Where do you live? Redwood City, CA
Breed: Miniature Bull Terrier
Your dog is rescue
Your dog is a boy
Siblings: Betsy, standard bull terrier rescue but not related
Favorite Food: Anything that hits the floor
Favorite Toy: kong with food
Favorite Place To Go: In the car anywhere, hopefully on an adventure
Best Trick: No formal tricks, but sense of smell and finding food anywhere is amazing
Best Friend: "Daddy"
Wildcard: When he mentally checks out, staring in a random wall, we call it "downloading to the mothership"
Pet Peeve: When his clamshell bed is taken by Betsy
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Bio: After Eric and I moved into a home together in 2004, it was time to share our home with a dog. We were on the rescue email distribution of the Miniature Bull Terrier Club of America. Eric had been in contact with Julie Grider of Mini Bull Terrier Club of America for several months when she let him know about Hanni (original name was Hanibull). She and her then husband found him in a deplorable living situation in where he was used for breeding and never lived as a beloved family member. His health was degrading quickly due to unresolved medical issues so they pulled him out of that situation by buying him for the owner.
Julie Grider stated it was first come, first serve to potential adopters (after completing adoption paperwork) who would need to fly out to visit Hanni, and to be deemed "apppropriate" to adopt him. Within two weeks, reworking busy schedules, finding the best flights, Eric was on a plane on an early Sat morning from San Francisco to Indiana in the Spring. He was greeted warmly by Julie Grider's family, she cooked dinner, and officially introduced Hanni. Eric stayed the night in their home, bonded with Hanni throughout the evening, and the very next day, with paperwork in hand, boarded Hanni into his airport kennel and flew him home on Sunday.
Hanni "knew" he was with his forever family arriving Sunday night with Eric. He easily found our master bedroom so he could sleep with us that night. He wasn't a pretty site when he first arrived due to chronic issues with ear mites and bacterial skin issues on this nose. We didn't know at the time, it would take years to get his health problems under-control. However, his eyes said everything that evening, he was ready to be loved and experience adventures.
Rescue: Miniature Bull Terrier Club of America