“Hi! My name is Tyson. I am an American Bulldog, a big boy who weighs 112 pounds. I am 10 years old. I need to find a home with someone with whom I can spend the rest of my life with. I feel as though I have so much to offer a person, so much love and loyalty. Please let me tell you my story and perhaps you  will find room for me in your heart and home?

“I came to the home I am in now a little over 2 years ago. My person then was moving and she couldn’t bring me along. It was sad but she found me the most incredible woman to love me. Her and I were inseparable; she needed me and I in turn, needed her. We were so happy. My lady was in a wheelchair and she told me all of the time that I was such a good boy.  Her caregivers would come and go and they told me too, what a good boy I was. It broke my heart when she passed away. I was confused and didn’t want to eat. I just looked at her empty wheelchair hoping for her return. Her husband told me she wasn’t coming back and that he needed to find me a new home because he has to go to work all day. I know he is sad and he misses our lady too.  He hopes to find a home for me with someone I can keep company, that would be nice…I know he wants the best for me.

“There was another dog here that went to live with a family member. I was good with that dog and I’d like to believe I’d be good with another dog as long as he’s nice and friendly and doesn’t try to bite or play too rough with me. A kitty cat lives with us and I like to sniff her. She head-butts me and I’m not sure what to do about that but I’m always gentle with her. I’ve been around children and they are OK as long as they’re old enough to be kind. No dog wants to be pulled on or climbed upon, it doesn’t matter how big or well behaved we are.

“While my human is gone for the day I can manage quite a while before I need a potty break. Of course my hope is my new human won’t be gone for such long hours. I can do stairs very slowly as they make me nervous. I’m blind in one eye and need eye drops for the inflammation in it.  I heard the vet tell my human I will need to have my eye checked regularly so I don’t get something called “glaucoma”. A bit ago I had a growth removed from my bum. My human can tell you more about that but I do have some lumps and bumps that the vet said weren’t a problem. We old dogs can be a bit lumpy!

“I don’t expect a lot of exercise. My human says I’m lazy but I think I’m just smart. I’d rather lie in the sun or lie under a blanket. I do love car rides and will pull a little on a leash when we are going to go in the car. Please keep that in mind, I’m a big dog and while I would never intentionally harm a person, I could accidentally because of my size.

“When you leave the house I will bark and cry a little. But I also greet you warmly upon your return. I’m just a loving, fun, devoted fellow and I truly want to find a home that I won’t lose again.”

Tyson is posted for his owner in Tacoma, WA. For contact information please email: referrals@olddoghaven.org

This is not an ODH dog; we urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation.