Breed: English Bulldog
Age: 5 months
Adoption Fee: $700
Foster Location: Des Moines, IA
Other Dogs: Yes!!
House Trained: In Progress
Demeanor: Happy, Sweet & Friendly
Energy Level: Busy & Mischievous
Health Issues: Front paws turn outward, but don’t affect her mobility, she will likely have arthritis later in life and her weight should be watched carefully
Behavioral Issues: No Known Issues
Meet Maya! She is a roly, poly, puppy who is learning, not only normal puppy stuff, but also how to be a cherished pet. She is a happy ‘lil girl who loves to play...with toys, her fur-siblings and her hoomans.
Being a puppy, she is still learning what is and is not a toy. Her new family will need to puppy proof their home, inside and out for things such as cords, loose items on the floor, and areas she could get hurt. She knows no fear. She will need positive reinforcement to help teach her what is and is not acceptable. Her teefers are quite sharp and wiggly soft toes are a prime target. Redirection and substitute puppy appropriate chew items will help.
Maya is crate trained. She will sometimes whine a little at first but quickly settles down and is happy to nap during the day and sleep all night. She is still learning potty training skills and will just need patience and a consistent schedule to make her successful.
Maya loves to romp around the backyard. She gets so excited to play with her fur-sisters and brother. She is a big girl and potties outside. Maya loves to snuggle on a lap with a blankie.
Healthwise, aside from her legs, Maya has no other known issues. She's had x-rays of both front and back legs and hips, and it was determined that her feet developed in a manner that caused them to turn out to the side and under due to a combination of poor nutrition & being in a cramped kennel. Since arriving in her foster home, she is walking better and now her front paws turn to the side mainly when she is sitting. She likely will have arthritis later in life, and the sooner the better for her to get started on a joint supplement in addition to watching her weight carefully. She has no problems getting around and often scampers about in the backyard. She can go up 1-2 steps. Her foster family is working on teaching her stairs. She has been spayed, microchipped and up to date on all vaccinations.
Maya is such a sweet girlie who just needs a family and fur-sibling to help her become the cherished pet she was destined to be. Please apply so she can wiggle her way into your lap and heart.
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.