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Dogue de Bordeaux (short coat)  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Young  : :  Large


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About Seamus (Wilson)

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Adoption Fee: 450.00
  • Species: Dog
  • Rescue ID: D200131
  • General Color: Red
  • Current Age: 2 Years 6 Months (best estimate)
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Housetrained: Yes
  • Obedience Training Needed: Needs Training
  • Exercise Needs: Low
  • Owner Experience Needed: Breed
  • Reaction to New People: Cautious

Seamus is a sweet, goofy 2-year-old DDB boy that craves attention and always prefers to be close to his people. He is a big boy that is not aware of his size or strength and will gladly try to climb in your lap! While he has short bursts of playful energy, in general he is happy to lay at your feet.

 

Likes: Attention, Belly rubs, being with his people, exploring the yard, patrolling the fence line.  ***ADULT ONLY HOME- NO KIDS of any age

 

Dislikes: Being alone or crated. Will engage in destructive chewing.

 

Personality : Goofy & sweet with short bursts of playful energy. he is  a sensitive boy  and a bit fearful at times.  He does best with a soft, reassuring approach.

 

Note: he has had a difficult past, he cowers and often flinches at the sound of chain moving, even the sound of the chain on a martingale collar moving when his foster puts a leash on him makes him flinch his head).

 

Temperament: Takes meds with no issues, lets you handle him everywhere (no issues with nail clipping, cleaning ears or grooming) does well at the vet, is strong and will pull if he wants to get somewhere

 

Energy level: generally low energy

 

Favorite activities : being with his people  

 

Good with cats, dogs, and kids over 6?: No cats ; No male dogs; No children due to size, history of mouthiness when excited

 

Not good with : Seamus is a bit shy around men, takes longer to warm up to them, he requires slow introductions

 

Housetrained:  Yes

 

Crate trained: Will go in crate for a treat but is good at escaping. He likes to chew plastic and has been known to explore for food when left alone.  He would best be crated in a heavy duty crate when his people are not home.

 

Challenges: Seamus has a previous bite history when he was approached by someone who walked into his house.  Although he has yet to shown this in his foster home, we believe he may be protective of his home once comfortable.  Accordingly, he may not be accepting of visitors to his home. When excited and wanting to play, Seamus does jump and get mouthy. He will required continued work on basic manners (no jumping/mouthing, pulling on leash), but is very food motivated and eager to please. He is extremely strong when he pulls on leash. Seamus has a tendency to chew and swallow items that are not digestible, especially when he is alone. His adopter will need to be careful about what toys he is given, and what they leave lying around that he could decide to put in his mouth.  

 

Any Medical issues?   Seamus has been treated for Lyme disease.

 

What would be the best kind of home?   Seamus would do best in a calm home with few visitors and NO children. He needs continued training and commitment to a safe environment for him so he continues to decompress and relax. He would love to find a home where someone is home with him most of the day to reduce his separation anxiety.  He also needs a home committed to working on his manners and continued training.

Fostered in Fairborn, OH. 

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.
  • Methods or devices using pain or force on the dog to control the dog, or to deter undesirable behavior is prohibited.
  • 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: mastiffstomutts@gmail.com

Mastiffs To Mutts Rescue reserves the right to approve or deny any adoption that occurs through this organization without disclosure.  We reserve the right to make exceptions for special circumstances.  

More about Seamus (Wilson)

Good with Dogs, Not Good with Cats, Is Not Good with Kids, Requires a yard

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