Porkchop is an American Bully who is around 7-8 years old. He's a sweet, older gent who is looking for a quiet home where he can enjoy his days soaking up the sun and enjoying a nice chew toy. He enjoys the company of people and would make a nice companion for someone as he is low key and low maintenance and pretty easy to care for in the home. Porkchop is neutered, microchipped, up to date on vaccinations, heart worm negative and crate and house trained. Child appropriate? Porkchop would do fine with kids 12 and older. Other dog appropriate? Porkchop enjoys other dogs and would do best with another mellow dog who is not high energy. He'd enjoy a companion to wander around with and lounge in the grass next to. Cat appropriate? Porkchop hasn't shown signs of prey drive towards cats when he sees them through gates or fences but because we think his eyesight may be a bit compromised, we aren't sure how much he can actually see them. With slow and prop intros he could very well be cat appropriate. How is he with strangers? Porkchop has met a few strangers inside and outside the home and been fine. He seems happy to see people but is still a mellow dude. What is his play style? When playing with other dogs he's pretty mellow and not too over the top so he'd be best with a dog of like energy. When playing alone he's pretty low key. He mostly likes to gnaw on his bones or chew toys. He does get a good case of the zoomies now and again :) Does he like toys? Yes! He loves strong toys he can chew on. He will destroy toys after a while so more durable ones seem to be best. He also likes to run around with a stuffy on occasion. Does he like water? It is doubtful Porkchop is a water dog. He's too short and stout to swim and he shows no interest in the pool or hose. Does he like car rides? He seems to enjoy car rides and jumps right into the car and settles in the back and just chills. He's an easy rider and probably enjoys being with his person more than anything else ? Exercise level needed? Porkchop is pretty low key so he doesn't need a lot of exercise. He's a stout guy so he isn't going to run marathons! Lying around the back yard in the sun or lounging on the couch is preferable. He would do fine with a daily walk around the block. Behavior issues? At the shelter Porkchop failed the test for resource guarding his toys and high value treats such as bones and chewies; however, we have not seen this in his foster home. We DO NOT take toys, food or bones from dogs, as there is no reason to do this, so it's very easy to just leave him be. We can sit next to him when he's eating or chewing on a bone or toy and even pet him and he has no issue with this, therefore, we do not feel this is really an issue at all. He can also be a little mouthy when playing and needs to be reminded that mouthing isn't acceptable. Medical issues? Porkchop has recurring issues with his ears and his eyes. They get a bit oozy and crusty and need to be cleaned daily by wiping them. He has responded well to over the counter Vetericyn and Vetericyn Plus Antimicrobial Ophthalmic Gel. It's inexpensive and has really helped keep those areas clean. His ear issue resulted from someone chopping off his ears too short and now his entire inner ear is exposed to the elements with no protection to irritants. Skills? Porkchop knows the commands for 'sit' and 'crate' and is house trained. Special/endearing things? While Porkchop was more reserved when he first went to foster, with time he started warming up and is becoming a professional snuggler! Porkchop may never have lived in a home before and because he is more reserved he just needed time to adapt. He is extremely loving and really prefers to be around people. He does not like to be alone and if you are in the room with him, he'll be next to you. He's extremely mellow and the easiest dog in the world to care for and sometimes you don't even know he's there! One of his favorite things is to have the outside of his ears rubbed and he will moan and groan in delight ? He also loves to get butt and belly scratches. He is a sun baby and will sunbathe for as long as he can! His giant head is also quite endearing as sometimes we're all amazed at how he stands up without tipping over, lol! He has the cutest little compact body then there is this big ol' noggin attached to it and it's just one of the many cute and silly things about this nugget! Ideal home? We feel Porkchop would do best in a home that is low key and quiet where he can spend his days lounging and relaxing. He might be great for a single older person or couple or anyone who is not looking for an active dog but more of a companion to pass the time with and keep company. Porkchop doesn't have desires to travel the world, he's mostly content with a couch, a sunny back yard, chew toys and someone to give him rubs and scratches so finding a mellow home who can provide this would be awesome for him.