Hero needs a home

3/20/2008:

Yep, this dog isn’t a Hoboken rescue, but thought the story about “Hero” the dog made it worth posting…

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Want a “Heroic” dog?

Hoboken411 reader Martha met the dog yesterday and said:

“I met Hero yesterday in the Union Square dog run, and he IS awesome. Crazy puppy energy, slightly underweight, gorgeous ebony color. He is currently being fostered, and seems none the worse for wear despite his trauma. Loves his Kong. Loves zooming, listened to commands. Maybe not a good dog for a toddler-heavy family, as he’s still jumping a lot..but it’s all happiness, not hostility. He was along in the dog run, and he only seemed curious (never aggressive) when another dog passed. And his name is Hero… and here is why…”

From his Bio:

hero-dog.jpgWhen his owner was attacked, Hero protected her with his life and took 9 deep knife cuts to his face, head and neck. By the time the police arrived, the assailants were gone and Hero laid bleeding from his wounds. The police took this gentle one and half year old American Staffie to an emergency room where he received hundreds of stitches. The owner never showed up to claim him. If he were a soldier, he would have received the purple heart but instead he was taken to a kill shelter where he received a great temperament test. But the shelter was full and Hero was about to find himself on the Euthanasia List for lack of space. Rescuers stepped in and Hero was shuffled around until SFTH heard about this wonderful boy.

The foster dad says that Hero is totally housebroken. He does not chew on anything but his bones and is a complete gentleman in the apt. He loves frolicking in the park and plays wonderfully with his canine friends.

If you want to be Hero’s hero, please call Beth at 347 242 0459.

http://www.strayfromtheheart.org/adoptions/adoptables/dog_page.cfm?identifier=364

Please advise if you call, and the dog has already been adopted!

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18 Comments on "Hero needs a home"


Journey
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Journey
6 years 8 months ago

Here is an example a nice American Staffordshire terrier, a German shorthaired pointer, and my little girl.

The brown one is the pit bull.

pawzclawz
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pawzclawz
6 years 8 months ago

So Cute!!!

In response to Journey who said:
Here is an example a nice American Staffordshire terrier, a German shorthaired pointer, and my little girl.

The brown one is the pit bull.

Journey
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Journey
6 years 8 months ago

I think so, but then I’m really biased. Nature makes us think our kids are cute so that we care for them no matter how exhausted we are. 🙂

In response to pawzclawz who said:
So Cute!!!

bri777
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bri777
8 years 6 months ago

Too late, I just adopted a pup named Champ. He’s da man! Except when he bites me to wake me up to go out in the morning.

Friedupright
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Friedupright
8 years 6 months ago

[quote comment=”74348″][quote comment=”74347″][quote comment=”74338″]American Staffie – my ass – that dog is a pit bull.[/quote]

Guess again:
American Staffordshire terrier / American Pit Bull
http://preview.tinyurl.com/2pqbkr

[quote]This breed of dog, also fondly called as APBT, is known for its loyalty and intelligence. The dogs with this breed make excellent companions since they are very aggressive because of their protective nature.

How, then, are they different from the Staffies? For the UKC or the United Kennel Club, Staffies and APBT are of the same breed but many disapprove of this suggestion. For instance, if the American Kennel Club has an American Staffordshire terrier, it will be registered as an American pit bull terrier by the United Kennel Club. Furthermore, many breeders noted that their lineages have been separate for a long time already for these dogs to be still considered as having the same variety.

Meanwhile, the American Kennel Club does not register a UKC-listed American pit as an American Staffie. In order to gain dual-registry, the dog must initially be recorded as an AKC American Staffie before it can be listed with the UKC as an American pit bull, and not the other way around. [/quote][/quote]
Fine – dog is still going to kill someone.[/quote]
Just curious. Did you have a bad experience with a dog when you were a child? You always seem to think that dogs are going to kill someone. Seriously, I’m asking. I would worry more about your neighbors.

hobokentownie
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hobokentownie
8 years 6 months ago

[quote comment=”74347″][quote comment=”74338″]American Staffie – my ass – that dog is a pit bull.[/quote]

Guess again:
American Staffordshire terrier / American Pit Bull
http://preview.tinyurl.com/2pqbkr

[quote]This breed of dog, also fondly called as APBT, is known for its loyalty and intelligence. The dogs with this breed make excellent companions since they are very aggressive because of their protective nature.

How, then, are they different from the Staffies? For the UKC or the United Kennel Club, Staffies and APBT are of the same breed but many disapprove of this suggestion. For instance, if the American Kennel Club has an American Staffordshire terrier, it will be registered as an American pit bull terrier by the United Kennel Club. Furthermore, many breeders noted that their lineages have been separate for a long time already for these dogs to be still considered as having the same variety.

Meanwhile, the American Kennel Club does not register a UKC-listed American pit as an American Staffie. In order to gain dual-registry, the dog must initially be recorded as an AKC American Staffie before it can be listed with the UKC as an American pit bull, and not the other way around. [/quote][/quote]
Fine – dog is still going to kill someone.

DoubleJointedSybil
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DoubleJointedSybil
6 years 8 months ago

What a knee jerk reaction!
These animals are deserving of respect, but blanket statements like ‘dog is a mess’ and ‘will kill someone’? Just plain ignorant.

In response to hobokentownie who said:
[quote comment=”74347″][quote comment=”74338″]American Staffie – my ass – that dog is a pit bull.[/quote]

Guess again:
American Staffordshire terrier / American Pit Bull
http://preview.tinyurl.com/2pqbkr

[quote]This breed of dog, also fondly called as APBT, is known for its loyalty and intelligence. The dogs with this breed make excellent companions since they are very aggressive because of their protective nature.

How, then, are they different from the Staffies? For the UKC or the United Kennel Club, Staffies and APBT are of the same breed but many disapprove of this suggestion. For instance, if the American Kennel Club has an American Staffordshire terrier, it will be registered as an American pit bull terrier by the United Kennel Club. Furthermore, many breeders noted that their lineages have been separate for a long time already for these dogs to be still considered as having the same variety.

Meanwhile, the American Kennel Club does not register a UKC-listed American pit as an American Staffie. In order to gain dual-registry, the dog must initially be recorded as an AKC American Staffie before it can be listed with the UKC as an American pit bull, and not the other way around. [/quote][/quote]
Fine – dog is still going to kill someone.

MidnightRacer
Member
8 years 6 months ago

[quote comment=”74338″]American Staffie – my ass – that dog is a pit bull.[/quote]

Guess again:
American Staffordshire terrier / American Pit Bull
http://preview.tinyurl.com/2pqbkr

[quote]This breed of dog, also fondly called as APBT, is known for its loyalty and intelligence. The dogs with this breed make excellent companions since they are very aggressive because of their protective nature.

How, then, are they different from the Staffies? For the UKC or the United Kennel Club, Staffies and APBT are of the same breed but many disapprove of this suggestion. For instance, if the American Kennel Club has an American Staffordshire terrier, it will be registered as an American pit bull terrier by the United Kennel Club. Furthermore, many breeders noted that their lineages have been separate for a long time already for these dogs to be still considered as having the same variety.

Meanwhile, the American Kennel Club does not register a UKC-listed American pit as an American Staffie. In order to gain dual-registry, the dog must initially be recorded as an AKC American Staffie before it can be listed with the UKC as an American pit bull, and not the other way around. [/quote]

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