Age: 4 years old
Breed: Victorian Bulldog
Gender: Male (neutered)
Weight: 77 lbs.
Crate Trained: In progress
House Trained: Yes
Dogs OK?: Yes
Cats OK? No
Kids OK? Yes (although he is a big boy weighing in at 77 pounds, so he would do better with older children that he can't knock over as easy :) )
Special Needs? Some anxiety during transitions
Chubbs will require a fenced in yard for adoption.
Arriving in rescue and pretty nervous. I’ve lived with the same family my whole life. I'm meeting so many new people and dogs. I’m super stressed....
A PupCup helped though....
Headed to my new foster home
5-29-2019 - Chubbs was all ready for a meet & greet with a new potential family and his foster mom found some lumps on his chest. He went in for a checkup and it turns out he had a mast cell tumor! He is scheduled for surgery on June 11th and his home visit will have to wait for now.
6-11-2019 - Chubbs made it through surgery successfully! They will be doing a biopsy on the tumor to determine if it is cancerous or not. For now, Chubbs will be resting and relaxing at his foster home. He is also not a fan of the cone!
9-25-2019 PUPDATE: Chubbs can be VERY anxious with transitions to a new home. He will paw at you and follow you around and may bark and be a bit needy as he figures out what's happening. He paced around a lot and panted his first night at his foster home. It will take him a good 2 weeks to start to mellow out in a new place.
Since Chubbs is an anxious boy, we will only adopt him out locally (Indianapolis, Anderson, or Muncie areas) so that he can have a few visits to his possible furever home before we move him in completely. He will need time and we are not going to place him with just anyone. You MUST be able to work with him and be willing to tolerate his anxiety and neediness as he transitions. This does not happen overnight! Once he is comfortable in his surroundings he is a typical bulldog and loves to lounge around the house and be a lazy boy.
Chubbs seems to do ok with some dogs, but would not do well in a home with an Alpha male type dog. He also has a high prey drive so he would do well in a home without any cats. He is working on his manners on a leash, but it is still a work in progress. We do not require a fenced in yard for adopters but for Chubbs we will only consider applicants with a fenced in yard due to his needs.