Date of Birth 2017-02-01
Breed Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Adoption Fee $205+tax
It’s been almost a year since Bunny joined AJL so let us fill you in on how awesome she has been doing! Bunny wrapped up a board & training program with one of the best, The Texas Dogfather. Once we were able to overcome her greatest medical hurdles (hip surgery, ear canal removal, and heartworm treatment - phew!), she needed to work on her social skills with the proper guidance. Bunny has done great and is back at the foster’s house. But, because of the ear surgery, we have come to learn that changes in temperatures and environmental pressure can cause some sensitivities to that side of her head. Because of this, Bunny is looking to be a single gal in a home. She is absolutely wonderful with people, but because other dogs won’t understand these changes in barometric pressures and her occasional sensitivities, we are recommending a home without other dogs. We know one is out there just waiting to for a sweet girl like Bunny! She is looking for a FOSTER or even better, an ADOPTER!! Here’s her story: Bunny was found on a freezing January 2019 day, emaciated and missing a large portion of her face. Her skull and teeth were exposed, her injury was so severe we expected she would wouldn't make it. Her wounds were typical of those sustained in a dog fight, and we feared she’d been used as a bait dog. The vet had not seen anything quite like it and estimated she’d been in this condition for 3-4 days. She was truly a survivor! Eventually her body was strong enough that we could begin the different surgeries she’d need to heal her face and ear canal, as well has her broken hip. Her severed ear canal was removed and sealed off, and while she cannot hear out of that side anymore, she still has that cute floppy ear! As for her broken hip, which caused her to limp and hop around, earning her the name “Bunny”🐰, was corrected with a procedure called an FHO. She’s was also heart worm positive, but has received treatment already! Given her rough life, it’s shocking how sweet she is with people. She loves to give kisses! 💋And she’ll occasionally try to climb up into your lap! We’re currently working on her manners, teaching her not jump or climb on people. Having been malnourished for so long, she’s very food-motivated, so she’ll do anything for a treat! Now that Bunny is feeling better and healed, she zooms around at full speed! She loves to run around the back yard, bark at the sky and lay in the shade under a tree. She will do best in a home that is active and gives her plenty of opportunity to explore and play! Using clues about Bunny’s age, temperament and injuries, we have a pretty good idea of her history. Because she’s so loving and good with people, she was probably somebody’s beloved family pet. Then she was either lost or stolen and her new owners overbred her. During this time, she outlived her usefulness and was likely sacrificed as a bait dog. After she sustained her horrific injuries, she was cast out in the streets to die. Amazingly, Bunny’s will to live persevered and she was able to hang on long enough for us to find her and nurse her back to health. Her sacrifice did not go in vain and now she has a fabulous life and all that unpleasantness is behind her. Bunny is looking for her forever home where people can play with her, take her running and treat her like the princess she is! 💓
If you are interested in meeting this animal, you must apply to adopt below. Once we review the application, one of our foster coordinators will reach out to you.