Olde English Bulldog
Foster Location: Springfield, MO
Age: 7.5 years (DOB: 01-11-14)
Kids: Yes, 16 years or older
Adoption Fee: $500
Fenced Yard: Preferred- A MUST
Edna was surrendered to SNAFU Rescue via a private party. Her surrendering family wanted her to be placed in a loving home to be the only pet, to be spoiled and to live out her life as happy as she can be!
Edna is such an active 7 year old girl! She is playful, brave and social around humans. Be ready for some playtime with her favorite toys are anything soft and squeaky! When she hears her beloved purple "magic" dragon squeak, Edna gets very excited and starts searching for her beloved toy until it is found. She'll use the dragon as a fetch toy, for tug-a-war or just to have a good gnaw. Be prepared for lots of outside backyard time as Edna loves to sun her buns and run around the fenced-in backyard. She might be the very best neighborhood watchdog ever! She is curious about the outdoors and will absolutely explore every inch of the yard being sure she is on guard to keep all those pesky squirrels away! Even when she is indoors, she will peek her head to watch out the window to catch all the goings-on of the neighbors. Edna’s happy place is with her people at all times doing whatever they are and being the neighborhood watchdog. After a good romp around in the grass, a game of tug-of-war with the "magic" dragon or attempting to go for a walk (which she loves but is quite stubborn on a leash), you can find Edna searching for a comfortable place to rest her head. Don’t be fooled by all her activity... Edna does have quite a chill side and can be a total couch potato. Her favorite place is on the soft couch all cuddled up in the corner catching a much desired snooze with her human as near as possible. She is quite the snuggler! If she gets too hot, she will adorably throw herself on the cold tile floor and lie there like a pancake. Edna is a social butterfly, seems to get along well with every human she meets but due to her size and her voice (she doesn’t realize her size, strength or her unique voice), we think she would do best in a home that has children 16 years or older. Slow introductions and supervision around children is a must to be sure they and she are kept safe. Edna can be a little troublemaker when around other dogs. She is still learning dog manners and is usually overwhelmed with other dogs or reactive cats when she first meets them. She tends to be a little "in your face" with other dogs, which can be considered rude dog behavior, especially to more dominant dogs. She is slowly learning manners, however she does resource guard her items and that is why we think she would do best and be happiest if placed in a home as an only dog. Edna is in need of a family willing to offer her firm leadership, work with her on learning manners, the ways of pet life and will need a family who is willing to spend extra time with her, providing positive reinforcements, offer her patience and introduce her to slowly to new things to build her confidence. Edna in two separate cases has bit a human. Both cases were caused by other dogs in the home; one was breaking up an altercation of which the human placed her hand into the mouth of the dog and was bit. The second instance was when Edna awoke suddenly and immediately went to protect her items from the other dog. While this is very serious, we feel that if Edna was the only dog she would not have these negative outbursts and live a much happier life.
Edna’s foster family happily reports she is fully potty trained. A regular and consistent schedule will help with her continued potty training success in her new home. Edna does not mind going into her crate and will follow your direction. She is often trusted in small dog safe rooms in her foster home; her curious nature will get the best of her if she is given too much freedom. For her safety, we recommend she is kept in a small dog safe room/secure space in the home or safety in a crate. She does not know danger and is still learning what is expected of her inside the home.
Medically, Edna seems to be in great health! She has been spayed, updated on vaccinations/dewormings, heartworm tested and has been given a clean bill of health by our veterinarian!
Edna would be happiest in a house with a fenced yard (opposed to a multiple floor, shared walled apartment style dwelling with no yard). She does very well with a few stairs but any more than a few she can feel overwhelmed (especially going down) and needs to take a little break. Edna is a sweet, loyal girl that is looking for a family that can offer her the time she needs to be successful! She thrives starting her day with at least 15 minute of exercise. This makes for a very HAPPY Edna. She loves walks (still needs a little work leash training), snuggles and just to be everywhere with her humans. Edna would love to be with her people all day long but she gets great anxiety in the car and that could prohibit her from going to the office. She's completely happy sleeping the day away in her special area or in her crate as long as her people can arrange a mid day potty break for her! Again, she is an energetic, active, very playful dog, loves to play, run around the yard, explore and investigate what her people might be doing. Edna ultimately is looking for someone that has the time to spend with her and for someone to love her as much as she will love you!
If you feel like your family might be the perfect forever home for Edna, 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.