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American Bulldog Dog For Adoption in Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

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Organization Name: Good Karma Pet Rescue
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Breed: American Bulldog
Gender: Female Female
Nickname:

Charlotte

Age: Adult
Color/Markings: White with Brown or Chocolate
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 10/07/2016
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL 33348
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Tags: American Bulldog Dog For Adoption in Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

American Bulldog Dog For Adoption in Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Altered Yes
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Kids Yes
OK with Dogs No
OK with Cats No
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
Other
  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: American Bulldog (short coat). Adorable big doofus of a girl!

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
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  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.
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      Age: Young
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      Posted Breed: Shepherd / Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Here is Shepherd/Terrier mix, Vanda whom is currently 40lbs and born in July 2016 . She came to us wandering the streets and found her way into our driveway. She is a sweetheart & always wants to play. She loves life and is so grateful to have a safe place to stay. In her foster home, Vanda loves her 3 foster doggy siblings! Vanda's go-to move is the "front paws down and tail up" game of tag around here! If you're sitting on the couch, you can bet your feet or your lap will be warm with Vanda 's cuddles. She is looking for someone who wants a dog that's full of life. Someone who can take her on walks and play fetch with her for the rest of her doggy life. Adoption fee is $175 and includes DHPP & rabies vaccinations, heartworm testing, spay/neuter surgery, deworming, and microchip. All animals are examined by a veterinarian. Please fill out our application at http://adoptadog.goodkarmapetrescue.org if you are interested in meeting or adopting this dog and we will be in touch right away!
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      Leah

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      Breed: Maltese-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Senior
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Maltese / Yorkshire Terrier Yorkie / Mixed (medium coat). Leah is an adorable 8 lb doll born in 2010 who was brought into the rescue when her owner became too ill to take care of her. She is adjusting to her new foster home and family but would love to settle in with a forever home where they can relax. She enjoys other dogs, a nice sunbathe on the patio and following you around the house. She is housebroken and not a barker. Leah has diabetes and receives insulin. Adopter needs to be able to be comfortable giving her daily shots of insulin which she takes with ease. She also recently had cataract surgery but has limited vision but promise she figures her way around no problem! She is great on leash, loves to cuddle on the couch with you and snuggle at night. Leah has been a loyal and loving pet for her owner and now we are hoping to find her a safe and loving home to spend the rest of her days. Leah deserves this, as do we all! Adoption fee is $300 and includes a dental, DHPP & rabies vaccinations, heartworm testing, spay/neuter surgery, deworming, and microchip. All animals are examined by a veterinarian. Please fill out our application at http://adoptadog.goodkarmapetrescue.org if you are interested in meeting or adopting this dog and we will be in touch right away!
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    • Staffordshire Bull Terrier Dog For Adoption in Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

      Tiara

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      Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier (short coat). Tiara, was born 2/14/13 and weighs 58lbs. This sweet girl is a people pleaser, that wants to be right next to you at all times. She gives the best kisses while laying across your whole body. One part of her has to be touching her human while sleeping. She's very smart, picking up basic commands quickly. Someone will be very lucky to have her as a companion. She was hit by a car on the streets and picked up by Broward Animal Control. She had some love, but was neglected which is why she came to Good Karma. I think she would adapt to any home. She could be very laid back and hang with you on a couch, but she loves to go for frequent walks. I really believe as long as you give her love and a bed to sleep on she would be perfectly content. She would do best in a home with dogs her size and no cats. ​Due to Miami-Dade breed restrictions she cannot be adopted in this county. Adoption fee is $175 and includes DHPP & rabies vaccinations, heartworm testing, spay/neuter surgery, deworming, and microchip. All animals are examined by a veterinarian. Please fill out our application at http://adoptadog.goodkarmapetrescue.org if you are interested in meeting or adopting this dog and we will be in touch right away!
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      Zoey

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Zoey is a playful and energetic born in 2010, 50 lb gal. She was recently busted out of boarding where she lived for the past 8 months. She had been living in an abandoned house with her sister Bella Boo, who was rescued at the same time. Now it is Zoey's turn. Zoey loves to play fetch, cuddle and go swimming. She is house trained and though she gets along with other dogs and cats, she is pretty sure she would want you all to herself. She does say that she MAY like an older and/or quieter furfriend... but maybe not! With her winning personality though, she may be all the dog you would need. Give her a bowl full of Nutro dog food, a cozy bed and a kiddie pool and watch her enjoy life. Due to Miami-Dade county regulations she cannot be adopted into this county. Adoption fee is $175 and includes DHPP & rabies vaccinations, heartworm testing, spay/neuter surgery, deworming, and microchip. All animals are examined by a veterinarian. Please fill out our application at http://adoptadog.goodkarmapetrescue.org if you are interested in meeting or adopting this dog and we will be in touch right away!
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      Kaida Dragon...

