Make This Puppy Lucky: Skippy the American Staffordshire Terrier Mix

This high-energy dog needs a high-energy human to be his best friend forever.

Could this be the face of your future partner-in-crime? Skippy is a smart and outgoing fellow with a gentle soul and an infectious, happy-go-lucky personality. Loyal and loving by nature, this handsome hunk can’t wait to find that uber-special family willing to take him along on adventures and make him the center of their world.

Name: Skippy.

Age and sex: 2- to 3-year-old male.

Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier and Boxer mix.

Size and weight: Medium and 46 pounds.

Coat: Short and brindle.

Location: Jesse’s Place Rescue in South Carolina.

Activity level: High.

Likes: Playing chase with his canine foster siblings, long walks, exploring new places, playing ball, being with people, playing with other off-leash dogs, lying by his person’s side, squeaky toys, and salmon stew.

Dislikes: Carrots.

Training: Skippy is house and crate trained, is learning basic obedience, and has been working on his leash etiquette when around other leashed dogs. He is a people pleaser and very treat motivated, qualities that will make him fun to train.

Skippy may look tough, but he's really a big softie at heart. Photos courtesy of Amy Jackson.
Skippy may look tough, but he’s really a big softie at heart. (Photos courtesy Amy Jackson)

Yard requirements: Skippy requires a secure, fenced-in yard, as he is incredibly athletic and can jump very high.

Kids: Great with kids 10 years and older (small children scare him).

Dogs and cats: Good with dogs, but cats are a no!

Health issues: None.

His story: Skippy was found abandoned with a rope around his neck and starving during a snowstorm earlier this year. He ended up in a rural shelter in Hendersonville, North Carolina, and was rescued by his foster mom the night before he was scheduled to be euthanized.

His ideal forever home: Skippy would thrive with an active, dog-savvy person willing to work with him on his training, take him on outings, and include him in fun activities. His intelligence and energy level would make him a perfect candidate for agility training!

Other details prospective adopters should know: Skippy doesn’t like to be alone for too long, so someone who works from home would be the ideal fit for him.

Contact info: Call Amy Jackson at (828) 782-1669.

To see more of Skippy in action, check out his YouTube and Facebook pages!

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Lisa Plummer Savas

A devoted dog mom, journalist, and animal activist, Lisa uses her writing to spread awareness about animal welfare and cruelty issues. She lives in Atlanta with two spoiled German Shepherds, one entitled Pug, and a very understanding husband. Read more of her work at her blog and website, and follow her on Twitter.

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