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East Coast Bulldog Rescue Pre-Approval Adoption Application for Adopt-A-Bully Event May 27th
Please complete this application to become a pre-approved adopter for our Adopt-A-Bully Event May 27th 12 pm - 4 pm 4028 Alpha Drive, Allison Park, PA 15101
HEY ALL YOU EBD PEEPS, HERE I AM!!! I will begin by telling you that the most important thing in the world to me is MY happiness! Life should revolve around me, my wants/needs and strictly on MY terms!! But why not? I mean, just look at me! I am a sight to behold! Here's the skinny.....as the Queen I am, I will insist on a home with no other animals or children as they both take away my thunder, are annoying, and I like being left alone! Human attention?? Yup, but like everything else, on my terms only. Will I hang with you on the couch....yup, if I feel like it! Some might say that I am a "crabby girl" but I prefer to think of myself as a more independent sort. I can be touched and loved on when I desire it, and I'll give you warning signs if I do not. So, I guess you could say that I will need a home that is willing to give me ample patience and time so that we can understand each other! Check out my video and you will see that when I want to play.....it's game on!!!Now for all the good stuff....first of all, I am crate trained and also do very well with my potty habits. I also see no need to run out of an open door since all the food is on the INSIDE of the house. If you take too long to let me back in the house, I will let you know with a bark or two but other than that, I'm not one to bark a ton. I do enjoy a nice car ride and also walk quite well on my leash walks. BONUS, you will not have to worry about me chewing or destroying things in your home like those other less refined canines. Foster mom wanted me to let you know that one thing that I despise is when you humans feel the need to humiliate me by wiping my butt. Ummmmm, I would wager a bet that you humans wouldn't appreciate it should someone try to do the same to you!!! OK, well there it is all laid out!! If you feel you may be worthy of me joining your home, fill out that application and we can check each other out! love, zoey
Old English Bulldog
Meet STELLA! Stella is a 1.5 year old, female, Old English Bulldog. Stella came to East Coast Bulldog Rescue after turning up as a stray in New Jersey.
Stella is a typical Old English Bulldog. She is rambunctious, mischievous, fun-loving, loyal, smart, driven, and strong. With a strong consistent leader, Stella is on her best behavior. An experienced owner is recommended for Stella as she will get mouthy when she doesn’t want to do something, but this can be kept at a minimum with consistency. She is an overall sweet, lovable girl that enjoys belly rubs and exploring the yard! Stella is desperate for structure, boundaries, and a solid iron-clad routine. Stella is in a home with several furry foster siblings. She is interested in other dogs and has learned how to passively coexist around them while she is kenneled.
Stella is learning to be polite, how to take direction, and making improvements every day! She is experiencing a big transition and will need firm leadership, patience, and consistent training to help her learn proper dog behavior, learn proper dog manners, and know what is expected in her adoptive home. Although Stella needs structure and does push the limits, she does look to his leader for direction. Positive reinforcement and a lot of praise when positive behavior is present have really worked wonders for her (especially when snacks are involved)!
Stella has met several adult humans and has done well with them. She is strong and can easily knock smaller humans down so her foster family believes she would be best in a home with dog-savvy, mature high school-aged children or older; ideally, she would be best around adults only.
We believe Stella would be best in a home as an only dog. She could eventually coexist with a docile, submissive, easy-going large dog as long as structured introductions are offered over months (not days). We recommend slow introductions between dogs AND supervision around children when introducing a new dog in your home to make sure both he and they are kept safe.
Stella is 100% potty trained without any accidents in her foster home. A consistent outside routine is needed to ensure Stella remains successful in her adoptive home. She is 100% crate trained as well! Stella likes her crate and will go in on command although sometimes she needs a little treat as a bribe to go in.
Stella would do well in a home with a fully fenced yard, a family that can spend a lot of structured time with her, and is willing to keep her adequately fulfilled daily.
If you'd like to give Stella the perfect home please apply below.
American Bulldog mix
Meet ROHAN! Rohan is a 4 year old, female, 70#, American Bulldog mix. Rohan came to us as an owner surrender and has been with us since August 2022. Rohan is a big lover and enjoys together time whether that be cuddling on the couch or going for a hike. She has puppy energy so if you need a hiking buddy she's your girl. She rides excellent in the car and loves going on adventures. Rohan is totally house trained, crate trained, and knows all her basic obedience. Oh, we almost forgot, Rohan is hearing impaired but that doesn't slow her down at all, she's hand signal trained! Rohan would do best in a home with adults only or older children, a fenced in yard, and no other pets. If you'd like to open your homes and hearts to Rohan please apply below to adopt!
Anatolian Shepherd Mix
Meet Tony! 1 year old, male, Anatolian Shepherd mix, weighs about 60 lbs.
