Shelter Dog Sunday - Tyler
Every Sunday we run a special feature on a rescue dog looking for a loving home. This week the spotlight is on Tyler, a sweet American Bulldog looking for a family who can take things slow with him.
Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is the well-known backdrop of ITV's Paul O'Grady - For The Love Of Dogs but what you see on the show is only a fraction of the work that the shelter do. Battersea takes on over 9000 cats and dogs a year, including Tyler - a handsome 8 year old American Bulldog.
Just look at that sweet little face! Despite his rugged good looks, Tyler is finding life at Battersea a rather overwhelming and worrying experience so it's been difficult for him to find his feet with them. However, given time, he's started to come round more and more. For this reason, Tyler's new family need to take it slow to begin with and bear in mind that he will become more bouncy and energetic when he's feeling a bit more comfortable.
His new owners need a good understanding of his breed. American Bulldogs are working dogs - they require a high level of affection and exercise as they typically have a highly emotional personality. This means Tyler will eventually become an excellent family dog - but you must be patient with him and invest some time in his training and development.
Tyler has no problems with other dogs but would probably prefer to live alone, although he may be able to live with a feline housemate. He also might be able to live with teenagers who know how to be responsible around a dog and he can live in just about any location - be it rural or urban!
Tyler is a big boy with so much love to give - and that gorgeous bulldoggy face will make you smile every day!
If you think that lovely Tyler is the dog for you please contact Battersea on 08435 094444 or email them at [email protected] Tyler's reference number is 311904.
Battersea are running their biggest ever appeal for the new kennels they are building. To make a donation of £5 simply text DOGS to 70800.
If you want to adopt a rescue dog like Tyler, please check out our shelter directory for rescues near you!