A "Second Hand Dog" is a bullmastiff that, through no fault of its own, is returned to HappyLegs. Often it is a dog whose circumstance has changed, such as divorce, a new baby, or a move. Sometimes it is a show dog who failed to made the grade, who is just looking for a family to love him or her despite imperfections. It can also be a retired show dog that has been neutered, or a female that has been spayed after having one litter. And occasionally, it is a dog that for whatever reason, never left here, but deserves to spend the remainder of its life in a home rather than a kennel. Second hand dogs are often housebroken and trained, and are past the chewing and other puppy stages. Almost all second hand dogs, with a little patience and love, adapt quickly and happily to their new surroundings.

As we are cutting back on our breeding program and our dogs, we have a number of young adults and older pups available. Most have been kennel dogs, so will require owners willing and patient enough to help them develop into wonderful family companions.

We do not have any second hand dogs at the present time. Please check back from time to time to see what is available.

If you are looking for an older bullmastiff, there are always dogs available through the Rescue Program of the American Bullmastiff Association. Further information on dogs currently being fostered can be found on the ABA website or by contacting the following individuals:

Michigan Chair: Joni Cavanaugh
National Chair: Virginia Rowland

Pictured: Ch. HappyLegs Boomerang CD, a "second hand dog" that was returned and never left!