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URGENT - Due to the influx of rescue dogs, foster homes are still badly needed in order for us to continue saving these precious eggheads. Please contact Suz at suz@bullyhaven.org or 415-672-7391 if you can help. Thank you!



Sydni
Sydni
Originally surrendered to the shelter for euthanasia because of skin issues, the shelter staff could not let such a sweet girl be put down. Sydni is wonderful with all dogs and is wonderful with cats and rabbits. She is about 5 years old and roughly 46lbs. She has recovered from her mange; her hair is slowly growing back in her former bald spots. Click here and here for more pictures of Miss Sydni. If you're looking for a super sweet couch potato, Sydni's your girl!

Email Suz for questions about Sydni.
Click here to apply for Sydni.




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Moxie Moxie - Special Needs
Moxie is a very affectionate and cuddly 4.5yo girl who has a severe underbite and a heart murmur. Vet visits are pending to determine her heart murmur level. We'd like to see a home where Moxie would be the only pet, only because she deserves and thrives on 1:1 attention.

This little girl has a bit of Irritable Bowel Syndrome so finding the right diet and supplements will help her g/i issues. If you can provide Moxie a nurturing place, please contact Suz below. More pictures of this sweet girl can be found here.

Email Suz for questions about Moxie.
Click here to apply for Moxie.



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KC Face

KC ADOPTED
Although KC is generally good with other dogs, he's food aggressive with the other dogs in his home. He turned 2yo in August and is still much a puppy. This 44lb guy is good with young children and is quite the athlete so he'll love to run/walk with you. KC is crate, obedience and house trained. He's really excited when he first meets people but calms down after 5 or so minutes. A very nice and compact guy!

Email Suz for questions about KC.
Click here to apply for KC.





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Nia
Winnie (was Nia) Adoption Pending
Winnie entered our program as she was owner-surrendered due to a humane case. She is 6-8 years old and has skin and coat issues from years of untreated allergies. Her skin condition is improving due to meds and a quality diet. This super sweet girl is full of affection and loves to cuddle! Winnie is crate, house and leash trained. She is great with other dogs but not with cats. Winnie is about 40lbs; she is fostered in the Sacramento area.

Click here for more pictures of Winnie.

Email Suz for questions about Winnie.
Click here to apply for Winnie.


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Angus Angus Foster/Foster-to-Adopt Home Needed
Angus no longer cowers and has decided that he loves getting attention from people! He's like Mochi in that he'll need to be in a home environment for a few days to chill. He doesn't show well as he's so wild for attention at the kennel. His overall skin issues have improved greatly: his dull and brittle coat has become more lustrous, his scabs are healing and hair is growing back on his bald patches. As traumatizing as a bath was for him, he relaxed a bit with verbal reassurances and rested his big head on Alissa during the entire bath. He snored while sleeping soundly in his crate. He is super people oriented and loves to be a huge snugglebunny. He's indifferent to other dogs, didn't seem excited by the cats encountered during his walks and really prefers to be in the company of people. This sweet guy is about 2-3 years old and weighs 56lbs. He has the markings of a cow but he's really a big teddy bear! Angus loves his crate and is house and about 85% leash trained. He'll need to learn basic obedience. More pictures of Angus can be found here - Angus is housed in the Sonoma area.

Email Suz for questions about Angus.
Click here to apply for Angus.



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Josie Josie - Deaf
Josie entered our program when her family lost their home. She is about 5yo and 40lbs. Josie's a very sweet girl who will react to dogs only if they snarf at her first. She reportedly ignored the cat in her former home and has been easily corrected when she stares at the kennel cats with some interest. Josie has been around toddlers and is great with them. She adores the young girls in her foster family and is a willing participant in their games. Josie is crate, house and leash trained. More pictures of Josie can be found here.
Email Suz for questions about Josie.
Click here to apply for Josie.

DEAF DOG INFORMATION Deaf dogs are very endearing as they have a way of intensely watching you and searching your face for expressions. Signing with your deaf dog is also one of the most beautiful forms of communication in the universe. Training is not that much more difficult as all dogs key off on body language and facial expressions. I've owned 4 deaf dogs and will always have at least 2 - - they are that special.

