This handsome chap is called Kilo but he’s also known as “Big Lug”! He was given to South East Dog Rescue due to a change in his owner’s circumstances and has been spending the pandemic in a lovely foster home in Sussex.
Kilo is looking for a forever retirement home which is adult-only and as the only pet with his own sofa please. His prospective owner(s) should have large-dog experience which will be checked through vet history. Please note Kilo’s rehoming criteria VERY carefully. The Rescue will not respond to applications which will not give Kilo everything he needs in his retirement.
Kilo is a 13 year old American Bulldog (although most people do not believe it). Despite his age, he is an active chap who loves going for daily walks. He can still pull wherever he wants to go so you will need the physicality and strength to keep up with him.
Kilo is a good boy out and about and will walk past other dogs nicely. He also will happily walk alongside other dogs if they are respectful. However, there have been occasions when other dogs growl or bully him and he will grumble back but nothing more. Therefore, an experienced large breed owner is essential to ensure that such situations can be managed appropriately. He must be the only dog in the home as he prefers his own space (and humans to himself!).
During his time in foster, Kilo has been off-lead in secure areas and quiet beaches and his recall has been solid. He gets a fair few admirers who want to come and give him a fuss (which he is happy to receive from fans of all ages). He sleeps on his own sofa in his foster home, much preferring it to a dog bed. Whilst he will share his sofa, he can be a bit stubborn when asked to get off it and, on one occasion, made a slight grumble. However, his foster carers have found that it is easier to get him off by clipping his lead and collar on when it is time to go out. Apart from a reluctance to move when really comfortable, he is a responsive boy who will listen to directions and commands.
Kilo has lived with children in the past (and has been gentle around young children outside), but he would prefer a more chilled-out home for his retirement. So an adult-only home would be best suited to him though a home where there are visiting grandchildren over 10 years would be considered. He is fine with visitors.
Kilo is fine to be left alone for a while and has not been destructive in his foster home. He is not bothered by household noises and has been described by his fosterers as “the most chilled-out dog ever”. He is fully house-trained and shows no sign of resource guarding. Kilo has recently enjoyed chilling out in sunny spots in the garden, so he would prefer a garden to enjoy the summer.
Kilo has had a few issues with his skin and ears over the years which means that they need regular cleaning and is good about having them looked after. He takes Apoquel tablets daily which can be bought online using a prescription from the vet for around £40 per month.
Kilo is just a big, gentle giant who would love a retirement home to commit to regular walks, a quiet environment and a sofa of his own. Whilst he is very easy-going, he is still a fit, strong boy, so large dog-experience and good physical strength are important. In return, he will bring you nothing but love and laughs.
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If you can offer the perfect home with all Kilo’s needs, please email South East Dog Rescue as follows:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form and explaining how you meet Kilo’s rehoming criteria.
Please mention that you saw Kilo on the Oldies Club website.