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My name is Dodger *MEET ME!*!

American Bulldog Mix Puppy for adoption in Wakefield, Rhode Island - Dodger *MEET ME!*
Photo 1 - American Bulldog Mix Puppy for adoption in Wakefield, Rhode Island - Dodger *MEET ME!*
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Save One Soul Animal Rescue League

Facts about Dodger *MEET ME!*

  • Breed: American Bulldog Mix
  • Color: Tricolor (Tan/Brown & Black & White)
  • Age: Puppy
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 10785900-16-0588

Photos with Santa Paws” Adoption Event!!!
Saturday, December 3, 2016, at
Bow chika Wow Town in Warwick RI 02886,
27 Meadow St., from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bring your pet(s) to be photographed with Santa Paws!
I won't be arriving in the north until about 5 p.m., but if you
want to meet me, we could definitely set something up!
And I could definitely fit under your tree!
So don't wait! Fill out an application at least
three days in advance to be pre-screened!
A furever home’s at the top of my Christmas list! ;@

Age: 8 months (as of 11/17/16)
Weight: 53 lbs (as of 11/17/16)

This dog has been spayed/neutered, is up to date on shots, on heartworm preventative and is microchipped.

Dodger is a HANDSOME BOY who appears to be an 8 month old American Bulldog mix. He is playful, friendly, and outgoing, and does well with other dogs. He has been around kitty cats and seems curious about them. He hasn't been around children yet. Like any puppy, Dodger has lots of puppy energy and needs daily exercise. He is still growing into his body, and growing fast, so his new family should be prepared to give him lots of stimulation as well as guidance on what is appropriate behavior and not...as well as be prepared for bumps and tumbles. Dodger loves to wrap his paws around his person's waist or thigh (depending on how tall he or she is) and just hug. Though a fenced yard is the ideal place for your puppy to run and play safely (and a 6-ft. fence is best for this high-energy pup), if that's not an option then plenty of daily leash walks and off-leash play time in a dog park are the next best thing. A tired dog is a good dog! Dogs of all ages also need some mental stimulation - think puzzles and games! Puppies are a lot of work but when you invest the right time, they will reward you with years of love, friendship, and kisses! As with all puppies, Dodger needs leash training and house training, but he's already crate trained. He's also learning to play fetch and is going to want to continue on with the fun! Obedience classes are also recommended for all puppies to socialize them and teach them good house manners, and Dodger's really into learning new things. These classes are also a great way to bond and get to know your newest family member! He is a chewer on things that shouldn't be chewed on, so he'll need some guidance there and lots of chew toys! He will also need help with remembering not to jump on people. His foster's one word description of Dodger? EXUBERANT! Check out Dodger's photo shoot...you know you're ready for those puppy kisses!!
 
Medical note: Sweet Dodger was hit by a car while he was running in traffic as a stray in Texas in October. Dodger was lucky in that his injuries were mild. Dodger had a mild shoulder fracture and road rash, which has now healed with crate rest. Now Dodger is looking to..well, get out of Dodge! Dodger seems to have fully recovered from his injury and has no activity restrictions. As with all historical  orthopedic injuries, pain medication or management therapies may be warranted in the future as the dog ages.

Adoption Fee: $550
To apply for this dog, fill out an adoption application on our website:  www.sosarl.org/aa/

**Additional info you should know -  For most of our dogs, we are only guessing at predominant breed or breed mix.  We get to know each of our dogs as an individual and do our best to describe and place them based on personality not breed label.   Some dogs may not yet be in New England, nor ready for immediate adoption.  There may be additional vetting, quarantine, waiting periods and/or fees depending upon your state of residence. If you have questions or concerns on any of this, you can discuss this with your Adoption Counselor.

About Save One Soul Animal Rescue League

About Our Rescue Group...

SOSARL facilitates the rescue and placement of homeless dogs with loving forever homes. We advocate for homeless and at risk animals while providing comfort, rehabilitation and veterinary care to the animals in our program. SOSARL endeavors to promote and support life-saving initiatives that enable responsible pet guardianship while treating each animal and adopter as an individual.

Donate to Our Rescue Group...

Our adoptions donations are straight forward: Puppies - under 1 year $550 Adults - under 8 years $425 Seniors/Special Needs $200 An additional MA Quarantine Fee is required for all dogs adopted to Massachusetts residents, and other fees/requirements might apply depending upon the adopter's state of residence. All fees are non-refundable. **All SOS dogs go home with a martingale collar, SOS ID tag, and an appropriate harness as part of our Smart Start Program

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our animals reside in private foster homes and can be seen by appointment.

We also participate in monthly adoption events at various pet friendly locations throughout Rhode Island.

Our Adoption Process...

Step 1: Find Fido

Review our online dog bios, email us if you have any questions. At SOS, we want to make the RIGHT right match, and that means helping you and Fido start a relationship – sometimes from a long distance.

Take your time, explore your options, consider your home and what kind of companion will fit in your lifestyle.

Step 2: Complete Our Application http://sosarl.org/aa/

Once you think you have found the right dog for you, please complete our online application.

At SOS, we don’t just want to make a match, we want to make the right match. To do this, we need your help; we know our dogs, but we don’t know you yet – our application helps us get to know you!

Step 3: Have a Talk

We will review the application and if it appears to be a good match for the selected dog, we will arrange for a time to talk with you over the phone.

Step 4: Meet Your Match

If, after the phone interview, the match seems to be a good one, we will be happy to arrange a meet-n-greet with you and the dog, if the dog is local. Meet-n-greets will be scheduled in the order they are requested.

Step 5: Application Screening

Once everyone has met (if the dog is local), and the match seems to be a good one, a designated SOS volunteer will check your landlord, vet, and personal references, as relevant. We may also require a home visit or adopter meeting.

Step 6: Finalize The Adoption

If the match is a good one, you will be informed via email of the adoption decision, and provided with instructions for how to pay the adoption donation and complete our adoption contract/addendum(s).

Step 7: Pick Up Your New Best Friend!

Once the adoption is finalized, congratulations! We will contact you to make arrangements to pick up your new family member!
**Please note that additional vetting,quarantine and/or waiting periods may be required depending upon your state of residence.

All of our dogs are age appropriately vaccinated prior to adoption. All of our dogs have been spayed/neutered and tested/treated for common canine disease.