My name is Shilo!

American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Whitestone, New York - Shilo
Photo 1 - American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Whitestone, New York - Shilo
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Second Chance Rescue

Facts about Shilo

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: Brindle - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10829633-16-0887

She came to us after being hit by a car, appearing to be mostly hit in the head. She is about 2-3 years old and I think 45 pounds. She had major difficulty walking when she arrived at the clinic. She is now 2 months post trauma and was spayed on Wednesday and is being treated for heartworms on Monday and Tuesday. Personality: She is very much all over the place, she has been with older kids (10 & 12) and I would not suggest sma ... ll kids based on her hyper energy level and not completely knowing where her legs/feet are, although she improves daily. She has not been cat tested but I do believe she will chase anything that moves. I do not think she would injure said running animal but better to not put her in that situation. She will need to learn house manners, the volunteers have been working on sit and leash walking. She is doing both of those commands pretty well. SO an understanding family, who understands she may not every be "normal" from her head trauma.


We got an amazing video update of our beautiful dog Shilo (Formally known as Cassidy) down in Ga. She responds to the name Shilo now, but she is doing so well with our partner trainer. He has told us she has very little short term memory. We knew she was special and we did not know the amount of damage that had been done after she was hit by the car earlier this ear. As it turns out, she does not put all of his direction together like a normal dog. Every day she learns it all over again. She is a good dog, she LOVES Mark's 7-year-old daughter! She does well with other dogs, she has ZERO prey drive and does not chase anything. Mark believes she will be the perfect couch potato for the perfect family. She will never be an obedience champion but she will be the perfect family dog who just wants a nice dog!

We believe Shilo had been hit by a car and left for dead when we were called in to help her a couple of months ago. But after a few weeks of training, Mark is not so certain she was not hit by a person. He said if he raises his voice at all she drops to the floor and winces, as if he is going to hit her. He told us it is one of the saddest things he has ever seen. He has not seen a more affectionate dog come through his training facility and he believes the right family is out there for her.

To give our special needs girl a chance please apply today to adopt or foster Miss Shilo!

About Second Chance Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a small, individual, private rescue group dedicated to giving unwanted dogs and cats a second chance. Most of the animals we rescue are strays and or owner surrenders to high kill city shelters. Many of them have been pulled off “death row”. We are very passionate about what we do, we love and care for these animals unconditionally. Our goal is to place our homeless rescues in permanent loving homes as their former owners have already abandoned them at least once before.

Adoption process includes adoption application, phone interview and home visit. Vet references are checked!

Come Meet Our Pets...

We do not have a physical shelter, we place our rescues in foster homes or boarding facilities where they are socialized and nurtured back to health before we place them in their forever home. If you are interested in adopting a friend, kindly look at our available pet on this site.

Our Adoption Process...

Adoption/Foster Application must be completed online via the link below.

Home visit is required along with Vet references. Our full list of fees have been listed on the adoption application. Our dogs come fully vetted and have to be spayed/neutered prior to adoption.