Duke – Now Adopted!

Duke is a very loving boy who has flourished living with his foster family. He is very good on the lead and gets excited when he knows he is going out on a walk which he enjoys very much. When he sees dogs outside, he wants to go and say hello and have a sniff. 

He has been off his lead and his recall is a bit hit & miss, often he will come back but like most Bulldogs, he does have a stubborn side. 

Duke doesn’t really like rough play, preferring his toys and balls, especially footballs to play with. In the words of his foster dad “Duke is very laid back with a loving personality, he likes to be fussed and cuddled, Duke honestly is a beautiful dog”

Dogs Name: Duke

Age: 7 years

Can live with children: Yes 

Can live with dogs: No

Can live with cats: Untested

Current location: Midlands

Things to be Aware of:
Whilst in foster, his foster family have tried to introduce other dogs into the home but Duke hasn’t liked it and so he will need to go to a dog free home where no other dogs will come to stay.

If left alone with access to children’s toys, he will chew them 

The Ideal Family:
We will be looking for an active family for Duke as he is a fit boy who needs 2 good walks a day. He is excellent around the children in foster and visiting children, but because of his size, children aged 3 years and over would be our preference. 

Duke has previously spent a lot of time without a lot of human contact so the ideal family will have someone around for company, so he won’t be left for long periods.

Other comments:
Duke’s previous life was as a stud dog in kennels but with the help of his foster family he has made excellent progress to become a beloved family pet. He has been neutered whilst in foster from which he has made a full recovery.
Duke can be left for up to 4 hours and he is very relaxed in the car so we will consider a new home up to 4 hours from his current location.

If you have any questions, please ask Ian Rudkin, Duke’s foster dad

Duke’s adoption fee is £200 and will need to be paid in full prior to him 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