George

George

The best word to describe George is “BIG”.  He’s physically BIG, weighing in at 75 lbs., but if you ask his foster parents about his size they will tell you at least 70 lbs. of that is his BIG heart!  This BIG 4 yr old baby has a beautiful Bulldog head and is primarily a handsome dark brindle, except from his mid to lower back area where his hair does not grow everywhere.  However, it is hard to tell that he has little to no hair because his skin is so dark.  George’s hair loss is due to his rough start as a puppy when he was found as a puppy with a broken back leg and covered with fleas.  The flea infestation caused George’s tail to become infected to the point that the veterinarian who first saw him decided the kindest thing he could do for George was to remove his tail.  George’s broken right leg healed back but with a curve and this can sometimes cause George enough discomfort that he needs to take pain medicine.  But there is no need for concern regarding George’s getting around.  There is nothing George likes better than to run and rough house.  Again, George is BIG on playing; with tug of war being one of his favorites.  George needs to be walked using a harness; as he can, ever once in a while, exhibit a bulldog’s stubborn attitude when he doesn’t want to go the same way as HIS person on the end of the lead.  In those times that 75 lbs. turns into 175 lbs. of dead weight.  However, a quick tug and a “George, come!” will usually get him back on the trail.  George is a BIG lover boy and enjoys being held and cuddled.  If allowed on furniture, George likes nothing more than to climb up on the couch with his human and rest his BIG head on his best friend and stare with his BIG brown eyes.  George is crate trained and can stay in his crate for long lengths of time, although he would much prefer being out with his human family.  He has a favorite baby and blanket that he snuggles with until he drifts off to “Snore land”.  George is very submissive and gets along great with other dogs.  When he does something wrong a firm “no” while cupping his face in your hand will almost break his heart as he so wants to please you.  George could be either a one dog family member or join a family with another dog family member.  With one to one and a half cups of food a day, the one thing George is not BIG in is the amount of food he eats.  He is great with children but because of his BIG physique, and his not recognizing his own size, he probably would be better off in a home with children who are at an age where they will not be easily knocked down.  The FOREVER family George picks to go home with can count themselves lucky to be the BIG winner of George’s love.  George is of course neutered, up to date on his shots and on a heartworm preventative.  His adoption fee is $400.