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English Mastiff  : :  Female  : :  Adult

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About Betsy

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Adoption Fee: 350.00
  • Species: Dog
  • Rescue ID: D200025
  • Current Age: 5 Years (best estimate)
  • Microchipped: Yes

Betsy is a super sweet fawn English Mastiff.  She loves affection and will nuzzle your hand and gives lots of wet kisses.  She was in a shelter for two months where she came in very underweight.  She is gaining weight and confidence, but this poor girl clearly had a rough patch and just needs lots of love, patience and reassurance. 


Likes: scratches, her people, napping!


Dislikes: currently afraid of crates, easily startled at this time, being alone as she prefers to be with people, unsure about climbing into cars


Personality: Very sweet, but can be stubborn and refuse to move if she doesn’t want to go


Temperament: Low energy but nervous now, though she is relaxing as she settles in.  Will let you touch or handle her anywhere, including giving her pills


Energy Level: low


Favorite activities: Being near you, sleeping.  She doesn't use toys or bones


Good with: Dogs, cats, children over 6.


Not good with: Crates currently, being outside at night, lots of commotion


Housetrained: Mostly. She has had a few accidents as she learns to tell us she needs to go out.  She sometimes asks to come inside before she is done and has had a few accidents. We are working on consistency as she adjusts to her foster home and surroundings.


Challenges: She will stop on walks if she gets spooked and needs scratches and lots of reassurance to get going.  Picky with food, which may be partially due to nausea caused by medication for Lyme's disease. She is uncertain about many things but already starting to relax in her new environment. She has yet to do stairs and seems unfamiliar to her, but we are working on that.  


Medical Issues: Current treatment for Lyme's Disease, some stiffness with arthritis 


Best home for Betsy would be one that is patient, fairly quiet. She wants to be near her people, watch tv and get “scratchies”.

Fostered in Norristown, PA. 

Application Fees, Adoption Donations and Rescue Policy: Please know that 100% of our funds are used for rescuing the dogs.

Our rescue policy requires the following:

  • Adopters must have their primary residence in one of the following states: Pennsylvania, Ohio, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and parts of North Carolina and and parts of New York.
  • We will not adopt a giant breed dog to homes where the dog will have access to highly varnished hardwood steps inside the home. Any inside steps to which the dog(s) have access, must have carpeting, securely fixed stair treads, or a non-skid surface. We encourage you to remediate potential safety issues while your application is under review, prior to the home visit.
  • Applications for giant breed dogs must be submitted by the property owner.
  • Homes with children under 6 years of age will not be approved for adoption.
  • Homes with children should have a fenced yard.
  • Pets currently in the applicant's home must have a history of appropriate veterinary care. Veterinary records will be checked.
  • All references must be checked before any visitation of the dog is permitted at the foster home.
  • All family members must be present during the home visit to the applicant's home.
  • Any dog(s) in the applicant's home must have an introductory meeting with the rescue dog being considered, before any adoption can be completed.
  • Homes with intact dogs will not be approved for adoption. Exceptions to this policy can be found on the Adoptable Dog Page.

For additional information please review our FAQs or contact:


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