Lovable, goofy, sweet, friendly, and handsome: that’s me, Teddy (aka Jerry). I’m a 3-year-old Standard American Bulldog mix, so I’m a bigger dog, about 85 pounds. Because I’m not a puppy anymore, I’m fully housebroken and know lots of commands: 'come', 'sit', 'wait', 'down', and 'paw'. I even know how to “sit” and “wait” when you open the door to go outside or when it’s dinnertime. I’ll sit and wait like a good boy until you say it’s “OK”.
My day starts with a morning walk – a companion who likes running, or that has a fenced-in yard (where I can run and play fetch) would be terrific, but a couple of ½-hour walks each day works well too. My foster mom uses a “gentle leader” leash to walk me. It goes over my nose and helps me to walk nicely at her pace. If I see a squirrel, she says “leave it”. I follow the rules and I ignore it (even though I don’t want to! I love squirrels!) and we just keep walking.
After breakfast, mom goes to work, and I nap and hang out with my foster brother dog. He’s older and doesn’t play much, but that’s OK – I know how to take “no” for an answer, and I’m happy to nap too. My previous foster home was a doggy daycare where I made lots of friends. Occasionally we go to the dog park and I can find other big dogs that like to play, like I do. A home with other dogs would be great, but I can entertain myself with a chew toy or Kong too. There’s a cat in my foster home, but I leave her alone – those claws look like trouble so I don’t bug her!
I am a really good lookout. I’m normally very quiet and don’t bark at all, unless there’s something unusual out there, like a car in the neighbor’s driveway or a stranger. When someone knocks on the door, I sound the alarm. That’s because I am so excited and full of tail wags and welcoming kisses for family friends. I like kids and all the adults I meet, but because I’m kind of a clumsy oaf sometimes, I would do best in a home with older (10+) children.
After an evening walk, I’m a couch potato. Around 8 o’clock I circle 2 or 3 times and curl up on my dog bed into a tight little circle. I sleep and hang out until it’s bedtime, and then I go right in my crate (that’s what I’m used to). I could sleep in a dog bed all night too—whatever you decide.
Mom says that, because I’m a bigger guy, I need a human who will always be in charge and not let me run the show. Much of the time, I’m just a gentle giant. I will lay my head in your lap for attention and ear scratches, gaze adoringly at you with big brown eyes & white eyelashes, and be so grateful for my forever family. I would love to show you how devoted and loving I can be, so please fill out an application to meet me.
Adoption Fee: $400.00
We are a Wisconsin state licensed dog rescue -WI# 402433
***We do not have a central adoption center at this time. All our dogs are in private foster homes within WI. At this time we only place our dogs in areas of WI. The breed of our dogs is our best guess with the help of our veterinarians.
If you are adopting an adult dog, which we consider 6 months of age or older, your adoption fee includes the following:
Spay/Neuter, Rabies and Distemper shots, dewormed, flea & tick preventative, heartworm tested and microchipped.
If you are adopting a dog younger than 6 months of age, the dog will be up to date on the shots as per the dogs age. The dog will be dewormed, flea/tick preventative and microchipped. We only spay/neuter our dogs by 6 months of age. If you decide to adopt a younger dog than 6 months of age, they will need to be spayed/neutered at one of our preferred clinics. This will be determined by your contract along with the month they should have their surgery. This is included in your adoption fee.
Once you are approved with our rescue, you can meet any one of our dogs within the fosters home. If you are interested in the dog you met, you can take the dog home under our mandatory foster to adopt program. You receive 5 days to see if the dog is the right fit for your home.
If it is, we will conduct the home visit and finalize adoption. If it is not, it is returned to the foster. We are happy to find you another dog that meets your needs in your home.
If a dog is listed as PENDING, a family has met the dog and planning on adopting the dog after the home visit has been conducted. We always suggest sending in an application for a dog because there are times where the dogs are given back to us under the foster to adopt program. There are many reasons dogs are returned but normally it just was not the right fit for all.
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