For more information on deaf dogs, we recommend The Deaf Dog Education Action Fund and really like its pages on deaf dog myths, deaf dog humor and teaching hand signs. Another great resource is the D2Care website.

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Mason

Mason Adoption Pending
Seized along with Pansy and Bertha, Mason was tied outdoors 24/7 with infrequent meals. This sweet guy really is on an even keel; he plays nicely with Pansy and Bertha. Mason is about 2yo and is roughly 50lbs. He's a very sweet. lowkey and affectionate guy!

Email Suz for questions about Mason.
Click here to apply for Mason.








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BoloBolo
After the fourth escape from his yard, his owner realized that a 10mo Bull Terrier was just too much for her to handle along with her and her mother's health issues. This little (35-40lb) tank has been left to his own devices for too long and will need someone to provide him with some structure and leadership. Bolo seems to be good with other dogs so far. During his adventure away from home, he ran into someone's house and started playing with the resident female dog! He was also very playful toward a female Chihuahua. This charming fellow is crate and house trained but may need a refresher on leash manners. Bolo is looking for a foster/permanent spot where his puppy playfulness and exuberance will be appreciated. More pictures of Bolo can be found here

Email Suz for questions about Bolo.
Click here to apply for Bolo.


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Bertha

Bertha ADOPTED
Bertha (affectionately known as BeeBee, short for Big Bertha) is a sweet, stocky girl who reminds you of a squishy grandma kind of a dog. She's a couch potato who gets up occasionally for a few laps around the yard. Seized along with Pansy and Mason, Bertha was tied outdoors 24/7 with infrequent meals. Bertha is good with other dogs and leaves peacefully with the older male Bull Terrier in her foster home. She is about 3 years old and approximately 50lbs. Bertha is fostered in San Francisco; she is perfect for a family in an apartment/condo.

Email Suz for questions about Bertha.
Click here to apply for Bertha.







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Douglas
Douglas ADOPTED
This precious guy was surrendered to the shelter as his owners could no longer afford to treat his allergies. He tested negative for mange and is being treated for his allergies. This 2yo guy is a marshmallow who is great with toddlers and other dogs. He lived with another intact male without any issues and went to the dog park regularly where he avoided the snarfy little dogs. More pictures of Douglas can be found here.

Email Suz for questions about Douglas.
Click here to apply for Douglas.





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LadybugLadybug
Ladybug's ownership has finally been resolved; and she was turned over to BTRI on 5/16. Bug was dog-friendly but she recently became pushier with the dogs in her former foster home; and she recently went after the senior female Bull Terrier and started humping the male Bull Terrier. We don't know whether she was coming into season again or if she needed more structure. Bug LOVES being outdoors and can spend an entire day in the yard. She can be an escape artist so a secure yard is a must. This chubby pixie ADORES children; she recently escaped from her yard and was found at a nearby school happily playing with the children there. She is housebroken but will need to learn leash manners as she pulls and can have some onleash reactivity toward other dogs. She loves her crate and will happily hang out there on her own. She loves to sit on your lap and can do so for hours. She also loves snuggling and watching TV with you on the couch but can also be up for a good game of Fetch. We are looking for a bull breed/terrier savvy foster or permanent home where she can have some structure and be the only pet (or one where she could be separated from other dogs if need be). Bug is about 2 years old and roughly 38lbs.

Email Suz for questions about Ladybug.
Click here to apply for Ladybug.


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ChicoChico Foster/Foster-to-Adopt Home Needed
Chico is entering our program as his owner is having her first child soon and feels that she won't have enough time for an infant and a 9mo puppy. Chico is fabulous with the family's 2yo nephew who loves to pull on his ears, sleep/crawl all over him and ride him like a horse. Chico loves all other dogs, is well-socialized with other dogs via dog park visits and loves playing with the resident 7yo male pit bull. He is very affectionate and loves to be on your lap for cuddles. This 50lb floppy-eared guy is crate, house and leash trained. More pictures of Chico can be found here. Any one up for fostering this cutiepie?

Email Suz for questions about Chico.
Click here to apply for Chico.



