Pet Spotlight: Beowulf is a Gentle Giant

by Helen Hartel


To adopt Beowulf, request A4926094.

Unlike his namesake, the Agoura animal shelter’s Beowulf is a gentle and quiet dog that hasn’t shown any aggressive tendencies. This boy is well-mannered and enjoys going for slow paced walks and hanging out with the volunteers. For someone who is looking for a very large dog, he will be your loyal and affectionate companion.

Beowulf is a 4-year-old male Dogue De Bordeaux. Unfortunately, nothing is known about his past except for the fact that he was so loved at another shelter that they sent him to Agoura for the best chance at being adopted. And you know what? He has quickly become a volunteer favorite here, too.

Here are some things you should know about Beowulf:

  • He likes to walk slowly and calmly by a person’s side and enjoys moderate daily exercise.
  • His short, fine coat is an easy keeper, but his head wrinkles must be kept clean and dry. That’s a task that just takes only a moment even though he has a large head.
  • He is a good boy that doesn’t jump up and always seems to keep four on the floor.
  • His breed is known to be loyal, affectionate, protective and courageous, not aggressive.
  • He appears to have been well socialized with people sometime in his past.

Since his transfer to the shelter, he has been taken to see a private vet where he was neutered and had some skin tags removed. It was determined that he is healthy and ready for his forever home.

Beowulf is like his breed description. Dogs de Bordeaux, also called the French Mastiff, are known for their loyalty, patience and devotion to family. Our Beowulf has a massive head and large body, but there doesn’t appear anything ferocious about him at all.

So, if you are looking for and unusual big dog, take a look at Beowulf. He will be hard to overlook.

To adopt Beowulf, request A4926094. The Agoura Shelter is at 29525 Agoura Road, Agoura Hills. Occasionally pets have already been adopted. To check availability, call 818-991-0071 or visit

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