Sweet, Gentle English Bulldog Needs Patient, Loving Home (Philadelphia)
Date: 2010-09-28, 12:33PM EDT
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Hello. I am looking for a GREAT home for the AMAZING, female English Bulldog I am fostering.
A little background information – I rescued Ruby from an SPCA I used to volunteer at in December. She was in rough shape – ear mites, urinary tract infection, infected tail pocket, Seasonal Flank Alopecia… It was questionable if she had ever had a bath or her nails clipped. The full time staff suspected she had been crated her entire life and used in a puppy mill. They also began to worry as to whether Ruby was adoptable. I spent a few hours with Ruby in the shelter that day and knew I had to foster her. Her sweet, loving disposition won me over in a matter of minutes. I am not exaggerating when I say that she is one of the greatest dogs I have ever met. In a matter of months, Ruby was all fixed up – spayed, groomed, housebroken, sunned, socialized… And now she’s ready to find her forever home!
The details – Ruby is a 5 year old, 60 pound SWEETHEART. She is kind, gentle, and extremely affectionate. She gets along well with other neutered dogs, cats and children. She does not do well with unaltered males. I also wouldn’t recommend her to a home with very small children, only because she sometimes doesn’t realize her size when she’s playing and being affectionate. With firm, yet gentle training though, I think she could master a little self-control. Ruby also has those great, though sometimes taxing bulldog traits. She can be stubborn, a touch lazy and she loves, loves, loves to eat. It’s very important to keep in mind that Ruby was raised in an abusive environment. She doesn’t like raised voices or noisy surroundings. She gets scared easily and would do best in a quiet neighborhood. It’s also important for me to mention that she would strongly prefer not to have a flight of stairs to walk up and down everyday. After all, bulldog legs are short! A couple of stairs are just fine though. Even better if they lead to some grass she could sun herself on.
Ruby’s ideal forever household should have a lot of time to spend with her. Her diet will need to be monitored. She will need 2 short walks around the block daily. She will need to be bathed twice a month. She will need her tail pocket cleaned out every other day. You should also have the means to take her to the vet, should the need arise. As any experienced bulldog owner will tell you, this is a necessity. She also absolutely requires air conditioning in the summer. After all her puppy making, she wants someone to treat her like a princess. In return, she will charm you with the cutest face you have ever seen. She will lavish you with kisses and cuddles, flirt with strangers and make you laugh at her ridiculousness. Plus, you will never have to sleep alone again!
So once more, Ruby is a 5 year old, 60 lb. spayed, female English Bulldog. She is up to date on all of her shots. She is micro-chipped and has a life-time license in Pennsylvania. I have all of this documentation for her new household, along, with her collar, leash and few other items.
Serious inquiries only please. Please provide detailed information about yourself with your reply. I want to know why and how you will provide the best possible home for Ruby. I will not reply to short, nondescript emails, as I am very busy. Additionally, I require a vet reference from the right home and a rehousing fee.
- Location: Philadelphia
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