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DeeDeeDeeDee ADOPTED
This supersweet girl stole the shelter staff's hearts so we had a hard time saying no their pleas, especially when she was hours away from being euthanized due to space. DeeDee is about a year old and 40lbs. She was a stray that arrived with a little terrier. Although the shelter mentioned that she reacted to a larger dog, she was indifferent to the chihuahua that she was tested with. So far, she's been wagging her tail at the mini BTs in her interim foster home. She's a total lovebug who seemed to do well with young children. A family that visited her had their 5yo son hold her leash and all DeeDee did was wag her body. She was quite the social butterfly in her interim fosterer's office. DeeDee can be polite to other dogs with slow and proper introductions; she is reactive to strange dogs when on a leash. More pictures of DeeDee can be found here and here. And here's another page.

Email Suz for questions about DeeDee.
Click here to apply for DeeDee.



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IvyIvy Foster/Foster-to-Adopt Home Needed
Ivy is in our program as her owners feel that she needs more 1:1 time. I evaluated this little girl today (2/27) and found her so delightful that I wanted to bring her home with me! She's very social and loves to give you tail wags and kisses. When we were at the front gate, she patiently waited for us, then poked her nose through the bottom of the gate to say "Hi!". She's unassuming (after she gave me a huge greeting, she just went back to her little sun spot to nap) and just need the basic two good walks per day to keep her energy level in check. I was able to play with her teeth and paws; I carried her for about 10 minutes and didn't want to let her go! She's lived with 3 female Yorkies without any incidents and has been fine with dogs in her Fort Funston outings (she happily rolls over for bigger dogs there). Ivy is 4-5 years old and is about 26lbs. She has not been crate trained as she has not been destructive in the house and has been great with the little dogs in her family. She is leash trained but may need a brief refresher on house training as she's outdoors during the day and garaged during the night. She'd be perfect as someone's little pampered (but well-grounded) princess! More pictures of Ivy can be found here.

Email Suz for questions about Ivy.
Click here to apply for Ivy.



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DonnaDonna ADOPTED
Donna is a very sweet and affectionate girl who is great with children and other dogs although she can be food-aggressive with the latter. She is not cat-friendly. This little muffin is about 1.5 to 2 years old and weighs about 45lbs. She is house, crate and leash trained. She's a low-key girl for her age so she's the perfect companion for a family new to Bull Terriers. She can be content with naps in the house but can also be up for mile-long walks. More pictures of this little girl can be found here.

Email Suz for questions about Donna.
Click here to apply for Donna.



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LillyLilly ADOPTED
Lilly her home due to a foreclosure. This little muffin is a tad over 4 years old (born 8/26/06) and weighs about 45lbs. She is good with other dogs with the proper introductions. She lived with an older BT female and a male chihuahua in her former home but did not get along with a female pit bull. Her hobbies are playing with tennis balls and laying by the fireplace. She's very sensitive and can react to fireworks, lawn mowers, vacuum cleaners, blow dryers and certain sounds such as the crinkling of soda cans and pops from a child's air gun. This little pumpkin chases cats so she's not a friend of the kitties. Lilly loves her crate (she dives into it for a treat) and is house and leash trained. Due to her sensitivity to certain sounds and dog selectivenss, her ideal home would be one without young children and other pets. Lilly is kenneled in the Sacramento area - - anyone interested providing this bundle of cuteness with a foster or foster-to-adopt home? More pictures of this little pumpkin can be found here.

Email Suz for questions about Lilly.
Click here to apply for Lilly.


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Sweet Pea
Sweet Pea ADOPTED
Sweet Pea was found with a thick collar and part of a chain so she may not have been in the house much. She can be timid, but will do happy prances when the treats came out. When she sits for treats, she quickly bounces her butt down hard on the floor with her back legs all sprawled out! Sweets is a very quiet, calm and lowkey girl! Sweet Pea is about 2 years and 43lbs. She is indifferent to other dogs on walks and will get along with other dogs with the proper introductions, especially the ones that will give her some space. Sweets would be perfect for a family in an apartment/condo. More pictures of Sweet Pea can be found here.

Email Suz for questions about Sweet Pea.
Click here to apply for Sweet Pea.




