Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue
Live.  Love.  Rescue.
May 2016  

May is Senior Month!
While you are making ready for seniors to graduate, we are making ready for seniors to be adopted!
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
The Beauty of Adopting a Senior Bully
When my husband, Steve and I lost our loving bulldog, Spartacus on February 8, 2016, we thought we would wait for quite a while until we would get another bulldog. We had Spartacus since he was 9 weeks old and he passed away just shy of his 11 th birthday. The loss was devastating at first. As the weeks progressed, we found our home was too quiet and we had so much love to give and we wanted to honor Spartacus with bringing life, love, and joy back into our home.
So, Steve began to search for adoption sites. We went the breeder route with Spartacus and it was a positive experience; however, we felt compelled to help a bulldog in need and we knew we could provide the loving home and the attention our newest family member would need. We decided to put ourselves out there with the Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue. We are so happy that we did!

At first, we were only going to adopt a bully who was in the age range of a few months old 6 years old. We didn't want to go through the process of adopting a senior bully only to have it be around for a short time. We were thinking selfishly. We looked at a recent photo of Spartacus and then it became clear to us. We owed it to his spirit and to a senior bully to live a life of happiness and leisure. We felt good about opening up our hearts, home, and minds to adopting a senior bully. We could not be more thrilled to have adopted Daisy Mae, now named Mayday Wes t.
Mayday is 9 years old, but is she really 9? She plays like she is 4 years old! Seriously, she plays soccer in the backyard with Steve for 2 hours at a time. She can jump 4 feet in the air. She runs like the wind and is lightning fast. Mayday is truly a joy and she is smart. She learned her new name within in minutes, she knows her crate is called "night night", and she knows our favorite time is "lumping" on our bed watching our Spurs or a movie. We have created beach blanket bingo basketball parties on our bed. She loves it. She doesn't even mind my screaming with excitement during the game.

Unlike having a puppy from the start, all of the teaching, potty training, watching out for shoes to be chewed on, and chewing of the furniture all of those worries go away with having a senior. Mayday lets us know she has to go outside by standing by our backdoor. She only plays with her toys; however, her favorite is her nylabone. She immediately loved her bed and will spend her leisure time on it looking like the princess that she has become. Mayday loves being cuddled on the couch and will sit right next to me and my husband. She knows when it is time for Steve to come home from work. She will wait by the utility room door and greets him tail wags and kisses. She loves going for walks around our neighborhood and is great on her lead. Mayday is full of life and love. She is sweet and kind. It doesn't make sense why someone would neglect her for 9 years. Those days are definitely over for Mayday, since coming to the LSBCR, her wonderful foster parents, and finally into our home.

I hope by sharing our story and photos this will help open the minds and hearts of future adoptive parents to look into adopting a senior bully. The LSBCR has so many like Mayday, they need a wonderful home with giving parents. They just want love and attention. They deserve it, too. I remember the sleep deprivation for the first few weeks of Spartacus's life and believe me, I was grumpy. Since having Mayday in our home for the past month, I have no sleepless nights due to potty training. That is a great selling point in and of itself.

Thank you to Renea, our adoption coordinator, and to Lesley and Steve, Mayday's foster parents for including us in your amazing organization and for making the process an excellent experience! Also, thank you to Leah and Austin, who did our home visit! We have formed friendships that are special to Steve and me.
The Beauty of a Senior Saint! 
Senior Saints are called this for a reason, and those of us lucky enough to have one in our lives know why. They are grateful and appreciative. Their eyes say everything. You can look in their eyes and see total devotion. Or as sometimes in the case of a Senior Saint Rescue, years of abuse and neglect. 
 
The Senior Sai nt Rescues do so much more for you than you for them. They touch your heart and soul in a major way. They try so hard to please, as if to prove their worth. They are a little different, quirky, and they make you laugh. They might be needy, and that's okay, they may be making up for years without love and attention. It is so rewarding to be able to give them the comfort and care and love they deserve every day. To make them feel like a king or queen or just part of the family. 
 
The seniors don't ask for much. They are easy and willing and not as set in their ways as you might think. They are adaptable and flexible because they want to fit in. They certainly come in different packages with different stories but they all deserve happy days and sunshine and comfy beds and kisses. 
 
To have an older bulldog is a gift and an opportunity to make such a difference. Their eyes tell the story and their happy eyes mean your happy heart.
Everybody Loves Puppies!!
However, senior dogs are usually the first to be euthanized at shelters. The average age of bulldogs in rescue is 5 yrs old!

Why not consider adopting a senior?
Take a walk through your local shelter and you will see a sad sight. Row after row of senior pets actually dumped there by their owners. Chances of them getting adopted are very slim. In fact, you may actually see people surrendering their senior pets and then walking out of the same shelter with a newly adopted puppy.

Imagine the sadness and confusion that senior pet goes through. We hope through our rescue program that some of these forgotten souls will find loving homes.

Mayb e you are reluctant to adopt a senior dog because you fear that your time with your new best friend will be short, bringing that painful time of loss closer. But the privilege of loving a senior dog makes every single day special, as you and your companion share love, friendship, and a special relationship that grows stronger with the knowledge that you have given this old dog a second chance at life. The love that grows from this knowledge is stronger than the pain of eventual separatio  n.

Your decision to adopt a senior pet will be rewarded with unconditional love and devotion.
Here are some great reasons to adopt an adult dog...
  • Adult dogs are the hardest to be adopted from shelters.
  • They are often already house trained, obedience trained, and through the entire puppy and adolescence stages.
  • They have learned many of life's lessons - they know shoes are for walking and bones are for chewing.
  • Most don't need the same exercise regimen that a puppy needs and would rather cuddle up with you on the couch and take a nap.
  • They are already mellowed, so they can focus on life and anything you may want to teach them.
  • They settle into a new home easily - they've already learned what it takes to get along with others and become part of their "pack."
  • They have learned that if they give lots of love, they will get lots of love and praise back.
  • Adult dogs have grown into their size, shape, and personality. Therefore, there is no guessing - What you see is what you get.
  • They are not as time-consuming as a puppy - you have more time to enjoy each other.
  • They are accustomed to human schedules - that means no nighttime feedings, potty breaks, or comforting.

Upcoming Events
 
  May 15 -- Cold Beer Company in Dallas (3600 Main St., Dallas, TX 75226) from noon to 3:00


May 22,22 -- Dallas Pet Expo at Market Hall (Saturday 10-6; Sunday 11-4)
 
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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
Available Bulldogs 

Eva (Age 8)


Lilly (Age 8)


Ellie May (Age 9)
 

Otis (Age 8)


Harley David (Age 8)



  Am os (Age 8)

Mae (Age 9) 


Olivia (Age 9)



Boomer (Age 8)



Angus (Age 6)

   
  Sandy (Age 5)


Phoenix (Age 5)

Pudge (Age 5)