Happy - American Bulldog (short coat) Dog For Adoption
American Bulldog Dog For Adoption in Marina del Rey, CA

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Date Listed: 03/07/2016
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Organization Name: Forte Animal Rescue
Location: Marina del Rey, CA 90292


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Breed: American Bulldog
Gender: Male Male
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Happy

Age: Young
Color/Markings: Brindle with White
Size at Maturity: Large
Availability Date: 03/07/2016
Location: Marina del Rey, CA 90292
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Tags: American Bulldog Dog For Adoption in Marina del Rey, CA
Physical Attributes
Coat Length Short
Grooming Needs Moderate
Likes to Vocalize Some
Shedding Amount Moderate
Behavioral Characteristics
OK with Dogs Yes
OK with Cats No
Energy Level Moderate
Activity Level Moderately Active
Exercise Needs Moderate
Fence Required 6 foot
Obedience Training Has Basic Training
Owner Experience Required None
Other
  • Housetrained
Additional Information
Was the Dog Found No
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  • Up-to-date on Vaccinations

Posted Breed: American Bulldog (short coat). Happy got his name for a reason because he is the most happy-go-lucky guy! This big love bug is always excited to be around people and to get attention. Happy is good with other dogs when he is introduced properly. He is easy to have around, and doesn't need much exercise, as long as he gets his belly rubs and playtime with his people. Happy will make whoever adopts him a very Happy person because this gentle giant is ready to give you all the love he has! If you are interested in meeting Happy, please download the Adoption Questionnaire, fill it out and fax it back to us at (310) 362-0321. You can also meet this and/or other available dogs at our weekend adoptions. [Happy is about 2 years old and weighs 75 lbs.] (1505)

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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    • American Staffordshire Terrier Dog For Adoption in Marina del Rey, CA

      Rose

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Marina del Rey, CA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier (short coat). I'm very sweet and my favorite place to be is next to you. My first night out of doggie jail (aka the pound) I slept with my head on the chest of the human who got me out. I was exhausted and it was so nice to be close to someone again. Here are some details about me, I'm 3 years old (I think) and I love to run and go for walks. I'll be your hiking buddy too but I haven't been very often so it's all new and so exciting! Oh and I'm smart and I've been learning new skills with my foster mom, like heel and down. I already knew sit and shake when I was rescued and I showed my foster mom right away that I was crate trained, too. I would really love to be your one and only and have a family to call my own. So please come meet me, fall in love with me, and let's have our happily ever after! If you are interested in meeting Rose, please download the Adoption Questionnaire, fill it out and fax it back to us at (310) 362-0321. You can also meet this and/or other available dogs at our weekend adoptions. [Rose is about 3 years old and weighs 62 lbs.] (1610)
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Marina del Rey, CA

      Rocky

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Adult
      Location: Marina del Rey, CA
      Posted Breed: Belgian Shepherd Malinois / Mixed (short coat). My family lost me a few times letting me end up in the pound. The last time I was lost and impounded, my family could not pay the redemption fee, so they gave up and never returned. Being a happy-go-lucky guy, I'm essentially a middle-aged puppy! I'm a love bug who is puppy-like in my sweetness, enthusiasm, curiosity, and desire to be part of everything. I haven't had much by way of formal training, and need some work on my leash skills and basic commands. But because I am smart and cooperative, I'll be a good student and easily learn the basics needed to be a model canine citizen. I'd love to be a companion in an active family, from one person to many, where I'm a special buddy and valued as a family member. If you are interested in meeting Rocky, please download the Adoption Questionnaire, fill it out and fax it back to us at (310) 362-0321. You can also meet this and/or other available dogs at our weekend adoptions. [Rocky is a very young 8-year-old and weighs 80 lbs.] (1608)
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    • American Bulldog-American Staffordshire Terrier Mix Dog For Adoption in Marina del Rey, CA

