People that work or volunteer at shelters know that black dogs are often the last to be adopted, often overlooked by the public. Derby may be just such a dog.
He is a sweet-natured pup with a big, square head and squat look, not the prettiest dog in the shelter. But we all know that beauty is more than skin deep, and all who know him think that Derby is a delight.
Here are some things you should know about him:
- He may be a little big for a lap dog, but that is exactly where he would like to be.
- He makes snorting noises of contentment when he cuddles with people.
- He sits on command and shakes with either paw.
- He is one of the shelter dogs that can spend time in the “real room” without anyone worrying about his behavior.
- He is very gentle when taking treats.
- He is nonreactive to other dogs.
- His coat is short and smooth and needs only a quick brushing once a week.
- He is unsure of new situations and people. He just needs a few minutes to warm up.
- He can live in a condo or home with a small yard as long as he gets daily exercise.
Reading about Derby’s many attributes, it may surprise readers to find out that he is a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, which is considered to be a dominant breed. However, at the shelter he has been nothing other than a wonderful sweet boy and a favorite of all that have spent time with him.
To choose this 1½-year-old, request ID A4538143. The Agoura Shelter is at 29525 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Occasionally pets have already been adopted. To check availability, call 818-991-0071 or visit the website.