STARTER STAFFIE DOG - have you decided the Staffordshire Terriers and pitties are the way to go but running up against the “need breed experience” issue? Well here you go. A starter staffie dog - that’s Willow - an awesome representative of the breed and one who doesn’t require any breed experience - you just need to promise to help her lose just a tiny bit of weight.
Oh, and come on, who doesn’t love a Staffie in a hula skirt??? Could there possibly be anything cuter in the entire world??
This girl is perfect in every way - super calm, great with other dogs, affectionate to the ends of the earth. If you love the breed, you will love this dog - and if you’re not used to the breed but want to be, this girl is your “starter staffie” dog.
Willow was found as a stray with her adorable puppies. Her puppy Penguin is also looking for a home so check him out too - https://pawsnewengland.com/adopt/pet-8236 BUT, let’s find mom a home!!!!
Willow is so adorable, short and chunky. She bounces on her short stubby little legs and she adores her toys. She usually collects several and puts them on her dog bed.
Does she like dogs - see here -> https://pawsnewengland.com/adopt/pet-8237/
Willow is housebroken, crate trained, but does not require a crate as her favorite thing to do is to snuggle with you. She walks very well on a leash, loves walks and loves to snuggle in blankies whenever possible. She is excellent with other dogs and can even use a doggy door (mind you, it can’t be a small one….) . She is playful and loves toys and treats of all kinds, but truly prefers nap time the best! She is extremely smart and willing to learn anything you want to teach her.
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Breed:American Staffordshire Terrier mix
Age: 5 ½ years
Weight: 61 pounds
Vaccinations: Up to date
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Dogs: Yes- She loves other dogs.
Kids: Tested with 8 years and up. She loves children and attention, but has not been tested with infants or toddlers.
Adoption Donation: $400.00
Interested in a specific dog, please fill out an application if you are interested in a dog. The number of individual inquiries is overwhelming and we are finding it difficult to respond to each one. We cannot guarantee you will receive a timely response.
Paws New England is a rescue, not a shelter, and as such we do not have our dogs housed in one location - they are in foster homes both in New England and in our southern foster homes. If you’re interested in a specific dog, please complete a short online application and you will receive a reply within 48 hours so you can ask questions.
At present, if a dog is listed on our website, the dog is considered still available HOWEVER, may have applications that have come in before yours but it’s still too early to know if any are a good match; therefore we encourage you to apply.
NOTICE WITH REGARD TO LOCATION OF DOGS: Please note: Paws New England is a foster-based rescue. We do not have a brick and mortar building to house the dogs we rescue. We have found that dogs in foster homes are much more adoptable because they have been observed in a home setting. Dogs listed with Paws New England typically reside in various locations throughout the south (primarily Tennessee, Texas, and Arkansas) and New England (not necessarily in the state of Rhode Island). You will be notified by the adoption coordinator of the location of the dog you are interested in so you have the ability to decide whether to pursue adoption or not.
Dogs transported to New England are done so at a fee of $150.00 paid directly to the transporting company by Paws New England; no additional transport costs are responsibility of adopter. This fee is included in the adoption donation.
Adoption donations cover pre-adoption vet costs (including vaccinations, spay/neuter when age appropriate, and heartworm testing/treatment when necessary), a microchip, and transportation to New England if necessary.
Donations for our young, healthy puppies and dogs support their fellow canines of advanced age or suffering from injuries and abuse whose donations are reduced but whose veterinary costs are typically much higher. We appreciate your understanding that your dog will help others in need.
All known information about the animal is listed above. We do our best to give accurate information, but most of our dogs are rescues and do not come with a known history.
Paws New England abides by the dog importation regulations set forth in the states of MA, CT, NH and RI.