13 Jul Zander
Hello, my Name is Zander! I’m a little puppy who enjoys being a young Bulldog. I chew things that I shouldn’t and pick up things that can hurt me, so I must always be supervised until I mature. Like most growing bulldogs, I play rough and can jump on people or nibble too hard on little fingers and toes.
My foster momma says my forever home should not have babies, toddlers or small children, as I can knock them down or nibble too hard and make them cry. I do love older, dog savvy, children and I get so excited when I see them. All I want to do is be pet, loved on, play games, and get kisses on my head. I give good kisses too. My foster mom lets me curl up in the bed with her at night, my favorite spot, but I sleep well in a crate too.
Before I came to the IBR, I lived with a breeder and she called me by the letter “Z.” I didn’t get to be a puppy though. I didn’t go outside and feel grass between my toes or the sunshine in my face. I didn’t know about the world outside my cage. I had no toys to keep me busy and had a broken leg that was not fixed correctly. Then an angel from IBR showed up. She assured me I was now safe and everything was going to be much better for now on. She promised to find me best forever home. I’m so excited! The IBR has shown me what life is supposed to be like. A life filled with lots of toys, chews, great quality food, and a warm cozy clean bed. I am safe now and can live my life as a normal puppy.
Although the IBR took me to the doctor who worked hard to make my leg better, it will never be like the others. I still limp and I always will. My foster momma says I’m special needs, but all I know is that she carries me up the steps and down the steps like I’m royalty. I’m very proud of that. I’m now a Prince! Anyway, my broken leg will never be the same again, so I’m not allowed to climb stairs so it can properly heal and avoid developing more problems down the road.
My forever family must not have stairs in their home. I can really hurt myself by falling and hurting my leg again. If my leg sustains another injury, I could end up losing it. The doctor says as I mature, I will likely develop something called arthritis in my joints. All I know is that it will be painful if not managed appropriately. My forever family must have the means to help me feel better with regular visits to the vet and provide me with the necessary medication, so I can live out my life happy and healthy.
I’ll need a forever family that is patient and understanding of my special needs, and will continue to help me learn to potty outside. My foster momma carries me outside every 30 to 45 minutes and carries me back in. I’m still very much a puppy and do not fully understand my potty manners yet. I will get there though, as I’m very smart.
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