Our stunning Sandy is an gracious gal, who charms everyone she meets! This robust beauty came to us from the New York Animal Care Centers, where she found herself, after a brief run as a city stray in Staten Island. Sandy was on a stray hold, while shelter workers frantically tried to reach her owner, but sadly no one could be found.

Sandy was a shelter staff favorite and her great behavior evaluations earned her a spot in their Adoption program. She was returned quickly after she chased the resident cat. At this point we were asked to take Sandy into our rescue to polish her manners and find her forever home.

Sandy is a comical girl, who first exudes a shy girl persona that quickly transforms into a fanciful play vibe. She is a powerful, large dog at 80 pounds, but her vibe can be relaxed and easy to manage. At first glance, her muscular stance and broad skull suffest Staffordshire Terrier, and yet her tall physique and tan, black and white coloring suggest that she is some part Boxer. Sandy's coat is short, glossy, and requires minimal grooming.

Sandy would make a great companion to an active single or couple who love to walk, hike or run. She is a natural athlete, and loves to spend time outdoors. Four years old, Sandy is well past the puppy destructive stage, and her house manners are stellar. She is a dog who could quietly amuse herself while left alone during the work day. She is extremely smart, and has responded well to her obedience work. Sandy has passed all the parts of the Canine Good Citizenship test, and motivated Adopters could easily have her certified.

Sandy is a friendly girl, who likes everyone, and has not shown any "stranger danger." She would be fine with older kids, but toddlers might overstimulate her. She would thrive as an only dog, or could join a quiet home with another calm, laid back dog, assuming proper introduction and supervision is provided. Sandy is generally good with most dogs, but she does not care for ill-mannered dogs, who do not respect her boundaries. She will readily rebuke a dog who gets in her face. Also, Sandy seems to have a high prey drive, and would not be an appropriate choice for home with small dogs or cats.

As a moderate energy Boxer-Staffie cross, Sandy is easy to entertain, but does require a few spirited leash walks each day, as well as ongoing obedience workouts to challenge her mind. She loves the outdoors, and would be a great walking or hiking companion, but afterwards, she will be content to nap by the fire or watch TV with her people. Sandy is happy as long as she is front and center in her Person's life.

Sandy has good house manners, and is house trained and crate trained. Adopters should expect the occasional accident as she transitions to a new home. Sandy is in excellent health, and is spayed. She has had routine vaccinations and health screenings, and has been cleared by our Vet for adoption.

If you are interested in Sandy, please write to Denise@eskiesonline.com, or call/text Denise at cell: 860 908 9738 for an adoption application.

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.