Breed: English Bulldog
Adoption Fee: $450
Weight: 42 lbs
Foster Location: Council Bluffs, IA
Kids: Kids aged 10+
Other Dogs: Yes
House Trained: Partially
Demeanor: Loveable attention seeker
Energy Level: Low with bursts of high energy
Health Issues: Luxating patella – Reese sometimes has a stiff knee when he first gets up in the morning, but it doesn’t stop him from running, playing, or jumping! Seasonal allergies that are well maintained with over the counter medications.
Behavioral Issues: Chewing, but I do well with correction and redirection.
Hi, my name is Reese, and I am so excited to find my forever home! After being released from a commercial breeder, I was a little hesitant to believe that life could be this good, but boy have I learned the life of luxury since! I was quite shy when I first came to my foster parent’s house, and I spent a lot of my time in the corner of my room. But as I learned to trust my new humans, my time in my corner became less and less. Now, I only ever visit it to make sure nobody has moved in during my absence! I cannot get enough of my people and will spend most of my energy letting them know that if your hand is available, it should be petting me.
My favorite place to be is the couch. Once I discovered that I could jump up on my own, it was game on. Every morning when I wake up and am let out of my kennel, I make a beeline right for the couch (until foster mom makes me get up to go potty outside). I can be a little stubborn when it comes to getting off the couch because it’s just oh-so comfy, but with a little motivation and a tasty treat, I can be convinced. Speaking of kennels, foster mom says I do a great job in mine! Right now, I spend time in my kennel while my foster family is at work and overnight. I haven’t tried sleeping in a bed yet, but with some time I am sure I would love to snuggle up next to you, as long as you don’t mind my snoring! I am a pretty lazy guy, but when I do get my afternoon spurt of energy, look out because I am ready to play! I love to chew on bones, wrestle with my foster humans, and play with stuffed animals. My foster sister doesn’t like to play as much as I do, so I mostly play with my humans, but I am sure if given the chance I would love to play with other dogs too. I have gotten along with every other dog I have met, but I do value my personal space, so slow introductions are best for me!
Learning to potty outside has been a little hard for me, but I am doing so much better with a solid routine. I barely have accidents in the house anymore! Patience will be key as I get used to a new house and new routine, but I promise you I will keep learning and trying! Speaking of routines, my foster mom says I am super smart and learn routines very well. With me around, you don’t even need an alarm clock! I wake up at the same time every day and will let you know that I am ready to start the morning with a potty break and breakfast. I seem to have a knack for finding things I am not supposed to have in my mouth, so firm redirection when I get into things I am not supposed to is a must. Who can blame me though - it’s hard to tell what’s a toy and what is the stairs to the backyard, but I am starting to figure it out. Sometimes my knee gets a little stiff after a long nap, but don’t think that means I can’t walk, play, and run like any other dog! My vet checked me out and she said that keeping me moving will only help my knee grow stronger and stronger! I also had a lump removed from my right shoulder, so I have a healing incision, but my foster mom says scars make you look super tough and cool.
When it comes down to it, I am just your typical English bulldog – cuddly, slobbery, and a little bit stubborn. I just know that the perfect forever family is out there, and I can’t wait to meet them!
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.