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Gizmo! American Staffordshire Terrier & Hound Mix Northville, MI

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Medium
  • Brindle


Coat length
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Prefers a home without
Cats, children.

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Meet Gizmo!

Good with Kids: Unknown but not reactive.
Good with other dogs: Too much for other dogs
Good with cats: No
Housetrained: Yes
Crate Trained: Yes
Walks Nicely on a leash: Pretty good
Knows Basic Commands: Yes
Energy Level: Medium
Special Needs: N/A

Arrival Story: Waggin' Tails found Gizmo at Detroit Animal Care and Control. After meeting and playing with Gizmo, we knew we had to help this happy dog find a great new family.

Approximate Age/Weight: 5 years / 55 lbs.

Personality: Gizmo is a silly, playful little bundle of brindle happiness. We met him at the shelter where he won over one of our volunteers during a play session. Gizmo takes treats gently but plays rough and can sometimes be a bit mouthy in play sessions. He loves toys, eating meals out of Kongs and chewing on bully sticks. He does act puppyish and still sometimes mouths hands when playing (no biting, just mouthing) so we're working on that. He graduated from Training Buddies, Mind Your Manners class.

Gizmo has had a DNA test and we discovered that he is 78.5% American Staffordshire Terrier with 12.% of mixed breed identifiable as only parts of the sporting, hound, and mountain dog groups. Gizmo is a svelt 55lbs full grown.

Gizmo has good house manners and hasn't played with anything other than his toys in the house. He took to crate training easily. He loves peanut butter, bananas, berries and cantaloupe.

Gizmo is a fun dog who really enjoys time with people, is making good eye contact and checking in with his handler on walks. He is a leaner, and will curl into you for some pets or sit on your lap for snuggle time. He would love to sleep with you and provide warmth on cold nights. Giz is great at morning snuggles! Our boy is adventurous and likes to explore and follows his nose wherever it goes. He wears a harness on walks. Gizmo is good on car rides but needs to be secured or he’ll be trying to drive. Gizmo is treat-motivated and wants to learn and is super smart. He is more busy-body than couch potato and likes to know what is going on the house so you will find him tagging along as you move about your home doing chores. He is not much of a barker and likes to sit at the front window and watch the neighborhood goings on. Gizmo doesn't bark at people or dogs passing by.

Forever Home: Gizmo could fit into many different home situations. He would likely knock over a little one with his bouncy, happy-go-lucky nature so kids older than 10 is best. He has a good energy level and requires playtime and mental stimulation.

Contact: Please contact if interested in adopting Gizmo!

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We do not have a facility; all of our dogs are fostered in private homes. We generally have two adoption events per month. To meet a dog in person, please see our event calendar on our website for the date and time of the next adoption event. Arrangements can be made to meet a dog outside of Saturday adoption events after an application is submitted and approved.

Our adoption process includes an application and in-home meet-n-greet with the dog.

-Adult Dog Adoption Fee - $225
-Small Breed Adoption Fee - $275
-Senior Dog Adoption Fee - $125
-Pup Adoption Fee - $250 plus $50 spay/neuter deposit refunded upon proof of surgery by 6 mos.

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