Astrid Hofferson is one of the deuteragonists of the "How to Train Your Dragon" franchise. She is a Viking warrior. She's smart, striking, and beautiful.

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Some of the dogs in our program are adopted before we get to know them. Some stay longer but require several weeks to show their character. Some dogs receive additional evaluations and training by professionals if needed.

We work hard to provide as much information as possible, but the process is not perfect. Our goal is to give the dogs the best chance to stay in their home for the rest of their lives so we are genuine regarding what we know about them. For MPR, quality of our placements takes precedence over a quick turnaround.

We do our very best to update the dogs' bios as quickly as we can. In some cases, dogs are adopted before we are able to revise their listing. 


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Background Info:


This gorgeous dog came into the city pound as a stray and was surprisingly never claimed. It's hard to believe no one came back for such a beauty, but perhaps having to get her spayed discouraged her previous owners. Their loss, our gain 🤷 Astrid is precious. We do not however, have any information regarding her past and upbringing.

Adoption Fee: $150
Breed: Amstaff
Sex: Female
Age: 1-3 yo
Weight: 50-60 lbs

Health Condition:

Astrid is still a little thin but nicely gaining weight now that she lives the pampered life in her foster home. She is healthy and ready for adoption. 

Physical Description:  

Exquisite tri-colored beauty. This dazzling princess is definitely a head turner from head to toes. Astrid is medium size and perfectly proportioned. She takes after the Am Staff side of the breed, and looks like a show dog.


Current Living Situation:  

Fostered in a home with adults only and a middle-age, large shepherd dog. Astrid is crated during work hours and at night. She does very well in her crate. Foster mom reports no issues with her behaviors or personality, and describes her as a lovely guest.


There is a medium size yard with privacy fence in her foster home, which proves to be a good setup for her, as Astrid has a mild prey-drive. She is not an ideal candidate for a chain link fence with neighbors' dogs in the next yard(s). 



Well-balanced energy level between chill and active. Astrid seems easy to get along with and appears to adjust her moods to her people. We will post more info once we know her better. 

Behavior with people: 

She's done great with most adults she's met so far, though a little timid with certain men. She has a protective side and needs time to build trust when meeting someone who is not comfortable with large dogs. Once she gives you her heart though, you better be prepared for a ton of love and kisses. She is affectionate, loving, and very dedicated to her loved ones. 


Behavior with children:  

Astrid would do better in a home with adults only or possibly mature teenagers. She is uncomfortable around toddlers and a little too strong for young kids. 


Behavior with other dogs:  

While Astrid does well with the older, calm, and independent Shepherd dog in her foster home, she is selective when it comes to unfamiliar dogs and requires a slow intro. She is not a candidate for dog-parks or family reunions full of excitable dogs. She needs time to get to know a potential doggy-friend, and under proper management by people who understand the breed well. Astrid will not be placed in a home with another female dog. 


Behavior with other animals:  

Mild prey drive. A home with cats is not recommended. 


Info coming soon​.

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