Breed: French Bulldog
Age: Approximately 4 years old
Adoption Fee: $450
Foster Location: Cedar Rapids Iowa
Other Dogs: yes!
House Trained: working on it!
Demeanor: Gets the zoomies and also enjoys couch time
Energy Level: Perfection
Health Issues: None known at this time.
Behavioral Issues: None known at this time.
Rocky joined Lucky Bulldogs Rescue after being released from the commercial dog breeding industry. He is learning all about the pet life and living inside with people. Rocky is what we call a Velcro Dog. Where foster mom goes, Rocky goes. He loves running around on the farm but sticks right to foster mom’s heels. His future family should anticipate having a constant companion whether they are in the kitchen, the yard, and maybe even in the restroom. Rocky has no shame! As for the rest of the family, Rocky loves everyone. He would do well with human siblings of all ages, other dogs, and cats.
Some things are still new to Rocky, but he is taking them in stride. Stairs were a scary thing to conquer, now he bounces up them like a kangaroo! He hasn’t figured out if he wants to eat treats yet or not, but he would like his new family to keep trying because he wants to be thorough and try alllll the treats and snacks! He’s doing well with potty training, if he’s kept to his schedule. When left to his own devices, the funny guy pooped in the walk-in shower twice so Mom was more proud than upset since he tried to avoid the carpet. Whoever adopts Rocky needs to be patient and show him lots of love because it does take a little while to get used to new humans. After all, he’s still learning that humans are his friends. After he warms up, he’s always at the ankles no matter where you go! He does well in a crate and walks great on a leash. For being a commercial breeder release he’s come a long way in his journey to learn how to be a dog!
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.