Yoda

Cute shot of Yoda
Adoptable Yoda looking at the camera
Yoda English Bulldog sitting deck outside
Yoda sitting in chair
Sideview of Yoda
Yoda sunning on the deck
Yoda in his Bailey Chair
Yoda being held upright after his meal
Yoda looking up at his bowl of meatballs.
Yoda in a yellow dog sweater sitting in the sunshine
Yoda in a baby yoda costume
Cute shot of Yoda
Close up of Yoda on a bed
Yoda sitting and looking at the camera
Yoda looking all pimp in his harness

Age:4Weight: 40Location: Baltimore, MDNicknames: Button, Lil DudeGood with other dogs?: Dog selective. No males. Good with cats? NO!Good with children? yesActivity Preference: Champion couch potato with moments of excitementIQ: AverageYoda’s favorite things: Eating. Treats. Edible toys. Eating. Being near my people. Eating. Sleeping, with a chaser of eating. Yoda is good at: meeting people, behaving in the house, going for car rides, walking on a leash, cuddlingIdeal home: previous dog ownership, preferably an English Bulldog or similar; bonus points for experience with megaesophagus or other medical needs

Meet Yoda

Yoda is one super cool lil dude. He’s low key, happy to hang on the couch or chomp away on a yummy bone.

There is no denying his cuteness. His personality backs up those good looks. He is a low key wingman, ready for any adventure from the comfort of the couch or a road trip. He’s mostly a lounger and enjoys time in the sun. If you’re looking for a hiking buddy, he’s there for it as long as you’re ready to pop him into a baby carrier in short order. He’s happy to meet every person, young or old, big or small. He lights up when he gets to meet new people. In his original home, Yoda lived with a toddler.

As for other dogs, it would be best if he were the only one. He can meet other dogs and hang out with them yet he can be possessive of people, bones, food items. Yoda has been around a variety of dogs in his foster home. If you have a laid back, submissive female who has lived well with another dog, that might work. Yoda will always need to be fed separately and not have access to another dog’s food.

He sees cats as something to chase and capture. No cats for him!

Yoda joined ABR last year when his family couldn’t care for him because of a condition called megaesophagus. He regurgitated almost every meal and was steadily losing weight.  With the help of donations, Yoda had surgery in October to repair a couple things which improved everything for him. The surgery was a great success. Yoda now lives a normal life with one, minor adjustment: he is hand fed “meatballs” while standing on his hind legs. He’s a pro at eating this way and as long as you stick with that, he does not regurgitate at all. His new family should be aware of megaesophagus as well as the importance of feeding him upright. His foster mom can share information about this condition as well as various online support resources. You will not be on your own!

Yoda has the grooming needs typical of other English bulldogs, meaning regular cleaning of his face folds and regular ear cleaning.

Every minute with Yoda is a special moment. He’s well behaved in the house and generally does not bother anything that isn’t for a dog. He likes to be close but he does not demand attention or incessant petting. He’s pretty content to snuggle up against you (or behind you on top of the couch!) and snore away while you do your thing. He is such a good, lil guy and he’s going to make a family so happy.

Yoda sitting in chairYoda being held upright after his meal Yoda in his Bailey Chair Yoda sunning on the deck Sideview of Yoda
Yoda English Bulldog sitting deck outside Adoptable Yoda looking at the camera