Marigold has come out of her shell in her ABR foster home! We can't even believe she's the same shy girl who arrived months ago when we see her eagerly making new friends at our events and sitting on the patio at happy hour with foster mom. And lucky for Marigold, she's a tiny gal who can perch herself in a human chair and join right along with the fun, if you want. This is actually pretty on brand for something she'd do, given one of our favorite things about her is what a certfied, bulldog weirdo she is. Goldie has the most epic resting bully face that she takes full advantage of to let you know when she is displeased with the amount of attention she is receiving or sad that you won't share your tacos. It's pretty hard not to laugh at her and (obviously) give in to whatever she wants. Marigold has a very special rubber squeaky chicken that she loves more than anyone or anything in the world. So her adoption fee includes adoption of squeaky chicken, too. She also has a hilarious habit of bringing foster mom interesting things she finds around the house, and seems to always want to have something in her mouth. Goldie doesn't destroy any of these items, she just wants to show you this fascinating tupperware she just found in the kitchen cabinet. Marigold does well with other dogs both in and out of the home, but prefers not to share her treasures. If she does go to a forever family with another dog, she'll be more interested in snuggle time than play time. And a dog friend absolutely has to be willing to share their humans with Marigold since she's pretty big on cuddling.
Marigold is an Olde English Bulldogge, but she's significantly smaller than what the breed typically is, which means she's PERFECT for travelling with you, getting out and about, and snuggling on the couch. She's currently living in an apartment setting, and we think she'd do well in just about any type of home, given how well-behaved she is on the leash and how calm she is with shared walls. But like any bulldog, she's totally on board for having her own yard to sun herself in, too. Marigold was not treated nicely by young children in a former life, so we think she'd be most comfortable with kids 10+ in her home. We know she could adapt well to any size human who loves her 24/7, but are concerned that the young friends a kiddo might bring over could scare her.
Marigold is available for adoption to qualified adopters in the contiguous 48 states. ABR would prefer approved applicants to come to TX to meet their match, with their family and dog(s), but we recognized this isn’t always possible. In such cases, approved adopters should be willing to participate in video interviews with the entire family to meet their match virtually. Adopters must also provide a transportation plan for their new family member that will require approval from the ABR Board. This needs to be paid for by the adopter, in addition to the dog’s adoption fee. Adopters need to also be prepared arrange safe transport back to the Austin area, should adoption not work out. Please be prepared to provide vet and personal references in your application for us to contact when considering your family.