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Charlotte - American Bulldog (short coat) Dog For Adoption
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
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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  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.
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      Bones

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      Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Staffordshire Bull Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Bones here- as in "skin and bones" not Bones from Star Trek. Life has been a trek for me so far. Found on the street by a Good Samaritan I was nothing but skin and bones.....haha. Here a year later, I'm a healthy 57 lbs of sweetness. Does loving toys to play with make me a goofball? If so, I'm guilty because I take my toys with me on walks.... Just to keep them close. I'll keep you close as well with cuddles and lots of slobbering doggie kisses to show my love. Now, when you take me home be patient with me. I'm going to be nervous in my new home with all new surroundings so give me time. If you have cats, no worries, I'm OK with them. Although, It may be best if I'm an only dog. We could always do a meet and greet to see how it would go. 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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      Kali

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      Breed: American Bulldog-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: American Bulldog / Mixed (short coat). Could you ever imagine this girl living on the streets, just skin and bones? Kali is a 1-2 year old American bulldog mix who is the BEST at giving love, now she's ready to receive love from her Forever Family. She is great with kids! At 45 pounds she is house trained already. What a perfect girl, right? She is an amazing snuggler, so fill out an app to get your Kali snuggles in! Kali would prefer to be your one and only pup but she promises she will fill your life with soooo much love! 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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    • Maltese-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

      Stevie

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      Breed: Maltese-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Maltese / Mixed (medium coat). Stevie is a Maltese mixed lap dog, who was found as a stray wandering the streets alone. He is about 5 years old and 18 lbs and is a white, fluffy baby! Stevie has retinal disease so he is mostly blind, but he is a smart fella who catches on pretty quickly. If you can keep things picked up and not move the furniture around, Stevie will learn to navigate. He only needs a few days to be comfortable and only bumps into things when he's too tired or too excited to pay attention...kind of like me!! Stevie really doesn't let his blindness affect him, especially indoors. He loves his small foster dog sibling (he seems to have a thing for shih tzus). He enjoys going to doggy daycare. He likes to play tug or war and he's great at jumping on/off the couch and bed. He even uses the doggie stairs. This fluffy little boy wants to spend his time snuggling up to his human or cuddling in your lap. Stevie has sensitive skin, likely from allergies and past flea damage. It really doesn't bother him and a weekly bath, which he tolerates, helps keep him comfortable. All in all, Stevie is a precious trooper who has showed us what real courage is. He doesn't whine or complain, he just keeps on smiling!! Stevie would love a doting family who is willing to tell him when to "watch" and when to "step" and to help him become more secure outside and on a leash. He would especially love a quiet neighborhood or yard, where he can just relax and smell the roses. 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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      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 7 yr. old 8 lb doll who was brought into the rescue when her owner became too ill to take care of her. She and her sister Mia Rose are adjusting to their new foster home and family but would love to settle in with a forever home where they can relax and live quietly. Leah has diabetes and receives insulin and has thick cataracts but is able to move around if you talk to her. She loves to get attention! She does like to eat but will need to have a human keep track of her so that she stays healthy. Leah is a total love bug and enjoys couch time and cuddles. She 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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      Zena

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      Breed: Unknown-Weimaraner Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Weimaraner / Mixed (short coat). Zena is a young at heart 70 lb. 8 year old goof ball. She was with her last family for 7 years but is adjusting to life in her foster home just fine. She loves to run and play and when she is worn out she snuggles on the couch and gives sloppy, wet kisses. Zena would thrive in any home where she get a lot of attention. Even though she is a mature dog, she is full of energy and can run circles around the best of us. Because of her energy, she would like a big yard with a secure fence. She was raised with a cat and a pug, so she would likely adjust to a home with other pets. Though Zena was surrendered by an owner who was experiencing some medical issues, she is still a happy, loving dog with a funny bark. All she needs to be happy is someone to run and play with her and then let her curl up on the couch and watch tv. Could you be happy with a sweet kisser like Zena? 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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      Margarita

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). Margarita (AKA Daisy) has been through the wringer in her short life. According to the woman who rescued her, she had never lived in a house previously. She was originally found by people as a puppy, and her mother was hit and killed by a car. She was always kept outside of the house in a backyard filled with junk, but was given some food. The people lost their house to foreclosure, and moved on without Margarita. During the time that she lived outside that house she had at least 1 litter that we know about. When she came into the rescue initially she was heavily pregnant, and we raised and adopted out her babies. We tried placing Margarita as a service dog, but her background left her with too many fears. This girl has SO many wonderful qualities! She is completely housebroken and went through a detailed training program as she began service training, so she knows all basic commands and walks on a leash very well. At 28 pounds, this petite beauty is the perfect size! Margarita is submissive and dearly wants to please her people. She gets along wonderfully with children, other dogs, and cats. Her issues come from fear – she is nervous around strangers. She needs someone who is home a lot and can give her loads of reassurance and love. Don’t worry, baby, from here on you have nothing to be concerned about!!! Adoption fee is $175 and includes DHPP & rabies vaccinations, heartworm testing, spay/neuter surgery, deworming, and microchip. 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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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Labrador Retriever Mix Dog For Adoption in Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA

      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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      Rocco

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      Breed: Chihuahua
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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      Rocko B.

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      Breed: Italian Greyhuahua
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: USA
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      Sue Ellen

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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). Sue Ellen is happy & loves life -- and wants to share it with you!!! Sue Ellen had a rough start. She came to us as a skinny new mom to eight sick puppies who were all stuck in a sweltering shelter that had no air conditioning. She was SO happy to leave the shelter she spent her whole freedom ride looking out the window and wagging her tail. Despite her beginnings, Sue Ellen turned out to be a VERY happy and sweet girl. She is a two year old, 40 pound lab/staffie mix. She loves attention from people, which we don't think she had much of in her former life unfortunately. She even loves to be bathed and toweled off! She is great with other dogs even when they aren't so great to her! She lives very peacefully with another 50 lb dog and three other 10 lb dogs in her foster home. Sue Ellen is house-trained. She is an easy going girl who likes to sit by you on the couch or snooze in her crate. If you want to be part of Sue Ellen's fairy tale please apply now! 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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