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#9391 Lieutenant Howl

Medium-size, Male, Adult American Staffordshire Terrier,

Meet Lieutenant Howl! If you like a lot of dog in your dog -- he might be the guy for you.

This big marshmallow loves every person he meets. He is estimated to be about 2 years old and weighs 55 solid pounds on his short, squat frame (think sumo wrestler!). He is a happy, happy soul who is eager to please. His ears were cut off (by previous owner trying to make him look tough) and his tail was recently docked (by vet while in shelter) after he developed 'happy tail' from wagging too much and hitting his strong tail so often it was repeatedly injured and could not heal. Having spent the first part of his life living on a logging chain, Lt. Howl is anxious to make up for lost time. He loves toys, playing fetch, chewing pretty much anything (even things he shouldn't!), and being the object of your affection.

Lt Howl is still learning not to pull on a leash (front leading harness is helping) and his house-training is going great. He is crate-trained and respectful of fences. He is not a noisy dog (except his bulldog-like snuffling). He likes other dogs, maybe a little too much and can be too much for them in his enthusiasm. So far, he seems fine with cats. What he loves most is people and being with them at all times. You can read more about Lt. Howl (his foster family calls him Tito) and see more pictures on his foster mom's blog,

This dog tested positive for heartworm disease before arriving to the rescue. Heartworm disease is transmitted to a dog through a bite from an infected mosquito producing a positive test in six months. OPH has treated Lt Howl for heartworm. Potential adopters will receive detailed information on the disease and their role in completing the recovery process from OPH’s heartworm coordinator. With monthly preventatives, the disease is completely preventable.

Lieutenant Howl is up-to-date on his vaccinations and has been neutered. Lieutenant Howl is currently being fostered in New Freedom, PA.

This dog's bio is based off the experiences of the foster and/or volunteers of OPH as well as any information that we received from the shelter or previous owner. This is very important because it means that while they may act one way in the foster’s home, you may experience something different in your home.