What is your name? Hamlet but I go by Hammy, Ham Bone, Ham.
How old are you? I think I’m around 3 years old, wise but still playful!
How much do you weigh? I’m a little fat right now so around 75 lbs.
What do you look like? I look like a cow, black and white!
What do you like to eat? Anything. We mostly eat Taste of The Wild and Costco brand Grain Free Beef and Sweet Potato dog food with some healthy grain free treats. Don’t tell anyone but sometimes my foster mom sneaks me pieces of her steaks.
What kind of personality do you have? I am a total ham (see what I did there?). I love to play around and be a total goofball! I am super sweet and love other big dogs. I can play hard but I really love to be a couch potato with my people!
Describe your perfect day: A little sunbathing with a romp around the yard, maybe throw a ball or a toy a little. Then when it gets too hot outside I would love to come in and cuddle with my person. A walk would be nice too!
What is your favorite toy? I like them all! I love to chew on bones, a kong, I especially like to shred stuffed toys! My foster mom thinks I use sorcery to destroy “indestructible” toys. Not sure what that means, but I sure have fun doing it!
Do you know any tricks? I know all the basics (sit, down, come), and I know how to give both paws! I love to learn new tricks too!
What scares you? I’m pretty brave. But I am sensitive when I am in trouble so please don’t get too loud or angry.
Have you been around children? Do you like them? I LOVE children! I live with a 4 ½ year old little girl and I think she hung the moon and stars. She is the love of my life.
Do you like cats? I do NOT like cats or any small animals.
How do you feel about other dogs? I love other big dogs. I live with four other dogs and my favorite playmate is the 6 month old Belgian Malinois puppy! I am not dominant at all and get along with everyone. I live with two other pit bulls too!
If you could be anywhere in the world, where would it be? Next to my people. Always.
How is your health? Pretty good! I had knee surgery so I have to be careful about how hard I play, but other than that I am super!
Who do you live with in your foster home and who is your closest companion? I live with my foster mom and dad, their human daughter, Lexi (the boss dog, heeler/husky/shepherd mix), Bailey (Belgian Malinois), Diesel (pitbull/boxer/pointer), and Maxus (pitbull). There are also some chickens and a cat but I don’t play well with them so we stay separated.
Where do you hang out when you are home alone? I hang out in my crate when I am home alone and do very well in it.
Where do you sleep? In my crate at night.
Do you like walking on a leash? I do! I am a little rambunctious because I get very excited. I am just getting back into walks after my surgery.
Do you have any "not-so-great" habits that we should know about? For instance, do you bark or dig in the yard? I don’t like cats. Seriously. Not even a little bit. I probably shouldn’t be off leash around any small animal that could be perceived as prey.
Are you house trained? (Meaning do you go potty outside) I am perfectly house trained!
Do you like playing in water? I haven’t decided yet. I run when my foster mom turns the hose on, but that might be because all the other dogs think it’s a fun game.
What do you love about your foster family? How much they love me! I get to spend a lot of time lounging in the sun in our big back yard, I get to play with the other dogs and the small human, I get lots of love and cuddles, and I especially love how kind they are even when I accidentally do something I shouldn’t do.
What was your life like before being brought into NorCal Bully Breed Rescue?
I don’t remember much, I think I was found as a stray by Placer County Animal Services and then I came to my foster home so I could get surgery, then NBBR moved me into their program and my foster family moved to NBBR too! It’s obvious that someone loved me because I know lots of good behaviors.
NorCal Bully Breed Rescue is a foster based rescue with foster homes spread all throughout the Sacramento area. We usually require our adopters to be within a 50 to 100 mile radius of us, depending on the dog, and depending on the home. This is because we need to do a yard check to guarantee that the potential adopter's yard is secure, and also have them be close enough should any behavioral issues arise, and the assistance of our trainer is needed. We are, however, willing to adopt out of our area, including the Bay Area, Tahoe, and even further. We've even adopted out of state on very special occasions. We try our best to match our dogs to the perfect homes, and match them based on their personalities, not their looks. Adoptions are not done on a "first come, first serve" basis, rather in the order of what homes are the right match for that particular dog. Our adoption fees are based on the dog and range from $200-$350. In the case of senior dogs (6+ years), fees will be waived to the right home. This includes spay/neuter, vaccines, microchip, and deworming (if necessary). If you are interested in adopting one of our dogs, you can visit our website at norcalbullybreedrescue.com and fill out an adoption application (from your home computer). Please allow at least 24 to 48 hours for a reply.
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