      Sonny

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      Breed: American Bulldog-American Staffordshire Terrier Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Marina del Rey, CA
      Posted Breed: American Bulldog / American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed (short coat). I am a very special boy, my foster mom says. She pulled me from the jaws of death in the pound just in time. They are madly in love with me and would insist I stay with them forever but they already have too many dogs. I am a lovebug extraordinaire, a little submissive, sweet, gentle and quiet, I don’t bark very often. I love my human, and I am very loyal. I love walks, my 14-year-old foster sister, taking naps in the sun and SLEEPING. I do snore a touch but that adds to my charm. I love getting my bath and my food. I will make someone’s home very happy and sweet. This is a courtesy posting for our fellow rescuer, which means that even though this animal does not belong to our group, we are here to help those who need to find a home for their animals. We are merely helping them gain exposure on the Internet by serving as a conduit to make the initial contact with the potential homes, and we are not responsible for the content of this post. All future communications and arrangements are solely between you and the above contact person. [Sonny is 2 years old and weighs 50 lbs.] (1611)
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Marina del Rey, CA

      Oso

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Marina del Rey, CA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Hi, I am Oso and I am looking for my new humans. My former humans surrendered me to the pound because they said I was aggressive with a young child. But, I am just a puppy myself, so I got scared in the situation and reacted! Shouldn’t my humans have handled that child and me differently? Because the humans exaggerated their explanation, I was labeled “rescue only” at the pound which blocked anyone from adopting me. I was there for a month, depressed, and was about to die when a kind woman asked Forte to help me. (I have heard of “angels,” so she might have been one of them!) That wonderful woman is now my foster and she has let me feel like my curious, happy and playful self again! I get to go on walks, hang out with new toys, and play fetch for hours! I love sitting on laps and snuggling with people while I give them lots of affection. My foster keeps telling me I am a sweet boy but honestly, I don’t understand why she thinks I taste like candy! I am learning my commands to follow directions better because I want to be well-behaved so that no one else gets rid of me again. I am excited that I have a second chance to finding a home with humans who adore me so I can adore them back. I cannot wait to find someone to play with me forever. If you are interested in meeting Oso, please download the Adoption Questionnaire, fill it out and fax it back to us at (310) 362-0321. You can also meet this and/or other available dogs at our weekend adoptions. [Oso is 7 months old and weighs 9 lbs.] (1609)
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier Dog For Adoption in Marina del Rey, CA

      Valley

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Marina del Rey, CA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier (short coat). I was found abandoned….um, in the “valley" of Los Angeles (hence my name, very creative). After an intensive search for my original home, then spay and lots of TLC, I started looking for my forever home where I will be loved and protected for the rest of my life. I’m generally a happy girl, and get along with my canine foster brother and love snuggling with my human foster dad. Once I get to know you, I’m like that all the time. It’s the initial meeting that sometimes flips me out, and I make faces and noises that temporarily make me look scary, even though I have no intention of attacking. I guess I feel I have to protect myself. I know, I know….I’ll never be adopted if I keep doing this, but it's really a catch 22, ya know? I just need someone to adopt me and convince me that I don’t have to protect myself anymore. I’m very well-mannered in the house; actually my foster dad says I’m “perfect.” And I know all my basic commands my previous foster mama taught me. Would you give me a chance and let me blossom in your life? If you are interested in meeting Valley, please download the Adoption Questionnaire, fill it out and fax it back to us at (310) 362-0321. You can also meet this and/or other available dogs at our weekend adoptions. [Valley is about 2 year old and about 51 lbs.] (1508)
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Marina del Rey, CA

      Princess

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Marina del Rey, CA
      Posted Breed: Terrier / Mixed (medium coat). Princess entered the pound as a stray in an extremely matted mess, but the staff found her microchip and reached out to her “owners.” She patiently waited, but they never came to take her back home (It’s their loss!). Now, this sweet girl is under our care and has a second chance at life. Princess is affectionate, loving, and has an easy going disposition. She walks well on leash although will benefit from more basic obedience training. Princess will easily fit into any living environment, so come by and meet this gem! If you are interested in meeting Princess, please download the Adoption Questionnaire, fill it out and fax it back to us at (310) 362-0321. You can also meet this and/or other available dogs at our weekend adoptions. [Princess is 3 years old and weighs 15 lbs.] (1607)
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    • Mutt Dog For Adoption in Marina del Rey, CA

