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ShelbyAnimal ID: 8.10.23.AAR.F

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About Shelby

American Staffordshire Terrier mix
Age: Adult
Sex: Female

Cruelty Case! Shelby needs her forever home This is Shelby - an apx 5-6 y/o , 40-ish lbs., sweet and gentle girl who was seized in a CRUELTY CASE where she spent her life tied outside on a chain! As if that's not bad enough, she ended up being a timestamped for euthanasia at the overcrowded shelter where she ended up. So she was seized from horrific conditions only to end up with her life at risk anyway!?! Thankfully, we were able to save her from euthanasia because a very temporary foster was able to take her in for a short time. ------------------------- Here's what the Shelter staff had to say about Shelby: 'Shelby is very well behaved. She is always eagerly standing at the front of her kennel with her tail wagging. She is not very vocal and has a calm demeanor. She walks gently on leash and is very tolerant of handling, including medical exams. When introduced to other dogs, she lacks confidence and will give an appropriate correction to ask for space. Shelby will need to be introduced to other animals slowly. Given her poor body condition she may be defensive, particularly if food is involved.' -- For this reason, Shelby needs to be the ONLY DOG in the home. As is often the case when dogs are not properly socialized and left tied outside to fend for themselves, they are very self protective and they guard whatever precious resources they have since they don't know where or when their next meal will come from. This means that they can often be perfectly social and fine around other dogs out in public, but cannot live in the same home with them, unless kept safely separate due to resource guarding issues leading to conflict with other dogs in the home. However, it is important to note that with humans, she takes food and treats very gently! -- Here is what her temporary foster mom has to say: 'Shelby is an amazing, loving, and gentle soul. If you are wanting a low maintenance, easy-going cuddle buddy, she is the one for you! She knows how to sit and twirl for treats. She can be left alone and will not chew or mess with anything, and she rarely barks! Treats and sleep are her most favorite things. She also enjoys plenty of petting and giving kisses. While she may be an older dog, she still has plenty of energy when she gets outside. She is anxiously waiting to live her best life snoozing on the couch and finally getting to experience what being loved by a furever family is actually like!' ----- If you are touched by this sweet girl's story and are willing to open your heart, and home to one that has had a hard life, please message us with your contact information or CALL / TEXT Aly at 732-604-0625! Or email or text KENNEDY at (802)673-9026. [ NOTE: Shelby is currently being temp fostered in the VA/DC area and ground transport will be arranged to northeastern states for a committed Foster/adopter ]

Rutland County


  • Not Good with Other Dogs
  • Good with Kids and Adults


  • Low Energy
  • Average Temperament


  • Spayed
  • Vaccinations Current

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