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Olive - ADOPTED!! American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Arlington, VA

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Medium


Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, children.

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Meet Olive - ADOPTED!!

Meet Olive! This petite bully girl was one of three dogs rescued together living in Chester, SC. A concerned neighbor notified us about another small, injured dog on the property who was being kept outside. When our volunteer went there to pick him up, she saw Olive and her puppy, who needed rescue as well. Their owners provided no shelter or doghouse, there were only wet rugs on a porch outside a mobile home with no overhang to protect them from the elements, and it had been raining for weeks. All three dogs were pressed against the door trying to get out of the rain when she arrived, and she couldn't leave them there. Without any hesitation, she took all three, and they leaped into her car and were ready to go.

Olive's puppy has already found his forever home, but Olive had to stay behind for heartworm treatment, which is common with so many of the outside dogs we rescue. Olive was vetted on intake, spayed, and has been in a local SC foster home while completing her heartworm treatment. She had an effortless transition to home life and integration into her foster family's pack. She's currently living with a larger, calm Shepherd and two small dogs, as well as a teen girl. We think Olive may have been an indoor family dog at some point in her life as she is so loving and connected to people. We don't know her history, but we know her future is bright.

Olive's foster mom, Carole, shared this update about this awesome dog:

"Olive is such a loving and sweet girl. She had no problem meeting and integrating with my dogs. They are very laid back dogs, and she fit right in. She is also a very laid back pup. As soon as you come in the room and sit down, she wants to be touching you, preferably with her head in your lap. She is one of the happiest snuggly dogs I have ever met. She hasn't shown much interest in toys or playing. Every once in a while, she paws and gently plays with my littlest dog, but not often. She is totally housebroken and has had no accidents inside. She eats well and gets excited about treats. Her treat manners are a work in progress, and we are working on her being more gentle and calm when she takes a treat from my hand. She is getting better every day. She's learned the word "easy" and she sits on command like a champ.

We just started doing short walks on the leash as she was on activity restriction after heartworm treatment. Olive doesn't know a stranger, and wants to greet everyone she sees. She has been warm and loving to everyone who has visited my home. I really have never met a dog who just wants snuggles as much as this one. While she does well with my dogs, she does crave attention, so she would be a great only dog too. I think she would enjoy other calm dogs as long as she gets plenty of loving. I absolutely love her. She's the sweetest. Literally the sweetest. She will capture your heart very quickly."

Apply today to welcome her home!

BREED ESTIMATE: Am Staff/Beagle mix
GENDER: Female
APPROXIMATE AGE: ~ 1.5 to 2 years old
OTHER INFO: utd on shots/spayed/microchipped/treated for heartworm
LOCATION: Alexandria, VA

FOR MORE INFO OR TO ADOPT: Please go to and complete the application.

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Olive - ADOPTED!!

Olive - ADOPTED!!

  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Adult
  • Female