‘Forever friend’ bulldog put on Craigslist; now California shelter wants him back

Pine Green is a young male French bulldog adopted from the Westminster Adoption Group and Services after 78 French and English bulldogs were seized from a suspected breeder in November. (Courtesy Mike Dorney Pacific Photography)

Pine Green is a young male French bulldog adopted from the Westminster Adoption Group and Services after 78 French and English bulldogs were seized from a suspected breeder in November. (Courtesy Mike Dorney Pacific Photography)

Sunset is a female English bulldog who as of Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2017 was still available for adoption at the Westminster Animal Group and Services (Courtesy Mike Dorney Pacific Photography)

Heat Wave is a female French bulldog who as of Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2017 was still available for adoption at the Westminster Animal Group and Services (Courtesy Mike Dorney Pacific Photography)

Mauve is a female English bulldog who as of Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2017 was still available for adoption at the Westminster Animal Group and Services (Courtesy Mike Dorney Pacific Photography)

Purple Heart is a female French bulldog who as of Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2017 was still available for adoption at the Westminster Animal Group and Services. (Courtesy Mike Dorney Pacific Photography)

Apricot is a female English bulldog who as of Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2017 was still available for adoption at the Westminster Animal Group and Services (Courtesy Mike Dorney Pacific Photography)

Bubblegum is a female English bulldog who as of Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2017 was still available for adoption at the Westminster Animal Group and Services (Courtesy Mike Dorney Pacific Photography)

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When 78 French and English bulldogs arrived at a Southern California pet shelter, there was a whole lot of excitement over who would get to adopt these highly desirable doggos.

Westminster Adoption Group and Services set up a process in November to try to guarantee that the pups would go to good homes. Despite the special adoption fees of $500 for adults and $800 for puppies, the shelter received nearly 4,000 applications for the 78 dogs, and why wouldn’t they? French and English bulldogs can go for thousands of dollars on the open market.

Last week, though, WAGS reported on its Facebook page that at least one of the adopted dogs might not have gone to the kind of home shelter staff had intended. His adopter was apparently trying to sell him on Craigslist for a big profit.

“We were given some disturbing news last night and we are currently doing everything we can to rectify this situation,” read the post. “Last night one of our concerned followers sent us a link to a Craigslist ad for one of our French bulldogs that we recently adopted from our

Source:: The Mercury News – Lifestyle

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