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My name is Enzo!

Posted 1 year ago | Updated over 9 months ago

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Facts about me

English Bulldog
Gray/Silver/Salt & Pepper - with White
2 years 9 months old, Young
(When grown) Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
(Current) 40 lbs
Pet ID

My info

Alert icon Not good with dogs
Checkmark in teal circle Purebred
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained
Checkmark in teal circle Has special needs

My story

Hey there! I’m Enzo! Boy, I’m loving it in CEBR’s care but hey! I’m ready for my forever home! I’m a playful and snuggly little guy. I’m two years old, and pretty small for a bully- under 40lbs. I love people, and I enjoy running around the backyard, chasing balls, and going on long walks with my people. I’m really good on a leash and I will walk right by your side. My favorite thing in the world is chewing on tennis balls, they’re amazing!

I was picked up off of the streets as a stray, and CEBR stepped up to take me in immediately. At that time, I needed an urgent (and expensive!) surgery to create a urethra, because I was born without a way for urine to exit my body. I’m not telling people about my life before that, but they think I was likely the product of intentional breeding for my “exotic colors,” and that I was probably discarded when it was discovered that I had other differences too. Although my beautiful coat is unique, and my eyes are striking (one blue, one brown ♥).

Overall, I’m a really healthy boy, and I don’t take any medicines, but I do live with something called spina bifida. Although there are lots of levels of spina bifida, I’m told mine is relatively mild. I have no mobility differences at all (I love to run, jump, play, and can even do stairs) but I do wear a diaper because I do not have control of my potty. I also need someone to push on my tummy to help me empty my bladder a few times a day. I'm a very good boy and don't cause a fuss during this, I know it helps me. The vet says spina bifida is not progressive, so I won’t ever “get worse,” but I will be incontinent for life. It’s just who I am!

In truth, the diapers are no big deal (and I’ll never piddle on your carpet or drag you out to potty in a snowstorm!) and are easy to master quickly. I stand there while I get changed and then I get snacks for being a good boy! But it does mean I will need a special adopter that will be committed to me for life and won’t be away from me for really long periods of time since I will need regular diaper changes every 3-4 hours or so when I’m awake (I am fine overnight).

One more thing, I’d really prefer to be an only dog, so I get all of your attention to myself.

I’m gonna go back to chewing my ball now! Bye! -Enzo

Everyone at CEBR really wants the best for this little guy, he had a hard start to life and needs a ride-or-die person (or people) to open their hearts to him. If you think you might be a good match for Enzo start by viewing our Adoption Area Map (all applicants must live in the areas indicated). If you fall within the boundaries and are interested in applying to adopt him, complete an application by visiting

If you would like to donate to Enzo's care, please go to our website at
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Why adoption is a great option

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

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