Adopted: Harley


Hi, my name is Harley and I’m a lover! I have these big brown eyes that will make you melt!
Quick Facts:

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier/Lab mix
  • Gender: Male, neutered
  • Age: 2 1/2 years old
  • Size: 60 pounds
  • Good with…
    • Dogs? Yes and No
    • Cats? Some
    • Kids? Yes!

Harley is not a CDR dog. This is a courtesy posting for Harley’s current owners, who will make all decisions about his adoption. To apply to adopt Harley, fill out an online application and we will forward it to his current owner.

History

I was adopted around 1 year old. The only thing I remember about being a young puppy is neglect and a lack of socialization with dogs and people. The lady that initially fostered me said I was basically abandoned in a garage as a puppy and no one paid any attention to me until she took me in.  I had a couple of bad lumps on my head. I used to shy away if someone lifted their hands quick or would pet me on the top of the head. I got over that shyness really quick (few weeks)! You would never know I had a rocky start at first. I love people so much and want to make you happy-happy-happy and be your best, most loving and loyal companion!

Personality

I love to be your friend! Humans are just the coolest thing to me! I’m a very loyal companion! I truly like to do whatever puts a smile on your face. I will listen when you call my name. I’m potty-trained. I’m not a barker (unless there is a new person at the door) and I won’t lick you to death. I’m a great mix of liking to play but also liking to chill. If you are in the yard, doing yard work, I will pick up sticks and keep myself occupied and entertained. If you’re mowing the lawn on riding mower, I might follow behind. I just like to be by your side! If it’s a rainy Sunday and you’re watching movies, cuddling with you and being by your side makes me just as content. My motto is: if it makes you happy it makes me happy! When I haven’t seen you in a while I will greet you at the door with a smile. Yes, I actually smile! I like to call it “cheesin’.”

I am super gentle with children. I can tell the difference between adults and the little ones. I think small children are even cooler than adults!! I like to be their protector in the most nurturing way possible. You can see that in the Youtube link attached with my bio. My dream home would one where I got to live with children! We have so much in common because we are curious and like to play! I will also lay at the foot of their bed and make sure they are safe at night. Awww!!!!!
I’m a very smart doggie. I know how to shake and sit. If you take the time to teach me something I will get it! Especially if you use treats to help me learn! I very good at listening when you call my name. This has to do with me wanting to please you! I also love treats and because I love you even more, I will take them gently from your hand.

I’ve won over the hearts of everyone that has ever met me. If you’re not a dog person, I have the ability to make you a dog person. Trust me… I’ve done it! I have the ability to connect with people beyond the capacity of a typical dog. I feel what you feel. This was first discovered when I helped my owner’s mom get through hard times when she was going through breast cancer. I was able to provide her with the love and affection when I could sense that she needed it the most. I knew when to be gentle and calm but also when to be goofy and silly to lift her spirits. Unfortunately I would have loved to stay with her but I have a hard time getting along with the other doggies living in the home.

Cohabitation

Dogs: I prefer not to share a home with another dog. However, I love to have short play dates outside on neutral territory with other dogs that like to play!
Cats: If you’re a cool cat we will get along! I’ve lived with cats and it’s worked. If you’re a cat that is particular and likes your own space, I might get on your nerves. If you tell me to leave the kitty alone I will listen!
Kids: Yes!!! I love kids. I will cuddle and be their protector. I’m super gentle with them and will be attached to their hips!

Favorite Activities

  • I love to cuddle! Sometimes I think I’m a lap dog! I will lay across your lap or lean on you for hugs!
  • I love to be outside to play and run! I like to watch the birds and bumble bees fly by! I prefer big yards– I will learn the boundaries if you train me.
  • I love being around people! People make me sooo happy! I especially love being around children!
  • I like to chill and chew toys! I enjoy downtime when you’re watching tv or reading a book. I need that down time because of how much I play during the day.
  • I will sleep in if you sleep in! If you let me sleep or take naps with you, I will lay with you until you’re ready to get up.
  • I like to be included on everything! I like to go for car rides and have play dates with dogs who enjoy to play for a couple hours.

Why I am looking for a new home

Right now I live with my older doggie brother and we don’t get along very well. My current human dad has tried a lot of things for us to get along, including working with a trainer for quite some time, but it’s just not working. My dream home would be living in a single-dog home so I can soak up all the attention. Part of the reason I need to live in a single dog family home comes from my past I think. I was not properly socialized and always had to compete for attention. Since I was neglected, I fear that sharing my life with another dog means I will be pushed out of the picture. I have NEVER ONCE shown aggression toward a human! NEVER. I’m so sweet to people, I just love you too much!

I also would prefer a home that doesn’t leave me alone for super long stretches at a time.

Medical

There are no current medical issues. I am up to date on all my shots and I’m neutered.

Summary

I am an incredibly, deeply, and wholly loving dog! I have an incredible amount of love and sweetness and affection to share with you…I can’t wait to meet you!

If you are interested in adopting me, please fill out an online adoption application and the rescue folks will forward it to my current owner, who will make all decisions about my placement!

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