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My name is Lydia!

American Bulldog/Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota - Lydia
Photo 1 - American Bulldog/Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota - Lydia
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Facts about Lydia

  • Breed: American Bulldog/Staffordshire Bull Terrier Mix
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 10363555
You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

 

 

  • Name: Lydia
  • Best Breed Guess: american bulldog, staffordshire terrier mix
  • Age: 6 years
  • Gender: female
  • Comfortable with children: yes, children 5 and up are best!
  • Dog Friendly: she can be around other dogs but due to her past of being repeatedly attacked she is not comfortable with dogs trying to interact with her yet. We are working on this and doing slow, respectful introductions! 
  • Cat Friendly: yes, with dog savvy cats. Lydia has done fine with most of the cats she has met but if they are more nervous and sprint around she will chase after them. 
  • Fence Required: no
  • Adoption fee: $250  (Adoption fee includes all age appropriate vaccinations, heart-worm test (adult dogs only), microchip implant, and spay/neuter surgery.) 
Please watch Lydia's video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TYaPUoF_3s
 
 
Interview with Sidewalk Dog about Lydia:

SWD: Check out the sweet smile on this pretty lil’ pittie. Does her personality match the grin?

CK: Yep, Lydia is one of the sweetest, happiest dogs you will ever meet. She is always up for cuddling or learning something new. She is super friendly and has tons of love and kisses to give. And when she wags her tail — which is often — her whole body wiggles and shakes.

SWD: So what makes this lovely lady wag?

CK: Lydia loves to go on walks and be outside. She’s also very food motivated. As we were teaching her to lay down (with treats as a reward), she’d get so excited that her happy wag would cause her whole body to squirm all over the place — in her “down” position, no less! She tries her hardest to please and is always up for a new challenge — and the tail-led exuberance is a dead giveaway!

SWD: And what is Lydia’s special need?

CK: Lydia had a rough past in which she was frequently attacked and even impregnated by free-roaming dogs. We believe this truly traumatized her, and resulted in making her defensive when she encounters most other dogs. It seems like unfriendliness, but we think it’s how she has learned to cope and protect herself. Lydia simply needs a home in which she is the only canine family member, and people that are aware of how (and why) she reacts to other pups and are willing to work with her.

SWD: Oh no! We’re so glad she’s in a better place now. She sure sounds happier! What does this gal do to make you laugh?

CK: When Lydia gets excited, she starts to snort. She sounds so much like a pig that it always cracks her foster family up. The fact that she looks kind of like a cow is what we call a barnyard-themed bonus. 

SWD: Pardon our own snort. Tell us more about what kind of home would be just right for Lydia.

CK:  Lydia loves people but she does take a little while to warm up to men. She is great with kids, immediately giving them lots of kisses but being respectful of their size. Although Lydia should be the only canine family member, she is friendly toward most calm cats. She even used to hang out with the cats in the cat room at her old shelter! As she loves being outside, her new family should be ready for some quality on-leash walks. A fenced-in yard would be nice but is not necessary — Lydia is more than happy with daily strolls with her peeps.

 
Lydia comes from a very sad background and we feel so lucky and empowered to help her have a brighter future. She had some crappy owners who made her live outside chained up in very poor conditions, she was frequently attacked and impregnated by free roaming dogs for 6 years. Sadly, they locked her in a wooden box in the back of a horse stall at a fairground and left her for dead. Even more sadly, this was probably the best thing that ever happened to her because it was her ticket out of that home and into the shelter, and then rescue!  
 
Lydia is such a love despite being treated poorly her whole life. She loves people (especially if it means she gets cuddles) and we have gotten to see her settle in and turn into a happy, funny girl. When she is excited she not only snorts like a pig, but wags her tail causing her whole body to move with it and wiggle around. She usually spends her nights in bed with her foster family; her favorite thing is being tucked underneath the blanket during bedtime and then snoring through the night. 
 
Lydia’s rough past of being frequently attacked and impregnated by free roaming dogs means she needs a home in which she is the only canine family member, however she is cat friendly and used to spend time with the cats in the cat room at her old shelter. Lydia loves people but she takes a little while to warm up to men. She is great with kids, immediately giving them lots of kisses but being respectful of their size.
 
We are working on basic training with Lydia. She is great in her crate, house trained, sits, shakes, and is progressing with leash walking skills. She is a food motivated girl and loves to not only please, but learn more as well- the perfect student! She also loves car rides, and any human attention she can get.   
 
She loves being outside, however a large fenced in yard is not needed! She is plenty happy with walks outside on a leash. Her tail starts wagging and her whole body starts to shake, however she is very polite and does not bolt out the door when she goes outside.
 

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Corner of Kindness Adoption Process:

  1. Submit your adoption application (can be found at www.cornerofkindness.org) so you can connect with my foster family and ask them your questions about me and maybe you'll even come to meet me! An adoption application doesn't mean you have to adopt me, or that you're the only applicant- it just shows you're interested in me! 
  2. Corner of Kindness will forward your application to the foster parents who should contact you in 48 hours. Foster parents set up meet and greets so you can meet your potential new family member
  3. If everyone feels it’s a good fit then you have a home visit completed
  4. Sign an adoption contract
  5. Pay the adoption fee
  6. Enjoy your new family member!

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Corner of Kindness Adoption Process:
PLEASE APPLY ONLINE TO ASK QUESTIONS www.cornerofkindness.org/forms/
due to the mass amounts of emails we get (and being all volunteers) we do not respond to inquiries.
Corner of Kindness will forward your application to the foster parents who should contact you in 48 hours.
Foster parents set up meet and greets so you can meet your potential new family member and if everyone feels it’s a good fit then you have a home visit done, sign an adoption contract, pay the adoption fee, and after that your new family member can join your household!