      Edie

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      Breed: Mutt
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Adult
      Location: Marina del Rey, CA
      Posted Breed: Fox Terrier / Mixed (short coat). Sweet little Edie is a gentle soul who really wants a home and a heart to call her own. She was brought to the pound by her own family for reasons unknown, but possibly medical. The pound had her listed as senior, geriatric, not able to walk and incontinent. Seemed euthanasia was the option for her unless a rescue stepped in, so an independent rescuer saved her. All medical issues have been resolved and she moves faster than any other dog. She has such a zest for life that it’s amazing! She is such an inquisitive, wonderful girl, she would be the perfect child companion dog as a treasured best friend. A dog to go on adventures with, walks and hikes, and to sleep with cuddled under the covers sharing secrets. She loves to play with other dogs and would do best in a home with a playful dog, she can even get the shy dogs to play! Edie would love to be home for the holidays, enjoying them with her new family. From thrown away to treasured. Contact her rescuer at: adoptions@apeaction.org to meet this amazing girl who is available this weekend for a meet and greet! Approved applications can set private meetings in the West Hollywood area. [Edie is 5 years young and weighs 10 lbs.] Note: This is a courtesy posting for our fellow rescuer, which means that even though this animal does not belong to our group, we are here to help those who need to find a home for their animals. We are merely helping them gain exposure on the Internet by serving as a conduit to make the initial contact with the potential homes, and we are not responsible for the content of this post. All future communications and arrangements are solely between you and the above contact person. (1511)
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Marina del Rey, CA

      Dior

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Marina del Rey, CA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Mixed (medium coat). Dior is a sweet, friendly girl who loves everybody she meets. She shows her happiness with her entire body, and she turns to a puddle of joy when you pet her. She lives with her trainer, and she is great with babies and children. [Dior is 3-4 years old and 40-50 lbs.]
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    • American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Marina del Rey, CA

      Roxy

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      Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Female Female
      Age: Young
      Location: Marina del Rey, CA
      Posted Breed: American Staffordshire Terrier / Cattle Dog / Mixed (short coat). Roxy is the sweetest and most loving pocket pitty you will ever meet. Nothing can break this little girl’s spirit. Not even been dumped at car rental spot in Inglewood after being attacked by another dog. Roxy would love nothing more to find a home to call her own. She has been waiting a long time to find it. She is eager to please and will do just about anything for a doggie treat. She loves to lounge but also is up for a long walk even hiking! She also would do great in an apartment or condo. Are you looking for a couch potato partner and unconditional love? Then Roxy is your girl. She maybe be pint size for a pit, but she is all heart. [Roxy is 4 years old and weighs 38 lbs.] If you'd like to meet Roxy, please contact Laurie: (310) 991-3769 or laurietudela@gmail.com Note: This is a courtesy posting for our fellow rescuer, which means that even though this animal does not belong to our group, we are here to help those who need to find a home for their animals. We are merely helping them gain exposure on the Internet by serving as a conduit to make the initial contact with the potential homes, and we are not responsible for the content of this post. All future communications and arrangements are solely between you and the above contact person. (1503)
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    • Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix Dog For Adoption in Marina del Rey, CA

      Jack Black

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      Breed: Labrador Retriever-Unknown Mix
      Sex: Male Male
      Age: Young
      Location: Marina del Rey, CA
      Posted Breed: Labrador Retriever / Mixed (short coat). Jack was surrendered to the pound by his family, which must have been a devastating experience for him. He is very affectionate and attaches very quick to every person he meets. He gets attached so much that he doesn’t want to share you with somebody else and therefore becomes protective. Jack needs a person who can be his leader, who will show him the way and help him to trust again. Jack is very smart and eager to learn. He is also great with dogs and it would be wonderful if he can live with a canine companion. If you are interested in meeting Jack Black, please download the Adoption Questionnaire, fill it out and fax it back to us at (310) 362-0321. You can also meet this and/or other available dogs at our weekend adoptions. [Jack Black is 2-3 years old and weighs 45 lbs.] (1504)
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