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CharleyCharley ADOPTED
Dear sweet Charley lost his family and house due to the economy. He's 10 years young and is quite an active guy who loves long walks and lazy sofa afternoons. He is good with other dogs, especially the females. His world has been turned topsy turvy due to his displacement so we're looking for a home where he'll get extra TLC and one that understands the needs that an older dog will have in the future. For a senior, his heart and overall health is wonderful. He'll be getting his teeth cleaned once he gets a little settled in at his interim foster home. He moves like a much younger dog and is sure to do hucklebutts when he feels a little more comfy.

Email Suz for questions about Charley.
Click here to apply for Charley.



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RoccoRocco
This 3yo guy is an interesting fellow. Although he trots around with an attitude, he really is a wuss when it comes to the rain and cold. He eyes other dogs during walks but can be easily distracted. His ideal home is one where he'll be the only pet. At barely 40lbs, he's a nice size for a hiking/jogging buddy. Rocco is house, crate and about 80% leash trained. He is kenneled in the Santa Rosa area. More pictures of Rocco can be found here, and here.

Email Suz for questions about Rocco.
Click here to apply for Rocco.




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Sweets
Sweets
Sweets is a 4yo (born January 2007) sweetheart who was surrendered when she did not get along with the family cat. After being relegated to living outside, she started acting out toward the family dogs. She's a very cute little tank girl who has been playing with Jenny (formerly Hattie) after a careful introduction. Sweets is currently in the Sonoma area. Special thanks to Alex Reed for helping her crawl out from under her rock!



Email Suz for questions about Sweets.
Click here to apply for Sweets.






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RicoRico
Although the dogs in Rico's family weren't a nuisance, the landlord said one dog had to go in order to comply with the city's ordinance. Rico was the last in so he got to be the first out. We originally thought that Rico's situation was pretty dire but learned that although not ideal, he was actually very loved, especially by the 2, 6 and 10yo kids in the family. The 2yo kissed Rico goodbye and he gave her big wet sloppy kiss right back. Rico is a year old and is about 50lbs. He still has a bit of puppy exuberance but can calm down pretty quickly - - he actually listens to you! He got along with the other dogs in the family which included an 8yo BT female. He became instant BFFs with the male BT that he was tested with as well as an intact male Bull Terrier in his foster home. Rico is house trained but will need a refresher in crate and leash training. More pictures of Rico can be found here.

Email Suz for questions about Rico.
Click here to apply for Rico.


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Junior
Junior ADOPTED
Junior is entering our program because his doggy mama is acting aggressively towards him (his response is dropping down to a play bow and squirming for a hopeful play session). Junior's a normal energetic puppy who loves to play with dogs but he doesn't have the opportunities due to his owner's busy schedule. He'll need to learn leash manners as he gets so excited and happy when he sees dogs during his walks. Junior weighs about 50lbs, most of which seems to be muscle.

Email Suz for questions about Junior.
Click here to apply for Junior.





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TyTy (was Stitch) ADOPTED
This sweet brindle youngster entered our program when his owner got himself into a financial crisis. Stitch was previously sold on Craigslist but was returned when the buyer's GF did not want another Bull Terrier. We suspect that he was kept in less than ideal circumstances but despite that, Stitch is a very solid guy! He's curious, people-focused, affectionate, playful and very social. He's crate and house trained. He was just neutered yesterday and the vet found localized demodectic mange (http://www.canismajor.com/dog/mange1.html) on his front platter paws. This condition should be easily resolved with supplements and a good diet (http://www.thewholedog.org/artDemodex.html).

Stitch is almost a year old and about 40lbs. He is fabulous with the mini Bull Terrier male and females in his interim foster home. He is recovering wonderfully in his foster home and is learning basic obedience plus tricks!

Email Suz for questions about Ty.
Click here to apply for Ty.


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Jackie Boy
Jack Adoption Pending
This sweet 65lb boy who has lived peacefully with a 6yo mini schnauzer girl and was a 9yo girl's best friend. Jack's family decided to bring him to WA but at the last minute, couldn't find bull breed friendly housing. He has recovered from a difficult neuter (his 'boys' did not descend) so his adoption will be finalized shortly. More pictures of Jack can be found here.

Email Suz for questions about Jack.
Click here to apply for Jack.





