Intake Date: 9-27-2018
Last Update: 12/3/2018
Date Available: 10-6-18
Accepting Applications until:
Age: 8-10 estimated by doc's at VCA
Color & Markings: White w/tan markings
Good with other dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Unknown
Good with kids: BBR Policy states no children under the age of 8+.
Object aggression: None
Special Needs: Luke has limited eye sight and hearing. He seems to hear higher pitched tones better as I can get his attention by whistling. He does much better in day light versus night time.
Medications: Luke is on two permanent eye meds for life for dry eye. Twice weekly ear wash due to severe ear infections. Flea and tick plus heart worm preventative.
Crate Trained: Yes but having separation anxiety at times mostly at night.
House Trained: About 75% there. Poor Luke can't hold it thru the night so he wears a belly band over night.
Physical Fence Required: A fenced in yard would be ideal for Luke as he takes his time doing his business.
Adoption donation: $275
My Ideal Home:
My name is Luke. I am a senior male English bulldog. For those who don't know I came from a hoarding situation in West Virginia. I was left to fend for myself in my house until my owner came back and tried to burn the house down with myself and my brother still inside. Luckily he failed. I have a few issues due to my owners neglect for my care. I have very limited eye sight among other bulldog issues. My foster parents say I am very resilient as after all I have been through all I want to do is love and be loved by my humans. My foster dad says I am a gentle giant.
One of my favorite things to do is lay around and snooze. I get that occasional burst of energy and like to play tug of war with a rope toy or try and chase my fur sister around the house.
When I first arrived here I liked to do my business where ever. I am now at the point where I go outside and do my business when told on a steady schedule. The only time I have some trouble holding it is when I am crated longer the 4 hours. My mom usually makes me wear a belly band for those times which I don’t mind at all.
One of my favorite things about my foster home is I get to eat a lot! I love my food and they tell me I still need to put on about 5 pounds to be at my ideal weight of 60 lb.!! Yea, I am a big boy!
My ideal home would be one with a house without steps. My foster home has them now and they are a challenge for me. I also would love a fenced in yard to do my business as I like to take my time in this department. I also like to sniff things and may wander off if I catch a scent.
I get along great with my fur-sister so other dogs in the home would be nice. I just need to eat my meals on my own.
Luke is a 60 pound lap dog. If he is on the couch with you he has to be on you. He is not much for kisses though but he really loves his belly rubbed. We have had him on a few walks. Just short walks around the block is about all he will tolerate.
Luke tolerates bath time like a champ. We have been bathing him once a week up to every other week.
We have had Luke on several long car rides. He does very well and sleeps for most of the ride.
Luke has a fur sister boxer gal. They get along great although Luke isn't much into the chase game Lola likes to play. They do however share several toys with no issues.
Luke is a senior dog and suffers from dry eyes. He is on two permanent eye meds twice daily. He tolerates the eye drops very well. Luke also has acid reflux and he gets over the counter Pepcid twice daily after meals. He is also on special diet for sensitive stomachs.
My foster parents say I am developing into a well rounded bull dog and will make someone a great companion.
Intake info: I came from a hoarding situation in West Virginia. I was left to fend for myself in my house until my owner came back and tried to burn the house down with myself and my brother still inside
Prior to applying to adopt Luke please review our adoption process on our website with rules and process information.
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