Date of Birth  01.12.2019
Breed  American Bulldog
Weight  30.1 Kg
Sex  Female
Colour  Black and white
Housetrained  Yes
Destructive  No
Good with dogs  Yes, some but not to live with.
Good with cats  No
To live with older children?  14 years plus
To live with younger children  No
Neutered  Yes
Vaccinated  Yes
Microchipped  Yes

Beautiful Bow the American Bulldog came into our care in February 2022 after her owners felt that they could no longer cope with her due to Bow showing signs of dog reactivity whilst out on walks.

Whilst in our care we have seen these signs of dog reactivity, but we have been able to manage this easily with training and would be happy to support any new owners with tips and advice on helping Bow overcome this. We do feel that our busy kennel environment antagonises this behaviour in Bow so whilst we can manage it, she is likely to always struggle with dog reactivity whilst in our care.
It is not totally out of the question for Bow to socialise with other dogs as we have found that she has been able to meet and play with other dogs at the sanctuary following a slow and careful introduction. She appears to prefer male dogs of a similar size to her or bigger and for a long time she had a best friend at the sanctuary until he was rehomed.

Bow is one of our most trainable dogs at the sanctuary, she just loves to please and enjoys learning new things. She enjoys agility and obedience work and will do anything for food.

Due to Bow’s breed and the strength behind her she is walked in a full body harness and has been known to be strong on the lead, but she is generally very respectful and will walk to heal.

Bow is able to be left for short periods of time. She was crate trained in her previous home and house trained, we have also found her to be clean in her kennel.

Because of Bow’s reactivity to other dogs, she will need to be the only pet in the home. She isn’t keen on cats and previously lived with children so could live with children again from the age of 14 years up. Due to her size and how high she has been known to jump; Bow will require a secure private garden with a minimum of 6ft boundaries.

The dog reactivity really is Bow’s only problem, she is the most amazing, loyal, and affectionate dog. All she needs is for someone to open up their home to her and help her with her dog reactivity and in return she will reward you with so much love and happiness. We cannot stress enough that Bow really is a wonderfully behaved dog and the staff that care for her adore her. She is not fussed by toys and would much rather spend her time cuddled up with you getting lots of fuss and attention.

The perfect owner/s for Bow would be someone who potentially has experience of her breed, that has experience of dog reactivity and managing it and wants a fun, active and very loving dog to go on adventures with. Bow is not suitable for first time dog owners.

Bow is muzzle trained and will happily wear one. We would advise any new owner to continue muzzling her when out on walks.


Dog Adoption Form

Our rehoming requirements are below:

  • All existing animals in the home must be neutered and vaccinated (where appropriate)
  • Must be prepared to take out pet insurance to cover any unforeseen accidents or illnesses.
  • Must be prepared to vaccinate annually and keep up to date with flea and worm treatments.
  • You must have a private enclosed garden attached to your home.
  • Your garden must be secure with a minimum of 4ft to maximum of 6ft boundaries - this is dog specific.
  • We do not rehome to flats or homes with communal gardens.
  • You will be required to visit your chosen dog a minimum of 3 times to allow us to assess if you are a suitable match.
  • All members of the household will be required to visit your chosen dog/s.
  • You must be prepared to sign a foster agreement that outlines our terms and conditions.

Rehoming fees:
All costs below are a minimum requested donation. This is to help cover our costs.
All dogs are neutered (puppies are booked in for neutering with us when old enough), vaccinated, microchipped and up to date with flea/worming treatments.

Dogs under 1 year - £350.00
Dogs 1 year-12 years £300.00
Dogs 12 years+ £250.00