Otis is hands down one of the happiest dogs we’ve ever met! This bright and cheerful 2.5 year-old English Bulldog was surrendered to an overcrowded county dog shelter in April by his owner who was having health problems and could no longer care for him. As is not unusual for the breed, Otis had a myriad of health issues when he was surrendered so the shelter reached out to us for help with him. When Otis arrived at Canine Lifeline in mid-April, he was one happy boy but a hot mess health-wise. He had bacterial and fungal skin and ear infections that had gone untreated by his previous owner as well as entropion (painful inverted eyelids). Otis had a huge skin fold right above his nose that was a breeding ground for yeast and bacteria. Our vet recommended that Otis have a “wrinkle-ectomy” to remove that skin-fold and consequently his quality of life. So that is exactly what we did and at the same time Otis had surgery to correct the entropion. His skin and ear infections were treated as well and Otis is now looking and feeling SO much better. The photos that were taken outdoors are of Otis after all of his surgeries while the three indoor photos show him prior to surgery. We are looking for an adopter for Otis who has experience with the breed and understands and commits to his ongoing medical needs. Otis’ ears will need weekly cleaning and meds to keep the infection under control. Medicated baths at regular intervals will also be helpful to keep his skin and coat in the best shape. All of the effort is so worth it for this dog though as he is a true gem. Everyone who has met him immediately becomes a fan of this silly, playful, and lovable boy. We like to call him a “national treasure” as his charm and enthusiasm for life are truly contagious. Otis has done well with crate-training and housetraining in his foster home so should pick up the house rules quickly in his new home. He gets along very well with other dogs and seems to be fine with kitties too. Otis walks along well on a leash but isn’t a fan of warm weather. He’s looking forward to a comfy home with air conditioning. Otis also loves car rides and is always eager to hop in and go for a spin. He weighs about 64 pounds and his adoption fee is $250. He’s neutered, heartworm negative and on monthly preventative, up to date on vaccinations including bivalent canine influenza, wormed, on flea and tick preventative, and microchipped. As part of the adoption process, all adopters must commit to a two-week adjustment period to make sure it’s a great match before the adoption is finalized. Please email info@caninelifeline.org if you’re interested in Otis. An approved application is required before we schedule meets with any of our dogs. Please note that we don’t place our dogs in homes with children under the age of 7 years. We correspond via email so please check your junkmail or spam folder to make sure our reply hasn’t landed in there.