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.
Star is a young Solid white girl with a floppy Rt ear. She is outgoing and will direction. She is located in Shreveport, LA.
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
Brissa is white with blk brindle ears and is fostered in DFW area. She is super great with ppl but needs to be the only dog. We saved her from death row at a shelter in TX.
Sarge is a solid white boy that was surredered to a TX shelter as his owner is in hospice. He is dog friendly and ready for a new home. He is located in Arlington, TX area.
These 4 pups are Pixie's and looking for homes. They have vaccines appropriate for their age and are well socialized.
Rambo is a Tri color boy. He does not get along with other male dogs. He will need strong leadership and structure. He is a good boy, he just needs direction. He is located in New Mexico.
Baxter is a blk brindle, floppy eared boy!!! He is very good with children and adults. He can be dog selective so he needs to be the only dog. He is a young man of about 3 yrs of age.
Sadie is a petite 5 yr old girl, white with a Rt. Blk brindle ear and eye mark. She had gotten bounced around to a couple of different homes in her life and can be slow to trust. She warms up after a bit. She will need a laid back quiet home that allow her to be on the couch with them. She loves to watch TV with us.
This is Pixie, she is the mom of the mixed pups with the beautiful blue eyes. She is available for adoption in the College Station, TX area.
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Isla is sporting a sweater in cool TX weather. She was adopted from a shelter last year, but does not do well with livestock or small dogs or cats. She is ok with a large dog. She is located near Alvarado, TX.
Brida is a white with tri color Rt. eye patch female. She is good with other dogs and cats. She is super friendly to everyone she meets. She is located in McKinney, TX.
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.