Adoptable Dog Of The Week – Maude

Amy Tokic
by Amy Tokic

Meet Maude, our Adoptable Dog of the Week. Maude is an adult female English Bulldog from Decatur, Illinois. She’s already spayed, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, and good with dogs.

Maude’s Story:

My name is Maude. I am a 7-year-old girl that recently found myself in foster care. I had been part of a family my whole life and they loved me, but my family was no longer able to take care of me.

I am a laid back girl and have handled the transition into my foster home and family really well. I was a little unsure of things at first, but I already love it! These people treat me great and have done a lot to help me feel better. I am very happy and content.

Let me tell you a little about my fabulous personality. I am a HUGE cuddler. I love spending time with my foster family so much! I like to be RIGHT on TOP of you. Hope you don’t mind. I have a 10 month old skin foster brother that I absolutely adore. I follow him around and I even supervise bath time. He’s my buddy and we make a great pair.

I am housebroken and don’t use a crate, but I probably would be okay if I had to be in one. My foster parents say I don’t need it though because I’m so well-behaved. I hardly every bark – only when my foster brother gets me going by barking at things outside. It’s rare that I make noise though.

I am also great with my bulldog foster brother and sister 99 percent of the time. My foster parents introduced us slowly and continue to take it at MY pace. Slow and gradual introductions seem to be good for me. Once in a great while, I get just slightly grumpy with my bulldog foster siblings for no apparent reason, but I’m not mean… I just growl a little. My foster parents say I’m easy to read, whatever that means… so they can intervene right away by separating me for a timeout. Like I said though – my foster parents are taking it slow with me, which I appreciate. I lived with a boxer in my former home and supposedly did great with him. My former owners also said I was fine with other dogs coming into my home,so my foster parents think I’m just a little confused right now – rightfully so, if I do say so myself! I think I’ll be fine with love and patience and slow introductions.

I’m a little chubby, I’ll admit it. I didn’t get much (any) exercise in my previous home, so I kind of packed on the pounds. I am about 80 lbs of pure beauty if you ask me. But I’ll admit I could stand to lose a few… like 10-15 lbs. Based on my size, my foster parents assumed I would be a maniac for food, but I’m not! I eat what’s in my bowl, but I don’t beg at mealtime or anything. I am on a strict ration now and I’m also getting a good amount of exercise (short walks, time in the yard, etc.). My foster parents are convinced I’m already dropping some weight. It’s going to help make me feel so much better! I can’t wait to be a trim 65-70 lbs. I’m a big girl – big boned and long/tall, so I’ll never be a small bully girl. Big and beautiful – that’s me!

All in all, I am on the right track. I love it here, but I can’t wait to have a family to call my own once again. Please consider adding me to your family. I will love you more than you ever knew possible. I am such a sweet girl and my foster family says the family to adopt me will be SUPER lucky.

To learn more about Maude or to fill out an adoption application, please visit IL English Bulldog Rescue.

Amy Tokic
Amy Tokic

Amy Tokic, Editor of, is a passionate animal lover and proud pet parent of Oscar, a Shih Tzu/Chihuahua cross, and Zed, a Japanese Chin. Her love of animals began in kindergarten, when she brought her stuffed dog Snoopy into class with her every day. Now, she writes about her adventures in pet ownership and tirelessly researches products, news and health related issues she can share with other animal enthusiasts. In her free time, Amy loves perusing used book and record stores, obsessing over the latest pet products available and chasing squirrels with wild abandon (a habit attributed to spending too much time with her pooches).

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