Paddy the Bulldog
Paddy is a very special and lucky boy, definitely not Paddy the Baddy as was portrayed by his previous owners. Pads was previously living with his doggy brother (littermate) in a one bedroomed flat in quite an unsettled and chaotic household. After an incident in the home, the residents called the police and asked for them to come and ‘deal with him’ as they did not want to pay the £170 they had been quoted at the vets to put him to sleep. They alleged there was an incident over food which resulted in him being hit by the owner, and then him biting him back in retaliation. Lucky the police dog section had him signed over, and in turn he arrived with Little Legs. We absolutely could not see him die at a young age due to failure of his owner to handle him correctly.
Paddy is a BIG boy. He is nine months old and already tipping the scales at 35kg with more growing to do. Despite this and his obvious lack of training or socialisation, he has been a delight in foster. From the minute he hopped out of the police van he has been nothing but cuddles and kisses, but can be clumsy like most bulldogs. He has been groomed, seen the vet, had drops put in his ears and let me handle him with absolutely no issues. He likes his food but has shown no guarding tendencies, but he has only been tentatively mixed with our other dogs to make sure he is fully settled and relaxed before adding other variables into the mix based on his history. He sleeps in a covered crate and goes in with no reluctance, he knows his new name already and bounds over for a fuss. Paddy is typical of his breed and would love a home with a bulldog savvy owner. Due to the circumstances of his arrival and his size and weight, he needs a home with no children or visiting children just to be safe. Please don’t bend the truth, Paddy deserves to be set up for success.
We believe there may be other bull breed mixed in with Paddy – possibly XL bully or American bulldog due to his large size and head shape. He needs a confident and physically able handler who will put in the work to teach him how to behave. We have restarted Paddy’s vaccinations and a second will be due in two weeks by your own vet. Paddy is so eager to please, he adores people and just wants to sit on your knee and be told he is a very good boy.
We are currently very busy and rescue spaces are extremely limited – PLEASE DO NOT APPLY IF YOU HAVE HOLIDAYS BOOKED OR ARE NOT IN A POSITION TO FINALISE THE ADOPTION IN GOOD TIME – we have a huge waiting list which we are constantly juggling as we hate turning away dogs in need. Please tell us about and breed experience on your application form.
PADDY WILL ONLY LEAVE WHEN HIS ABSOLUTE PERFECT HOME IS AVAILABLE – PLEASE DO NOT BE OFFENDED IF WE DO NOT FEEL YOU ARE A GOOD FIT. WE WANT HIM TO THRIVE AND CONTINUE TO SUCCEED AND FOR HIM AND HIS NEW FAMILY TO BE SAFE AND HAPPY. We may insist on a number of walks/meetings to ensure that he is a good match for his new owner.
Age – 9 months
Size – very large, 35kg and more growing to do
Location – in foster in Southport, Merseyside
Colour – black and white merle
Microchip number and company – Paddy is chipped and we will facilitate moving the registration over on a successful adoption.
Known medical conditions – Paddy has a mild ear infection and skin fold infection on his face which is currently being treated. He arrived with worms but been treated for these.
Known behavioural concerns – please see above – an alleged biting incident in the home, this was not witnessed however and the injury not seen. We have seen no aggression whilst in our care.
Neutered – Paddy is being castrated with us, we would have ideally waited a few more months but after a discussion with the vet we feel this is appropriate given his background and the fact he is physically ready to be done
Live with other dogs – yes, he has previously lived with another bulldog and met other Little Legs dogs on walks and been good
Good with cats – Not tested
Good with kids – a child free home and no visiting children please
Travelling in the car – good in the boot, he does need lifting up and is a big boy
Housetrained – Paddy is mainly clean in his crate and doing well with house training, but may relapse with a change of circumstances
Lead walking – good, on a slip lead currently and very excited to go out, he will only require short, frequent walks due to his size and breathing. He can pull a little but it soon settles.
Recall – too soon to be tested
Crate trained – yes, we are working on his crate training and he’s doing well
Current diet – twice a day. Paddy’s face was a little pink and sore, so he is now on a hypoallergenic food and eating well, his redness has subsided considerably
A video home check and a non refundable £500 adoption donation will apply – this goes back into our vet fund account
Apply to adopt Paddy using our adoption form here