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English Bulldog (short coat)  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Adult  : :  Medium

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About Otis (Hoy)

  • Status: Adopted!
  • Adoption Fee: 450.00
  • Species: Dog
  • Rescue ID: D210045
  • General Color: Fawn
  • Current Size: 70.2 Pounds
  • Current Age: 2 Years 3 Months (best estimate)
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Housetrained: Yes

Note: Otis is an Olde English Bulldog (different than an English Bulldog).

Otis was surrendered with his sister, Roxie due to having prey drive with cats (did not ever hurt the cats) and being too strong for the owner.  He is potty trained and crate trained. He can be left alone in the home, but may get into things if left for long periods of time due to young age and boredom. 


Otis can be described as large and in charge!! He is 70lbs of solid muscle and very athletic! He is the definition of a goofball and comedian. 

Otis Likes: He loves humans and to be by their side 24/7. His favorite thing to do is play in the yard. He loves toys and especially likes to chase after a flirt pole. He can jump multiple feet in the air to catch and has amazing athletic ability. If you’ve ever heard of a “bull in a China shop” then you’ll understand Otis! 


Energy Level: Otis is a medium energy level dog. He gets excited to play multiple times a day as he is a teenager but does get tired easily and will be ready to lay around and watch tv. Yes, Otis really does watch tv !! He loves all toys and is happy to indoor or outdoor chase around a ball or play tug. Otis does not enjoy loud noises or commotion but is doing well with introductions to knew things! 


Good with cats, dogs, and kids (over 6)?: Otis has prey drive and will not do well with cats, small animals like rabbits, or small dogs (ex: chihuahua size ) especially if they bring out a chase scenario. Otis has never shown aggression, however, does get overly excited when seeing small animals and immediately chases them. He will need to be in a home with children 10 and older due to strength and ability to easily knock small children over without even knowing what he is doing. Otis takes a little time with dog interactions. He does well with female dogs and submissive male dogs but is unsure how to read dominant male dogs and seems fearful. He does not become aggressive but avoids them due to not knowing how to react. 


Walks well on a leash? Otis will need a harness due to his neck being larger than his head and a collar easily slipping off. He will need training on a leash due to pulling. Otis will require a fenced in yard. He needs a family that will put time in with training as he is still learning not to jump up on people, boundaries, and has no awareness of his size or strength!  


Any Medical issues? Otis has shallow hip sockets but this does not seem to be a worry of the vet, just verbalized after xrays. He will need to have his wrinkles cleaned daily as he does have deep wrinkle lines and can cause skin issues in the future. If his wrinkles are cleaned and well kept, there are no issues. 


What would be the best kind of home? Otis’ ideal home would be an active couple that has teenage children (or no children) with bulldog or large breed experience and no other small animals - dogs, cats or otherwise. He will need an owner that can handle his size and strength. He will also need an owner that is committed to training and help him become a more well rounded pup. He has the potential to be a social butterfly in public and would do well with slow introductions to public places. He has lacked socialization in the past, but seems to be very open to new adventures!! 

Otis is being fostered in Coraopolis, 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 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.

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