Betty Jo

Betty Jo

From: South Carolina

Name: Betty Jo
Weight: ~60 lbs
Age: 4yo
Gender: Female
Breed: Bulldog Mix
Color(s): Tan
Height: 21″
Neck: 18″
Nose to base of tail: 31″Good with adults: Yes
Good with kids: Yes, loved the kids from infant to teenager
Good with other dogs: Most – she requires a slow introduction. She does best with calmer, submissive dogs. She’s gotten along with small dogs and puppies with supervision
Good with cats: is good with her current fosters cat. Slow intros and patience are a must.
House-trained: Yes
Crate trained: Yes
Energy level: Med-High
Can be handled/touched: Yes
Barker: Minimal
Flight Risk: No
Food aggressive: Unsure – definitely not towards humans
Walks on a leash: Yes
Rides well in a car: Yes – she LOVES car rides!
Destructive: No
Needs a home with a yard: Yes
Needs another dog: will do best as an only dog in the home as she can get a bit jealous about sharing the attention of her people.
Can live in an apartment: Prefer not, due to energyBackstory: A well-meaning family adopted Betty Jo from a local kill-shelter on impulse when she became the next dog on the list to be euthanized due to overcrowding. This family kept Betty Jo for 1.5-2 years. I took her in when they were unable to care for her anymore – the husband is older and having multiple health issues, and the couple are raising kids and multiple grandkids in the home. Without a fenced in yard for her to run and play, it had become a bit much for them to handle. Betty Jo has been great with all of their kids from infants to teenagers. She does not need to be in a home with cats or other small animals. She gets along with small dogs. She is medium-high energy. Betty Jo is an escape artist, but does not go anywhere when she escapes! She just wants to be with her people. She can climb 4-5 foot fences, but typically doesn’t unless she’s separated from her people or dog friend.

Foster Comments: Betty Jo is very loving! She has never met a stranger. She feels the need to greet every person she encounters. She enjoys car rides, and will hop right up in the car and sit herself in the passenger seat, ready to go. Betty Jo loves to chase after, and play, with toys. She hasn’t quite gotten the hang of playing fetch – she’d much prefer to take the toy and entertain herself with it!