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Danica
Danica
This 8.5mo busybody entered our program when her new owner didn't realize what a handful a terrier puppy could be! True to her name, Danica will run laps around your house and yard. She loves to be around other dogs and was the best buddy of a 9yo boy. She loves car rides and had a blast on a camping trip a few days ago. Danica is an outgoing, loves everything, let's play all day kind of puppy. She is generally good with other dogs as long as they acknowledge her Girl Power. Danica's about 40lbs. Danica is fostered in San Francisco. Special thanks to Susan B. for picking her up, housing her and letting her hitchhike to SF! More pictures of Danica can be found here.

Email Suz for questions about Danica.
Click here to apply for Danica.




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Lulu Lulu - DEAF Adoption Pending
Darling Lulu entered our program when her family went through a divorce. She is almost 2 years old and weighs about 40lbs. She adores the toddler (now 4) and young children (6 and 8) in her home and is often their furry jungle gym. She loves the 8yo female Chihuahua in her home and gets along fabulously with the male and female pit bulls in her extended family. She is house, crate and leash trained. Although she doesn't know formal sign language, she does know some unofficial ones (tap on her behind for a Sit, point to where you want her to go, etc.). She loves to play but calms down quickly to follow you around the house or on the couch. Her absolutely most favorite thing in the world is to sleep with the children on their bed all night. She can easily jog for 1 or 2 miles and has done so at least 3 days a week. She is not kitty nor hamster safe. More pictures of Lulu can be found here.

Email Suz for questions about Lulu.
Click here to apply for Lulu.


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GretaGreta
When we heard that Greta's "Due Out" date was extended several times without any interest, we had to find room in our program for this pixie! Greta is about 2 years old; and she's a little chunkette at about 30lbs. Greta is people focused, great on a leash and is super affectionate. She shared a kennel with 3 other dogs (a lhasa apso, a bichon frise mix and a medium mutt) without any problems. Greta will be headed to Northern California the weekend of 6/18. If you can foster this honey sweet girl, please give a holler. Greta needs to be spayed, her neck/chest rash treated and if there's a chance that she's a mini, her eyes will be tested for PLL (Primary Lens Luxation:http://www.ch-w.demon.co.uk/billy/pll.htm).

Email Suz for questions about Greta.
Click here to apply for Greta.


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BonnieBonnie
When we heard 6 conflicting versions of this girl's behavior at the shelter plus the fighting words, "We don't adopt out Bull Terriers because they're all aggressive.", we knew we had to give this girl a chance. Notated on her records was that she was animal aggressive, snarling at people, going crazy in the kennel and ripping out the bars and attached food bowls, and was biting her tail until it bled. What we saw was a calm, happy but malnourished girl who was discharging blood because she's in season. Her kennel was neat with food and water bowls and bars intact. An ACO mentioned that she 'may' haven gotten into a scuffle when picked up as a stray and tossed into a kennel box that already contained another bull breed dog. At Alissa's she's been very polite to her dogs, loves to explore and finds great fun in picking things up like tree branches and food bowls and banging them on the ground. She's hilarious. We named her Bonnie (after Bonnie Parker of Bonnie and Clyde) because she's the cutest little "outlaw"! More pictures of Bonnie can be found here and here.

Email Suz for questions about Bonnie.
Click here to apply for Bonnie.


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Blanca
Blanca
We had to squeeze in this deaf 8yo girl! The shelter staff reports that Blanca is super sweet, calm and indifferent to other dogs. Please stay tuned for more information on this honeypot. Her Facebook page is here.

Email Suz for questions about Blanca.
Click here to apply for Blanca.





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Waiting in the Bull Pen
These recent/pending arrivals are being vetted and/or evaluated. Please check back soon for updates!

Advance applications for foster/permanent homes are always welcomed!


RexRex
Rex was surrendered to an L.A. shelter by his owner-breeder. In early October 2010. BTRI was selected by a fellow rescuer who interviewed prospective rescue groups to ensure that this little guy would receive the proper care. We just had to help this little guy who has so much spirit and life.! X-rays done in mid-October 2010 showed that the bones in his front legs were not growing. There are no elbow joints which explains why his front legs don't bend. His hip and shoulder sockets don't seem to be very good either. On the right front leg, the ball and socket are not joined or are non-existent. X-rays taken in early February 2011 showed that there aren't any marked changes in the growth ratio of the bones to the body. Orthopedic surgeon opinions are pending to determine if Rex would benefit from any procedure or if he'd be fine with a cart. Rex is about 6 months old; he weighs about 18lbs. He is house and crate trained. He plays wonderfully with the male and female French Bulldogs in his foster home. More pictures of Rex can be found here. Please check our Facebook page for more updates on this lovable guy!

