Sophie is a 50 pound American bulldog. This very smart girl was adopted from a shelter as a puppy and trained to become a service dog. The belief is she is about 9 years old. She has taken obedience training and training to help her owner who has epilepsy. At this point in her life, she is ready to retire from her service and just enjoy being a companion dog. Her owner is very sad to have to give her up but knows it is in her best interest to do so.

Sophie has lived with another dog in the past. We are told she is socially appropriate with new dogs she meets. She is excellent with kind children but not so much with cats.

Currently Sophie is spending her days alone and while she is a very good girl for it, her owner recognizes she is lonely. She manages quite awhile between potty breaks and we are told she barks only to alert her owner or sometimes when she’s excited (who can blame her for that?!).

As a well trained dog, she is good on leash and appreciates long daily walks. Sophie’s eye sight is not as sharp as it once was. Her adopter should be prepared to give her time to learn her new surroundings and keep her safe if need be around stairs and open areas she is not familiar with. Dogs can be incredible in adapting! From the sounds of it Sophie could certainly adapt if given time.

Sophie’s owner has kept up with her vet care and this should be continued with her adopter.
Being part bulldog, her eyes may need special care as well.  Sophie has so much love to give! Her person describes her as “a sweetheart who is a caretaker”.

Sophie is located in Tacoma, WA. For contact information please email: referrals@olddoghaven.org

This is a courtesy post. Sophie is not an Old Dog Haven dog. Old Dog Haven has not assessed this dog for medical issues and will not be responsible for medical care after adoption. We urge prospective adopters to do their own evaluation.  

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