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Bulldog / Mixed (short coat)

Details about Phyllis

  • ID D240142
  • Adoption Fee: $300
  • Breed: Bulldog / Mixed (short coat)
  • Gender: Female
  • Coat Length: Short
  • Current Weight: 54.0 lb.
  • Estimated Birthdate: 11/2/2012

Phyllis's Compatibility Attributes

  • Good with Dogs: No
  • Good with Cats: No
  • Older/Considerate Children Only: Yes
  • Good with Adults: All
  • Good for Seniors/Elderly: Yes

Phyllis's Personality and Behavioral Qualities

  • Housetrained/Littertrained: Yes
  • Obedience Trained: Has Basic Training
  • Likes to Vocalize: Lots
  • Energy Level: Low
  • Cratetrained: Yes
  • Leashtrained: Yes
  • Reaction to New People: Friendly
Other Traits:
    Lap pet, Playful, Eager to Please, Gentle, Plays with Toys

*This animal is a part of our “Seniors for Seniors” program where we offer senior adopters an opportunity to adopt an eligible pet at a discounted fee.*

Hi All!  Phyllis here.  I've been with my foster mom now for about a month and we are really figuring each other out. I've worked really hard on my communication skills and now foster mom knows when I need to go potty or need something else (like pets and loves).  Sometimes she says I talk too much though, but really it's just cause I don't want her to forget about me. Sometimes she has the nerve to go in a different room without me so I have to let her know she forgot about me until I find her.  At night I don't sleep in a kennel anymore but instead I get to sleep on a big comfy pile of blankets.  I feel like the princess and the pea!

The newest and best thing that we figured out is that I like to PLAY!  Foster mom brought me home a "lamby" from the rescue and I love it.  We play fetch with it and I almost always bring it back.  I like to snuggle and chew on it.  I love it.  I get tired pretty quickly but it's fun to play as long as I have the energy. When I'm done playing I like to take naps.  I'm pretty adamant that I like to be tucked in though, and sometimes I won't go to sleep if I'm not. Are you a good "tucker"? If so, I want to meet you.

Phyllis needs a home where she can live out her days knowing she is loved and wanted for the beautiful heart that she has. 

Adopting a senior dog is like getting a vintage car – it comes with character, a few extra quirks, and might need a bit more maintenance. Expect occasional tune ups at the vet for oil changes (aka meds), and embrace the fact that those 'normal lumps and bumps' are just part of the well-earned charm package! Ruff Start will share all known health information with adopters and rec ommendations to keep your senior dog in top shape.

Phyllis is from a local impound.  If you are interested in getting to know this animal better, please fill out an adoption application. An adoption application is the best way to show your interest in an animal and is not a binding contract.

To learn more about Ruff Start’s adoption process and the care our foster animals receive, please visit our How to Adopt page.

If you'd like to donate towards this pet's care, you can donate to our Animal Care Fund. Our Animal Care Fund supports the medical and veterinary needs for all Ruff Start Rescue animals. You'll be able to enter this pet's name on the second page of the donation form.