02 Mar Buck
Posted at 16:46h in Adoption Ready
Status Adoption Ready
Intake Type Owner Surrender
Intake Date 3/1/2020
Age 2 Years
Weight 78 lbs
Energy Level High
Good w/ other dogs Yes
Good w/cats Yes
Good w/kids Older Children
Object aggression None noted
Special Needs None Noted
Medications Monthly Heartworm and Flea/Tick Preventative
Crate trained Yes
House trained Yes
Adoption Fee $700
Hi, I’m Buck! I’m a 2 year old, 78 lb, active, silly Olde English Bulldog boy who found myself with Indiana Bulldog Rescue after having two homes in my first two years of life. I’ll be honest, I have some baggage because of my past, but who doesn’t, right? I don’t let it get me down, as I’m still the happiest and goofiest boy in all the land!
Due to my past, I tend to prefer men over women initially. however, my foster mom has been working with me on listening and learning from her, and I’ve found that I like her lots too! I just love people and want nothing more than to be with them constantly, whether we’re going for walks, playing, when I’m getting lovins’, or just chilling on the couch.
Since finding myself in foster care, I have been neutered (yikes!), had entropion surgery on both my eyes, and had all my vaccines updated. I was a good boy for the “dogtor.” She said I was handsome, nice, and gave me treats! I love treats! I’ve had some baths with oatmeal shampoo, because my skin was dry and I had some patchy fur on my back. I’m not a huge fan of bath time. I flatten myself to the floor so maybe I can hide and I won’t get put in the tub…it doesn’t work.
There’s a little, older doggo in my foster home. She’s ok, but she doesn’t like to romp and play the way I do. I’ve accidentally knocked her over a few times when I got excited. I will sometimes try to show her I’m the boss because I’m big, but she’s pretty bossy too so it usually results in a standoff. I would probably do best with a canine companion who is closer to my size and energy level, that likes to run, jump, and go! I have been around more energetic little dogs, and did ok after some initial butt sniffing and trying to assert myself as boss. So maybe a smaller dog who is playful, but passive would be ok too.
I’m learning to walk nicely on a leash, but sometimes I still jump or try to chew on my leash/harness. When I meet new people or I get excited, I will frequently jump or paw to get attention. My foster mom says I shouldn’t do that, because my enormous feet can accidentally hurt or bruise. I’m also learning to sit and will occasionally cooperate with a shake, but only if I feel like it. I want to learn and be a good boy, but I get easily distracted and excited! I need a home that will be patient and willing to spend the time with me that it will take to become my best self.
My foster mom took me to meet a person called a trainer who gave me treats and asked me to do stuff like ‘sit’ and ‘down.’ The trainer said I can be very intense when I focus, and I seem very smart and food motivated. Of course I am, I love food! They think I should spend some more time with a trainer person to help me learn some things about how to listen and interact with everyone.
My favorite toys are Kongs (especially if you put treats or peanut butter in them!), chew bones, and other tough toys. I’m a strong chewer! I can rip, tear, and shred like a beast! I will eat/swallow what I chew off, so my foster family always watches me closely with new toys to make sure I don’t get hurt.
I will go in a crate fairly easily and will settle down quickly, but would prefer not to be in it. I like to sleep on my bed or on a comfy chair or couch!
That’s a little bit about me. If you think you might like to meet me and see if we could be friends, contact the nice people of the Indiana Bulldog Rescue and let them know that Buck sent you!