My name is Happy :)!

Dogue de Bordeaux Dog for adoption in Newtown, Pennsylvania - Happy :)
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I'm being cared for by:
American Bulldog Rescue - PA Chapter

Facts about Happy :)

  • Breed: Dogue de Bordeaux
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 9860952


Dog Age: 5
Approximate Weight: 130
Good with other dogs?: Yes, female dogs only
Good with children?: Yes but has not lived with them
Energy Level : Middle of the road. Likes daily walks or a good game of fetch then settles down.
IQ: Smart
Nicknames: My Happiness.
Favorite thing in the world is: Stuffed animals and all balls especially the ones that light up
He is good: On a leash, In a car, At meeting new female dogs, At not having accidents in the house
His ideal home would have: Fenced yard, female dog, A VERY quiet environment, Someone at home most of the day
Training Needs: none, he is perfect.
Medical Issues: Happy has hyperextended/slipping hocks in his hind legs which means the muscles and cartilage are mis-formed. This causes him no pain at all and he has had him and leg xrays and they are perfect. Happiness could possibly develop some arthritis as he gets older but he is on Cosequin to keep that from happening. His legs have gotten much better with daily walks.

Meet Happy

I wish I had an extra hand so that I could touch Happy all day. He is absolutely delicious. He loves to be pet and to snuggle. He is so great in the house and doesn't need to be crated at all. The boy loves all female dogs and has a pretty large fan club of ladies in his foster home and on his walks. He is fine with certain males and walks in the am with a 12 year old male Standard Poodle but he doesn't take kindly to any male that tries to dominate him or stare him down. He loves a bath and will just walk right into a shower or tub.

Happy needs a slow intro to people. He needs 15 minutes for new women and a lot longer for new men. He loves and adores his foster dad and men he knows from his AM walks. His new family would have to be patient with newcomers and not let people force themselves on him. He doesn't have the same problem with kids. He is drawn to them instantly but doesn't live with them.



To be considered for adoption, you must apply using our free, online application. Our dogs are fostered in our volunteers' homes, not in a central shelter/location. Only approved applicants are put into contact with the foster family to setup a meeting with the foster dog. Visit our Adoption Policies web page for more information and a link to our application:

About American Bulldog Rescue - PA Chapter

About Our Rescue Group...

American Bulldog Rescue
is a 501(c)3 non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to rescuing and finding forever homes for bull breed dogs in need. All donations are tax-deductable.

Our Adoption Process...

To adopt one of our love-a-bull dogs, you must submit an application on our website at Applications must meet minimum requirements (policies are listed our site). Applicants have their vet and personal references checked . The next step is a home visit by one of our volunteers. Finally, the applicant will be put in touch with the foster family to arrange to meet the dog! If a happy match is made, the applicants sign an adoption contract and provide an adoption donation. The donation is usually $400.