Bouviers Available for Adoption

Thank you for your interest in adopting a Bouvier des Flandres. The Bouviers we offer for adoption have been screened by those knowledgeable in the breed and we feel they are very desirable dogs. We hope to provide them with excellent homes. For each Bouvier adopted, we ask payment for actual expenses incurred or a minimum of $300.00. To be considered as an adopter, please fill out an application.

Ray (adoption pending)

Ray

Georgia

Male

2 years

No

Yes

Marcia

ADOPTION PENDING. Ray and his brother Bacca-- two very handsome fawn Bouviers came into rescue because they were in a home with too many dogs and the boys were not getting along very well! Since they have come into rescue they have made progress, and have come a long way! Ray is ready to take the next step into his "forever" home; brother Bacca is still a work in progress, so he is not ready for adoption yet. Ray is not quite two years old and weighs around 75 pounds--he could gain another 10-15 pounds--he is trim because he is very active and since he is a youngster adequate exercise is a must!!! As with many rescues Ray will need a quiet home, with someone that is very patient and loving. He seems a little more comfortable with women, but warms up to men if they are soft spoken and do not make fast erratic movements. It would be best for Ray to be in a home with adults only, or children over the age of 14; he may also fit into a home with a female Bouv that is not too aggressive or alpha. Ray has recently been to the groomers and was shaved down. He is crate-trained; although he didn't like it too much at first, with positive reinforcement and treats in the crate, he has adjusted quite nicely and it serves as his safe-haven, so a crate is a MUST in his new home. Ray is house-broken but sometimes it takes a new dog a bit to learn the house-rules and schedules, so attention to developing a schedule for Ray will be important. Ray is neutered and up-to-date on his veterinary care. He walks nicely on a lead and will enjoy spending time with his new owner--he is a leaner on his person when he feels comfortable!. A secure, fenced in yard is a must. Please submit an on-line application at www.abrl.org prior to contacting gacoord@abrl.org with any questions.

Bentley (adoption pending)

Bentley

Omaha, NE

Male

4 years

No

Yes

Howard

ADOPTION PENDING. Bentley is a 4 year old male fawn Bouvier with natural ears and docked tail. His family is relinquishing him due to a move that will not allow them to take Bentley with them. They also report that although Bentley is a treasured part of their family, and has been loving toward their baby, Bentley, as with many Bouviers, has a very strong prey drive toward small animals. Bentley has not been well-socialized to other dogs, other than to the owners' female Wheaten Terrier. In the past, he has gotten into a scuffle with another dog. He likes to chase cars and his owners report that it's hard to control him on leash because of this behavior. Bentley is reportedly a very affectionate and social dog with people, including strangers. He enjoys being pet and giving kisses, especially with a wet beard. He is gentle at taking treats and, when excited, likes to carry something in his mouth, oftentimes shoes, although he doesn't chew nor destroy them. Bentley enjoys lounging on the couch or his dog bed, and keeping a close eye on his family. He is house trained and crate trained and has, throughout his life, been regularly kenneled during the night and while his people are at work, as he has been known to counter surf. Bentley will require a home that will be dedicated to training him and working with him on his leash skills and reactivity. Bentley will require a yard with a very secure physical fence; no electric/invisible fences, please. Caution should be taken with other dogs, and while he previously lived in a home with a small child, care should be taken with Bentley around small children due to his strong prey drive and herding instinct. To be considered as an adopter, please fill out an application online. For more information, contact Howard.

Holly

Holly

Alabama

Female

5 years

No

Yes

Deborah

This photo of a beautiful purebred Bouvier des Flandres is of Holly. Holly is a five-year-old, spayed female, docked with natural ears. She is being fostered in Cleburne County, AL, very close to Atlanta, Georgia. Holly is a wonderful loving girl, excellent on a leash and VERY obedient. She is fabulous with kids and people, a natural social butterfly. Holly is very intelligent and wants badly to please, so if placed in a loving home, she will blossom. She is a joy without any demonstrated problems in the house whatsoever, other than a love affair with a recliner. She would make a terrific bed buddy. Holly does have a very high prey drive, which has led to the demise of a number of small animals out-of-doors in the yard, so she needs a secure, high, fenced yard as she is also athletic. Combined with her reported resource guarding, (She has been tied out in the back yard for over two years and so values her time with her person, she has, Bouv-like looked for a job of her own - territorial ownership, chasing both cars and dispatching intruding animals being the result.) Holly's prey drive does extend to other dogs in the home, and she needs to be in an only dog home. While she has not shown this behavior in her foster home, due to her history it would be better to be safe than sorry. In her surrendering home, Holly has bitten a small housemate dog to the point of extensive hospitalization required to save his life, so her only-dog status is a non-negotiable requirement for adoption, as is a securely fenced yard. Holly is terrific with people: Loves attention and has a wonderful demeanor, but she has not been well socialized with other dogs or areas outside the home since she comes from a single-owner home who has a long, demanding and erratic work schedule. Because of being tied away in the back yard, Holly should really belong to someone who could spend a good deal of time with her to make up for her loneliness and physical isolation and would be home to enjoy and love her. She is beautiful too, which never hurts. To be considered as an adopter, please fill out an application online. For more information, contact Deborah.