Don’t be fooled by his name and size – Tubby is a three-year-old, 65-pound ball of bulldog energy! Though he is currently in the midst of heartworm treatment and has to stay calm, Tubby’s foster mom says that he is a fun and energetic bully.
Aside from the heartworms, which are in the process of getting cleared up now, Tubby is in perfect health. And despite the treatment, it’s pretty clear that Tubby has lots of energy. For that reason, he may not be best in a home with small children – he is untested around them, and his foster mom doesn’t anticipate any aggression issues, but he might just be too much of a brute! Tubby is untested around cats, and has only had brief interactions with other dogs (another precaution for his heartworm treatment), but again, his foster mom says that she can’t see signs of any aggression issues whatsoever – none with toys, food, or anything else.
So what does an eligible bully like Tubby like to do in his free time? “He wants to play, and nap, and wait for you to play again.” Sounds like fun to me. But Tubby might also require a little patience. He pulls on a leash and is a bit jumpy, so some discipline and training may be in order due to his young age. But because of his age and health, he probably does not require someone to be home with him during the day. In addition, he does well in a crate, and so is definitely content to just hang out and wait for you to toss a toy around for him.
And if you still aren’t convinced that Tubby is the man, just take one look at his picture, and try to convince yourself that those sweet eyes aren’t for you.