Why does a dog without a home, or a person of her own, smile every day? Oh, some people can’t see a dog smile, but we do. Take me, for instance. I was once lost, out in the cold, no food or water, when a man from the sheriff’s department kindly helped me. He brought me here, where I enjoy food, water, toys, exercise, good company—lots of reasons to smile. But you know what’s missing: A loving, happy home, where you belong to someone and they belong to you, and you stick together through thick and thin. Born in December 2017, a strong 55 pounds, I’m a lively, loving, brindle Boxer/Staffie mix female, with just one question: Will you let me give you my heart, and all my best smiles from now on?
I’ve come to believe that sometimes even the broken road takes you where you need to go. I was adopted but then my person went back to school, then someone moved and someone else took me, but I didn’t get along with her dogs (I arrived with some minor wounds from that), and so I’m here. Yes, all this has made me a little shy and wary, but you probably know what I’m hoping for—that someone will see my potential. Someone will know that what I need is a little guidance, some kindness, and lots of love. I’m a strong guy (so you should be, too), who’s eager to learn how to trust again and how to please, and my greatest strength is my heart. Will you let me give it to you?
Before coming here, I was one of fifteen dogs all living together in the same place! Different breeds, genders, ages—mainly small to medium small—and we all got along. Still do! We’re a sweet, loving bunch. But when our people moved and couldn’t take everyone with them, most of us came here—some of us shy, others very friendly, and each one hoping for the same thing: A new, comfy, loving home. We’re already experiencing new things; leashes and doggie doors were unknown to us, and we’ve not been around small children. I’m a 2-year-old gray and white Staffie mix female, 49 pounds, sometimes full of vim and vigor, and always happy to be with friends. Lively and fun, I have a quiet dream of being loved by you just for being me.
We could say my story started the day I was rescued from the road—running alone, without a safe place to go. My finder said I was friendly and loved her dogs on the one day we spent together. Here, I was shy and trembling at first, but liked the people right away; they stroked my soft coat, told me I’m an adorable dog who someone will love real soon. I was too thin back then (now up to 34 pounds), and not a picky eater—daily meals are a great habit! I’ve learned a couple of commands—sit, come—and because I truly want to be a people-pleaser, I’ll learn more. One thing I know already: I want to go to that place where love lives, and I think that’s home with you.
Thanks for looking at my pictures. My biography is under construction. Please stop back again to read about me or… even better… call TALGV (520-625-3170) to arrange to meet me soon. Kennels are open 10-2 every day.
When people compliment me for being an exceptionally sweet, good-natured dog, I appreciate their kindness all the more because I’ve known rough times—one in particular. On that day, a young puppy mixed with some older dogs, then something happened and suddenly there was trouble—serious trouble for the puppy. I stepped in to help him and we both ended up in the hospital. The pup recovered fully and soon was adopted, and my wounds healed, too—you may notice a few scars, but friends tell me heroes often have scars. Now, I’m living in a foster home, hoping every day that someone wonderful will choose me as their dog, and together we’ll share a happy, carefree life. If that’s you—if you’ll let me be your sweet dog—you’ll be my hero forever!
If my eyes look a little sad, it’s because I’m yearning to be with people. My former family saw that I was gentle and tolerant with the children (ages 2 and newborn)—they said I was “great with kids”—loved to cuddle and play, and, of course, would come when called, which is because I want to be with you! So why am I here? Because I need to be in a single-dog home. Although I’m fine on a leash and have gotten along with some other dogs, there are dogs I suddenly don’t like, so I need to be your only dog. (Single and loving it!) Please know that I’ve learned important commands, how to “ask” to go outside, and will build my happy world around you, if you let me be yours forever!
Has earned his AKC Canine Good Citizen Certificate.
Back when I was a really young pup, my person said she couldn’t socialize me because it was too hot for walks. Granted, some Arizona days are best spent somewhere cool, but we all need socialization, right? So, being here has helped me a lot. I’ve attended class with people and other dogs, and have impressed friends with my good behavior there. Oh, I’m still young, strong, and learning, but already walk nicely on a leash, obey basic commands, have been gentle taking treats, and can be very active at times, calm at others. (In my former home, I was also housetrained and used a doggie door.) Training, patience and love equal a winning combination so far, and if you let me be your loyal companion, we could share lots of happy trails together!
Foster Dad calls me The Perfect Dog… with one exception: I chase the cats. Other than that, I’m your girl for all occasions! Housetrained, good in the house when people are gone, quiet and calm, I’m affectionate, always interested in you, and sometimes comical (I go to bed when told to, but once Foster Folks are quiet, I’ll try to sneak back to where they are… like they don’t notice the blonde dog at their feet). My past is unknown—I was lost, and although I’m leash trained, if other dogs bark at me, I often speed up, so maybe there was trouble once. But today, I’m a happy dog. Good on walks and know commands, I’m treat motivated, and, most especially, very love motivated. Let me into your heart and I’ll love you back forever!