Olde English Bulldog
Foster Location: Lees Summit, MO
Age: 2.5 years DOB: 11-13-17
Kids: Yes, 14yrs or older
Adoption fee: $600
Fenced Yard: YES
Beata came into SNAFU Rescue via a shelter surrender. To no fault of her own, Beata’s family could no longer properly care for her personality needs and wanted her to be placed in a loving home to be trained, spoiled and loved!
Beata is extremely active, playful and quite fun! Her favorite pastimes include going on many long walks, chewing on toys (not plush ones) and nibbling on her beloved bones. Bea is a power chewer therefore requires and prefers the toughest toys and bones you can find for her. She has been known to destroy any plush, soft toy in her sight as she is a strong girl! You can often find Bea requesting time outside as she loves to run the entire fenced-in yard. She will gallop all around with a big smile on her face! When Bea isn’t burning off some energy outside, you can find her searching for a bone to settle in for a chew session. She truly is the happiest after a jaunt outside where she can grab some fresh air with her humans. Beata is a good listener as she wants to please her humans. She is responsive to many commands including site and shake. Bea is currently working on “stay” and that is proving to be a work in progress. She is overly treat motivated so we know she will master that command very soon. Bea came into rescue with some known behavioral issues. She is protective of her food and toys; Bea resource guards them from other animals, not humans. She currently lives with several foster furry siblings but has been kept separated from them because they are quite rambunctious and Bea gets overly stressed in high energy environments. At this point, Bea lacks the confidence she needs to be able to live with other furry friends. She is experiencing a big transition and will need firm leadership, consistent correction to help her learn proper dog behavior, learn proper dog manners and to know what is expected of her in her adoptive home. She has extreme stranger anxiety and needs caution, slow introductions with positive reinforcement when introducing new people to her. She will need extra time around new people looking for her leader for reassurance as Bea can act out when she is insecure in uncomfortable situations. She is extremely intelligent, responsive to her leader and does well with positive reinforcement. Her foster family believes she would be best in a home with calm, dog-savvy, gentle, children 14 years or older and in a home where she can be the only dog (until she is properly adjusted and trained). As with all of our dogs, we recommend slow introductions (this is 100% required for Bea) to new things AND supervision around children when introducing a new dog in your home to make sure both she and they are kept safe.
Beata is 100% potty trained! As with all of our dogs, any adopter will need to be able to offer her a consistent schedule to continue her potty training success. Bea is 100% crate trained and has not had any accidents in her crate. She is trusted in a gated, secure room in her foster home as she is a big girl and enjoys the extra room to stretch out! She does sleep quietly in her room when her foster family happens to leave the home and as well at night. After spending time in a shelter, Bea loves the softer things in life and prefers the comfort of being surrounded by her things and have the ability to cuddle up on a soft blanket or every better, her very own dog bed! For her safety, we recommend a similar area and sleeping schedule is kept for her.
Medically, Bea seems to be in great health! She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested, microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Beata would do best in a home with a large fenced-in yard due to her need for lots of exercise and her need to be very active (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard). She has a voice so a home with shared walls is not ideal for her. Bea does great with stairs and enjoys the exercise that comes with them! She is a young, active dog that has stranger anxiety so a home in a quiet neighborhood would be best for her as she acclimates to her new surroundings. We also think she would thrive in a home that has an active lifestyle that would be able to offer her daily walks via a leash and harness. We don’t think Bea is a good candidate to go to the office with her new family. She will happily sleep the day away in her room with a comfy bed and blanket as long as her people can arrange a mid-day potty break for her.
Bea is in desperate need of family that can offer her patience, training experience in a low stress environment. She is very willing to be trained and performs well with consistent positive reinforcement. If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Beata, please submit an adoption application for her today!!
NOTE: Please note that it will likely be at *least* a 3-4 week minimum before you hear back from us after submitting an adoption application. We typically accept for new applications for a period of 7 days or until 20 applications have been received for any newly available dog. After that time period, the applications are sent on to the foster family for review and that usually takes from at *least* a few days to a week to sort through the applications, etc. :-) Most of our dogs receive several applications so this process does take some time, especially on dogs who are more popular for one reason or another. We do require phone interviews to be conducted between the foster family and potential adopters, vet reference checks and a home visit to be conducted for all potential adopters, if they are selected as the top choice applicant, which will also take time to complete. That being said, we do always let our applicants know if they are chosen or not. :-)
IF you happen to not be chosen, please don't feel discouraged as, again, we usually get several applications for each dog, and sometimes it can be very difficult to choose just one adopter. In those cases, we usually offer to keep the applications for adoption on file for any future dogs that come into our rescue. :-)
ALL adopters are required to come and pick up their adopted dogs in person from the dog's foster home (we do not ship any of our dogs). Please have road/driving transport plans in place to pick up an adopted dog before you apply! While we are not against adopters flying a foster dog in cabin on a commercial flight, please keep in mind that many are not good candidates for flying due to size and/or being a brachycephalic/short nosed breed.
If an adopter can not keep one of our grads, for any reason at all, at ANY point in time, they *must* be willing and able to return their adopted dog to his/her original foster home, despite distance and any costs that would be required to do so.