Brutus is fostering in Tampa, FL. He is 5 years old, neutered, vaccinated, crate and house trained. He has lived with cats and dogs in the past per his previous owner but he is still being evaluated in
his foster home. He is living with cats and is respectful but every now and then he wants to play with them. Due to his size, I don’t think he would make a good playmate for cats. This will be a decision for the new adopter to make if they own cats. As for dogs, he was evaluated with another dog upon intake but is currently not interacting with other dogs. He has walked side by side with cats and small dogs but Brutus lacks social skills when meeting other dogs and one day it will get him in trouble. He just bulldozes himself and dogs don’t like it. If they run, he will chase thinking its a game. Sadly, he just doesn’t understand that he’s a little bit obnoxious and will never make friends the way he approaches. We are looking for a bully knowledgeable family for Brutus because he is a love bug with all the bulldog quirks.

Brutus must eat his food separate from other
animals (cats and dogs) but is totally respectful of people. He sits on command (unless you want to clean his ears). Brutus came in with very bad ears and they will need to be cleaned weekly. He’s getting better and better at this and once he knows you and realizes this is a routine he will have to endure for the rest of his life, I’m sure it won’t be difficult.

The more comfortable Brutus gets, the more vocal he gets. Not sure if this is a good thing as he’s starting to get a little spoiled/demanding. Its easy to spoil him rotten!!!!!

Now for the good parts! Brutus is drop dead gorgeous and people stop to stare at him daily. He’s stunning. Brutus is sweet as can be and will give you gentle kisses. We do not recommend a home with children under 10 years of age as he does get a little crazy if people incite him.

His leash manners are pretty good considering he was never on a leash before. Brutus is left for short periods (4-5 hours) in the kitchen with something to keep him busy and he has behaved like a total gentleman. But, stuffed toys should be thrown out. He loves them a little too much and will destroy them in minutes. This could lead to obstruction surgery so we highly recommend Kong toys only.

If you are interested in giving Brutus his happily ever after, please submit an adoption application at so we can see if he/she would be a good fit for you and your family. It is our policy at American Bulldog Rescue not to place the same gender dogs in a home. Adoptions are most successful and harmonious with opposite genders. Please also note: No one will be considered without first submitting an adoption application. Our dogs are in homes and only approved adopters can meet them. Once approved, you can meet any dog.

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