English Bulldog

Foster Location: Minneapolis, MN
Age: 6 years (DOB: 09-30-15)
Sex: Male
Weight: 65lbs
Kids: Yes, 12yrs or older
Cats: Unknown
Dogs: Yes
Adoption fee: $500
Fenced Yard: Preferred

Duncan was surrendered to the SNAFU rescue to no fault of his own.  His family was unaware of some mild behavior issues and they were not equipped or prepared to help Duncan overcome them.  

Duncan is a super relaxed, social, very chill, laid-back, stubborn Bulldog who adores his people more than anything.  Be ready for lazy days in the sun, many naps throughout the day and a dog who follows you around like your shadow because he just loves to hang out and be near his people at all times!  Yes, Duncan is 100% a velcro dog.  Duncan desperately wants to please his people but is as stubborn as they come.  When Duncan isn’t glued to his humans you can find him asking for Bulldog suited walk, exploring the yard or sunning his cute buns on the outdoor deck.  After some time in the sun, Duncan is looking for a comfy place to lay his head for one of his many naps throughout the day.   Duncan has two furry foster siblings and he gets along wonderfully with them.  He really isn’t interested in engaging them for any kind of socialization or play but can peacefully coexist.  Duncan is truly the pawfect dog in his foster home… His one weakness is his need to resource guard items, any item on the floor he can find.  These items can include high valued items (toys) or something as simple as a shoe, towel or really anything he can fit in his mouth that is on the floor.  He does NOT resource guard his food however.  His foster family is working on correction to this unwanted behavior but true to Duncan’s stubborn ways, it has been a slow process.  Duncan has been bounced around too much in his life and never truly had a family to call his own which could be leading to this behavior.  He is learning to be a gentleman, learning to take direction and is making vast improvements everyday!  Duncan is experiencing a big transition and will need firm leadership, patience, consistent correction to help him learn proper dog behavior, learn proper dog manners and to know what is expected in his adoptive home.  Although Duncan needs some coaxing and does push the limits, he does look to his leader for direction.  He is starting to realize good versus bad behavior and has begun to apologize when he recognizes his behavior was unwanted.  Positive reinforcement and a lot of praise when a positive behavior is present has really worked wonders for Duncan!  It was reported that Duncan bit a previous family member when she tried to take a high-valued item away from him.  Duncan has NOT attempted to bite in his foster home but has given warning snaps (really only upon his arrival into rescue).  Duncan is now way more comfortable in his foster home and this unwanted snapping  behavior has disappeared.  Duncan seems to get along well with every adult human he meets!  Due to his previous bite and snapping history, his foster family believes he would be best in a home with dog-savvy, gentle, children or 12 years or older.  He would do great in a home with other dogs or equally as well as an only pet.  As with all of our dogs, we recommend slow introductions between dogs AND supervision around children when introducing a new dog in your home to make sure both he and they are kept safe.  

Duncan is 100% potty trained without any accidents in his foster home.  He isn’t a big fan of his crate as he much prefers his bed in a special room versus a crate.  He is trusted in his foster home and has a dedicated room just for him.  He is only left alone about 4 hours at a time and will spend his time away from his beloved humans in his space and also when he is in need of some chill time.   Duncan has some separation anxiety and for his safety, we recommend that a similar arrangement is kept for him. 

Medically, Duncan seems to be in great health!  He has been neutered, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, microchipped and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian! He does have some mild seasonal allergies that can be treated with a daily allergy pill.  In addition, Duncan is on 40mg of Prozac daily to help with his ongoing anxiety.  

Duncan would do well in a home with a yard, a family that can spend a lot of time with him and being willing to take him on several perfectly suited Bulldog walks a week (he does amazing on a leash).  A house with a fenced yard will be preferred for him due to his love for the outdoors and his need to sun his buns (opposed to a multiple floor apartment style dwelling with no yard).  We don’t think he'd be a good office dog due to his resource guarding issues as he would much prefer a work from home or stay at home parent as he really adores his humans and would help with his anxiety.  Duncan is okay to sleep a few hours of the day away in his favorite room as long as he has a comfy blanket, his plush bed as long as his people don’t leave him for too long.  Duncan has not had a stable home his entire life and he deserves a family to call his very own FOREVER!  He is just about the sweetest boy looking for some extra TLC, guidance and leadership.  His adoptive family must be diligent in working with him correcting his unwanted behaviors and also not leaving items out on the floor that he can easily grab.  

If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Duncan, please submit an adoption application for him 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.