that didn’t work out well for me! Here’s some of what my people said: “Frankie loves going out to the desert and being outside in general. He does very well with kids (ours are 18 months and 3) and is protective of them when we are outside. He should be the only pet in an active home, especially one with an outdoorsy male figure. He needs to be inside with people whenever possible, not left outside to his own devices because he gets bored and it hurts his feelings.” Oh, there’s lots more good stuff, so come for a “meet and greet” and see for yourself!

Arrived January 28, 2013.

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Hi… my name is Drake.

Adopted December 31, 2014.

If I were to put a “personals” ad in the paper, it would be “big, strong guy looking for big, strong guy (or gal!) to spend quality time with.” My family adopted me as a puppy and was sure they’d have time for my education, but with two small kids growing up, it didn’t happen that way, and my training sessions got left in the dust (of the back yard!). I’m a big galoot of a guy, but I’m all happiness and energy, and that’s why I need someone who is familiar with Staffies and our personality. My people said, “Drake has a lot of potential – he means well, we just don’t have the time to teach him. We are trying to do the right thing by giving him an opportunity for a fulfilled life.” There’s no doubt in my mind that with confident leadership that includes consistent rules and cheerful praise, I’ll be one totally awesome companion!


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Hi… my name is Diamond,

Adopted 5-7-17

Diamond has earned/received her American Kennel Club (AKC)  Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification. She comes with FREE VET CARE FOR LIFE!

My sister, Ruby, and I lived happily for a long time with mom, dad, and a small dog (no kids or cats), but they went their separate ways and I’ve been at TALGV ever since. Ruby was adopted by a wonderful family and now, oh please, it’s my turn! I have excellent house manners and am quite loveable—ask any TALGV volunteer. One of them recently took me to her home where I met goats, pigs, horses and burros. How much fun was that! I was what dog folks call “non-reactive” to all of them (except birds and chickens), so I’d be an excellent ranch dog. Honestly, I’d be an excellent, loving companion anywhere. I come with Free Vet Care for Life, and a lifetime of love, too. Won’t you take me home today!

Arrived October 22, 2012 (Bio updated December 1, 2015)

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Hi… my name is Ano.

I was adopted on August 23, 2014.

Ano has earned his Canine Good Citizen certificate.

Hey, everyone — take look at me! I’ve been at TALGV since 2010 and boy, have I mellowed and learned a lot! I was pretty rambunctious when I arrived, but over the years I’ve been going on “meet-and-greet outings” with a foster family, have become a model companion, and I’m especially proud to say I’ve earned my nationally-accredited Canine Good Citizen award! I love to give people hugs and kisses, get along with well-mannered kids, other dogs (especially “the ladies”!), simply adore romping in the yard with you (chasing lizards is fun, too!), and enjoy lounging in a doggie pool. I am a 65-pound Staffordshire terrier mix boy, and it would be paradise to have a family and big yard of my own, so why don’t you come “make my day?”





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