Stanley: Hi, William so nice to meet you. I'm a Pit Bull Terrier mix.
William: How old are you?
Stanley: I am a year old and all grown up now.
William: I have heard that Pit Bull's are dangerous, are you dangerous?
Stanley: Absolutely not. I am friendly and sweet. I know there is a lot of publicity about bad Pit Bulls but really the problem is the people who train them to be aggressive. All dogs at the San Jose shelter are behaviorally tested to be sure that we are nice and friendly.
William: Do you get along well with other dogs? How about cats?
Stanley: At the shelter I sometimes get to be in playgroups with other dogs and we have such a good time. I love small dogs and nice, friendly bigger dogs. We romp around and really enjoy each other. The shelter doesn't test us with cats so it's unknown but probably a "feline free" home is best for me.
Stanley: Yes, I am a people kind of canine. I love people. I love to play and I love to cuddle. I would be happy in a home with children. We could play and have so much fun.
William: What brings you to the shelter?
Stanley: I was found as a stray which means I was wandering on the streets and someone brought me into the shelter; so not much is known about my background. And I'm not talking....
William: What is it like living at the shelter?
Stanley: Well, it's not bad because the people are very nice and it's safe. I get fed and I get to go for walks. But most of the day I spend in my kennel and it's pretty small. I know I would be soooo much happier in a home with people who will take good care of me and give me love.
William: How much would it cost to become your new owner?
Stanley: The adoption fee at the shelter is normally $115. My fee is only $25 because I've been at the shelter for a while. After I get adopted, I will need some things like a bed, food bowls, leash/collar and toys because I love toys. But it shouldn't be too much. My food shouldn't cost too much either.
Stanley: I can't tell you because at the shelter we get fed Science Diet food and I don't get to choose.
William: What is your idea of a perfect Saturday?
Stanley: I would love to go for a walk, maybe a run, then settle down for some good nap time. I like to be with people so having my family around on Saturday would be great. Or maybe I could go on errands with my family (as long as I don't have to stay in the hot car). Just hanging out next to my family would be fun too. I really am open to lots of things and would be happy to do just about anything. For me, it's all about being with my family.
William: What are you looking for in an owner?
Stanley: Well, I really want a family to love me and give me a nice, safe place to live. I hope that I don't have to be alone all the time because I love being with people. I really want to be in the house with my family most of the time. Having a yard would be nice too so that we can play together. I want my family to be nice and to want to teach me things so that I can learn how to behave well. It would be great to have my owner hug and cuddle with me so I know that I am loved.
Stanley was excited to get outside and play, but he was also very well behaved! He didn’t knock my little brother over once (who is 6) and was gentle around him. Stanley loves to chase after anything you throw for him. He also likes to get belly rubs and give ear kisses. I think Stanley would make a great family dog and I hope that someone is able to give him the home he deserves. -William Hatch