Email Suz for questions about Rex.
Click here to apply for Rex.


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Bullet Bullet
Due to reduced finances, Bullet's family can no longer maintain the veterinary bills for his skin issues. He has lived with a staffy bull female without any problems. He's house and sofa trained but will need a refresher on crates and leash manners. This charming guy is 6 years old and is about 60lbs. He is fostered in the Crestwood area and is recovering from his skin issues which has been diagnosed as a strep infection and pyoderma. He's been great with older children (8yo+) but hasn't really been exposed to the younger ones. He is good with other dogs, especially the female ones. More pictures of Bullet can be found here.

Email Suz for questions about Bullet.
Click here to apply for Bullet.


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AnnieAnnie ADOPTED
Annie is in our program as she is fighting solely with the Bull Terrier female in her family (she gets along wonderfully with the female German Shepherd and the Rat Terriers in her home; and she is very friendly to all dogs that she meets on her walks). Annie is affectionate, sweet and smart. This little tri-color cutie is almost 1.5 years old (born 10/21/09) and is 40lbs. She is crate, obedience (basic and knows "roll over" and "shake") and house trained. Annie has been wonderful with the young children in her family. She'll be available once she's recovered from her spay.

Email Suz for questions about Annie.

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TresTres
Tres is entering our program as his owner is finding it hard to balance long work hours, toddlers and an active dog. Tres is getting bored and has started to snack on various items in the yard. This jockey-sized guy is 3 years old (born 6/23/08) and is about 25lbs. He is still very thin after recovering from obstruction surgery last month. Tres has been good with the young children in his family but can accidentally knock them down with his hucklebutts. He also needs to learn not to jump on people when he's excited. We found a very happy, sweet and people-focused guy who can get excited over attention but easily calms down. He's been kept outdoors during the day and sleeps crated in the garage during the night. Tres will likely need to be house and leash trained. With a bit of work, this little guy would be an excellent companion. Tres is dog-friendly and may chase cats.

His ideal foster spot would be one where he can have quality time for training, attention and extra meals (we'd like to see him gain at least 5-10 pounds before he's neutered). Tres is in the Modesto area. More pictures of Tres can be found here.

Email Suz for questions about Tres.
Click here to apply for Tres.


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Brutus
Brutus - In Foster-to-Adopt Home
Brutus is one of four puppies rescued from questionable conditions. The litter was born on 10/3/10. This little bull in a china shop is VERY social and wants to say hi to everyone. He is the largest one in his litter and is quite the chubby monkey. He's going to be a big boy! He is already about 98% house trained - - he goes to the door and asks to be let outside. When Twin1 (now Snooki) grabbed his toy and flaunted it in his face, he didnít want any part of that and just walked away. Nice, gentle big guy! More pictures of Brutus can be found here and here. Class Character: Sweet, hunky football player!

Email Suz for questions about Brutus.
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SnookiSnooki (was Twin1) - In Foster-To-Adopt Home
Snooki is one of four puppies rescued from questionable conditions. The litter was born on 10/3/10. Snooki is already quite an assertive and dominant young lady! She is seeking a foster/foster-to-adopt home that appreciat es and can help harness all her Girl Power. A spot where she'll be the only pet, or one with a young male dog, would be ideal. She is already crate, house and about 90% leash trained. Little Snooki is smart as a whip, loves attention, and would be an excellent agility/performance candidate. More pictures of Snooki can be found here. Class Character: Somewhere between Class President and Class Bully! Snooki is in the San Jose area.

