My name is SPAIN!

American Staffordshire Terrier Dog for adoption in Brooklyn, New York - SPAIN
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Animal Care Centers of NYC | Brooklyn

Facts about SPAIN

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
  • Color: White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10362253-A1036197
The foster writes: In many ways Spain is like a giant puppy! He absolutely loves toys (in a serial killer kind of way -- most don''t stand a chance!) and belly rubs. He enjoys lounging and taking walks with the lady dogs he''s been living with, but isn''t especially playful with them (unless a toy is involved). He has also been very friendly and tolerant with my cats -- he is their favorite pillow! He is incredibly affectionate but when he gets too excited he is quick to use his mouth. While he is easily redirected to a toy or de-escalated by ignoring him, he may be too rough for small children. He sometimes needs to be reminded at the beginning of walks that his leash isn''t a toy, but otherwise walks nicely. He is housebroken and GREAT about going in his crate if needed. He isn''t especially barky, but will let you know if he needs to go out or if someone is knocking on the door. When Spain was at ACC we suspected he had stepped in something corrosive, causing injuries to his paw pads, but it turns out he has an autoimmune disorder called pemphigus foliaceus that causes his immune system to essentially attack the bridges that hold some of his skin cells together. There is no cure, but his case has been very responsive to steroid therapy. It is really amazing to watch him run and wonder if he ever got to do so pain-free before -- he has the BEST smile. So while he does have some special needs, he is also just plain special and I know he will bring the right person so much happiness!

About Animal Care Centers of NYC | Brooklyn

About Our Shelter...

Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C) rescues more than
30,000 animals each year. A non-profit organization, AC&C is
under contract with the NYC Department of Health and Mental
Hygiene (DOHMH) to rescue, care for and find loving homes for
homeless and abandoned animals. AC&C is a full-service
animal organization that takes in any animal in need in New
York City.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Brooklyn Animal Care Center
2336 Linden Boulevard
Brooklyn, NY 11208

Manhattan Animal Care Center
326 East 110th Street (between 1st and 2nd Aves.)
New York, NY 10029

Staten Island Animal Care Center
3139 Veterans Road West
Staten Island, NY 10309

Adoption Hours: Noon to 7PM, 7 days a week

Closed on all Holidays and Training Days, as listed on our web site:

Please visit our Events page for information on off-site adoption events!

Our Adoption Process...

Animal Care & Control of NYC (AC&C) encourages everyone to
come to one of our three full service Care Centers when looking
to adopt a pet. Beautiful dogs, puppies, cats, kittens and
rabbits are anxiously waiting for a home to call their own. All
AC&C adoptions include vaccinations, a microchip,
spay/neuter, one month of free pet health insurance, and a free
office visit at a participating veterinarian.

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