Hi All!! Let me begin by saying that there is so much more to me than my suave and debonair looks! I will do my best to share all of me with all of you. I was found running loose, so my humble beginnings are unknown. However, it is clear that I had not been well socialized and as a result I am a bit on the reserved side when meeting new humans. When I first arrived here at the rescue, I was fearful of sudden movements/ loud noises, and I would cower and back away if someone approached me too quickly. BUT (allow me to brag on myself!) since being in my foster home, I have an abundant amount of self-confidence and am now much more willing to trust people, I will seek out attention from those I recognize and now I even approach those I do not recognize! I have been fostered with kids and find them quite entertaining as well. I will require a patient, stable home with an owner(s) that is willing to supply me with continued socialization, confidence and love!!! I have shown NO aggression of any kind. Once I bond with my human(s) I want to be near them all the time!! Foster mom calls me a "velcro dog", not sure if that's a good thing?? HEY, check out my picture! Not all dogs can do their own banking!! Those tellers loved me. I am in the beginning stages of learning how to play with toys as it appears that they are another new thing for me. As you can see in my pictures, I am being fostered with several other dogs and we do great together. I kinda threw my foster doggie siblings for a loop when I started playing at first due to the "barky, growly, bear-like" noises I make!! Yes, I am quite vocal during playtime which may be a bit off-putting for some other dogs. So, if you have another dog(s), we will have to make certain all is copacetic between us! I am a real pro at walking on a leash and get SOOOO EXCITED when foster mom gets the leash out. I get so excited that I jump in circles until she gives me the "SIT" command and it takes all I have to sit and be still til she gets me hooked up and we are off to new adventures!! My potty habits? Well, foster mom could not be happier! I currently have a doggie door leading out to a fenced yard, so I am able to come and "go" whenever I feel the need. She is very proud (and shocked) that I have not had an "accident" in the house since I've been here....seems like a big deal to her lol?? But keep in mind that a new home will mean new schedules so patience and consistency will be key. I am also crate trained, but I am happy to say that I have not had to spend much time in one since I am so well behaved. When I first arrived and foster mom left the house, I would hang out in my crate, so I (as well as the house) stayed safe. However, now that I am feeling more relaxed the crate is no longer used. I really enjoy a nice Sunday drive while checking out the scenery. As you see in my picture, I am even willing to share the co-pilot seat with others! I have a ton of great qualities and some pretty quirky ones as well, but who doesn't?? If you have taken the time to read this, please reread it and if you think you are able to commit to helping me become the dog that I was meant to be then fill out that application!! love, tony
Meet Zara! Zara is a 1 year old, female, shepherd mix.
I will start by telling you that I am only about 1 yr old and weigh 40 lbs. NOW, if you have a couch potato/low energy/12 cheeseburger eatin kind of lifestyle I am NOT the girl for you!! I LOVE activity!! I am looking for a running/ball chasing/exciting lifestyle. I can play with toys and run for as long as I am permitted! I am dog friendly but, in my eagerness, to play I don't always pick up on cues from other dogs and will continue to try to play even when one of my foster dog siblings gives signs that they are done playing. So, if another dog(s) is going to be part of my pack, he/she must be either willing to play nonstop or able to let me know (without being aggressive) that playtime is over. As you can see in my video and picture, my foster doggie siblings and I are having an absolute BLAST together!! I LOVE kids because we share the same energy level!! We both love to play til we drop and then nap til it's time to play again. Foster mom is quite impressed that I learned how to "sit" quickly. What she doesn't realize is that I only did it because she had a tasty treat in her hand! No one really knows my background story, simply that I was a stray. However, I am a bit "head shy" and cower quickly when correction is given. That leads everyone to believe that I may have had a "not so good" start in life. But my zest for fun and love will get me thru my past. I have yet to meet a person that I do not like and warm up really quickly in an attempt to make as many friends as possible! I do enjoy car rides and just marvel at the idea of "loading up" into a vehicle at one location and then when "unloading" I find myself at a completely different place! But I love it because new places mean new adventures. I am a fast eater, so foster mom recommends a slow feed bowl when feeding me. I walk ok on a leash as long as a harness is used. Foster mom feels that I would benefit from some basic puppy classes since it is apparent that I have had zero training or guidance up to this point. Classes would also supply my new family and me with some sweet bonding time! My potty habits are a work in progress....I am only a year old so with time, patience and consistency I'm certain we can work on it together. BONUS, I am crate trained (thanks to foster mom!) and sometimes when I want to get away from any human drama, I will go in my "condo" all on my own. Although I am 40 lbs, I still consider myself small enough to be a lap dog. I am one of the lucky ones that has a nice foster home, but I am ready for my very own family now. So, if you are looking for a 4-legged family member that is able to keep up with your high energy lifestyle yet curl up on the sofa with you (not to mention is also extremely gorgeous!), then complete an application so we can meet up!! love, zara
Meet Maizy! Maizy is a 2 year old, female, Pitbull Terrier. She came to us after being found as a stray by the Mahoning County Dog Warden. Here is what she's been up to since joining ECBR....
