Bonnie is not a PB BT but a BT mix. She is super sweet and great with children. She is a pretty, outgoing girl and is very well behaved.
Rocky is an outgoing young bull terrier who is DEAF. He wants to please you and is good at working on his manners. Since he is deaf he will need a secure fenced yard and older children. He is too playful for young ones. He is fostered in Arkansas.
SpudNick is a handsome solid red energetic boy of about 18 months of age. He has recently calmed enough to be able to interact with other dogs!! He will prefer a fenced yard for exercise. Children should be over the age of 10yrs. He is fostered in OK City, OK.
This is our sweet boy Dave. He is also deaf but a very laid back guy and will make a great choice for your first Bull Terrier. As you can see he makes himself right at home.
This handsome boy is Forest. He has a great head and is super sweet boy. He will need to be the only pet. He is a laid back boy that will like to sit on the couch with you. He is a big boy at about 65 lbs.
Jasper is another solid red boy. He is very laid back and wants to hang out with you. He is a quiet boy and would me a great first Bull Terrier. He is in Arkansas.
This is LUNA, she is fostered in MICHIGAN. She has high prey drive and will need to be the only pet. Her foster mom, Sharon, is having fun working her in agility!!!
This is MAX. He is fostered in MICHIGAN. He is dog friendly and a sweet laid back guy.
Chico is fostered in Cleburne TX area. He is a young outgoing boy that will require daily walks and exercise. He can be picky about what dogs he likes but does interact with other dogs in the foster home. He will be ok with older children.
Niko is a sweet boy who wants to be with his family. He does have sensitive skin and is on a grain free food. He is in foster care in Arkansas
REST ( absence of work, motion or activity )Total and complete rest is required for at least 4-7 days. Do not demand or ask anything of the dog. Feed and exercise only ! If you must take the dog on leash for outdoor elimination, do so quietly. Use short sweet praise when called for. Do not jerk the leash. Do not scold or use a harsh voice, no matter what. It’s equally important to not appear patronizing. Remain non-judgmental and use a soft tome of voice without emotion. Do nothing but tend to the dog’s physical needs, remain neutral. Isolation is a must for the dog to rest. Physical restriction at this time is crucial.If a case history is available, keep in mind it is just that, a history. If the dog were to write the history it would likely be different from what you have been told. Do not judge any behavior you see, just remain non-judgmental.
RELAXATION ( to make less severe or strict, to relieve tension or strain )The dog must be placed in a calm atmosphere. Quiet is paramount. No children’s voices, family noise, or physical activity surrounding the dog. Imagine what it might take to make you feel relaxed after a traumatic or especially stressful experience.By allowing the dog to come to terms with new surroundings, you will not un-knowingly triggerany behavior which may be why he/she ended up in Rescue. He is only what he is, right now, at this moment.
RESPECT ( esteem, have regard for, to avoid violation of, to concern )This is often the most difficult for some to follow through totally and completely. Re-read the above; to avoid violation of. When a dog comes into foster care, especially directly from the street, a shelter or from any other situation, no one knows what, in the dog’s mind, is a violation. Give him some space physically and emotionally !! Observe without judgement. In this critical time, you control the end result. You can either add to his/her emotional baggage or help him/her un-load it. Take your time, respect a possible lack of trust, respect the fears, need for comfort and solitude and above all, respect the truth that dogs have emotions and feelings.Please follow these guidelines, allowing a minimum of 3-7 days. Each dog is an individual and may benefit from even longer periods of adjustment. You’ll see a different dog in a week !Give him/her every opportunity to overcome any fears or anxieties.You’ll be rewarded many times over.
Courtesy of Rhonda Camfield
Bull Terrier Rescue and Rehabilitation Canine Behavior Consultant