My name is Sissy!

Labrador Retriever/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Alden, New York - Sissy
Photo 1 - Labrador Retriever/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Alden, New York - Sissy
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Buffalo Pug & Small Breed Rescue, Inc.

Facts about Sissy

  • Breed: Labrador Retriever/American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: Black
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 02117
Meet our volunteer favorite "Sissy"! Everyone who meets this sweetheart falls in love with her happy and loving demeanor. We met Sissy at a shelter in Ashtabula, Ohio. She was seized by the dog warden for neglect and abuse along with recently adopted BPSBR grad Fred the Bassett Hound. She came in severely emaciated, full of worms, and missing quite a lot of hair. While in the shelter she caught Kennel Cough, which rapidly escalated to bilateral pneumonia. She was so sick that she was sneezing and coughing blood. We had to have her hospitalized for 10 days for treatment. We are happy to report that she has recovered quite well and is now thriving. Currently, she is in boarding with the wonderful staff at Canine Kennels of Clarence while we search for a foster home or adopter with a cat free home. Sissy does great with medium to large dogs, and we will be testing her with small dogs very soon. She is NOT cat friendly, thus requiring a home withgout cats. Her hair loss has been diagnosed as stress and allergy related, so Sissy will require a grain free kibble diet. She was skin scraped several times to be sure she does not have mange, but is still being treated with Revolution just in case. At just shy of 50 pounds, she is VERY underweight, so we are dooing our best to fatten her up so she can be spayed and have her tail amputated. Sissy suffers from "Happy Tail Syndrome" which is an injury to her tail that keeps reopening and bleeding whenever she wags her tail, which is ALL THE TIME! Our sweet Sissy is a happy, happy girl with lots of energy to spare. She loves going for walks, playing tug of war, and going for car rides. We've found walking her while using a Martingale style collar helps her walk without pulling. Even at age 5 and being so sick, she remains a strong, energetic girl. She lights up when she sees children and loves their company. Because of her size and strength, she is able to knock over small children, so supervision is necessary. (Any child in the presence of a dog should be carefully supervised, regardless.) She LOVES peanut butter filled kong toys, and will settle in to her crate to enjoy her yummy treat! All in all, Sissy is a wonderful companion dog for an active household. She wants nothing more than a little play time with her people, and then to curl up next to you with her head in your lap. We would LOVE to get this girl out of boarding and into a home as soon as possible. We're sure she'd love it too.
*All adoption donations are tax deductible*

Sissy is being fostered in Buffalo

Sissy's adoption donation is $150.00

About Buffalo Pug & Small Breed Rescue, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

Buffalo Pug & Small Breed Rescue is a non-profit incorporation that is funded and operated with a handful of very dedicated volunteers. In an effort to cover our vet bills and such, we ask for an adoption fee/donation for all of the pets that are adopted through our program. This fee ranges between $100 and $300 depending on the age and health of the dog being adopted.

Each of our adoption applications are scrutinized to determine whether or not we currently have a dog in foster that matches with a given application. If we do not have a match, we will NOT contact you. Each time we have a dog that is ready for adoption, we again screen all applicants and search for a match. When we do hit upon a match, you will either get a phone call or an email from one of our volunteers. Please be patient if you do not hear from us for a while! We do not forget about any of our applicants and you will remain in the queue until such time that we contact you to ask if you still want to remain on record, or we find you a match.

Once we have matched a dog with an applicant, we ask the applicant to review said dog on our website. If the interest is there, we would give the applicant the foster family's phone number to call and ask more questions about the dog. At this point, we set up a home visit and begin contacting references.

If everything works out, we then set up a time for the adopter to come to the foster's home for the adoption to take place. We frown upon allowing potential adopters 'visit' with a dog prior to making up their mind if they want to adopt it or not. An adopter should be able to gather enough information to know whether or not they are interested without actually meeting the dog. IF upon going to the foster family's home for the adoption, the adopter does not feel comfortable with the dog, the adoption will be cancelled at that time and the potential adopter will be dropped from our pending adoptions listings.

You may be asking yourself why we do not allow visits prior to adoptions, but the reason is quite simply because we are all volunteers and we do not have the ability to show a dog as if we were selling a car or other usable item. Our adoptions work very much like the adopting of a child and we appreciate your ability and patience for recognizing that.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Buffalo Adoption Center
3111 Delaware Ave, Buffalo

Rochester Adoption Center
226 West Commercial, East Rochester

Our Adoption Process...

Buffalo Pug and Small Breed Rescue (BP&SBR) dogs are placed into adoptive homes within 200 miles of Buffalo, NY. If you are not in this area and are looking to adopt, we recommend that you visit to locate a rescue in your area.
A non-refundable adoption donation is required and a legally binding Adoption Agreement must be signed at the time a dog is placed. The adoption donation varies and is included in the dog.s description on the website as well as in the Adoption Agreement. Adoption donations are not negotiable and payment must be made in full prior to or at the time of placement of the dog.
All potential homes must complete our adoption process and must agree to abide by the terms of the adoption agreement. A copy of the adoption agreement will be provided to potential adopters upon request.
Applicants must provide veterinary and personal references and contact veterinary facilities to authorize release of their records to a BP&SBR representative upon request.
Applicants who rent their homes must verify that they are permitted to have a dog and provide a landlord contact number on the adoption application. Landlords will be contacted in every case . no exception.
The primary adopter must be at least 21 years old.
We are solely committed to the dogs accepted into the rescue. We want to find them loving, permanent homes and go to great lengths to place the right dog into the right family. We reserve the right to decline any adoption based on what we feel is in the best interest of the dog.
Upon adoption, copies of all available records will be provided to the adopter. All animals are spayed or neutered before adoption or, in the case of puppies under 6 months of age, must be spayed or neutered by an agreed upon date. Dogs are current on vaccinations, tested for heartworm, and during the months of April . November, will be on a heartworm preventative medication. A second heartworm test must be performed following adoption.
Prior to approval of any adopter, a home visit by a BP&SBR volunteer is mandatory. We do not ship or deliver dogs and there is NO exception to this rule.
We do our best to accurately assess each of our dogs; however, BP&SBR carries no warranty of any kind, express or implied.