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My name is Maui!

American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Brooklyn, New York - Maui
Photo 1 - American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Brooklyn, New York - Maui
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Photo 3 - American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Brooklyn, New York - Maui
Photo 4 - American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Brooklyn, New York - Maui
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I'm being cared for by:
Red Hook Dog Rescue (NY/NJ)

Facts about Maui

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
New Hampshire: Maui is an energetic and loving dog. She will do best with an active family that can drain her energy. Maui absolutely loves things like hiking in the woods in the summer, where there are lots of interesting things to smell and check out. She would do best in a family without very young children as she sometimes is not aware of her strength and younger children could be accidentally hurt/knocked over. She is not mouthy, but can occasionally put your wrist in her mouth when greeting you - however she doesn't bite or chew it at all, she is very gentle. Maui is quick to learn, is very treat-driven. However, she requires a lot of consistency and repeated rewards - she can be stubborn and take her time having behaviors become learned (completed quickly without repeated asking). Maui knows signs for sit, down, stay, off. She will sit and wait to be released to eat dinner, once you put her bowl on the floor. Maui knows how to use a treadmill, and although requires being leashed to it so she doesn't look around and wander off it, it is a great resource for draining energy on days with very bad/inclement weather. Maui has a very high prey drive - if she sees a rabbit or squirrel run in a particular direction, she will try to go that way for several days; she also likes to chase cars. A fenced-in yard would be ideal to prevent her from racing off after small critters, if you don't want to have her tethered/leashed in some manner. She does not like her ears touched much - sometimes soft rubs are ok but mostly she turns away from having her ears touched. Maui is extremely loving and just loves being with people. She does seem to take a while to settle in and get comfortable but once that happens some of her constant high energy level starts to go down a bit. A slower introduction to other dogs is recommended. Loves: peanut butter, chasing tennis balls (especially if you give treats for releasing the ball when she brings it back), chasing snowballs, playing tug of war, large sticks she can find in the yard, and as many scratches and rubs she can get.

About Red Hook Dog Rescue (NY/NJ)

About Our Rescue Group...

Red Hook Dog Rescue is run by the CPDT-KA trainer Harriet Zucker. She has decades of experience helping dogs and their owners in NYC, specifically in the Red Hook, Brooklyn area.

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption fee is $250 for young-senior dogs. Puppy adoption fee is $350. We require a short adoption application, home visit and reference checks. We are very hands-on and may require new dog owners to attend obedience lessons (easy, and fun -- and as we pay for them, free).