Adora Bull, 3 other adults and 4 puppies were confiscated from a bad situation by animal control. The dogs were part of an unscrupulous breeding operation in Kansas City, in the line of puppy mills. They are most likely a designer breed, sometimes referred to as "Microbulls". We do not have any more information about their upbringing.
Adoption Fee: $150
Breed: Bulldog Mix
Age: 2-5 yrs
Weight: 40-45 lbs
Color: Black & Tan
Adora was diagnosed with entropions in both eyes during her exam and now needs surgery ASAP. We are hopeful someone will be willing to adopt her and provide her with this much needed surgery. We work off of limited funds, trying to save as many dogs as we can. If not, she will go through surgery shortly. We will update her bio as needed.
The average cost for entropion surgery, depending on the vet, is about $500.00. Even if you can’t adopt this sweetheart, you can still help by donating for her care.
Exotic Bully breeds such as Microbulls are often a combination of several Bulldog type dogs. The breeding program might include English Bulldog, French Bulldog, Boston Terriers and/or APBT's. There is most likely quite a bit of inbreeding involved in the process of developing those novel breeds. As a result, certain health issues associated with Bulldog types might be present.
Please take the time to research common health conditions in Bulldogs before applying for Adora. It is possible she could develop other potential Bulldog related health issues in the future.
Adora is most likely predominately English Bulldog. She has the body type and size of an AB. The main difference is that someone, sadly, cropped her ears to give her more of an American Bully appearance.
Adora is re-adapting to shelter life after being in a home for a few weeks. She's a positive dog, with an optimistic spirit, so taking her ordeal in stride. She's doing well and not causing any trouble in her kennel at the shelter. That said, we have learned that she's not very fond of small crates when home alone but needs structure while she learns to become a well behaved companion. She will do better if provided with a large and very sturdy crate and we have recommendations for the kind of crate that would work for her.
Fun-loving. Friendly and protective. Very easy-going but active and playful. Like all Bulldog type dogs, Adora is lively but her agility is limited.
The reason Adora is being returned is because she chews on stuff in the house and is not perfectly housebroken. Coming from a puppy-mill situation, Adora is obviously in need of leadership, training and structure. Her new owner wasn't prepared to deal with a dog with those normal issues considering her background. This is not Adora's fault. She needs a patient owner willing to work with her and teach her how to become a well-behaved family companion. She wants to learn.
Behavior with people:
Friendly but a little protective. Her disposition is in-line with a typical English Bulldog. She's actually doing very well socially considering she might not have had the best upbringing. She likes people but will protect her family with all her little heart if she senses a danger.
She is loving and playful. Medium to low energy level. Please note that encephalitic breeds are sensitive to heat and exercise should be limited.
Behavior with children:
Behavior with other dogs:
Adora likes being the boss and therefore won't be placed in a home with another female dog. She lived with a male bully breed for a few weeks and ran the show. She doesn't like sharing her toys but doesn't hesitate to steal other's. This is one of the reasons the new owner returned her. She expected a harmonious relationship between the dogs from the get-go. Not one she would have to work on and closely monitor.
Behavior with other animals:
Very little training. She was used as a breeding machine in her previous home and we dont think anyone took the time to teach her much. She's a work in progress but full of potential.
She is ADORA BULL! Friendly and easy to handle. She needs to learn all about the good life but is ready to give you her heart. She just needs a chance with someone who will understand her and provide her with the care she needs.
Missouri Pit Bull Rescue makes no express or implied warranty, representation or promise to the age, health, breed, habits, disposition, behaviors, obedience, or safety of the dogs in our program. Our assessments are subjective and based on information we receive when selecting the dogs for our program, as well as observations and reports from our volunteers and caretakers. Adopters understand that no one can predict how a dog will react under all circumstances and situations.