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Posted 1 year ago | Updated 1 month ago

My basic info

American Bulldog
White - with Brown or Chocolate
Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg) (when grown)
Pet ID

My details

Checkmark in teal circle Good with kids
Checkmark in teal circle Good with dogs
Alert icon Not good with cats
Checkmark in teal circle Shots current
Checkmark in teal circle Spayed / Neutered
Checkmark in teal circle Housetrained

My story

Here's what the humans have to say about me:

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Meet brawny Blake! This handsome hunk is looking for his forever family, and wants his new people to know these 10 things about him:

1. I am a 4 year old American Bulldog, and I weigh about 100lbs. I need an owner who knows my breed’s characteristics and will work with me to develop my strong points.

2. I had a little training as a service animal before my owner had to bring me to the shelter due to his failing health. I'm not sure how much I remember, but I know that I've got a little knowledge in there somewhere!

3. I've been known to eat things I shouldn't. My new family will need to keep an eye on me when I'm around things like toys and blankets, especially in the beginning.

4. I am generally a social boy with new people and I think I could live in a home with children over 12, as long as they weren’t too loud or rambunctious and had some previous experience/training with big dogs.

5. I think I could happily live in a home with a large female dog over 60lbs, as long as we had a slow, proper introduction.

6. I am obsessed with chasing the barn cats at the Bullpen, so a home without cats or small dogs would definitely be the best fit for me.

7. My favorite things to do are being a lounging on my bed, cuddling, and exploring outside in the yard.

8. The words that best describe me are energetic, strong, serious and, silly, and independent.

9. I am housebroken, crate trained, and know how to use a dog door. I also know basic obedience and I am getting better on a leash.

10. I am fully vaccinated, heartworm negative, neutered, and microchipped.

Ready to give Blake the forever home of his dreams? Fill out our Adoption Application, located at The Bullpen Way Station & Sanctuary under the 'work with us' tab.

We highly recommend that our potential adopters fill out an online application as soon as possible, as it greatly expedites the process of finding the right dog for your situation.

Our dogs are available for adoption nationwide but preference is given to adopters willing to do an in-person meeting. Please understand that our dogs are not adopted on a first-come, first-serve basis, but rather we strive for a "perfect placement" so we know that they will not be failed again.
The Bullpen Way Station & Sanctuary GA

Contact info

Pet ID
P.O.Box 77, Norwood, GA 30821

Their adoption process

Additional adoption info

All adopters must fill out an adoption application, which is conveniently located on our website,, under the "work with us" tab in the top right of the page.

After you submit your application, the form goes to our online database where it is accessed and reviewed by the members of our team. A rescue volunteer should be in contact within a couple of days to discuss your application, your expectations, and any of the dogs you’re interested in. If you don’t hear anything from us within a reasonable amount of time, don’t be afraid to reach out to us via email at!

Once we’ve spoken to you, we’ll begin to check your references. When we’ve gotten the green light from your references, a volunteer will be in touch with you to set up a home visit. We are merely looking to see that you are able to provide a safe, clean, and comfortable environment for your dog to live in. At that time, we will also take the opportunity to inspect your fence, yard, and neighborhood.

As soon as your home visit has been completed and approved, you’re officially ready to adopt! At this point, a member of the Bullpen crew will be in touch to discuss the adoption contract/fee. Fees range from $50 for very old dogs to $500 for puppies. On average, the adoption fee is between $300-$400

Depending on the distance between you and your new family member, transport may have to be arranged (for applicants who live in close proximity to our facility in Georgia or one of our foster homes, this will not apply). We WILL NOT SEND A DOG VIA COMMERCIAL AIR, but we do offer two alternative options for long-haul transports:
(1) Commercial: We regularly use a wonderful, reasonably-priced ($150-$200) transport company that travels between Texas and Georgia and then up the East Coast on a weekly basis. The cost of the transport PLUS the cost of the mandatory health certificate must be covered by the applicant unless otherwise specified by the Bullpen.

(2) Private: We also have an individual who is available to do private transport, but applicants must be willing to cover the individual’s travel expenses and meet the driver at least half of the way.

Post-adoption, we reserve the right to make up to three follow-up visits, but we’ll make sure to give you notice beforehand, and the visits are generally informal. Additionally, we always encourage our new adopters to stay in touch with updates or pictures (email, text, or join the Bullpen’s Facebook page- and to feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

Adoption application

Go meet their pets

Our facility in Norwood is home to many of our dogs, but we also have foster homes across the country. Currently, we have adoptable dogs in the following cities:
Kansas City, MO
Shreveport, LA
Atlanta, GA
Hurst, TX
Little Rock, AR
Florence, KY

More about this rescue

Located in the green rolling hills of Northeast Georgia, The Bullpen provides assistance and sanctuary for giant breed dogs and other vulnerable companion animals. We believe that by integrating grassroots community education and outreach, coalition building, support for existing animal welfare efforts, and our own independent rescue operations, we can eliminate needless euthanasia and improve the overall health and well-being of our four-legged friends.

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