I am already neutered, housetrained, a special needs pet, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.
Petey*adoption pending*'s Story...
Hi! My name is Petey and I'm a sweet little itty bitty guy! (35 lbs! PINT SIZE!) I am super cute with the most adorable, goofy ears you have ever seen! I'm telling you, once you meet me you will fall head over heals in love! I am only 21 months old but I'm very quiet and calm. I just like to sniff around and check things out and follow my people around all day. I follow my foster mommy everywhere she goes. I get upset when she goes in a room and I can't go with.
In my short 21 months I have been moved around a lot. My current foster home is the 6th home I've lived in so I'm still kind of nervous. I just don't know where I'm going to end up next! I can't wait to have a forever home with a family that I never have to worry about leaving me so that I can really calm down and come out of my shell.
I am a special needs boy. I have a heart condition so I'm not allowed to run, play fetch, go to the dog park, go on long walks, or get too excited. That doesn't stop me from being a super happy guy though! I can go on short walks and I love to sit on the couch and watch TV with my foster daddy. I sit on the arm or the back of the couch like a kitty! I love having my crate, so that I have my own space to go and relax when I feel a little nervous. I'm good with other dogs, but big dogs make me really scared. I'm pretty interested in cats, I think they're neat :)
My heart condition is called aortic stenosis. That is what made me the 'runt' of the litter. The thing with a heart condition like this is that I can live a totally normal life with the meds I am on. BUT there are no promises. I could be here for 8 plus more years, or 8 months. That is why it is going to take a VERY special home who understands that there is no guarantee. Then again, what is there a guarantee for in life? You will have to treasure each moment with me!
Because of my heart condition, I have to take medicine once a day, every single day, and I need to have an EKG on an annual basis. The EKG will probably cost around $275 a year. The heart meds are basically blood pressure meds, and I get them from Walgreens for $4 a month. PLEASE, do some online research on aortic stenosis before you apply for me.
My ideal home would be one that is calm and low-key and not super active, so that I won't get too worked up. I'm fully house trained and crate trained. I would be great as an only dog or with a mellow doggie and/or kitty sibling (as long as the doggie isn't much bigger than me!). I do like to hump other dogs! So I am going to need work with that. Older kids would be OK as long as they are gentle with me. I'm not too interested in toys or chewies, but I do love my treats! It is important that my forever family gives me a crate with a comfy bed in it so that I have somewhere to go if I need some time alone.
Are you the family for me?? I promise I will love you forever and never leave your side!
*****My adoption donation to rescue is $400
You MUST fill out an application if you want to be considered for my home. NO inquiries will be returned without an application on file. We DO NOT adopt outside of Arizona, and we do not adopt to homes with more than 2 dogs. Click HERE to learn about our adoption fees, and what is included as part of the adoptionClick HERE for Love-A-Bull's website and link to adoption application
Not ready to adopt or foster?! Would you consider making a donation towards the rescue dog’s care?? Your donation will go towards their food, treats, toys and vet care. They will re-pay you with a personalized e-mail and big wet kiss!*WHY ARE SOME DOG’S ADOPTION FEES HIGHER THAN OTHERS?
The adoption donation fees are based on age, health and needed vet care of the dogs we have taken in. The younger, healthier dogs help to pay for their cousins that need a little more TLC. You adoption donation fee also covers the cost of the spay/neuter, vaccinations and microchip of your new dog.
*CAN WE COME SEE YOUR DOGS?
All of our dogs are in foster homes around the Phoenix area. We require an application to be filled out, a home check to be done, and vet reference check to be complete before having you come meet the dog of your dreams! We will ONLY contact you when we have a potential match.
*I HAVE SEEN SEVERAL DOGS WHO I THINK WOULD FIT MY HOME, BUT THEY ARE NOW ADOPTED. WHY?
We take a lot of time to get to know our dogs in rescue. Some are barkers, which cannot go into condos or apartments, some require companionship of other dogs, and some are not good with children. Each dog is unique!
*IS THERE A WAITING LIST OF APPROVED APPLICANTS?
YES! That is why even if you are not ready to adopt, get your application into us if you want to be considered for a future adoption.
*I AM LOOKING FOR A PUPPY OR VERY YOUNG BULLDOG.
Well, you have come to the wrong place. Rescue dogs on average are between 3 and 7 years old, we do not get puppies into rescue. We would, however, be able to refer you to a reputable breeder.
*BULLDOGS ARE SO EXPENSIVE! WHY?
If you are looking for a cheap bulldog by choosing rescue, need not apply! Rescue dogs are dogs that are going to need ongoing vet care, and a lot of love and training from their new humans. We only adopt to homes that truly want to RESCUE a homeless bulldog. This is not the place to find a “cheaper” bulldog.
*I HAVE AN APPLICATION ON FILE, AND HAVE CALLED A FEW TIMES, WITH NO RESPONSE.
We will contact you when we believe we have a dog that is a match.
Please remember: Not only are bulldogs adorable and cute, they are also high-maintenance and expensive! ☺