Welcome Ernie to Lucky Dog Rescue!! Ernie is an approx 1yr American Bully weighing 43lbs. Ernie and his brother Bert came to Lucky Dog as transfers from Animal Control. They were dumped in the country by their previous owner and picked up by animal control for safety. Ernie is a very affectionate and goofy boy. No need to pet Bert when you have an Ernie. American Bullies are often called “land hippos” because of their short and wide little bodies. Ernie is very muscular and strong. In his foster home he does have high prey drive for cats and can quickly overpower small dogs. He is more curious with small animals than aggressive but also forgets how strong he is. Like Bert, He no longer has access to any cats and he is watched very carefully when he is around smaller dogs. We suggest that he is placed in a home with larger dogs or no other animals only and will give preference to those homes. Ernie is housetrained and kennel trained. He is not a barker. He does have a hard time breathing when it’s very hot and will need an area with a fan if he is kenneled. He and Bert do well in a 5x5 kennel at their foster home. Bert is the boss over Ernie and while they get along well I do suggest they be placed in separate homes so they can both have the attention they deserve. American Bullies can require extra medical care and health care as they go through life and age. Skin and breathing issues are always concerns for bully breeds. We will give preference to those witch experience with the breed. Ernie’s $625 adoption fee includes all vaccinations (rabies, 4dx, bordetella), 4dx test for heartworm and the 3 tick borne illnesses, flea/tick prevention, neuter, microchip with lifetime registration to the rescue, full health exam (soft palate and nares included), health certificate, collar, harness, leash, 6 months of heartworm prevention, and premium dog food. All adoptions include a two week trial in which the dog can be returned for a full refund. To apply for Bert, Ernie or one of our other animals please visit www.luckydoggyrescue.org.