My name is Wilbur!

English Bulldog/Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in Barrington, Illinois - Wilbur
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Wilbur's Info...

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

Wilbur's Story...

Because we are all volunteers, Illinois Doberman Rescue Plus only considers approved applicants to meet our orphans in our foster homes. Please read our eligibility requirements and apply on our website:  After application is submitted, additional inquiries can email

We call this glorious beast Wilbur. He has the personality and look of a bulldog without all of the health problems associated with the breed. He is mixed with something bigger, probably a pittie. He is about 18 months old, and he was picked up running loose. Amazingly, no one was looking for this living cartoon character, and the shelter that processed his stray hold knew he was destined to be an IDR+ dog. Yes, Wilbur is THE cutest dog you have ever seen in your life, but he is a big boy (58 pounds), and (like a typical bulldog) he it a tough nut to crack when it comes to training, but he is improving in his foster home! You won't be able to enjoy a snack while sitting on the couch and watching TV without him hopping on the coffee table to help himself, but he likes to hang out and have us hold a toy or rub his belly. Wilbur walks great on a leash and rides well while crated in the car. He knows 'sit' really well, and we use it to refocus him when he's getting rowdy. Wilbur is a giant puppy who needs manners, obedience, structure, patience, and love, but he will be a fantastic boy for someone willing to put in some effort (he will require an obedience deposit to ensure his success). He has some very positive traits: he sleeps through the night and is housebroken for a normal work day (he only protests with gremlin sounds for 5 minutes tops when you put him away). He didn't mind a bath, and he can keep his nails short with frequent walks. He playfully chases the water from the hose, and he will keep you entertained for hours. He will play with a ball for a few tosses, but fetch isn't really his thing. He likes munching on Benebones and gutting stuffies. Because he is young and hasn't had any previous boundaries, Wilbur is mouthy, so he needs to go to a home with older kids who understand he isn't trying to hurt anyone, and he must never be left unsupervised with kids. He has gotten a lot better with consistent training, but he forgets when he's really excited and needs a reminder. Wilbur really is a great boy, but he is too rowdy for his very senior foster siblings. He has not been mingled with the older dogs, but he has full body wiggles and friendly noises when he sees them through a baby gate. He should be fine with a dog about his size and activity level as long as his parents are ready to play referee, but he would also be fine as an only dog who gets all of the attention. Based on his interest in furry critters running by on walks, we aren't comfortable placing him in a home with kitties. We know you love his pictures, but please don't just impulsively fall in love with this impossibly cute face. Wilbur needs the best match for a forever home. Follow Wilbur on Instagram @the_wilbur_beast

The biographical information provided is correct to the best of our knowledge while the animal is in our care or includes what may have been provided by a previous owner. We strive to be honest and accurate, but animals can change their personalities and behavior when they settle into a new home. IDR+ makes no guarantees based on the information we observe and provide.



Facts about Wilbur

  • Breed: English Bulldog/Pit Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Brindle - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: ps_70189088

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Wilbur, a Barrington English Bulldog/Pit Bull Terrier dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a English Bulldog/Pit Bull Terrier for sale in Barrington, or seeking a English Bulldog/Pit Bull Terrier dog from a breeder in Barrington.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Barrington 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 Barrington 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 English Bulldog/Pit Bull Terrier breeders who help with English Bulldog/Pit Bull Terrier rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Barrington paves the way for another one to be saved.