A Bulldog named Wilbur has been adopted at Best Friends Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah...



Breed: Bulldog (short coat)
Primary Breed: Bulldog
Age: Young
Size: Medium
Color: Blue/Silver/Salt & Pepper
Sex: Male

Special Criteria What does this mean?
Available for sleepover

Because he's just over 30 pounds, Wilbur's caregivers affectionately call him a 'pocket pit.' His body is very small and compact, and the breeding that contributed to his size caused some health problems. His back legs are malformed, requiring surgery and physical therapy here at the Sanctuary. It's also possible that he'll have some issues down the road with his front legs because of the way he is built.

But Wilbur's physical limitations don't seem to faze him in the least. He loves to romp and play with dogs of all sizes, he has lived with cats successfully before, and he is great with people big and small. He loves long car rides, and is a great dog to take just about anywhere (as long as it doesn't involve a ton of hiking or walking long distances). Wilbur is an amazing ambassador for pit-bull-terrier-type dogs. He's mellow and wonderful with every creature he meets and is a real joy to have around.

Born in 2016, he still acts like a puppy and gets into things. He can also be a little 'chewy' and mouthy sometimes. But Wilbur is easily redirected with lots of fun toys and bones, and he will take breaks in his crate. He's also very smart and loves to learn new tricks that make people laugh. He prefers to sleep snuggled up right next to you, and he has an adorable snore. Wilbur came to the Sanctuary from a Best Friends No More Homeless Pets Network Partner. He's looking for a person or a family who will understand that he'll likely need a lot of medical help in his life - and who will love him just the same.

Sanctuary Visit Required

These animals require that the potential adopter come and meet them at our Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.

Available for Sleepover

This animal is available for an overnight outing. If you are staying in a hotel, check in advance to make sure they allow dogs or cats.

Adoption Pending

There is a pending adoption application for this animal. Sometimes adoptions often fall through so please keep checking.

No Dogs

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without dogs.

No Cats

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without cats and other small pets.

Special Needs

This animal has a special medical, physical, or behavioral need. Many times these are minor so please fill out the adoption survey and the adoption specialists will contact you with more information about any animals you are interested in.


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