Meet Banky

Banky, who is 9 years old, is being surrendered by his family because they have a 9-month old child and they are not comfortable with Banky's interaction with the child. However, Banky is a good dog. He is not aggressive toward humans and has never bitten or attempted to bite anyone. Not uncommon to the breed, Banky has a very stubborn personality and does not easily back down when he is told to do something against his wishes. He will show his teeth, bark and look viscous to get you to back off. Even then, he won't bite but will do anything he can to get you off his case. He will often go under a table to desk to "escape" his family. For most of his life, his family let him have his way, so he's learned that this is appropriate behavior. Now, thought, with an infant in the house, this behavior is not working out as the child, who is starting to move around on his own, cannot recognize Banky's "warning" signs.

Banky gets overly excited when company comes. If he is allowed to meet the guest he will want to be petted and will immediately bark when the guest stops petting him. He never tries to bite anyone but will bark like a madman until he is given attention. If he is not allowed to meet the guest then he will bark until he is allowed to get his way. Outside the home, he is somewhat timid toward people.

When his family found out they were pregnant, they tried to enforce more stringent rules with him in the hope that we could get him to listen and he has definitely improved. Since the baby was born, Banky has never shown aggression towards him. He did, however, want to lick his hands and feet constantly. Mom and Dad were hoping for the best. Now that the baby can crawl, Banky not only has become more interested in him, but he also has on several occasions growled and shown his teeth to him to let the baby know that he was in "Banky's space".

As for specifics on Banky - he is a strong, healthy dog. He weighss about 75 pounds. His shots are up-to-date and his only health issues are allergies. He is generally fine with other dogs, especially ones that do not try to dominate him.

Banky's adoption will be limited to the New Jersey, Southeastern PA, Delaware and Maryland area. For information about Banky, our adoption process, or ANY of our adoptable dogs, please visit us at the HeaventSent Bulldog Rescue Official Website.
For an application, please visit our Bulldog Adoption Online Application.

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