Breed: English Bulldog
Age: 2 years old
Weight: 42 lbs
Adoption Fee: $500
Foster location: Des Moines, IA
Cats: Curious, but not overly interested.
Other dogs: Yes, with a slow introduction
House trained: Yes
Demeanor: Sweet and playful
Energy level: Medium
Health issues: None known at this time.
Behavioral Issue: None known at this time.
Amber came to Lucky Bulldogs Rescue when she was released from the commercial dog breeding industry. Two to three weeks before joining the rescue, Amber had a litter of puppies and had some pretty saggy skin to show for it. With time, that skin should shrink a bit, but she may always have a little extra jiggle in her tummy. For now, she is rocking the compression shirt in an attempt to help that skin shrink. We think she looks pretty cute!
Although Amber had no prior experience as a pet or humans treating her as such, she is the sweetest, most loving, wonderful dog. Due to her past, she is leery of men and any future men in her life will need to have prior dog experience as well as an abundance of patience and understanding.
Since day one Amber settled into the pet life with ease. She is content playing with her dog toys and running around in the backyard. When Amber is outside, she will chase after rabbits, so a fenced yard or leashed time outside is a must. She enjoys napping, sunbathing, and watching everything (the leaves blow, the pine needles fall, the cars drive by, etc.), after all - it is all new to her. She also enjoys being with her humans getting all the pets and belly rubs. She’s a certified snuggler and crumb picker-upper too!
Amber is crate trained and stays in there, no problem, but if given the choice, prefers to be gated in the kitchen/living area when alone so she has more room to roam and look out the windows. Amber sleeps through the night just fine. She may release the occasional bark to something dropped on the floor or some other loud noise, but quickly settles back down. Amber is potty trained as long as she gets regular potty breaks. With time and consistency, she will learn the routine in her new home and how to alert her new pawrents about potty time. She has also quickly learned to go up and down five steps on her own. She is still learning how to walk on a leash, I’m sure with more practice she will be a pro. She enjoys going for strolls in the doggy stroller too!
Healthwise, Amber has no issues. She has been spayed is up to date on all vaccinations and is microchipped.
Amber has a very sweet and docile personality; she loves all the pets and cuddles. Her perfect family would have a fenced yard to play in, another dog to show her the ropes, and she would allow her on furniture to cuddle/nap. Amber likes being around people, but remains leery of men. This may change with time, but any future families would need to take this into consideration.
Does she sound like the right fit for you?
While in foster care, all our dogs are thoroughly vetted. Any discovered medical issues will be disclosed above. Our Lucky Bulldogs (and their smushie-faced buddies) are cleared by their vet for adoption prior to us accepting applications. All our dogs will be up to date on Rabies & DHPP vaccinations, up to date on Heartworm preventative after a negative Heartworm test, and spayed or neutered prior to being adopted out to their forever homes. Often times, our dogs are given dentals and sometimes nare-widening surgery if needed while under anesthesia. All surgical and medical history we have will be shared with adopters. Further details can be discussed with the foster volunteer during the phone interview for the applications that are chosen to proceed to the phone interview part of the adoption process.
All our dogs are crate trained unless otherwise noted on their "All About" pages.
We typically will accept applications for our available dogs for 1-2 weeks except in cases of overwhelming popularity where we may stop accepting new applicants sooner. Once we have stopped accepting applications, we will review them and proceed with a phone call with our top applications to chat about the dog being applied for, go over the adoption process, and answer any questions the potential adopter has. After phone calls take place, we will decide on our top applicant choice and proceed to contact them to schedule a home visit (in person or via video chat), and check vet and personal references before the adoption is ready to be completed. This process can take up to 6 weeks, but we do notify all applicants of the outcome.