Belle – Applications Closed

Belle is lively young Bulldog who has lots of energy. She is playful and enjoys her walk once you get her out of the door. She loves riding in the car and enjoys going to the beach and to the woods.
She isn’t reactive to dogs outside the home and her recall is good. Chewy toys are her favourite and she love’s human contact, enjoying strokes and kisses.

Dogs Name: Belle

Age: 2 Years

Can live with children: Yes

Can live with dogs: Yes

Can live with cats: Untested

Current location: Hampshire

Things to be Aware of:
Belle came to us with a habit of mouthing feet when someone tries to leave the house. This, we believe is due to anxiety and attention seeking. Since being in foster it has become better as her foster family use a distraction technique.

We think with continued encouragement, she will eventually stop this behaviour as it is becoming less frequent.

Belle has quite a deep tail pocket which needs cleaning daily with a mild solution of Hibiscrub, we can advise.

The Ideal Family:
Belle is living in a family with other dogs without any problems. She is an energetic girl, so we prefer children to be 5 years and over as she will have a run around

Belle loves her crate and uses this when she wants to take herself off for some peace and quiet so this will be a requirement in her new home.

An active family where she will get lots of walks would be great for her.

Other comments:
Belle really is a lovely young girl, as a typical English Bulldog, she can be wilful and stubborn, and she is very loving.

We are not overly concerned about the mouthing, it’s not aggressive but her new family will need to discourage it with continued distraction techniques.

We have a video we can show any prospective new Bully Parents which will show you what she does.

She can live with or without other dogs for company and she can be left for up to 4 hours in her crate.

Belle is spayed and house trained and can travel up to 4 hours from her current location in Hampshire

If you have any questions, please ask Paula Manley, Belles foster mum

Belle’s adoption fee is £400 and will need to be paid in full prior to her going home which will also be subject to a home check.

*** As of April 2019, Geordie Bullies Springboard introduced a small charge to apply to adopt a dog from our charity. *** IF YOU HAVE ALREADY PAID, YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO PAY AGAIN FOR 12 MONTHS***

How will it work?
We will be charging £5.00 per year for membership to apply for a bulldog with the charity, this will also cover the cost of a home check if required.
This fee will cover you for one year from the date you apply, you do not pay per application.
For example, you apply for a dog and pay your £5.00 membership, you have a home check and are not successful for that dog, so you apply again for another dog a few months after, you will not pay another £5.00 assuming your situation is the same.
Please note, there is an exception to the above. If you pay your £5.00 and move within the year and require another home check before you have been successful, there will be a further £5.00 charge to cover volunteer expenses of carrying out a new home check.
Your responsibility as an applicant
When you are applying for a dog, you MUST make sure you meet the adoption criteria and you are 100% sure you are ready to open your heart and home to a rescue dog. Please pay attention to the requirements of the dog, in particular, consider the following.
• How far the dog can travel in relation to where you live.
• The suitability of the dog should you wish to add to your pack later. Does the dog you are applying to adopt like other dogs?
• Are there any restrictions with the age of children the dog can be rehomed with? If so, how does this match your family unit?
Prior to completing an application form, you will need to pay the £5.00 fee via PayPal.
Please put the name of the dog and your name as reference. E.g. Joe Bloggs (your name) / Bella (dogs name). Please make a note of your payment reference number. PLEASE also ensure you select friends and family to avoid fees for the charity, the fees are an extra 30p if you wish to pay goods and services so £5.30 instead of £5.00
When completing the adoption application form, you will be prompted to enter your PayPal reference number and date of payment. If this is not entered, we will not process your application.
Our email address for PayPal is gbspringboard@gmail.com

To apply, please complete the application form below