Ottoman came to ABR all the way from China, where he was saved by a compassionate Chinese citizen who purchased him from a breeder in order to save him from being slaughtered and used for meat. Otto has lived all of his 5 years, up until now, confined to small spaces with minimal positive human interaction. He is somewhat fearful of men, and is terrified of his food being taken away, so this poor boy has definitely been through some trauma. Otto is looking for a home with a patient family who can help him change his worldview. He needs someone willing to earn his trust before pushing him too fast into new experiences. Otto shows signs of wanting to be loved and pet, but tenses up during as if he's preparing for some sort of pain to come along with human touch. For this reason, we'd prefer he not go to a home with kids, at this time. Otto is also not used to a leash and harness. We'd love to see him in a home with a yard so he can learn potty training at leash walking at his own pace, rather than having to tackle both at once. Lastly, Otto has lived in environments with other dogs before, but he's not going to be ready to be a playmate, quite yet. If other dogs are in the mix, feeding and play will need to be separate, so that Otto does not feel threatened or unsafe, while this special guy works on understanding that he will never need to worry about where his next meal is coming from ever again. Seeing Ottoman change and thrive in a home will truly be a magical, unforgettable experience in rescuing a bulldog in desperate need of love and stability, and helping him learn to enjoy life.