Hello “handsome blockhead Ralphie!!!
This guy is awesome - super playful with other dogs in daycare.. attends daycare at John Gagnon’s Pet Resort and has a blast! He has challenges with other dogs on leash and so city living is not for this boy. Fenced yard where he can run and entertain himself is key.
Ralphie is used to living with women only and he’s proving to us that is all he will tolerate at this point - can ge live with men? Someone with breed experience who is open to training could make this happen but a a woman or same sex woman couple would be ideal for this boy. We don’t believe children are in his future.
So yes, he has many challenges but we are willing to help as much as possible with behavior support.
Ralphie’s mom sadly is not doing well health-wise and is moving in with family - she also has a 14 yo female bulldog that she will be taking with her but she feels in her heart that Ralphie needs a more full life going forward- someone who will take him place, hiking, exercise him more than she can now. She is doing this after a lot of thought and recommendation by her dog trainer as Ralphie is very attached to she and the other dog - he is super protective of them and is a different dog when they around. By moving him she knows he will go on to be not protective and enjoy life as a regular dog, not super protector.
Ralphie is currently residing at John Gagnon’s where he’s doing great. We have volunteers signing up to take him for walks and he does really well when out and about. His mom tells us he’s 100% housetrained but he won’t bark or give overt signs he needs to go out - you need to learn his signals!!
John Gagnon will be personally involved in this adoption to answer any questions you have about this boy - he calls him a rock star and wants to be sure he gets in the very best home possible.
Breed: English Bulldog/Crossbreed
Age: 7 years 0 months
Vaccinations: Up to date
BASED ON OUR OBSERVATIONS:
Good with Children: Unknown
Good with Dogs: Absolutely
Good with Cats: Unknown
Adoption Fee: $300.00
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