Samson - American Bulldog (short coat) Dog For Adoption
American Bulldog Dog For Adoption in Acton, CA

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Organization Name: Deaf Dog Rescue of America
Location: Acton, CA 91350
(844) 332-3364


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Breed: American Bulldog
Gender: Male Male
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Samson

Age: Young
Color/Markings: White with Brown or Chocolate
Size at Maturity: Huge
Availability Date: 08/20/2016
Location: Acton, CA 91387
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Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs Yes
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Was the Dog Found No
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  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: American Bulldog (short coat). Samson is a one year old deaf Alapaha Blue-Blood Bulldog. He was picked up as a stray, and he was a hot mess. We found him emaciated and shut down in a very high kill shelter. He’s a completely different dog out of the shelter. He’s a very happy guy now that he is safe, being well fed and cared for. He gets along well with other dogs after a proper introduction. He’s a huge hunky handsome boy, and he’ll require a guardian who is prepared for a large dog, the lifetime commitment of care and love, and a forever home. To meet Samson, please fill out an application for adoption: http://www.deafdogrescueofamerica.org/adoption-application.html

American Bulldog

Overview: Originally used in the 17th century for bull baiting—a wagering sport in which dogs fought bulls in a ring—Bulldogs had taller, more athletic frames (much like the Olde English Bulldogge). When bull baiting was outlawed in 1835, Bulldogs were bred to be kinder, heavier and more relaxed. However, American Bulldogs—which were brought to the U.S. before this breeding pattern—retained the size and strength of the original Bulldogs. Great family dogs, American Bulldogs are sweet to children. They love family-oriented occasions and want to be involved. With proper training and socialization, you’ll find them outgoing and exceedingly loyal. Some American Bulldogs will go to great lengths to protect their masters. Tough and determined, American Bulldogs have an impressive stamina and strength. They are always game for playtime in the back yard or working in the field.
Breed Group: Non-Sporting
Weight (lbs): male-70-120 female-60-100
Height (in): 19-27
Colors: white, brindle, brown, red or tan
Coat: Short, coarse coat. For such a short haired dog, American Bulldogs shed more than you might think. Their short coarse hairs come off on your hands when you pet them, and stick tenaciously to your clothing, upholstery, and carpeting.
Character: American Bulldogs are friendly, happy lovable dogs with an assertiveness and confidence that never gets out of control. Though initially stubborn in training, they soon respond to their masters’ commands and prove to be endlessly faithful companions.
Temperament: American Bulldogs are loyal and loving animals that prefer to be with people. They do well with children, when socialized from a young age. May not do well with other dogs.
Care: The short coat requires infrequent bathing and brushing.
Training: This breed needs firm, consistent, but not harsh training. They are highly trainable and can be used as agility or search and rescue dogs.
Activity: American Bulldogs MUST have regular opportunities to vent their energy and do interesting things. Otherwise they will become rambunctious and bored -- which they usually express by barking and destructive chewing. Bored American Bulldogs can make a shambles of your house and yard.
Country of Origin: USA
Health Issue: American Bulldogs generally live from 10 to 16 years, and tend to be strong, physically active, and often healthy. Some health problems in American bulldogs are often found within certain genetic lines, and are not common to the entire breed, while others, such as neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL),[1] Ichthyosis, disorders of the kidney and thyroid, ACL tears, hip dysplasia, cherry eye, elbow dysplasia, entropion, ectropion, and bone cancer are more common to the general population of American Bulldogs. There are DNA tests available to help breeders screen breeding animals for NCL (neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis)[1] and Ichthyosis. It is highly recommended to spend time to research your breeder information, including your American Bulldog's family history. A Penn Hip (Pennsylvania Hip Improvement project) or OFA (Orthopedic Foundation for Animals) screening is recommended for all potential breeding animals. Some breeds of American Bulldog are prone to allergies. Symptoms like a runny nose or a rash are examples of signs of allergies. Some vets recommend dog owners to give 25 mg of Benadryl per day; in most cases it helps.
Life Expectancy: 14-16