What a WILD RIDE!! I gotta tell you, this foster life I am currently living is da bomb!! I get to play with other dogs, snug with some humans and get this....I get food and water EVERYSINGLEDAY!!! What a concept! To top it all off, my foster mom is a professional dog trainer! So, not only am I getting all my needs met but I am extremely fortunate that I am learning exactly how to be a respectable member of the human/canine community! Let's discuss what allll you humans appear to be highly interested in...my potty habits (personal subject but I'll play along!). I am doing good and will do "my thing" as soon as I am taken out of my condo (crate). Please keep in mind that a new home will mean new schedules so consistency and patience will be key for both of us. BONUS, I LOVE my condo!! It's my safe space and if I've had enough of your human shenanigans, it allows me an escape. Since my past was less than happy, I have decided that I want ALL the attention in my new home!! That means a home with no other pets and no small children. However, if you have older respectful kids that would be great!
I am not much of a barker but will for sure give you a "woo-woo" if I discover that you are slow to prepare my food :). Let's discuss my leash manners (not my fav topic). Suffice it to say that they are a work in progress :) When we are out for a walk, and I see my house I will pull in an attempt to get back asap because after all....that's my safe place. But foster mom is certain that we can work thru it, and I can be taught how to walk "politely" on a leash. Lots of you folks want to know if I would run out of an open door. Why the heck would I when INSIDE is where all the good stuff is?? Foster mom says she is happy to teach you all the tricks of training if you have questions which is a great thing for you as well as me because I really want to keep learning how to be a good girl. As you may be able to see by my earlier pictures, I was owned by a not so loving person. I was not very socialized and as a result loud noises, sudden movements, new sights/sounds etc scare me. But foster mom says that I am rebounding quickly and am gaining confidence as I become more comfortable. Imagine how devastated I was the first time I came face to face with my reflection!! All my ribs showing, my poor ears cut off in some kind of home ear cropping attempt with scissors, flea ridden, lackluster fur and scars all over my face. The only good thing about all that is that it is in the past and now I search out mirrors in every room!! How do I see my future? Well, I hope to continue on the same path I am currently walking....staying healthy, learning new things, seeing more of the world and becoming an essential and loving part of my new family!!! fill out that application so we can meet up because I have 2 years of fun to catch up on and sure would like someone to share it with! love, maizy
Welcome Walter! Walter is a 5.5 year old, male, French Bulldog. He arrived in rescue after his family couldn't keep up with the special care Walter needs. Walter was struck by a car a couple years ago and needed surgery to repair his injuries. He has to learn had to walk again and as a result has nerve damage causing some mobility issues and occasional incontinence. He is currently receiving laser therapy to help repair the nerve damage and improve his continence. Walter is dog friendly and loves to play, he is also cat, and kid friendly. For more information on Walter please email Sara at Sara.Hornbeck@EastCoastBulldogRescue.com
Pitbull Terrier mix
Meet Babs! Babs is a 9 month old, female, Pitbull Terrier mix. This sweet, young, petite lady came into rescue when her owner couldn't properly care for her. She is a typical playful pup and is still working on her house manners and training. Babs is dog and cat friendly. She is awaiting her spay appointment and will be adoptable very soon.
Welcome Sammich! Sammich aka Sammy is a 1ish year old, male, Boxer. Sammy came into rescue after being caught as a stray by good Samaritans. Once caught they spread the word and tried to find his people but no one came forward. They quickly realized Sammy had been mistreated due to his fearful and reactive behavior. After reaching out to a local shelter they were told with Sammy's issues he would likely be euthanized if surrendered to them. Thankfully, they got in touch with us and we were able to bring him into rescue and give him a second chance at life.
Sammy is still under going an extended decompression and isn't yet available for adoption.
Meet VIRGINIA HAMM! Virginia, or Hammy as we like to call her, is a mature lady at 8 ish years old, she is a Chihuahua mix. Hammy came into rescue when it was posted on social media that her owner was going to euthanize her for being timid and over weight.
Miss Hammy arrived in rescue January 2023, since arriving she's been getting lots of exercise and on a special diet to help get her weight under control. She is still nervous around new people and takes time to warm up but she is the perfect quite housemate. She tolerates respectful dogs and doesn't mind cats, kids and busy environments aren't for her. Hammy is still awaiting vet care is will be adoptable soon.
Meet Pedro! Pedro is approximately 5 years old, male, long haired Chihuahua. He came to rescue from an unsanitary, neglectful, hoarding situation with over 20 animals at the residence. He was extremely scared upon arrival and has taken weeks to warm up. He is still very nervous of new people and noises but once he trusts you he is the biggest little lover and the perfect lap dog. Pedro will need a patient, quiet home, and an adopter who is able to keep up with his basic grooming needs. Pedro is still awaiting vet care and will be adoptable soon.
Old English Bulldog
Meet Bella! Bella is a 9 month old female Old English Bulldog. She was surrendered to rescue because her owner's work schedule did not allow them the time they felt she needed. Bella is dog selective and has a dominant play style. Cats are unknown. She will need an owner with breed experience. She is crate trained, spayed, and fully vetted. Bella would like to find a home that will foster to adopt her!
Meet Dutch! Dutch is a 13 year old male papillion. He came to us after being found as a stray by animal control. He is dog and cat friendly, but would do just fine as an only dog. His favorite things to do are eat and sleep. Dutch is looking for a foster-to-adopt home.
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