Let's face it, she looks like a potato. But everyone likes potatoes, so it's a good thing! Russet is a fun-loving girl with an outgoing personality. She is about 3 years old, medium size (could afford to lose a few pounds). She is super friendly and very well behaved.
ID Number: #28189162
Adoption Fee: $135
Breed: AmStaff
Sex: Female (Spayed)
Age: 2 to 3 years old
Weight: 50 to 60 lbs. 
Color: Merle
Good with dogs: No
Good with cats: No

Living Situation:

Russet is happily living at our shelter. She loves to go for walks with our volunteers and see how many treats she can sneak by flashing her smile. She has a ton of personality! 



Russet has a lot of happy, fun energy. When she came to us, she was a roly-poly potato but after lots of walks and a good diet, she is at a healthier weight and ready to share her excitement with a family! She can be a bit persistent when she is interested in an activity and doesn’t want to stop, but the promise of cookies or peanut butter always gets her attention. Russet is very outgoing and doesn’t know a stranger.


Despite her name, Russet is no lazy couch-potato, though she does love to play on the couch. She’s an energetic dog who likes to be active. She will calm down after a good play session, but she loves action. Good thing about her is that she can find ways to entreating herself and is not constantly begging for attention, though she sure loves when people have time to play with her.


Behavior with adults:

Russet is very friendly with adults and fairly independent. She likes belly rubs and giving kisses, but is just as happy with a toy by herself. She is very responsive to treats but it can still take a couple of tries to get her attention.


Behavior with children:

Russet would do better in a home with older children, as she can get overly excited and barrel through a room. She might accidentally knock a small child over.


Behavior with other dogs:

Russet would do best as an only doggy-child.  Her excitement for life does not seem to extend to hanging out with other dogs.


Behavior with cats and/or other animals:

She has not been cat-tested but she shows a lot of interest in squirrels and cats on walks. It’s safe to say she would think cats are really, really fun toys that play back, therefore should probably not be placed in a home with cats.



Our volunteers are working on basic commands with Russet. She knows “sit” and “kennel” but is easily distracted by all of the fun things she wants to do! She would definitely benefit from a solid routine to set her up for success.


Best Attribute:

For all of her quirks, it is impossible not to fall in love with our Potato’s personality. She is a total goofball, sweet, and inquisitive. Her antics and her smile will make you laugh over and over.  

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