My name is Chessa!

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Athens, Georgia - Chessa
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Athens Canine Rescue

Facts about Chessa

  • Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
Chessa is a 3 year old fawn colored Staffordshire terrier mix who looks like she stuck her face in a big bucket of white paint that drizzled down to her neck, chest and tip toes! She is sweet as can be and coexists with canine and feline friends just fine, but it does take her a little time to warm up to her buddies. When she is around the resident cat, she has this look on her face as though she wants to play with him, but isn't quite sure how to go about that and respects his personal space instead. She and her doggy roommates, on the other hand, love to play tug-of-war to the point that she gets so wiggly and excited! The great thing about Chessa is that she has an 'off' button and can just as quickly tone down the energy and become a super lazy lounging partner.

This adorable pup is housebroken and she is working on her crate training. Foster Mom reports that she may have some separation anxiety so they're working on showing her that her crate is a safe space. At night, Chessa sleeps on a giant lovesac and once she settles in, she's down for the count. Chessa lives with another dog and they get along great. It did take a little time before she was comfortable sharing, but Foster Mom was very impressed with how quickly she and her new foster sister Tofu got along! Foster Mom & Dad work with Chessa daily on leash walking and sharing and she has improved immensely! Chessa would do fine in a home with another dog so long as a soft introduction was in place. With a little time, her love and affection shows through and she is just the sweetest thing!

Chessa doesn't have the confidence that a lot of other pups tend to possess. With a background unknown, she is timid upon meeting new people and dogs. It took her about a week to come out of her shell while she hid under furniture. Once she realized that her home was a safe space, she became such a lovebug and shared all of her kisses with her humans! Anything new is pretty scary to Miss Chessa and she is very cautious on her approach. The good news is that she eventually gets used to it all and moves on to the next obstacle, so we are very optimistic that she can adjust and settle into a new situation with some time and TLC. We think Chessa would do best in a home with another dog, but she needs an experienced adopter who knows how to give the right introductions and to be patient. She is initially reactive to dogs, but after a little time she becomes dependent on them to show her the ropes and reassure her that everything is ok.

As stated before, Chessa loves a good game of tug-of-war and gets so excited when the ropes come out! As long as she gets a walk or two a day and some good play time in, that's all the exercise she really requires. She isn't a super high energy dog but she does enjoy play time :) She loves her humans so much and just wants to be near them. Not in a needy sort of way, but more of an 'I love you and am so thankful you saved me' approach. She shows the same affection to her canine roomy and gives her kisses all the time too! As Chessa warms up to you, you'll see her devotion to making you smile. She is such a warmhearted pooch who just wants to be loved.

If you're looking for a loyal companion who will earn your trust with a little time, Chessa is your gal! Love doesn't always come easy, but that make the reward all the better. Come share your kindness with this sweet soul and show her how great the world can be!

We require a home visit for all of our adoptions. Because of this, we only adopt to homes within 30 minutes of Athens, GA. Please visit our website for more info.(