Shiner

Age: 9 Months Old

Gender: Male

Adoption Fee: $700.00 (Plus Sales Tax)

Special Needs: no

  • Tolerant of children
  • Tolerant of dogs
  • Tolerant of cats

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Shiner

Do you remember me? Well, I’m back and as cute as ever. You may remember, I had found a forever home a few weeks back, but that wasn’t meant to be. Seems that even the best laid plans don’t always pan out and it was no one’s fault. I decided to pack by bags and call ol’ foster dad to say, “Hey, I’m coming back. Got an extra bed for me?” He said he did, so here I am.

Foster Mom and Dad were glad to have me back and told me I need to work on my manners a little bit. You see, I’m only 9 months old, so I’m still learning and sometimes, I forget and have to be reminded.

All in all, I’m a good pup and use the bathroom outside (most of the time… again, it’s a pup thing). I’m not aggressive and get along with the other dogs in the house. I am, however, still learning how to behave around small children.

Well, I would love to stay and chat, but I need to go check out the place and make sure nothing has changed.

If you are thinking about adopting, get your application in quickly because with a face like this, I’m sure to find my home soon. Maybe you’ll be my perfect match!

Earlier in the week, I went to visit a family and we hit it off really well. Of course, who wouldn’t fall in love with this adorable face. We came home and I told Foster Mom and Dad this was the one.

All of my foster fur siblings were sad to see me leave, but now I have a forever home with my own fur sister, skin brother and mom and dad. I’m was so excited when they came to pick me up, I peed. I’ve been working on that over the last couple of weeks, but I just couldn’t help myself.

My new family is wonderful. They will take me for walks and they understand I am still a puppy and will need some guidance.

Thank you, Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue, Dr. Larsen and staff, and Foster Mom and Dad. Everyone was so patient with me as I learned my manners.

At the age of 6 months, Shiner is everything a young Bulldog should be: beautiful, sweet and he loves everyone he meets. Shiner is also funny, charming and has a lot of energy all rolled up in his 40 lbs.

Things were great for Shiner until the family had some life changes and moved into an apartment. Shiner made a race track around the sofa and into the kitchen and back again. All day long.

Until the move, Shiner had always had a backyard, where he could chase squirrels and catch balls. But there wasn’t much ball throwing once they moved to the apartment, especially with his dad working nights.

Yesterday was emotional for the family, to say the least. Packing up Shiner’s things was tough. And driving him to the surrender location was hard. The tears flowed like rain. But Shiner’s mom and dad knew he deserved a yard, to chase squirrels and to play ball. After all, Shiner is still a puppy and puppies only want to play. This surrender to rescue was definitely made out of love and the desire to make sure a Bulldog puppy named Shiner ends up in the home of his dreams.

Shiner sat for some Valentine’s Day photos, but he was a lot more interested in chasing the birds he could see out the back door. Stay tuned to learn more about this little nugget.

2/9/20 Update:  Yes, I’m a PUPPY! I love everything and everybody. When I was with my parents, we had to move into an apartment and I got really BORED! I liked going out into the yard and there was no yard there. So, I started trying to find things to do all day in a small space. You know what that means: TROUBLE! Again, I’m a puppy. I run, jump, dance and bounce, and then take a 15-minute nap. Then I start snooping into things to find something to play with, take another 15-minute nap and start all over again. So, I came to rescue to find a family that has a yard and time to play with me.

I like other dogs and would love to have a playmate. I have energy because of my age and a friend would be fun. I am the right age to start learning my manners and I do well at doing my business outside. That leash thing kind of confuses me, but I’ll get the hang of it. I’m a smart boy.

I had my picture taken the other day and got to wear a bow tie. I jumped right up on the couch and sat right down. The clicking noise of the camera really interested me. I kept trying to look out the window to see what my friends were doing, but then they broke out the treats. After the pictures, the lady sat on the floor with me and we ate more treats. She said I was a beautiful boy and thanked me for being such a good boy. I licked her arm to say, “You’re welcome,” then it was out to the yard to play with my friends.

I’m young, happy, smart, healthy and looking for a backyard and of course, a family to go with it. If you have kids, that would be great too! We could snoop through things and take 15-minute naps together. I will be happy with any kind of family that will love and play with me.

I’ll be waiting to hear from you. Oh, and send pictures of your backyard…. just kidding!

2/18/20 Update:  I just moved into my new foster home, so I am still learning the ropes. I heard my foster dad saying I have LOTS OF ENERGY… LOL. I’m not sure what that means, but I am so excited to be able to run around and smell all the new smells.

I met another foster brother and one of the other resident dogs. I chased one and was scolded because she is a bit smaller than me. Don’t worry, though. I wasn’t going to hurt her. I wouldn’t hurt anyone. I just like to play.

Foster Dad took me for a walk and I did pretty good. Although, I am scared of the cars and loud noises. I’m sure the more I go out and explore the world, the better I will be. I’m still learning.

Foster Mom and Dad are already working on my manners to get me ready for my forever home. Here’s what I will tell you… get your applications in now because a little stud muffin like me won’t be single for long.

3/3/20 Update:  Foster Mom and Dad say I am getting better about controlling my energy levels. I guess I’m getting used to being around other dogs and people, so I don’t get as excited as I did in the past.

I still get a bit excited when I get a lot of attention and I accidently pee a little bit, but I’m working on it. I’m still a puppy at only 7 months old, so a little patience is required, and then, who could resist this face?

I am learning to walk better on a leash and have been doing really well, although I am still a little scared of those car things that go whizzing by me. I’m also still a bit skittish about trash bags and sudden movements over my head. I don’t get aggressive~ just scared and then I sometimes pee a little…again. I’m working on that too.

Foster Mom and Dad are showing me there is nothing to be afraid of…except baths. I hate baths and fight them on it the whole time. It’s like a tag team wrestling match and I always lose.

Anyway, enough about me. Have you submitted your application for adoption yet? I’m hoping you may be matched to me! I’m ready to start interviewing potential candidates for my forever home. Don’t delay because this little stud muffin won’t be single for long!