We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More infoRoderick, a one-year-old American Bulldog crossbreed, is on the RSPCA's "special" animals list. He came into the care of the charity's Tameside and Glossop branch after being "bullied" by the other dog in his previous home and is now keeping his paws crossed for a forever family.
The RSPCA said in a statement: "This is Roderick who is, as you can see, a pretty big boy.
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"Sadly, the other dog in his home just didn't get on with poor Roderick and bullied him.
"As a result this lovely-natured boy now needs his own special family."The one-year-old American Bulldog crossbreed is on the RSPCA's 'special' animals list (Image: RSPCA)
Roderick is looking for a new owner who has experience of large dogs.
He will need lots of exercise and to be taken to training classes.
After being bullied in his last home, Roderick would like to be an only pet.
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The young dog is keeping his paws crossed for a forever family (Image: RSPCA)
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Due to his large size he can only live with children over the age of 12.The RSPCA added: "He needs a person or family with experience of large dogs and who are prepared to give him the exercise he needs and to take him to training classes.
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"Because of his size and the fact that he is still a young, bouncy lad, adult-only families or those with older children (over 12s) are essential as he could easily knock young children over."As we are based in Greater Manchester you would need to be within easy travelling distance."
Find out more about Roderick here.
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