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My name is Princeton!

American Bulldog/Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Surrey, British Columbia - Princeton
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Home at Last Dog Rescue

Facts about Princeton

  • Breed: American Bulldog/Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Hi everyone. My name is Princeton - Prince to my friends, and I consider everyone I meet to be a new friend. I am a delightful, highly sociable and incredibly loving 6 yr old, 80 lb American Bulldog/Pittie mix. I have lived with the same family all of my life. But when my main caregiver, the adult son in my family, moved out, his mother, who was very busy, just didn't have the time to take care of me. I was left home alone for up to 14 hrs a day. Because no dog (or human) can hold their bladder or bowels for that long, she kept me in a crate so I wouldn't mess in the house. I lived this way for almost two years before she decided that was no life for a dog. But she also didn't have the time to find me a new home so instead she took me to a shelter in California.

My life at the shelter was no better however. I was put in the very back where they had an available spot. A clerical mistake showed me as adopted in their computers so I was promptly forgotten about. Volunteers fed me, gave me water and cleaned my pen but I wasn't placed on the schedule for exercise outside in the yard because according to their files I wasn't even there! This went on for weeks. I began to wonder if I was invisible. Still, not once did I even bark out of frustration or loneliness. Whenever a person would come nearby my kennel, all I did was put my paw up on my pen door, hoping maybe this time someone would finally see me. It was four long months before the shelter staff finally realized their mistake.

When HALDR heard about my terrible confinement and neglect they immediately agreed to take me in. So I am no longer invisible! I get to go for walks with my foster mom and her dogs through the forest. There is a stream that we have to cross and at first I did everything I could to avoid getting my feet wet. It was clear I had never been in water before. But it took less than a week for me to become a "water nut". Now I love romping in the water so much that it is hard to get me to come out sometimes, even if I am exhausted and shivering. I hope my new family will take me to streams or beaches so I can get my water fix.

I get along very well with all the dogs in my foster home. When I first arrived there I would try to mount them but if they took exception to that I backed right off right away. I didn't react aggressively even when one of the dogs growled and snapped at me. It seems as if, even though I enjoy the company of dogs, that I haven't been around any for quite some time so am still figuring out proper dog etiquette. The dogs are helping teach me and I am a quick learner. I was also curious about the cats here at first, but I have quickly realized I am supposed to leave them alone. So I can happily live with another dog or cat as long as my new family is willing to reinforce my training in the beginning to be respectful of them.

I love people more than anything, even perfect strangers, and am happy to lick your face for as long as you will let me. To me people are delicious human popsicles that never melt. Everyone who meets me falls in love with me right away. I haven't been seen around kids to know how I would be around them but I never jump up and I am not protective of my food or bones or other treats so I would probably be great with older kids. I can be a bit of a "bull(dog) in a china shop" when I am excited so I might accidentally knock smaller kids over in my enthusiasm.

I have a medium energy level and would love an active home where I could join my family on hikes (especially if we can go to places where I can go swimming). I am great off leash and on an extender leash and mostly good on a traditional leash. I walk politely with a loose leash when there isn't something ahead I want to get to but can pull when there is, like a dog I want to meet. But all you need do is stop walking when I pull and I will ease up on the tension. Someone has taken the time to train me as I know "sit", "stay", "come" and "ah-ah!" which means everything from "stop humping the dog" to "stop sniffing the cat's butt".

I have spent an awful lot of time alone in my life so would prefer a home where I will be alone as little as possible. A retired person or couple would be best for me. You could not ask for a more loyal, loving and devoted companion. I am neutered, microchipped and up to date on my vaccinations. My adoption fee is $300.

About Home at Last Dog Rescue

About Our Rescue Group...

Home at Last Dog Rescue is a small group of volunteer animal lovers whose goal is to help homeless, neglected and abused dogs find caring and responsible homes.

Our volunteers are dedicated individuals who have joined together to form a new rescue group. We are commited to helping dogs in need and to provide them a second chance at a happy life.

Our dogs are not kept in a shelter. We depend on the support of caring and compassionate people to care for our dogs until we can find them permanent, loving homes. We provide vet care and rehabilitation to all of our dogs.

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Our Adoption Process...

If you are interested in adopting a rescue dog, the first step is to search through the list of our dogs currently available for adoption. All dogs remain on Adoptapet and our website (homeatlastdogrescuebc.ca) until an adoption is finalized so all dogs listed may be applied for.

Our job is to find the right home for each of our dogs. We will contact you to arrange for a home check at your convenience. Unfortunately, many of our applications are rejected, not necessarily because there is anything wrong with the home, but because it is not the right match for the dog. Following a successful home visit, we will arrange for you to meet the dog, usually in their foster home. At that time, you will decide if you would like to adopt the dog.

Before an adoption can be finalized, we will ask you to sign an adoption contract. Depending on the dog’s personality you may be asked to visit the dog once or twice before taking him or her home. This will be most common with shy, timid dogs. Outgoing and confident dogs can most often be taken home after the first meeting. Documentation for each dog will be provided upon adoption. Adopters must be ready to pick up their adopted dog home as soon as they have been approved and have agreed to adopt the dog. Home At Last Dog Rescue BC cannot hold dogs for people who have applied but are not yet ready to accept the dog into their home.

Please note: an adoption fee is required for successful applications. The adoption fee is non-refundable, even if the dog is subsequently returned. Home At Last Dog Rescue BC will always take back one of our dogs for any reason, and without question. Adoption fees for our dogs vary. The price varies based on the age and medical needs of the dog being adopted; costs are judged on a case by case basis.