Our stunning Sox has the kind of playful "doofus" countenence that make Bully Breed fanciers fall in love! Sox has a sad story to tell. Only three years old, his owner recently died, leaving him orphaned in the rescue world. His predicament was brought to our attention by one of our adopters, who has known Sox all his life.

Sox has been much loved and extremely well cared for. He was widely socialized and has no fear or mistrust of people, so that his transition to rescue has been seamless. Sox thinks he is on one grand adventure, and his enthusiasm for new people and situations is contagious.

Sox is really one in a million. He has an outstanding friendly personality. and a congenial, fearless temperment. There is not a shimmer of snark or malice in his graceful soul. He loves everyone and everyone loves him.

Sox has the muscular good looks of the American Staffordshire Terrier. He is a large, strong dog, and is slightly overweight at 61 pounds. His owner had him on the LOVE diet, and Sox packed on 10 pounds of LOVE handles, that he should lose to be at ideal body weight. He has already lost a few pounds through diet change and exercise.

Sox has adapted to foster care beautifully and continues to show us a delightful personality and balanced nature.  He is a high energy dog who would thrive in an active lifestyle. Although strong, Sox has a relatively calm demeanor, and is easy to handle on lead.  He would be an excellent choice for a novice Bully adopter.

Of course, Bully mixes are higher energy than most dog breeds, so we'd say that Sox needs sufficient exercise to get out his inner yayas. He loves to play, and thrives in outdoor activities. He has adapted like a fish to his swimming sessions, and would make a great walking companion.  Sox would do well with one to two brisk leash walks each day, plus focused playtime and obedience work.

Sox was a cooperative sweetheart during his vet exam, and SAFER evaluation, earning the top ratings in both areas.  He has passed all components of the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test, and adopters can easily take him the rest of the way to Certification. Sox is an obedience natural, and adopters could maximize his grand potential, in CGC work, or in obedience competition.  He knows all of his basic commands, and is extremely treat motivated. He responds well to all types of positive reinforcement training, and is very well behaved in public.  Adopters should continue his program, and develop his full potential.  Bully breeds, as exceptional as Sox, should be the Breed Ambassadors. 

Sox could join just about any kind of home. He is good natured, well behaved, and friendly to all.  Although he is easy to handle, he may overwhelm toddlers, and cats,  but he'd be fine with older children and other well behaved dogs.


As an adult dog, Sox has excellent house manners, and is well past the puppy mayhem stage. He is house trained and crate trained, although adopters should expect to troubleshoot the occasional accident that may occur as he adjusts to a new routine.  Sox is an enthusiastic car passenger, and loves to experience new adventures with his chosen person.  The more action he gets the better he likes it. Sox definitely loves to be the center of attention.

Sox is neutered, has received routine vaccinations and health screenings. Our Vet has cleared him for adoption. If you are interested in Sox, please write to Denise@eskiesonline.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.