Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue
Live.  Love.  Rescue.
July 2016  
Summer is a GREAT time
to enjoy a bulldog!

Over 30 Available for Adoption!
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.
Meet Haley

Please welcome 39-pound, 6-year-old Haley to our rescue family. A volunteer for another local rescue group saw her available for free on Craigslist and did not want her to fall into the wrong hands. She snatched her up and called us. Haley received a clean bill of health from the vet except for the allergic dermatitis that we already knew she had. She is now on meds for that. Sadly, Haley had spent most of her life on concrete. She has the callouses and fear of grass to prove it. 

Update from Miss Haley: Haley here! I'v e been with my foster family a couple of weeks  now and I'm having the greatest time! My frame is a lil small, but I'm d oing my b est to put on a few pounds. I' m about 6 years old, but I act like a 6-month-old. My foster mom and pop tell me I'm just the sweetest girl, and that I have a lot of puppy in me. For the most part, I get along with my foster brother and foster sister. 

I do get nervous around a bunch of other dogs. It's overwhelming for me. The good thing is, I do well meeting ne w do gs one at a time,  slowly. I've had a fantastic time here! I used to be terrified of grass, but I'm quickly learning the grass isn't so bad after all. I'm also starting to get the hang of this weird "not peeing in the house" rule that my crazy foster family enforces. I haven't had an accident in over a week! My skin is also improving a lot! I'm growing fur back that I'd lost previously from scratching so much due to allergies. I'm still working on putting on some weight, so bring on the snacks!  My manners are improving tremendously, but I still have a ways to go.  I am a quick learner, though. I absolutely love to jump up onto my foster parents' laps and take a nap. It's very comforting for me. Oh, and BTW, I snore like a champ. Overall, I'm really starting to come out of my shell and learn that I don't have to be scared all the time. I'm in much better shape now than I was just a couple weeks ago. Until next time everybully! - 'Lil' Haley

Your Donations At Work

Little Bear

Little Bear came from a local shelter as a stray and no one claimed the poor guy.  He weighs 47 pounds and has some growing to do to grow into his big feet. Bear wil l need to have his double cherry eyes fixed, be neutered and be treated for demodex mange. On top of that, the poor dude is heartworm positive. 

From his Foster Mom:  My world has gone Bear-shaped. I look at that cute, square teddy bear-shaped head, and I get lost in my Bear Shaped World. Who could have done this to this sweet baby? Someone probably paid a lot of money for Bear. We all know that he is what some call a "designer" Bulldog, bred only for his unusual color. Because his hair is so sparse, it is hard to tell what all of his colors are! Obviously, black and the rest is a question. Is he white or is he tan? I don't
know, but I am going to guess he is a tri with black/white/tan. We will soon see! What we do know is that this boy is just one hot mess! I put him in the tub for a medicated bath and he was an amazingly  good boy. No fuss, no fear! He stood there and took it like a Bear. Drying a dog that is covered in crust and scabs is not an easy task. We are all used to vigorously rubbing our   dogs with a towel until they zoom away, bouncing off all the walls and furniture. Not Bear. With Bear, you must very gently pat dry with a very soft towel to minimize the bleeding.

I did a little bit more trimming of the "talons" he has for nails. I have them as far back as they can go without making him bleed. It was a delicate task because his feet hurt from all the cysts that are in between his toes. He even has cysts on his back feet. The cysts have been opening up and draining and so I must constantly clean and dry his feet. Bear is now on the same nutritional program that I used for Mercy, Parker and Martin.  Bear doesn't like to have his back touched. It hurts him. His skin is very sensitive. So I rub his soft velvety ears and he starts to purr. I have never heard a Bulldog purr until now! 

Bear is loving his new life! We have dog beds in every room in the house and he likes to go from room to room, bouncing on every bed. He has discovered the various toy boxes about the house, as well, and loves a good stuffy toy to play with. While in his crate, he keeps himself occupied with bones. He has not had a single accident in the house or in his crate. He is a good little Bear. He sleeps all night long and doesn't make a peep. 

He has a long road ahead of him, and all his issues have to be dealt with one at a time. First priority is to build him up and get his skin issues under control so he can handle all the medical procedures that he will have to go through down the road. He gets a medicated bath every other day to help his skin and is getting three square meals a day with lots of nutritious goat's milk and fish stock.

He's starting to get more hair! Cysts between his toes are gone. His skin has started the sloughing off process. I call it the Demodex Dandruff...it's a mess! His bedding has to be washed daily (just from the skin stuff... he never ever has an accident on his bedding). I have to constantly sweep the floors! Still getting his baths every other day. He is so worth it all! Please continue to keep Baby Bear in your prayers.

Maddie's Fund Grant

We are excited to announce that we were recently awarded a grant of $1,000 from Maddie's Fund.  

