I am a new member of this forum. I have been doing a little bit of lurking and decided to join.
I have previously owned 2 beautiful staffords, Ed and Maggie, who both passed away in the last 6 months. Ed was nearly 15 years old and succumbed to old age, dear old man and Maggie was only 10, she passed away from inoperable mast cell tumours. Maggie is and was my heart dog and I miss her every day.
On Jan 11 my husband and I adopted a dog from Staffie Rescue Victoria. His name is Chad and he is a staffy cross. It is very unusual for SRV to rescue staffie crosses, but they were contacted by some people in Canberra who were trying to get him out of the pound before he was put to sleep - he had only 1 night left and the vet was coming. Lucky for Chad and us, all these lovely people worked together and got Chad to Victoria. SRV contacted us, as they knew we had been looking for a new family member for a while and we went and had a look at him. He is absolutely gorgeous and is my hubby's dog. My hubby rides mountain bikes and camps a lot with his mates and has always wanted a dog that he could take with him. Chad is a very fit and athletic young lad, 2 years old, and fits the bill entirely. We believe he is crossed with an American bulldog, but not absolutely certain.
As for me, Chad has helped to heal my heart immensely, but I'm not ready for a dog of my own yet. But when the time comes I will adopt again from SRV. I love staffies and when my heart is ready, we will adopt another dog, that needs a second chance, through no fault of its own. I have a lot of love to give, but I'm just not ready.
Anyway, I will try to upload some photos of my beautiful mob.