Betsy – Now Adopted

Betsy is a very loving dog who likes to be fussed with lots of cuddles and attention. She is very good around children and enjoys their company. She is a gentle girl who doesn’t like rough play, but she will run around with the children and likes playing with her toys and loves footballs.

Betsy really likes her walks and has a good recall. She will walk alone or in a pack, but she can be reactive to dogs that bark at her.

She will respond to simple commands such as sit and paw and she like a pamper and groom although she isn’t keen on her face being washed but she tolerates it

Dogs Name: Betsy

Age: 7½

Can live with children: Yes

Can live with dogs: No

Can live with cats: Untested

Current location: North East

Things to be Aware of:
Betsy is shy around new people. She will cower down but with a bit of fuss she soon settles.

She is on Burns hypoallergenic food which suits her and because of a previous skin condition we would prefer her to stay on this food

Betsy is prone to dry eyes, so she has lubricant applied a few times a day. This is an over the counter purchase and we will advise

The Ideal Family:
Betsy loves the interaction and attention she gets with the children in her foster home so we would be very happy for her to go to a family environment.

Because she can be reactive to dogs that bark at her, we feel a dog free home would be best where she can receive the attention she deserves.

Other comments:
Betsy has thrived in her foster home and been wonderful around the young children. She has never jumped up or shown any aggression so we have no age restriction on any children in the home, although young children would need to be supervised.

Betsy has been spayed, is house trained and can be left for a maximum of 4 hours during the day.

She travels well so we will consider a new home up to 4 hours from her current location.

If you have any questions, please ask Claire Anderson, foster mum to Betsy

Betsy’s adoption fee is £200 and will need to be paid in full prior to her going home which will also be subject to a home check.

Adoption Information

*** 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.

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To apply, please complete the Application Form.