Champ
Adult
4 years
DOB: 11/01/2013
Male
Medium
American Staffordshire Terrier, ,

This pet is currently being listed by Goshen Humane Society, Inc. ---- Get to know Champ ---- Status: Available Needs Foster

If you have any questions about fostering or adopting Champ please contact Goshen Humane Society, Inc. directly at 845-294-3984 and goshenhumanesociety@gmail.com.

Champ came to the shelter almost 2 years ago.  He was just under 1 year of age at the time.  As you can see by his pictures, he's a beautiful boy.  We have never made any bones about it that Champ needs a committed and loving owner.  He needs a owner/owners who will be the alpha and commit to training.  He is better off with no other dogs in the family and no children at this point in time.  He has already had a session with Packleaders (one of the trainers who has worked with Ceasar Milan) who has said he's a great dog, but needs someone who will be his alpha - period. Champ is an extremely smart dog, but does not need an owner who will give up on him easily.   He was found in a dumpster as a puppy, and adopted to a young girl (not through GHS) who loved him, but didn't know how to care for him.  He was not neutered, never vaccinated nor tested and was crated far too much.  He was pretty high strung when he came to us.  Champ absolutely loves car rides, walks, (would be great going on hikes) and needs exercise.  He has a fairly high metabolism so tends to keep his weight down.  Presently he is on a prescription food and on anti-anxiety medication (very low cost - about $10 a month.). The Vet has said that once adopted by responsible, committed people who are committed to Champs welfare and training that he eventually may not need  medication or prescription food.  Most of the dogs that come through the shelter adjust well to shelter life.  Champ is fine because he knows our commitment to him, however he really needs a regular home - but he needs an adopter that is truly committed and will make him family.  He needs to know that he matters.  Champ is a special boy and very sensitive to what goes on around him.  He knows who is committed to him and who isn't.  Champ is worth getting to know as he truly has a lot of love to give.  Champ has been let down a couple of times, so earning his trust won't happen over night.  An experienced owner is best suited for Champ.  

Adoption Fee: $140.00

Pet Attributes
Name Champ Housetrained N/A
Age Adult Hypoallergenic NO
Gender Male Spayed/Neutered YES
Size Medium Ok with dogs NO
Shots up to date YES Ok with cats NO
Ok with kids N/A

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