Kenzie is a 2yr old red and white, very playful girl. She will need a fenced yard to play. She will be ok with older children but will be too rough for young ones. She is dog selective and would do best with a laid back male dog. Fostered in Arkansas
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Rocky is an outgoing young bull terrier who is DEAF. He wants to please you and is 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.
Delilah is a special case. She was used as a breeder and then discarded at a rural West TX shelter. She has TWO huge bladder stones 2 in long. She will need to be the only dog, but loves people. She is so very sweet. Fostered 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
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.
Darwin is a handsome young white boy. He is very playful and is too rough for young children, but kids over 10 should be fine. He will need a fenced yard to run and play. He is fostered in Arkansas.
This is our sweet boy Dave. He is a very laid back guy and will make a great choice for your first Bull Terrier. He is non destructive and would be fine in an apt. or condo. Fostered in Arkansas.
Abby is a great gal looking for a new family. She loves to work on agility equipt and is dog friendly with most dogs. She can be much for small children, but older kids are OK.
Lily is a year old puppy that came from an abusive situation. She has learned to like people and has a great time playing with any toy. She is super sweet and ready for a happy family.
Jasper is a very handsome solid red boy. He is very laid back and likes to hang out with you. He would make a great first Bull Terrier. Jasper does not tear up bedding or his bed!! He is in Arkansas.