Maddie's Fund is a family foundation founded in 1994 by Workday co-founder Dave Duffield and his wife, Cheryl, who have endowed the Foundation with more than $300 million. Since then, they have awarded  more than $172 million in grants toward increased community lifesaving, shelter medicine education, and pet adoptions across the U.S. The Duffields named Maddie's Fund after their Miniature Schnauzer, Maddie, who made them laugh and gave them comfort. Maddie's Fund is the fulfillment of a promise to an inspirational dog, investing its resources to create a no-kill nation where every dog and cat is guaranteed a healthy home or habitat.   http://www.maddiesfund.org  
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                                       Recurring Donor!!

Do you enjoy having a regular paycheck? Does it help your budgeting to know how much is coming in each month? LSBCR is just like you in this regard! We desperately need a steady stream of income to help us budget and meet the needs of caring for an increasing number of abandoned and surrendered Bulldogs. 

When you make a donation from our website, you are taken to our PayPal donation page. You do not have to have a PayPal account to donate, as you can use most any credit card. When you are completing the information, simply check the "Make This Recurring" box at the top of the page. This way you can contribute the same amount to us each month with no hassle. You can stop your monthly donation at any time.

Senior Spotlight

Ellie May is 9 years old and is a big girl, about 80 pounds, but that's just more to love! After we received her, she had to be spayed and have her infected tail removed. We also discovered she suffers from seizures. 

Ellie is the sweetest, most lovable couch cuddler ever! She selectively gives very delicate kisses and loves everyone and everything, with or without fur. She is the easiest girl ever! Perfectly house trained and all about her little routine. Her seizures are still under great control with two pills a day but they must be given at exact 12 hour intervals . Therefore, her best forever family would either work from home or be retired.

The couch is her friend. Her head and front paws in your lap is her preferred position. She is so easy otherwise .... Perfectly housetrained and crate trained. When it is bedtime... she stands in front of her crate .... Ready for bed.

Bulldog Care

Flatulence/Gas  It's a Bully Thing!
 
Do you feel like passing out when your bully passes gas? Although the smell may be overpowering, in most cases flatulence is not indicative of a serious medical problem. Intestinal gas usually means that your dog has simply eaten something he can't digest properly. The culprit most often tends to be excess carbohydrates, which contain sugar and starch that ferment in your pet's intestine. 

Have you been giving your four-legged gas-passer cheese or milk? Some dogs are lactose-intolerant, and any dairy product can result in occasional flatulence. If your pet's flatulence is coupled with diarrhea or vomiting, however, it is a good idea to consult a veterinarian. If there seems to be no end in sight to your pet's chronic gas, however, your pet's regular brand of food may the culprit. Check the ingredients listed on the label. Experts recommend that you opt for a formula with smaller percentages of wheat, corn and soy, which are laden with gas-producing carbohydrates.

It may take several brands before you find the one that works best for your dog or cat, but make sure you change the food gradually, starting with 1/4 part of the new food and 3/4 old, until you've completely switched over. And remember, any sudden change in diet can bring on a bout of gas or diarrhea.

Animals who eat too quickly, as well as those who eat too much, also are prone to flatulence. If your pet falls into one of these categories, you may need to modify his dinner routine. If you have one dog who gobbles his grub in a hurry just to keep your other dog(s) from eating it, consider feeding them in separate rooms.

Upcoming Events

Facebook Auction Aug. 4 to Aug. 7  to benefit Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue and we want you to join us!

We're gathering our items now and we know that some of you would like to donate goodies too, which is AWESOME! 
 
Hollywood Feed-Coppell (Sept. 18  1:00-4:00) Please join us for another Bulldog bonanza! We'll be visiting Hollywood Feed in Coppell (120 S. Denton Tap Rd.) and we want you to come out too. Stop by to say hello to the cutest Bulldogs around ~ some of the foster dogs of Lone Star Bulldog Club  Rescue. 

Bull-O-Ween 2016 (October 29 6:00-
8:30) Plan now to attend our biggest fundraiser and funnest event of the year! Come join us a t a new, and much larger venue.   Premier Event Center - Lakeland Plaza   (1165 S Stemmons Fwy, Lewisville, Texas 75067)
 
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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
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Available Bulldogs 


Peyton (Age 1)


Penelope Cruz (Age 3)


Bella Irene (Age 3)



Roscoe (Age 8)



Oliver (Age 7 mo.)



Maddie (Age 5)



Periwinkle (Age 5)


Eva (Age 8)



Lilly (Age 8)


 
Slugger (Age 6)



Gurley (Age 6)



Harper (Age 5)



Khloe (Age 6)



Mojo (Age 8)



Tank (Age 9)



Ellie May (Age 9)



Mae (Age 9) 




 
  Sandy (Age 6)



Rowdy (Age 6)



Kirby (Age 3)



Katy (Age 6)