Our Ladybug has as grand a soul as we have ever encountered. This big, bombastic beauty is a natural born cuddler who longs to become someone's Number One. She came to us recently from NYCACC, where overbred Bully breeds are euthanized by the hundreds before they can get an even break in life.

Ladybug was found as a city stray, and was taken to the Brooklyn Care Center. Despite frantic shelter life, Ladybug made a remarkable impression on everyone she met. Shelter staff and volunteers agreed that Ladybug is spectacular, and she received the best behavior evaluations. She was adopted through the shelter adoption program, but was returned one month later over an altercation with the resident dog.

We were made aware of Ladybug's plight and were asked to step up for her. We are so glad we did. This dog is destined to be the light of someone's life. She is a young, three year old adult, who's never had the benefit of training or leadership. Her temperament is pure gold. She loves everyone, and is so full of joy that she lights up a room when she enters.

In a culture that vilifies the Bully Breeds, Ladybug stands out as an ideal dog for an active single or couple who can give her alot of exercise. She is a black and white American Staffordshire Terrier, and is a high energy dog, muscular and strong at 65 pounds. While she loves to play, she will overwhelm young children. She would do best in an active home, in which she can play a prominant role, with folks who understand the ongoing importance of exercise and leadership. If Ladybug is neglected to the point of boredom and frustration, she will likely make mayhem.

Ladybug enjoys the companionship of other dogs, but is prone to rough-house play. She would thrive as an only dog. However, she could easily join a multi-dog home, if age and energy levels are matched, and some attempt is made to maintain calm, because rough play can bubble over into canine disagreements. Dog chemistry will be a factor in Ladybug's adoption success. While she generally seems to like other dogs, and is not reactive on lead, she is not likely to back down from a pushy or ill mannered dog. We have not had her around cats, but she would definitely chase them in play beyond their tolerance.

Ladybug is responding beautifully to her leash training, and has calmed down quite a bit since we have established a regular routine with her. However, some physical strength is necessary to handle her on lead, and she requires a good amount of exercise to keep her calm and focused.

Ladybug has good house manners and is crate trained. She will benefit from ongoing obedience work, but is full of potential for the right bully breed lover. Ladybug has such a phenomenal temperament that she could easily coast all the way to Canine Good Citizenship Certification in the hands of motivated adopters.

Ladybug has decent housemanners for an adolecent, and is housetrained and crate trained. Adopters are expected to forgive a few accidents during the course of her transition to a new routine, and fine-tune the potty schedule as appropriate. Ladybug is in excellent health, and is recently spayed. She is up to date on routine shots, and is dewormed and microchipped. Ladybug has tested negative for Heartworm, Lyme, Earlichia and Anaplasmosis. If you are interested in Ladybug please email: denise@eskiesoline.com or call/text Denise at 860-908-9738 for more info.

We are an active, 501(c)(3), multi-breed dog rescue, local to the North East, situated in Canterbury, Connecticut. Our 21 year history is reflected in our website EskiesOnline.com, and on our Facebook page: Eskies Online.