Find-a-Friend Friday: Pickles

August 19th, 2011 12:09 pm by Kelly


Pickles the big white American Bulldog.
Photos courtesy of Happy Dogs Rescue. Visit them on Facebook!

After a much-too-long break (like nine weeks long, oy), Find-a-Friend Friday is back and ready to go! Pickles will be supplying the this week’s dose of cuteness; all you need to do, dear readers, is find a her a home! Piece of pickle cake!

American Bulldog: An adoptable dog in Kansas City, MO
Extra Large • Adult • Female

More about PICKLES
Pet ID: Pickles AB • Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Prefers a home without: cats, young children • Special Needs • Primary color: White or Cream • Coat length: Short


NO CATS for Pickles! No tiny dogs, ferrets, rabbits, hamsters, gerbils, guinea pigs, hedgehogs, prairie dogs, groundhogs, squirrels, capybaras, or birds! Pickles is an awesome, incredibly sweet girl, but she HAS prey drive.

Pickles is a beautiful, BIG, purebred American Bulldog. She’s about 90 lbs and she is built like a brick house! (Very solid girl, lots of muscle!) We rescued Pickles, along with a few other American Bulldogs from a puppy mill in early 2011. This sweetheart is so happy to be starting her new life!

An adult girl at around 3-4 years of age, Pickles has captured many hearts already with her loving and devoted personality. She likes making new friends and she certainly loves living indoors with a big bed, toys and treats. She’s caught on to housetraining quickly! (Pickles is very food-motivated and learns easily!) At the puppy mill, the adult dogs lived in chain link outdoor pens all the time. No affection or love given, no fun exercise time to run and play on grass, no snuggle time on the couch… just a routine of pumping out puppies. Fortunately, despite not being well-socialized in the past, Pickles seems pretty good around other (medium-big) dogs. It probably depends on the other dog(s) involved, but she seems OK with other dogs who are friendly and who approach her carefully. Because of her prey drive, NO SMALL DOGS, please. Definitely NO CATS. Pickles does seem pretty confident of herself – not shy or afraid – and we’re doing our best to socialize her now that she’s starting her new life.

Again, cats are a definite “no” for Pickles, because of the American Bulldog’s “prey drive.” Pickles is current on vaccinations and is spayed; she’s been wormed, microchipped, HW tested and started on monthly HW prevention. She is in excellent health! Her adoption fee is $251.

The ideal home for Pickles will have “bully breed” experience and will understand and enjoy this very intelligent, strong and active breed. American Bulldogs are loyal, smart and beautiful animals but they aren’t for everyone… And some cities or home owners associations might have a breed ban against them. Please be sure to check your city’s laws first and make sure there is no BSL in place. A very secure, fully fenced yard is a must for this breed, as they can learn to climb/jump/dig their way out if bored or looking for adventure. And even so, Pickles is not a dog who could be left outside unattended for periods of time, because she could easily figure out how to escape a yard and would be long gone!

An active family who enjoys taking long walks and who would continue some obedience training with Pickles would be great! She loves to exercise and run/play hard, but she’s also a huge lap dog and snuggle-bunny. She is SO smart, loving and affectionate, she has fantastic potential! And she’ll be a loyal and cherished member of the right family.

Pickles would do best with a 6′ wood fence for off-leash backyard time, but other very secure fencing may work as well. Kansas City “metro” area only, sorry. Children over the age of five OK if have experience with bully breeds or other large, strong dogs.

Pickles, what a cutie! I’d snap her up in a minute if I didn’t already have a cat. And, um, five other dogs! (That’s the only real downside to living with five dogs: not being able to adopt more!) Also, I’d change her name to Iorek Byrnison and get her mushy, silly face tattooed on my arm. No seriously, get carried away much self? I can’t, but you totally should!


To adopt this 90-pound bundle of love, get in touch with Happy Dogs Rescue today!

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