More About American Bulldog Breed
If you’re looking to adopt a dog and don’t know where to start, puppyfinder.com is an excellent source for information about adopting a dog and will connect you with hundreds of shelters across the US that have adoptable puppies and older dogs waiting for forever homes.
  1. Do your research – find out what types of dogs would be a good fit for your lifestyle and the activity level of your family. Also keep in mind the grooming needs of certain breeds that might require frequent maintenance.
  2. Decide what you can handle – before you get sucked in by all the adorable puppy eyes you’re about to see, think long and hard about the appropriate age dog for your family or if you are capable of caring for a special needs dog. Puppies are a lot of work, if you don’t have time for potty training and obedience classes you’ll want to consider an older dog. There are plenty of middle aged, vibrant dogs up for adoption as well as many senior dogs that would be a great fit for a family looking for a more subdued dog with lots of love to give.
  3. Learn about the shelters and their adoption policies – It might be easier to start looking at shelters within a certain radius of home but don’t be afraid to venture out to other states as well. Many states have larger populations of adoptable dogs and their shelters are willing to transport pets to suitable adopting families. Some shelters might have requirements for a home visit, a fenced yard or require you to visit the pet multiple times before you commit to adopting. Understand that the shelters are doing their best to place the pets in suitable homes and these requirements are in the best interest of both you and the pet.
  4. Start looking… Once you know what you’re looking for and what to expect you can start your search through thousands of adoptable dogs. PuppyFinder allows you to search by age, breed, location and gender.
  5. Meet in person. Whenever possible it is best to meet the animal in person before agreeing to bring them into your life. Even though photos and descriptions can tell you a bit about a dog, you can’t get a true feeling for the animal until you are able to interact with them and make sure they are a good fit for your entire family, including other pets.
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    • Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Acton, CA

      Mac

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      Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Acton, CA
      Posted Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier / Pug (short coat). Have you ever wondered what a Pug and Staffy mix might look like? Well, here he is........meet Mac! Mac is one of the nicest, calmest and gentlest dogs we've ever met here. He's great with other dogs, has lived with small children, and he loves kitties! He is crate and potty trained, too. Mac is deaf, but that doesn't stop him. If we didn't tell you he was deaf, you'd never guess. His family surrendered him to a high kill shelter because they couldn't care for him. If you would like to meet Mac, please complete our online adoption application: www.deafdogrescueofamerica.org/adoption-application.html
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    • Boxer Dog For Adoption in Acton, CA

      Chevy

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      Breed: Boxer
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Acton, CA
      Posted Breed: Boxer (short coat). Chevy is a deaf three year old boxer boy. He's a delightful and sweet dog with a terrific temperament. Gentle and low key, but he can play with the best of them. Chevy's owner heartlessly dumped him into a very high local kill shelter. They didn't even tell shelter staff that he was deaf, or inform them of his name. He wasn't very well cared for during his first three years of life. Chevy is in the prime of his life, and he's such a nice dog. Chevy is grateful for every bit of attention he gets here, and he's very undemanding. He deserves a loving home where he will be cherished for the rest of his days. He's one of our special ones here. Would you like to meet Chevy? Please complete our online application for adoption: http://www.deafdogrescueofamerica.org/adoption-application.html
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    • American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Acton, CA

      Gracie

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      Breed: American Pit Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Acton, CA
      Posted Breed: Pit Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Looking for a new best friend? Look no further. Gracie loves people.... she rolls over on her back for belly rubs and is a world-class snuggler! Gracie is quite active so she enjoys walks and games of fetch but her main mission in life is to spend quality time with her humans. She’s a smart deaf girl who knows her commands (sit, stay, come, no....), is schooled in going potty outside and will blossom even more with additional bonding and attention. Gracie is a graduate of our Intermediate Obedience class! She has passed the Canine Good Citizen test and is eligible for certification. Gracie is the perfect combination: beauty and love. Unconditional love – years and years and years of it. For info on how you can make Gracie part of your family, contact: http://www.deafdogrescueofamerica.org/adoption-application.html
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    • Dogo Argentino Dog For Adoption in Acton, CA

      Thor

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      Breed: Dogo Argentino
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Acton, CA
      Posted Breed: Dogo Argentino (short coat). Thor is a two year old deaf Dogo Argentino. He came into rescue from a high kill shelter in Northern California. He's extremely handsome, and is a big boy at about 100 pounds. He has no idea how big and strong he is, so would probably be best with older children. He is very smart and willing to please, but still very much a puppy at heart. Thor is also very affectionate, and loves people. He is partially trained and would do really well if his people were committed to following through with his training on a daily basis. Now......if the preceding information hasn't scared you off, please know that Thor is one of our very favorite dogs here. Why? So many reasons........he has a very positive outlook on life and aims to please. He came into rescue in rough shape and fought to regain his health and well-being right along with us. He's one of the funniest dogs we've ever met and he makes us smile and laugh every day, as well as one of the smartest and most handsome. He gives huge world class kisses on demand and then some. He will return your love one hundred fold, and be very grateful for attention bestowed upon him. Thor has tremendous potential with the right family. To meet Thor, please fill out an adoption application: www.deafdogrescueofamerica.org/adoption-application.html
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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Acton, CA

