Meet An Adoptable Dog
Breed: English Bulldog (medium coat)
Weight: 47 lbs
Height: 20 in
Estimated Birthdate: 9/11/2012
Fence Needed: No
Location: Dreamweaver Farms, Pacolet SC
Reason for being in rescue: Bill was surrendered by his owners to a NC shelter. Carolina Poodle Rescue pulled him from the shelter.
Special Needs: Bill is neutered and up to date on vaccines. Bill has heartworms and was treated on 11/03/2021. The protocol we use is two-fold. We do a pre-treat people where the dog takes doxycycline (an antibiotic) for at least 30 days. During this time the dog is also on regular heartworm prevention. The drug doxycycline weakens the adult heartworms. We then used a drug called diroban (a generic immiticide) to kill the adult heartworms. The dogs are given 2 injections of diroban 24 hours apart. They are then under strict rest protocols for 5 weeks - mostly cage rest with limited leash walks each day. They go in for a follow-up vet visit after their resting period. Bill has been cleared for adoption by our veterinary.
What kind of home would be best for me: Bill is a bulldog-lover's dream. He is snorty, snuggly, and gentle. Bill is looking first and foremost for a home with experience with the bully breed. Bulldogs are wonderful pets, but do require cleaning and maintenance. Given his history with heartworms, Bill needs a home committed to his ongoing health and medical needs. Bill is good with other dogs and with cats. He is also great with kids.
What is my personality like: Bill is a very calm and low maintenance guy. He would love a simple home with lots of love and snuggles. He has selective hearing, but his ears work perfectly when food or treats are around. He really likes to explore once he goes outside and will require a fence. He does well with all other animals and can coexist peacefully. He pulls very hard on a leash when he wants to explore something, this can be fixed with some training. Bill does well in a crate when it is needed, but may have an accident in it every now and then due to his old age. He isn’t very fond of the cooler weather and prefers to spend more of his time inside when the cooler months come around.
How do I act when I first meet new people: Friendly
Tips and Tidbits: Bill's owners stated he was 9 years old at the time of surrender to the shelter. We celebrate his birthday as 9/11/2012.
House trained: Dogs can be house trained if they are in the right environment and are allowed to follow a schedule as long as a physical reason doesn't keep them from being trained. A dog house trained in my home may not be in yours. We will help you teach your new dog this necessary skill and based on your schedule.
Please note - we do not ship or transport our dogs. If you are interested in adopting a dog, take a look at the distance between the dog's location and your location and make sure you are able to make the trip.
Thank you for your interest in a dog who needs a new home. This description contains all that we currently know about this dog. We have no perfect dogs - but many of our dogs have proven to be perfect for a certain someone. We urge all of our potential adopters not to fall in love with a picture. When screening applications, we look at the entire home and then make suggestions based on what would be a good fit for your home. You are not being screened for a specific dog although we are looking to see what type of dog interests you - poodles or non poodles, age, temperament, personality, etc. Our goal is to match you with the best possible pet for you and your home. We want to create furever families.
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