I’m jet black with four white paws and white bib, and I’m a slender 41 pounds. When I was found, I was covered in ticks. TALGV volunteers said I calmly let them remove each tick, even between my toes. Speaking of patience, my current roommate is a 35-pound puppy who climbs over and under me, lifting me right off my feet. Am I annoyed? Upset? Nope, I give her kisses, and she licks me back. At one year of age, I’m playful but never rough. I love all the affection I get here, and I give every bit as much as I receive. You’ll find me with my head in somebody’s lap. I aim to live up to my name. Stella means “star,” and I’ll shine brightly for you.
I have lived with my people, three small dogs and two cats since I was just a puppy. I sure miss them, being alone in this kennel, but I look forward to going out with the volunteers every day. I am already 13 years old, but I still love life and because of my age, I come with Vet Care Support for Life! They say, I am well behaved and walk nicely on a leash. I can’t hear anymore, but I pay close attention and try to do what I’m told. I would like to play fetch with you or just lay on a blanket and be petted. I love children and people say I’m very gentle with them, but, really, I love everybody! How about we grow older together?
I am a beautiful chocolate Lab/Staffie mix female with big brown eyes, and I would love to come live with you! I’m only six months old, but they say I already know how to sit and tell people when I have to go potty. I have been good when I’m left alone and have been reported not to bark much. When adopted I come with a reimbursement towards some professional obedience training, and I’d like to learn more because I don’t understand why some of the volunteers here say that I play rough. I think it’s just fun, but they correct me. I want to please my people and be a good dog, so won’t you come to adopt me and teach me how to do that?
Every dog is unique, but I’m a little “uniquer.” Okay, maybe not uniquer (since there’s no such thing) but special—big ears, short legs, and my own friendly, lovable personality. Plus, even with the extra pounds I’m carrying around (and working on losing), I’m a pretty dapper little guy in my tuxedo black and white coat. I came here when my former people moved to a place where dogs aren’t allowed. We’d been together for five years and they reported that I was housetrained, leash-trained (the volunteers here agree), okay with cats (!), gentle and tolerant with a 15-year-old human. And if you look into my eyes, you’ll see that I’m deeply interested in you—hoping that we can be fast friends. I know you’re special, too, so we could be very good together.
I am smiling brightly despite an unfortunate family change. In my former home, I got along with the cat as well as the dog. I used to play with young children up to 12 years old, but although play times were fun, my big baby personality was too rough for the kids. I have found many great volunteer friends here at The Animal League who don’t hesitate to train me at 3 1/2 years old, because I still enjoy learning new tricks. Not only do I love lap snuggling, but I always love car rides. Shining my bright smiley Staffordshire Terrier face to the world through that car window with you would be a dream come true.
I’m a dog who finds people very entertaining. Maybe it’s because you’re charming, and also because I’m Deaf and very attentive to what you do. For instance, I’ve had fun just watching people cook (and happily accepted kitchen treats), love being with you on walks, and cuddle as often as you like. You could have fun learning doggie signs—they’re like hand signals hearing dogs use. My former person loved me very much, but when her life plans changed she brought me back here and left pages of information for you to see. A few important things: She said I’m housetrained, very smart and well mannered. I’ve been territorial around other animals, but exceptionally sweet and patient with people. So please come see me soon, and maybe together we can share the sign for “home.”
I believe people and dogs go together. Like burgers and fries or cookies and milk. So when I was lost, I spotted a kind person and followed her home. Turned out, that was the right thing to do because she brought me here! For a young guy (born in late 2017), I’d known some tough times—the intake people found some scabs—but I was good in the car, pretty good on the leash, calm and mellow on exam, and already know a couple of commands. Most of all, I really want to belong to someone. You know—be someone’s pal, companion, forever friend; the dog you can count on. I’m slender, about 55 pounds, and gentle taking treats (hint-hint), so let’s meet and greet, and see if we’ll be happy together ever after!