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Adopt-a-Pet: Sasha the American Staffordshire terrier

SashaSasha (ID# A0980134), a 3-year-old female American Staffordshire terrier, was dropped at L.A.'s North Central animal shelter by her owners on Christmas Eve.  Despite that setback, Sasha remains "a very sweet and special dog," according to the shelter's New Hope program coordinator, Anna Hernandez.  But shelter staff worry that she may be overlooked by potential adopters because there are so many pit bulls and pit mixes who share her common coloring in the city's shelters.

About Sasha: She's gentle, well-behaved and already knows a number of commands, the beneficiary of private training sessions from a professional trainer, Hernandez says.  She's already house-trained, can sit, stay, shake hands, roll over and knows the commands "up" and "down."  At 54 pounds, she's on the large side of medium, and since she's already been spayed, she can go home immediately with her new owner. 

For more information: Meet Sasha in person at the North Central shelter, 3201 Lacy St., Los Angeles (off the 5 Freeway in Lincoln Heights), or call 888-4LAPET1 with her ID numbers to learn more about this great dog.

-- Lindsay Barnett

Photo: Los Angeles Department of Animal Services

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My husband andi had Staffordshire terrier that was a real sweet heart.We lost her to illness and sorrly missed her.That was about 10 years ago. Four years ago we adopted a 2 year old golden retriever from the alliston ospca.He the most amazing dog. I am handycapp and he ccarries my bags up and down the stairs. I also have a electric scooter that has a bar up the back which i put his chain on and he goes for a run with me. I do not know what i would do with out him now. Thank God for dogs
Iris Foster


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