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TimberRescue Me ID: 16-04-20-00621

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About Timber

American Staffordshire Terrier
Age: Young Adult
Sex: Male

Meet Timber. American Staffordshire Terrier. Male, 3-4 years old (as of April 2016). Medium sized dog at roughly 50lbs. on intake. Timber is the product of dog fighting. Gregory's Gift of Hope was called to help when Timber was found by a local resident wandering in their yard. One look at Timber and we knew we had to help. Timber, covered in scars, was very under-weight and had visible signs of pain and discomfort when walking due to bone injuries that were not treated properly. Timber suffered greatly at the hands of some pretty despicable humans - we could not let this sweet dog live the rest of his life knowing only pain and suffering. Even with all of his injuries and with all of the mistreatment he has endured, he remains the sweetest dog and will shower you with kisses and tail wags when you greet him. How could we say no to this - we couldn't! Timber has been receiving the proper care and is doing well while waiting for that special someone to cross his path and call him their own. He is one pretty amazing dog! Sharing some further information about Timber, coming from our Director here at GGOH. Timber was a bait dog and that certainly has some extra precautions that come with it when adopting, or considering adopting him. Don't get us wrong, he is a wonderful dog but his background cannot be forgotten. And please, it is a MUST that Timber go to a home with fencing. I know this additional information may turn some of you away but for Timber's sake, we must share this info. so that he can find is perfect, forever home. From our Director at GGOH - January 2017: We need people to understand the ramifications of him being a bait dog. He needs a fence, he needs limited chaos. He needs mostly if we can make it happen, to be an only dog who has a fence and yes he most likey can get along with others under great supervision and a great guardian who learns him well. He is going to, if dogs charge him, possibly react in a non-friendly manner. He has been removed from that environment but like a person, there is PTSD so people have to be aware and be prepared to be his eyes nose ears and calming factor. Almost a seeing eye person or a 'Therapy' person if you will. You, the owner, will need to calm him, to make sure environments are acceptable, to remove him when necessary and understand things can be scary sometimes for him. He does not want to react, he aims to please so we must focus on his positive attributes. He is friendly as ever with people even after humans are the ones who put him in the position of being hurt, he loves just chilling with you in the sun. He likes to play ball and tug-o-war, he is a cuddler and also can be very playful and even get over excited so you must be able to balance your play with him. He is great with kids but knowing all the other things about him, the potential for issues is there if the kids get out of hand around him without really meaning to or thinking about it. There are so many things we do not know about him so even though he is a great dog he must be handled with caution in the beginning stages of entering a family home. It is extremely important that whoever adopts him really follows this not just agrees and because he might be doing great they skip right to complete trust. It's a hard case but there is someone out there for him. BEFORE CONTACTING US REGARDING TIMBER, PLEASE REVIEW OUR ADOPTION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES.

St. Croix County
New Richmond, Wisconsin 54017


  • Good with Most Dogs
  • Good with Most Cats
  • Good with Kids and Adults


  • Average Energy
  • Average Temperament


  • Neutered
  • Vaccinations Current
  • Abused/Neglected

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