Email Suz for questions about Snooki.
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BlondieBlondie (pictured on the left) In Foster-to-Adopt Home
Blondie is one of four puppies rescued from questionable conditions. The litter was born on 10/3/10. Blondie is pretty laid back; she thrives on attention and likes to solicit it. She loves to be in your face and tries to jump at your face to get to your ears and lick your face. She loves nibbling on your ears and will follow you around too. She loved playing with a female Bull Terrier in her interim foster home. She jumps around and does play bows in front of the other dogs and she has been trying to sneak into the adult dogs room to jump around in front of each of their crates because she wants them out so she can play with them. When eating with the other dogs she wanted the food all to herself and scared poor little Cone Boy (now Quinn) away. Once corrected, she was fine eating with them. She just needs to be watched when eating and corrected as soon as she shows signs of food aggression. She takes to corrections wonderfully so we're confident the food aggression can be worked and eventually resolved. She hucklebutts and loves to sleep with Cone Boy (now Quinn). More pictures of Blondie can be found here. Class Character: Cheerleader.

Email Suz for questions about Blondie.
Click here to apply for Blondie.


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QuinnQuinn ADOPTED
Quinn (formerly Cone Boy) is one of four puppies rescued from questionable conditions. The litter was born on 10/3/10. Quinn is one of four puppies rescued from questionable conditions. The litter was born on 10/3/10. Quinn loves to just chill out and lay by your side and watch all the action. He likes to lay on the couch or just sit next to you. So far seems pretty mellow and he doesn't feel the need to be in your face all the time. He just wants to hang out with you. He gets a little excited sometimes and gives playful nips to the other dogs, then he's done and is back to just hanging out and watching everything. He's decided that cats are nice heated pillows. More pictures of this little guy can be found here. Class Character: Cool Nerd

Email Suz for questions about Quinn.
Click here to apply for Quinn.




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Wendy

Wendy ADOPTED
Wendy is a delightful 3yo snugglebug who is entering our program as her owner's work and school hours leave little time for this little 35lb pixie. Wendy has played with other Bull Terriers in the past but hasn't been around other dogs the past 1.5 years due to her owner's schedule. On her walks, she does seem interested to meet other dogs but there has been no interaction. She has met young children and has been fine with them. She is crate and house trained but will probably need a refresher on leash manners. Wendy is currently housed in the Reno area.

Email Suz for questions about Wendy.
Click here to apply for Wendy.









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RomeoRomeo
What a dreamy hunk! Pictures do not do this handsome lad any justice! This doll's about 2-3 years old; he's quite a mellow guy who just loves to put his big head on your lap. He was non-reactive to the snarky dogs at the shelter and gave play bows to a Aussie Shepherd-ish girl in the exercise yard. In his foster home, he has played with a 6mo Australian Shepherd male. He walks great on a leash and didn't mind me suddenly swooping him up, placing him on my lap, and giving him a tight hug. He didn't mind messing with his mouth, teeth and paws and was just slightly taken aback when I roughhoused with him. I think he just wasn't used to that type of play. I still got wags from him and he went off to trance under the vine leaves. Romeo is about 50lbs. More pictures of Romeo can be found here.

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Tater TotTater Tot
Tater Tot is so confused at the shelter after losing her family and home. She was unclaimed after being found as a stray. This stocky girl is unassuming, quiet and loves to play with women once she gets to know them. She's terrified of the shelter cats and wants to play with the dogs there. Tater Tot is estimated to be 2-3 years old. She's on the smaller side but is a tank! Tater Tots' world has been turned completely upside down and she is very scared and confused. A move to another interim home resulted in a little growling and lip raising directed at her interim foster mom but after getting her own personal space for few days, she settled in and has come out of her shell. Her ideal spot would be an all-woman household where she can slowly learn that not all men are bad. More pictures of this honeysweet girl can be found here.

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GenghisGenghis ADOPTED
Sprung on 2/23, this 3yo guy is an absolute charmer! We've been following this guy's visits to the shelter (where he kept the shelter staff enertained) since last August. His owner did not claim him after the third time that Genghis was found stray so Rescue gained a fantastic egghead. He walks wonderfully on a leash and seems to be housebroken so far. He's been indifferent the shelter dogs and the only reaction to a few dogs encountered during his walk was pre-play bow action. Genghis is a stocky 50lbs; he's kenneled in the Sebastopol area and really needs to be in a home environment. Please stay tuned for more information on this happy guy!

