A American Staffordshire Terrier named Shug has been adopted at Best Friends Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah...



Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier (short coat)
Primary Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
Age: Adult
Size: Large
Color: White
Sex: Female

Special Criteria What does this mean?
Available for sleepover

Just look at Shug's amazing face. This Pit/cattle dog mix has so much love, it's ridiculous! Shug came to us from a rescue group in New Mexico. She's an accepting, easy-going gal, who wants her very own home. That isn't too much to ask for a dog who's this wonderful.

Walks, Kong toys, bones, tug-of-war: sign her up! She's also a treat-catching ace. Shug's mellow, loving ways have won her lots of friends at Best Friends. Born in 2010, she is ready and waiting to find her forever family.

Come meet this happy, distinctive girl! She'll steal your heart, and fetch that treat.

Shug 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.