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      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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      Ellie Anne

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Chihuahua (short coat). I am Ellie Anne, at 12 lbs and 5 years old, I am a bundle of love! The best part of my day is when my Foster Mom comes home, I love greeting her with a wag and some kisses! I am potty trained and LOVE care rides. Have a car? Sounds like we are a perfect fit! :) One time my foster mom stubbed her toe and I ran to her rescue! I am very protective of my family and didn't like seeing her get hurt :( I have very sensitive sense of hearing and like being able to relax in a quiet home. If you like to cuddle, snuggle and go for car rides then I am your girl. I can't wait to meet you, please apply for me today. Adoption fee is $250 and includes DHPP & rabies vaccinations, heartworm testing, spay/neuter surgery, deworming, and microchip. All animals are examined by a veterinarian. Please fill out our application at http://adoptadog.goodkarmapetrescue.org if you are interested in meeting or adopting this dog and we will be in touch right away!
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      Josie

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Labrador Retriever Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). Meet Josie! Josie is an awesome girl who her foster mama describes as the "perfect pet!" Josie is gentle and sweet and loves to plant herself at her favorite people's feet. She will lay her head on your lap and snuggle. She isn't destructive, doesn't bark, and is all-around a great dog! She came to us with her puppies, after being very neglected by her owner. The poor things were so hungry, and Josie and her babies were scared of new people. Thankfully, with a little love in their foster home they started show the people-loving personalities we all love our dogs for! Her favorite things are her canned food and her doggy bed, aside from people that is! Josie is about 2 years old and weights 35 lbs. She will be happiest as the only pet! Adoption fee is $175 and includes DHPP & rabies vaccinations, heartworm testing, spay/neuter surgery, deworming, and microchip. All animals are examined by a veterinarian. Please fill out our application at http://adoptadog.goodkarmapetrescue.org if you are interested in meeting or adopting this dog and we will be in touch right away!
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      Charleston C...

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Jack Russell Terrier (Parson Russell Terrier) / Mixed (short coat). Charleston Chew is a real gentleman, and he's a wonderful dog. He loves his bed and burying himself in his polar fleece blanket, but do not be fooled by these moments of absolute calm... because this cool guy LOVES to play and go for walks. He's also very playful and loves it when his humans participate in a game of fetch! Charleston Chew is 5 years old and 17 lbs. Charlie was found wandering the streets of Coral Gables and taken in by a wonderful family who just loved him. He charmed them with his cute face and awesome personality, but due to allergies they couldn't keep him. Charlie's ideal home would be filled with kind loving playful people who want a dog to do things with! Walks, doggy park, doggy beach, playing fetch... then snuggle time in front of the TV! Adoption fee is $250 and includes DHPP & rabies vaccinations, heartworm testing, spay/neuter surgery, deworming, and microchip. All animals are examined by a veterinarian. Please fill out our application at http://adoptadog.goodkarmapetrescue.org if you are interested in meeting or adopting this dog and we will be in touch right away!
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      Bones

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      Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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      Cocoa

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Labrador Retriever Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Hi, I'm Cocoa! I'm just the BEST DOG, or so everyone says! I love to keep my foster mom company. She laughs because whether it's cooking dinner or doing laundry, I'm always right there to brighten her day and make her smile. When I'm extra lucky, she'll cuddle on the sofa with me. That's just the best! The cherry on top is when someone scratches me in the right spot… then I'll do a silly happy dance that makes everyone laugh! Everyone says I'm special because when I came into the rescue, I had a couple of puppies. The rescue had some younger puppies who didn't have a mama, and they were hoping I'd help them. AND I DID.. from the minute I saw them, I treated them like my very own babies. I helped to grow them big & strong and, now that they are adopted, I hope it's my turn soon. I'm amazing with dogs of all sizes, and I love cats too! I'm a smart girl, and have already learned basic commands and how to walk on a leash. I'm housetrained, healthy, and happy. I'm about 3 years old and weigh 45 pounds. I'm quite the catch, I must admit… so please do an application if you want to meet me! Adoption fee is $175 and includes DHPP & rabies vaccinations, heartworm testing, spay/neuter surgery, deworming, and microchip. All animals are examined by a veterinarian. Please fill out our application at http://adoptadog.goodkarmapetrescue.org if you are interested in meeting or adopting this dog and we will be in touch right away!
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