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ScooterRescue Me ID: 17-06-26-00431

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About Scooter

Adoption Fee: $50
American Staffordshire Terrier mix
Age: Young Adult
Sex: Male

Hi my name is Scooter, and this is what my foster mom says about me: Scooter is a very gentle, lovable pittie mix; pretty sure his predominant breed is American Staffordshire or Staffordshire Bull Terrier. he looks more like the Staffordshire Bull but is a little big; he weighs around 50 lbs. We rescued him as a stray, and have had him for about 18 months - I'm in no hurry to re-home him, as he is no trouble to have around, except for now my job is changing and I am going to be on the road most of the time and he doesn't like to be alone. We have a sitter that watches him and our other dog, but sometimes he runs away looking for people. He always comes back, but he has chewed our gate and door trying to get back in and I always worry about him. He's fine when we go to work or do errands, its just if we are gone overnight. We have neutered him, he is current on his shots, and the vet thinks he is four or five years old. Scooter is a fierce looking dog with a rabbit heart. His favorite thing to do is to just sit by you and let you rub his head. He likes to sleep, and isn't very energetic. He will run in the morning with the other dogs, but then he is content to just lay around. He has been around a lot of dogs as we do medical foster and frequently babysit my son's dog, and he is fine with them, just won't engage in play. I think it confuses him :) He won't play with them but if it is a quiet dog he will let them share his bed, which he is quite fond of. He loves stuffed toys; smaller ones are his favorites. He will nibble on them like a rabbit, trying to get any little designs or pieces off. Its super cute - one of my favorite things to watch him do. He is house trained; we have a doggie door and if it is closed he will bump against you to have you open it for him. He will sleep in a kennel, but doesn't like the door shut. He rides well in the car. He is good with kids in the sense that he doesn't bother them. Its the same as he is with other dogs; he will watch them, but doesn't really want to have anything to do with them. If they are very quiet and gentle they can pet him, but if they are loud (and what 3-5 year olds are not?) he will just escape to his bed. A three year old fell on him from the couch, and he just squealed and ran to his bed. I have been told by more than one person (one a Marine vet with a service dog for PTSD) that Scooter would be a great companion or therapy dog for someone. He grows very attached to an individual and once he is attached, his favorite thing is to just sleep by you. I was worried he would be too attached to me, but he also loves my dispatcher and my neighbor who watches him when I am out of town. If I had to describe a perfect home for Scooter it would be in a home with either a single person or a family that wasn't too high energy; I don't think he would care, its just that there are a lot of high energy dogs looking for high-energy families :) Give my guy a look - you may find yourself falling in love, as we did without planning to.

Maricopa County
Phoenix, Arizona


  • Good with Most Dogs
  • Good with Kids and Adults


  • Low Energy
  • Very Submissive


  • Neutered
  • Vaccinations Current

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