Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue
Live.  Love.  Rescue.
April 2016  
Spring Is A Great Time To Add A Bulldog To Your Family!
LIVE.  LOVE.  RESCUE. 

Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue is a non-profit, completely volunteer-driven organization dedicated to saving and re-homing Bulldogs with loving families.
 
Hundreds of Bulldogs are lost, abandoned, taken to animal shelters, or surrendered to rescue every year. Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue accepts Bulldogs whose owners can no longer keep them, and retrieve Bulldogs from shelters and undesirable situations. Our Bulldogs are placed in suitable homes as soon as reasonably possible.
Adoption Spotlight
We lost our 3-year-old English bulldog Brother Bear to lymphoma earlier this year and realized very quickly that there was a bulldog-sized hole in our home. We live in San Antonio, and my wife Lia had been following LSBRC on Facebook for well over a year. She enjoyed sharing the pics and weekly logs from all the foster moms and dads, so when we felt ready to adopt again, LSBRC was the logical choice for us. We applied online (it ended up being seven pages of text-we were serious!), and our adoption coordinator Renea quickly shepherded us through the interview and home visit. My wife graciously let me spend Valentine's Day in Dallas with the bulldogs at an adoption event, and before the afternoon was over, Bernice had chosen us, following my sisters and me around and rolling over for belly rubs like she had known us all her life! Two weeks later, Lia and I loaded up our two other rescue dogs-Snacky Dog (an eight-year-old golden mix) and Ru by Tub y (our six-year-old dachshund)-to meet Bernice in Dallas. After the initial "hello sniffs," everyone got along swimmingly which has continued since she has come home with us.
Bernice is a big cuddle-bug who wants nothing more than to be curled up next to us or her fur siblings. We've taken to calling her Bernie Bear, the Bern, and Little Bird. She's a noisy and drooly one and a tad bit gassy at times, and we would not have it any other way! While we will always mourn and remember our original bully, his passing allowed us to open our home to another bulldog in need, and we are grateful to LSBRC for the opportunity to adopt sweet Bernice and all of the incredible work they do for bulldogs.
Austin Moore-Lamm
Foster Spotlight -- Sandy
Sandy has her problems, but deserves a wonderful home. She is a polka-dotted, deaf, smart, and adventurous bully! She knows sign language and is as cute as can be.
  Her foster mom says: You would not realize she is deaf. She is as sharp as a tack and doesn't miss a beat. This sweet girl talks, shakes hands and does a high five! She knows many basic commands and it will not be difficult to show someone the commands because they are similar to regular training commands except S andy cannot hear but keeps her eyes fixated on you.
Sandy is housetrained and will notify you either by standing at the door or grunting at you while she waits. If she is having trouble getting your attention, she will come to you and start grunting and doing a tap dance around you. She is crate trained and leash trained. She can be a little sneak and get on the furniture when you are not in the room, or sneak into the pantry to look around. Sandy cuddles, likes sitting on the floor or in her bed. She does well with people and wants to interact with everyone. She communicates well even though she cannot hear. We found out she also likes to watch TV. We noticed this over the weekend when she was watching one of the debates in her bunny ears. She cracks us up.
She would make a wonderful friend to someone who understands her special needs and is willing to work with her.
Spring Storm Season Is Here!   
If you're like many dog owners, you've witnessed the terror that spring storms can strike in your pet. This fear can manifest as a variety of challenging behaviors-hiding, whining, scratching, slobbering, or tearing down door frames in a state of  panic-and it can get worse with age. The good news is that many fear-related problems can be successfully resolved. If left untreated, however, your dog's fearful behavior will probably get worse.
1     Play! Depending on your dog's level of anxiety, simply distracting him may be the best course of action. A clinging, pacing dog will be easier to distract than a panicked, hiding dog. Play, sing songs, exercise the dog as much as you can to try and wear her out. Help your dog associate thunder with a fabulous playtime! Repeated over time, your dog can come to associate rumbles of thunder with FUN!
2     Crate your dog or move their bedding into a enclosed space like a closet. A dog who feels "safe" will be less anxious, and a "den" is the instinctual place for a dog to go to feel safe. It may help to cover your dog's crate with a blanket or sheet to create a den feeling, thick blankets.
3     Create as much white noise as you can. Fans, TV's, radios, etc. Your dog's hearing is so good he'll still be able to hear the thunder, but may find other sound distracting.
4     Purchase a Thundershirt, a stretchy dog blanket that fits a dog's chest tightly, to apply soothing pressure. Deep pressure is very calming to dogs (and people) and this is known to be extremely effective for many dogs.
5     Over the counter sedatives (Like "Rescue Remedy") or veterinary prescriptions like Ace or Valium are a good short term treatment- although not available in an emergency. In a pinch, you can give your dog Benadryl and the side effect of drowsiness may take the edge off of anxiety.
6     Tough love. Both in the short term and long term, one of the most important things you can do is not to baby your dog. Cooing and petting are both "rewarding" actions. Never respond to a dog's anxiety or any undesirable behavior with petting and cooing or you may accidentally train the dog to behave that way to receive your attention.
Peanut Butter Banana Pupcakes
Ingredients:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
1 large egg
3/4 cup milk
1 banana 
3 tablespoons oil
1/4 cup honey

Directions:
  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and either line a muffin tin with paper cups or lightly spray it with oil.
  2. Mix together all of the dry ingredients and set the bowl aside.
  3. Using a food processor, blend the peanut butter, egg, milk, banana, honey and oil until smooth and well blended.
  4. Using a large spoon or rubber spatula, fold the wet ingredients into the dry.  Note:  Don't go crazy here, you just want the dry ingredients to be incorporated with the wet ones.  The resulting mixture will be somewhere between a batter and a really sticky dough.
  5. Spoon the mixture into the muffin pan, filling each cup to about 3/4 of the way full.
  6. Bake for 12-14 minutes if making mini muffins and 18-20 minutes for regular-sized.
Store these in an airtight container at room temperature and they'll keep for about a week.
Source: Adapted from a doggy muffin recipe found in the You Bake 'em Dog Biscuits Cookbook and DogTreatRecipes.org.
Upcoming Events
April 3 -- Mutts' Cantina in Dallas
(2889 CityPlace West Blvd., Dallas) from noon to 3:00

  April 17 -- Cold Beer Company in Dallas (3600 Main St., Dallas, TX 75226) from noon to 3:00

April 30 -- Waco's All-Breed Rescue Event Gander Mountain (2701 S. Jack Kultgen Expressway, Waco, TX 76711) from 10:00-3:00 
 

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Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue is a 501(c)3 charity
 
Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue (LSBCR) relies solely on contributions from the public and proceeds from its fundraising efforts. Because we are a non-profit organization, donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. 
 
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Thank you and Bulldog kisses,
Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue
Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue
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