My name is Royce!

Bullmastiff Mix Dog for adoption in Castro Valley, California - Royce
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Royce's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, and up to date with shots.

Royce's Story...
Royce, aka Big Red, is a beautiful, large, people-loving dog, most likely a Bullmastiff mix. He was in immediate danger of euthanasia at a small shelter in Stanislaus County when Dusty Paws representatives happened by and fell in love with him. Royce was thin at the time he was rescued and has been in boarding while building up to his present weight of 76 lbs.

Youth and high energy go hand in hand, and Royce is no exception. He has a huge yard to play in, and play he does. His current caregiver gives this description of his "around the yard in 90 seconds" game:
"He runs up to you, play bows with a huge smile, turns and runs a small distance away, turns again looking at you, and play bows again inviting you to come and play with him. So adorable! He hasn't quite figured out the whole 'bring-the-toy-back' game yet, but it doesn't seem to hinder his enthusiasm one bit. He'll chase a toy as fast as his long legs will take him, and if he is able to grab it up on his 'Speedy Gonzalez' fly by, great. He starts chewing on the toy or throws it in the air, somehow losing control of it, but still keeps running around the yard. I'm sure he thinks, 'I'll pick it up next time around'. Of course, being so young he promptly forgets about it and grabs after the next toy he sees."

Being a large, strong, energetic dog, Royce will do best with experienced dog guardians. He will bond readily to his humans. A recent temperament test showed him to be very responsive and wanting to please. Already he tends to sit while greeting people, but still has to be reminded not to get excited and jump up. For this reason, we suggest an adult home or one with children over 14. Royce earlier showed signs of resource guarding of his food, but this behavior is abating.

Royce seems to have missed out a bit on socialization with other canines and most likely will do best in a home with people to love him but without other pets. The trainer who did his temp test believes that with the proper introduction he could learn to get along with another dog, but this is something his adopter would have to decide and be willing to work on. He is not aggressive and is interested in other dogs, but a little lacking in appropriate play skills. However, he does not lunge or bark at dogs he sees while on leash.

Note: Any inquiries about this companion animal will only be answered after completion of an on-line application. Copy and paste the link below or go to and view all our pets available for adoption and you will be contacted by a Dusty Paws Rescue Representative within 24 hours after receipt of your application.

Facts about Royce

  • Breed: Bullmastiff Mix
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 1472

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Royce, a Castro Valley Bullmastiff dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Bullmastiff for sale in Castro Valley, or seeking a Bullmastiff dog from a breeder in Castro Valley.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Castro Valley already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Castro Valley breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even Bullmastiff breeders who help with Bullmastiff rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Castro Valley paves the way for another one to be saved.