• Animal ID#: A303238
  • Dog Name: Archie
  • Dog Sex: Male
  • Approximate Age: 6 years
  • This boy is very mannerly, sweet, and timid with people. He participates in shelter playgroups with gentle and playful dogs, and dogs seem to put him at ease! He’s not needy and is perfectly fine doing his own thing while being part of the family. He’d do best with older children at this time due to his lack of confidence. In a loving family environment with another dog, he would likely flourish!

Submit an application to start the online adoption counseling process or to find out more about Archie.

Meeting Dogs at the Shelter 

The shelter’s kennels are loud, stressful places for dogs. Some dogs express that stress by exhibiting behavior inside a kennel that they will not show otherwise. Please ask to take the dog you are interested into a play yard and spend some time getting to know him or her in that more relaxed environment. For more information on meeting dogs at the shelter, please read this article.

Ask About Our Adoption Counseling! 

SSPA offers adoption counseling via email for large-breed dogs at To learn more, visit our adoption page, and to get started, fill out our adoption application and email it to us.

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