      Astra

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Acton, CA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Australian Cattle Dog/Blue Heeler / Mixed (medium coat). Astra is a very, very special girl. She is a four year old deaf Lab/Cattle Dog mix. Astra means "star", and her name suits her perfectly. She is one of the most wonderful dogs at the Ranch. Did I say special?? She is a recent graduate of the Paws For Life program. Astra lived with and was trained by inmates at a maximum security state prison, and is Canine Good Citizen certified. She is extremely smart and learns very fast. She is fantastic with other dogs. When she's not with other dogs she is self amusing. She loves to play ball and jump into her kiddie pool and splash around with glee. She is the best of Cattle Dog and Labrador retriever. Smart and serious when she needs to be, and can splash and play with the best of them and make you laugh with her goofy antics. She is a very sensitive dog. She is the kind of dog that really tunes into people, and she looks into you, not at you. She would make a fantastic support or service dog, and possibly a therapy dog with the correct certification. She is very gentle and very affectionate. If you would like to meet Astra, please complete our online adoption application: www.deafdogrescueofamerica.org/adoption-application.html
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      Blue

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      Breed: Dogo Argentino-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Acton, CA
      Posted Breed: Dogo Argentino / Mixed (short coat). Blue is anything but! She’s a sweet, joyful pup who just wants to play. Little Blue, a Dogo Argentino mix, was adopted from a shelter in New Orleans but returned because she’s deaf. That’s no handicap at all – Blue is smart, eager to please and responds to training. Two years old and she’s taking to the common commands that will help her be a well-mannered young lady. Blue's friendly with other dogs and will do well in an active household. If you’re ready to play, Blue's your girl. For info on how you can make Blue part of your family, please fill out our adoption application: http://www.deafdogrescueofamerica.org/adoption-application.html
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    • Dalmatian-Dogo Argentino Mix Dog For Adoption in Acton, CA

      Casper

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      Breed: Dalmatian-Dogo Argentino Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Acton, CA
      Posted Breed: Dogo Argentino / Dalmatian / Mixed (short coat). Craving some fun in your life? Look no further! Casper is a two year old deaf Dogo Argentino/Dalmatian mix that is joy personified. Just look at that smile- it never leaves his face! Casper is an active young dog who loves playing ball and going for walks. He also enjoys playing with other dogs and gets along with them very well. Casper is an exceptionally smart dog who has his basic obedience commands down, and is very driven to learn more. He aims to please, and learns very fast. Adopt this boy and you'll have a true best friend, and a happy face always looking at you. Come meet Casper today! For more information, please fill out our adoption application: http://www.deafdogrescueofamerica.org/adoption-application.html
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    • Catahoula Leopard Dog-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Acton, CA

      Linus

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      Breed: Catahoula Leopard Dog-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Acton, CA
      Posted Breed: Catahoula Leopard Dog / Mixed (short coat). Linus is about 1.5 years old, and is a deaf Catahoula Leopard Hound mix. He gets along well with other dogs, and is a little hunky guy. He’s always happy, ready to romp and play, and would benefit from a family who likes to go for walks, hikes and integrate their dogs into the family. Linus is a graduate of Basic Obedience classes, and is currently enrolled in Intermediate Obedience. Our goal is to certify Linus as a Canine Good Citizen. To meet Linus, please fill out an application for adoption: http://www.deafdogrescueofamerica.org/adoption-application.html
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    • American Bulldog Dog For Adoption in Acton, CA

      Merrilou

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      Breed: American Bulldog
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Acton, CA
      Posted Breed: American Bulldog / Jack Russell Terrier (short coat). Merrilou is a world-class smiler. She’s happy like this all day long. Sweet to everyone, and she loves other dogs. She is a three year old deaf American Bulldog/Jack Russell Terrier mix. Need some cheering up? Some motivation to get out and get some fresh air everyday? Merrilou is your girl! Merrilou has graduated from Basic Obedience and is currently enrolled in Intermediate Obedience. Our goal is to certify her as a Canine Good Citizen! To meet Merrilou, please fill out an application for adoption: http://www.deafdogrescueofamerica.org/adoption-application.html
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    • Maltese Dog For Adoption in Acton, CA

      Fanny

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      Breed: Maltese
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Acton, CA
      Posted Breed: Maltese (medium coat). Fanny is looking for a loving lap to sit on. She is a tiny five year old deaf Maltese who weighs in at about seven pounds. She lives to cuddle with people. She is crate trained and potty trained and walks on a leash very well. She is also good with other dogs and cats. Fanny is a perfect dog if you wish to take your dog with you. She would love to be with her person 24/7, and she's tiny enough to make it happen! If you would like to meet this tiny bundle of cuteness, please fill out our on-line adoption application: www.deafdogrescueofamerica.org/adoption-application.html
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