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My name is Maddox!

American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Puppy for adoption in San Diego, California - Maddox
Photo 1 - American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Puppy for adoption in San Diego, California - Maddox
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Photo 3 - American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Puppy for adoption in San Diego, California - Maddox
Photo 4 - American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Puppy for adoption in San Diego, California - Maddox

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Maddox's Info...

I am up to date with shots, not good with kids, good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Maddox's Story...
Maddox is a playful and happy pit bull puppy! He was out of time at the local shelter, and was due to be euthanized. It is hard to believe that such a loving, sweet boy was almost gone. He was found wandering a high school, and no one ever came to claim him.

At 6 months old, he is already over 40 pounds, so he is going to be a big boy- probably at least 80 pounds when full grown. But, he will just be a giant lovebug, because he would like nothing more than to snuggle with his humans. He is very loving and affectionate- not to mention off the charts cute! He looks blue in photos but is actually a light black with white markings. He loves to take naps on your lap- he doesn't mind that he is quickly outgrowing it :)

He is very smart and learns quickly. He already knows sit, shake, down, and is learning stay and roll over. He is doing well with potty training- he will hold it to go outside, but does not like using "puppy potty pads" for indoor use very much. He is crate trained, but at night time he definitely prefers to snuggle up in bed next to you. He will sleep the whole night through, and will sleep til noon if you stay in bed with him. He gets very attached to his caregivers, and would never leave their side if it was up to him. He likes to give kisses, but can occasionally nip if he gets too excited while playing, and because of his energy level and size he should probably not be in a home with small children as he is likely to knock them over. He loves to play chase! He likes toys too but mainly only if you will play with him. He will entertain himself for awhile if you give him a good sturdy bone (from the pet store, not your kitchen table!) or pigs hoof. He is not aggressive, but can be overly excited with other animals, so he must be introduced slowly while he learns how to play calmly. Otherwise he tends to bug older dogs- like a typical puppy- by jumping all over and following them around. He is learning better manners though and loves playing with his dog friends! He is still far too overly excitable around cats and plays too roughly with them, so he should not go to a home with cats or other small animals. He should have a playmate of comparable size when grown.


He would do best in a home where someone is home most of the day, can hire a pet sitter, or can take him to work. Due to his size when grown, puppy training classes are required. Untrained puppies quickly turn into large and unmanageable dogs that cause problems down the road. Maddox has all the potential to be a perfectly well behaved indoor pet and we don't want him to miss that opportunity due to poor training early on, especially since he is already doing so well!

His adoption fee is $275 which covers veterinary costs and vaccinations while in our care, neuter, and deworming. If interested in providing this wonderful puppy with his forever home, please contact Jackie by calling 925-667-7701 or email her at jakrivero@yahoo.com for an application.

Facts about Maddox

  • Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
  • Color: Black - With White
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at Big Dawgs (Little Kitties) Rescue - San Diego Chapter

Why Adoption is a Great Option

Maddox, a San Diego American Staffordshire Terrier puppy was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a American Staffordshire Terrier for sale in San Diego, or seeking a American Staffordshire Terrier puppy from a breeder in San Diego.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in San Diego already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a San Diego breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even American Staffordshire Terrier breeders who help with American Staffordshire Terrier rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in San Diego paves the way for another one to be saved.