FARMINGTON – Ozzy, an American Staffordshire terrier mix who is between 4 and 5 years old, already neutered, up to date on vaccines and negative for heartworm and Lyme, is looking for a nice home.

The Franklin County Shelter staff said Ozzy is a laid-back guy, and it doesn’t take much to make him happy. He came to the shelter at the beginning of March as a stray, but the animal control officer was pretty sure he had an owner.

After a lot of phone calls, the staff was able to locate the owner, but come to find out, he no longer wanted Ozzy.

Ozzy loves to go for walks, and for such a muscular guy, he is surprisingly easy to walk. He likes to play “football” with large rocks and staff said it is cute to watch. His favorite toy is a Kong stuffed with peanut butter and rawhides. He will sit and speak for a treat and, if it is held high, he will do a little dance for it.

Ozzy loves to snuggle, always eager for attention, and like nothing more than a good scratch.

He keeps his inside run clean. Staff said Ozzy does well with the cats at the shelter and seems to be OK with most dogs.

The dog has been at the shelter for almost a month now and would like to find a new home.

The shelter has had no stray dogs over the past few weeks but there have been private surrenders. The dogs include a Walker coonhound, a Chihuahua and a miniature schnauzer.

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