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Mastiff (short coat)  : :  Male (neutered)  : :  Young  : :  Large


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About Hooch

  • Status: Available for Adoption (adoption info)
  • Adoption Fee: 450.00
  • Species: Dog
  • Rescue ID: D220009
  • General Color: Fawn
  • Current Size: 105 Pounds
  • Current Age: 1 Year 7 Months (best estimate)
  • Microchipped: Yes
  • Housetrained: Yes

Hooch is a lovable ‘by your side’ kind of guy that wants to be the center of your world. He is a stunning Bullmastiff - with those pouty lips, beautiful eyes, and kid-like gestures he’ll work his way right into your heart. Hooch just doesn’t understand the concept of personal space, so don’t be surprised if he plops his 105lb butt on your lap or gives you a big slobbery kiss when you’re least expecting it!  He love his toys and is very food motivated.

Likes: Hooch loves attention from his humans. He likes to sit by your feet all day, whether you’re working at your desk or watching TV, he’ll be right there with you. Hooch is a water baby, whether it’s hanging out in the pool, playing with the hose, or trying to get in the shower - he’s game if there’s water involved.  He also loves his toys and will frequently drop them on your lap, complete with some juicy slober. Oh, did I mention he likes to jump on the trampoline?

Dislikes: He doesn’t like to share the spotlight with other male dogs - he prefers to be your one and only!

Personality: Hooch is very goofy and fun-loving. He's always inquisitive and full of spunk. He can also be very cuddly and touchy.

Temperament: Very protective of his family, but open to meeting new people. Generally very lovey, but he can get bossy or try to dominate other dogs.

Energy level: Hooch has spurts of energy when he wants you to play, then other times he is very chill and lazy.

Favorite activities: Walks, car rides, playing with toys, and he loves swimming.

Good with cats, dogs, and kids (over 6)?: Hooch is good with other female dogs but probably not cats.  He loves kids, but smaller children might not be best only because he doesn’t realize how big he really is.

Not good with: (Cats? Dogs? Strangers? Men? Kids?) Hooch is alert and inquisitive with strangers. He's never been around cats. He does NOT do well with other male dogs - he wants to be the Alpha. He loves, loves, loves ALL people - men, women and children. Just give him some attention and he’s your boy!

Housetrained: YES! No accidents, but don’t feed him popcorn, it give him the poopies. :(

Crate trained: Yes. If you say “crate” he’ll walk right in and waits for his treats.

Requires a fenced yard (physical fence and/or invisible fence)? Yes

Walks well on a leash? He does well on a leash when there are no distractions. However, he can pull very hard when he sees people or other dogs and can become hyper-focused and needs to be re-directed.  He would benefit from leash training with a strong handler.

Challenges: Hooch likes to chew when bored - napkins, kleenex, cardboard, and occasionally a window sill.

Any Medical issues? None

What would be the best kind of home? Hooch would do well with an opposite-sexed, laid back dog, or as an only dog. He also needs a fence so he can get some of that young boy energy out.

HOOCH IS LOCATED IN MOUNT CARMEL, PA.


Puppy Adoption Policy:

To ensure proper house training and socialization, puppies will only be adopted to homes where an adult will not be away more than an hour per day, per month of age of the puppy, up to 6 months.

Certain large-breed dogs should not be sterilized prior to 12 - 18 months of age. If you adopt an intact puppy, you will sign an adoption contract agreeing to have the dog sterilized at your expense at the time your veterinarian recommends. Proof of sterilization must be provided to Mastiffs To Mutts Rescue as soon as the procedure is completed. If the puppy is not sterilized as required, Mastiffs To Mutts Rescue reserves the right to claim legal ownership of the dog.

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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