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Betty American Staffordshire Terrier & Boxer Mix Oklahoma City, OK

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Large
  • Brown / Chocolate, White / Cream

About

Characteristics
Playful, Smart
Coat length
Short
House-trained
Yes
Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Prefers a home without
Other dogs, cats, children, other animals.

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Meet Betty

Meet Betty! She was surrendered to an Oklahoma shelter in early 2019 in rough shape. She was only 30 pounds, depressed, and had lost all hope in humans. She is a Boxer/American Staffordshire Terrier mix. At her surrender, every bone in her body was visible. It was apparent that in addition to starving, humans had not been very kind to her. Betty took her freedom ride on February 2, 2019. Quickly after arriving in her foster home, it was discovered Betty had a severe case of heartworms, to the point she was coughing up blood. The first order of business was to get her healthy. She had to gain weight before she could even get vaccinations, let alone start invasive heartworm treatment. :( Thankfully, her amazing foster mom was able to keep her stable while she gained enough weight to be medically treated.

Betty is now healthy and strong and up to date on age-appropriate vaccinations and preventatives, spayed, micro-chipped, and heartworm NEGATIVE!!!!

Betty is a special girl and will need a patient, understanding home. Her circle of trust for humans is very small but with love and patience she is capable of expanding her circle. Betty would do best with woman as she has a lot of distrust of men in general. Upon meeting any new person, she needs to be given time to explore them and get comfortable on her own.
Betty knows basic commands and is very treat motivated. She loves to please and you can see it by the way her butt wiggles with positive reinforcement. Betty is kennel trained and her kennel is her safe space where she can decompress. She is also house trained and leash trained. Betty LOVES her walks around the neighborhood and trips to the park. She has been working on her manners and has come so far over the past year! When a dog walks by, she will sit and look at her foster mom as the dog passes rather than reacting to the dog. Although Betty has made big strides in her reaction to other dogs, she will need to be an only pet because she will never reach the point where she will be completely comfortable around other dogs or cats.

Betty would do best in a quiet home without kids. She seems curious about them, but most children will not understand her background and how to appropriately interact with her.

As with many of our misfits, we will never know Betty’s whole story. She was spayed at some point before she wound up abandoned, neglected, and completely broken in a scary shelter environment. Humans have not been kind to Betty so she will not fit in just any home; but in a quiet, understanding home, she will thrive and make the perfect BEST FRIEND!

In addition to her love for walks and the park, Betty loves chewing on bones and playing fetch. She is not a high energy dog but would benefit from daily walks around the neighborhood or at the park. She will play fetch for hours and when inside, she just wants to be close to her foster mom, chewing on a bone. Betty has her issues (would she truly be a misfit if she didn't?!), but she is just a dog who has had a rough start in life and wants to be loved.

Betty is safe, loved and seemingly happy with her life in her foster home. But if there is any chance that we can find her a perfect home where she doesn’t have to spend the majority of her time in a kennel, she would be even happier (she just doesn’t realize it yet).

You can send inquiries to our director of adoptions at muttmisfitsadoptions@yahoo.com or apply to meet / adopt her at www.muttmisfits.com/adoption-application

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  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Adult
  • Female