Alhambra Source partnered with the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society for a weekly column, "Pet of the Week." Every Thursday, we'll introduce you to a new animal looking for a home. This week's pet is Grover, an American Staffordshire terrier mix. Read more about Grover below!
Breed: American Staffordshire terrier mix
Age: 1 ½ years
Weight: 52 pounds
Fur: Short, toffee with white markings on his face, paws and chest
Grover has small floppy ears, and has so many facial expressions he will make you smile. He is quite a handsome boy, and you are sure to be noticed when he is walking by your side. He has a sporty look that complements his athletic personality.
Grover enjoys going for walks, but he is young and strong, so he needs to have an experienced handler who can give him the guidance and training he requires. He is very treat driven, so with the appropriate rewards, he should be easy to train. He takes the “sit” command very seriously and will stay focused for that treat you are tempting him with.
Grover is a friendly boy who seems to love the company of people. If you get down to his level, be warned that he is a serious licker and you might end up with a kiss or two. He has a playful spirit and enjoys playing fetch in the shelter dog run, especially with his favorite squeaky toys.
Grover would make a great running or hiking buddy and would do best in an active family. He would do better with older children, as his enthusiastic personality sometimes causes him to jump up in excitement. He is also affectionate and likes to cuddle, so Grover needs to be treated as part of the family. If you are ready to bring an active, loving dog into your home, and have the time and energy to give him the exercise he needs, please come in to meet handsome Grover. He is waiting for you!
His adoption fee is $135 and includes neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip and a free wellness exam at a participating veterinarian. Feel free to call us at (626) 286-1159 for more information on Grover. If you are interested in meeting Grover or any of the other wonderful pets at the shelter, visit the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society at 851 E. Grand Ave., San Gabriel, Tuesday through Sunday. See our website at www.sgvhumane.org for information and photos of all our wonderful pets.
SGVHS Calendar Photo Contest: Pet photos wanted! If you have some great pet photos and want to share, the shelter welcomes your best photos in our second annual calendar contest. It’s easy: just email your landscape (horizontal) format photos to email@example.com. Tell your friends, family and co-workers! Everyone is invited to compete. The submission deadline is Saturday, July 18, 2015.