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Tonka American Bulldog Benton Harbor, MI

  • Adult
  • Male
  • Large
  • Bicolor, White / Cream, Red / Chestnut / Orange

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Characteristics
Affectionate, Brave, Couch, Curious, Friendly, Funny, Gentle, Loves, Loyal, Playful, Quiet, Smart
Coat length
Short
House-trained
Yes
Health
Vaccinations up to date, spayed / neutered.
Good in a home with
Other dogs, cats, children.
Adoption fee
$600.00

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Meet Tonka

Meet Tonka

Tonka is a 5yo neutered male American bulldog, weighing 65-70lbs.  The shelter estimates his date of birth to have been June 2019.
Through no fault of his own he found himself at the local shelter on the euthanasia list.
Thankfully our foster stepped up and said NO WAY!! This handsome boy is going home through the front doors and not out in a body bag!
Tonka is up to date on all shots and is heartworm negative. He is on monthly heartworm prevention along with flea and tick prevention. Tonka must have had a family at some point because he has great manners. He is house trained and crate trained. Though he is not a huge fan of the crate, he will go in it for some yummy goodies!  
He is not destructive or a digger.
Tonka loves to be on the go and loves car rides. He sleeps in his crate at night, even with the door open.
He is dog friendly to both male and female dogs. We are not certain about cats. His foster has a cat and he seems to ignore her but he is not confronted with her continuously. Based on his behavior and overall personality, we believe he would do fine in a home with a dog-savvy cat.
He is not a hiker or runner and needs someone who doesn’t leave him outside as due to his “smooshy” face the extreme heat or extreme cold could affect his breathing and become dangerous for him.
He is a medium activity level, not hyper and not a couch potato but somewhere in the middle. He enjoys adventures and outings and loves playtime, but he’s also perfectly happy to spend time cuddling with you while you binge watch Netflix.
He is not yet off leash trained but knows heel for leash walking, sit, come, and off for not jumping on his humans. Tonka is very focused on his humans and wants to be wherever you are.
He is adult and child friendly and overall is more of a laid back kinda guy!  He is super sweet and very cuddly.  It was hard to even get pictures of him because he kept sitting beside me smiling and grinning from ear to ear!  He will bark if he needs to go out and potty and he will bark if he thinks you are late or taking too long to fix his dinner, other than that, he’s more of the strong silent type.
His best family could be with a doggie buddy or by himself.
He would do well with a couple, single person, or family as long as they include him in their daily life and play and cuddle with him.  
Tonka has this really cute habit, when you talk to him or sing to him he wags his little nubby and turns his head sideways to watch you.
Whoever left him at the shelter, left a big sweet baby!  We are so happy we could save his life. Now we want nothing more than for Tonka to find his forever family. Could that be you?

Tonka is currently being fostered in Texas but available to transport to approved adopter in the Midwest, Northeast and Canada.

Adoption fee includes vaccinations, Spay/Neuter, microchip, deworming, heartworm test, transport and vet/documentation requirements in preparation for transport.

You can find my form "AJC Rescue & Transport Adoption Application" at: https://form.jotform.com/230167351175149

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  • American Bulldog
  • Adult
  • Male