Atlanta Journal-Constitution – Pet of the Week
|Age:||1 year old|
|Shelter Location:||Atlanta Humane Society: Howell Mill Campus|
|Breed:||English Bulldog Mix|
St. Louise, a 1-year-old spayed English bulldog mix, is an affectionate, exuberant dog who needs an active family. English bulldogs are typically tolerant with children, but this energetic girl is strong and will probably be too boisterous for a family with children under 10. St. Louise will need training, exercise, and mental stimulation to be her best. English bulldogs are typically laid-back and kind of lazy, but this girl has moxie, as far as we can tell, and she will benefit from a house with a fenced yard (no apartment living for her). In cooler weather, she will need more exercise. In warmer weather, short daily walks in cool, non-humid weather are a good idea to keep her fit. Bulldogs tend to have several genetic health issues as a breed; please do some research before coming to visit this happy girl. The breed can overheat very quickly, so they cannot be left outside or exercised in warm or humid weather. St. Louise needs to live in a home with air conditioning, with a family who is familiar with the breed and its (sometimes costly) veterinary needs. We do not know much about St. Louise (including whether or not she’s lived with kids), so bring all humans and any existing dogs to meet her. Children in the home can help with daily care, but should not be expected to take full care of any pet without adult supervision. St. Louise is up-to-date on her vaccinations and has been microchipped and dewormed. She will be available at 2:00 pm Sunday at the Atlanta Humane Society, 981 Howell Mill Rd. NW. Sealed bids will be accepted starting at 11 am. Please note that the highest bidder must meet adoption qualifications. Look at all our available pets at www.atlantahumane.org.
Photo: Justin Mirant