HELP! Is there a sanctuary for American Bull dogs with issues?
My grand daughter needs to find a home for Brew. He loves to play but does not know how to get along with other dogs. When he was a pup her mother & stepfather blew pot smoke in his nose and held his mouth shut. They also would sneak up on him and scare him. She has a new baby and is scared that he might turn on him. They keep him in a kennel and he does not get much exercise because she can't hang on to him when he goes after another dog. She has tried to find a home for him but no one will take him. He needs a lot of attention and training (if possible).
on Jun 13th 2012
in Shelters & Rescue
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Unfortunately true sanctuaries (where animals with incurable medical or behavioral problems can live out their lives in peace) are rare and the ones that do exist are mostly full, with waiting lists to get in.
Brew's problems actually don't sound that bad. Dog-intolerance is quite common in bully breeds (including Am. Bulldogs) so you might be able to find a breed-savvy person who can work with him. Otherwise I'm guessing he is just bored, energetic, and unmannerly, right? That can all be fixed very easily with training. Management devices such as no-pull harnesses, head halters, etc. could give her enough control to walk him safely.
I wouldn't give up on him yet. Has she tried hiring a professional trainer? It could literally save his life, since placement options for bully breed dogs are very few (since so many places have breed restrictions.)
Bruno CGC answered on 6/13/12. Helpful? / 1
There's many people who would take him in, believe me on this one.
Are you on Facebook? If so, please post a really good picture of him and a really good description of him on your page, your friend's pages, dog/pet and/or dog/pet related pages and dog/pet groups. You'll find him a home REALLY quickly if you would do all of the above.
Friend animal cross posters/animal lovers/rescues/shelters on Facebook, post on their pages about him.
Join all of the dog groups that you can that are active and have a lot of members in them. Post in all of these type of group about him.
Of course, if anyone is interested in rescuing him, ask them a series of questions, if they don't answer or decline/ignore your questions, they're not right for your dog. People you have a bad feeling about, they're not right for your dog or if someone answers one of the questions and doesn't answer it "right", they're not the right owners for the dog.
Meet up with potential adopters and do a home check. Good luck