A Staffordshire Bull Terrier named Shocky is available for adoption at Best Friends Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah...



Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier (short coat)
Primary Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Age: Senior
Size: Large
Color: Tan
Sex: Female

Special Criteria What does this mean?
Sanctuary visit required

Shocky can be a handful, but she's full of fun and joy, and she just needs someone to share it all with!

Shocky really needs some stability in life, too. She was rescued in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina as a little puppy. Somebody adopted her immediately, and then gave her up! Next, she went to a rescue group, and then, well, this girl has just had no earth under her feet. She needs a really dog-savvy handler to keep her from redirecting or snapping in stressful situations.

She loves to be petted and cuddled, but not on her hips, which are starting to hurt these days. Shocky knows 'sit' and she comes when you call her. She can be a little hit-or-miss with other dogs. But she's a happy girl who needs some stability, and who really needs a place she can finally call home.

Shocky is part of our Single Pets* program! That means that she is eligible for a free flight home and waived adoption fee!

*Single pets do best as the only dog or cat in the home.

Sanctuary Visit Required

These animals require that the potential adopter come and meet them at our Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.

Available for Sleepover

This animal is available for an overnight outing. If you are staying in a hotel, check in advance to make sure they allow dogs or cats.

Adoption Pending

There is a pending adoption application for this animal. Sometimes adoptions often fall through so please keep checking.

No Dogs

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without dogs.

No Cats

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without cats and other small pets.

Special Needs

This animal has a special medical, physical, or behavioral need. Many times these are minor so please fill out the adoption survey and the adoption specialists will contact you with more information about any animals you are interested in.


This cat has tested positive for FIV. FIV-positive cats can live normal lives both in quality and duration. They are great pets! There is a misconception that cats with FIV cannot live with other cats. That’s simply not true. Learn the risks here.


This cat has tested positive for feline leukemia, or FeLV. FeLV-positive cats can live perfectly happy lives, and they deserve to do so. People who have FeLV-positive cats just need to be aware that they may have a shorter life span and that they need to be taken to a veterinarian as soon as a problem is noted. Read more here.


This cat has been declawed by previous owners.