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TurboTurbo
Turbo was being sold on Craigslist for storage fees. We found a guy who wasn't feeling well and looked malnourished. X-rays revealed small objects in his system which should pass naturally as well as bloat from a recent huge meal. Despite his discomfort, he still gave tail wags to people and gave another Bull Terrier an invitation to play. For 4 years, he was the best friend of a 6yo girl. We'll put some weight on him before he goes in for a difficult neuter (one of his 'boys' has not descended). Turbo is crate trained and will need refreshers on house and leash training. More pictures of Turo can be found here.

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Spud
Spud
Spud is a 3yo guy whose family is finding it very hard to give him quality time while trying to manage two very young children who are both allergic to him. He is reportedly good with other dogs and may not be a fan of cats. Spud is currently in the Cathedral City area. Please watch for updates on this adorable guy!

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Boss

Boss ADOPTED
Boss is a happy-go-lucky 2yo guy whose owner is discovering that owning a terrier can be a life-changing experience. Often left to his own devices, Boss started chewing on things like his crate which irritated his digestive system. He's recovered from an upset stomach but his owner is worried about the next incident. This guy is Mr. Social and seems to be the life of any party. He has been great with female dogs of all sizes but has not been around males as he is still intact. This 60lb guy is crate, leash and house trained. Likes playing with his ball but is not obsessive about it. He's been good with his rescuer's 5.5yo daughter and can be quite a ham. Who has room in their home for a party animal?

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Oso Oso ADOPTED
Oso is a precious 8yo guy who still likes to play with toys. He's a very social guy who gets along with other dogs. He has severe arthritis in both elbows and moderate arthritis in his spine. He's currently on Rimadyl but supplements such as fish oil, vitamin C and glucosamine should be making him feel much better as well. Oso has tested positive for heartworm. Due to his arthritis, he is being treated with Heartguard. If his health improves, we may consider the traditional heartworm treatment. He is being fostered with his companion from his former home, Bandit. Oso is house, crate and leash trained. Click here for more pictures of Oso. Keep track of Oso and Bandit's progress here.

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Bandit

Bandit Adoption Pending
What a precious little cuddelump this girl is! She's a little shy when you meet her but once she's warmed up to you, she quickly takes possession of your lap! She loves to be held and would probably happily stay on the couch with you forever. Bandit is 3 years old and weighs about 40lbs. Her heartworm treatment is complete and she is 100% recovered. She gets along wonderfully with Oso, her companion from her former home. She is house, crate and leash trained. Click here for more pictures of Bandit. Keep track of Oso and Bandit's progress here.

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Baby StevieBaby Stevie (now Buster) ADOPTED
Buster is now a little over 6 months old (born 8/5/10) and is a delightful little guy. He adores the female Beagle x Heeler in his foster home and has completed his basic obedience training. He is house, crate and leash trained. As he has just recovered from his recent neuter, his foster family will be finalizing his adoption shortly. We see agility and/or therapy dog training in this little tyke's future!

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DEAF DOG INFORMATION Deaf dogs are very endearing as they have a way of intensely watching you and searching your face for expressions. Signing with your deaf dog is also one of the most beautiful forms of communication in the universe. Training is not that much more difficult as all dogs key off on body language and facial expressions. I've owned 4 deaf dogs and will always have at least 2 - - they are that special.

For more information on deaf dogs, we recommend The Deaf Dog Education Action Fund and really like its pages on deaf dog myths, deaf dog humor and teaching hand signs. Another great resource is the D2Care website.


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Interested in One of Our Dogs?

To minimize the stress of travel and to provide the best post-adoption support, our dogs are placed only within Northern and Central California. For available dogs elsewhere, please visit the Bull Terrier Club of America's website.

If you're interested in one of our dogs or would like to be placed on our waiting list, please complete this application for adoption or foster care so that we can get to know you better. A home visit is a required part of the adoption/fostering process. Yards must be fenced (6' mininum) or have a standalone kennel run; swimming pools must be covered or fenced. Our adoption donation is $400. Effective 7/20/10, dogs cannot leave for their new homes without a payment by cash or money order/cashiers check. The increasing rate of adoption donation defaults have left us no choice but to implement this new policy. Thank you for your interest!



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