Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue
Live.  Love.  Rescue.
November 2016 
 
Our Biggest Event of The Year!
Bull-O-Ween 2016 -- October 29
Let's get together to celebrate cooler weather, the onset of fall and Halloween... Bulldog style! Bring your well-behaved, leashed, vaccinated four-legged friends and family members (they don't need to be leashed) to the 2016 Bull-O-Ween and help raise much needed funds for Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue. We'll have a costume contest for the dogs, so get your best outfit ready to go.

Goody bags will be provided to the first 100 attendees.  Our new location is much, much larger so we're excited to have more breathing room for all the attendees and many more activities for everyone! There will even be a live band!

Location: Premier Event Center
 1165 S. Stemmond Frwy.
 Lewisville, TX  75067

To view the photos from last year's event, check out our Facebook Album

For our out-of-towners, there are two LaQuinta Inn & Suites facilities (pet-friendly) less than 10 miles from the event location. Look for the discounted AAA rates. Check out www.lq.com to book.

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.

A Slugger Success Story

The Foster Story:
My husband called and said he had picked up Slugger from rescue one afternoon. He mentioned Slugger had difficulty breathing but was such a sweet boy. Until I saw him with my own eyes, I had no idea what I was getting into. I walked in the front door and on the couch was a precious, underweight bully that sounded like he was breathing through a straw. I was taken aback and immediately brought to tears by this frail boy that lay on my couch. I could see his spine and rib cage show through his skin. 

After some discussion with rescue and Dr. W, we learned that Slugger had a hyperplastic trachea. Over the next several weeks we spoiled him with delicious treats like goat's milk and coconut oil to get some weight on him. As the days went on, he got stronger and plumper. The most amazing thing about Slugger was that in spite of his health issues, he was always so happy. He wanted constant attention and was not shy about asking for it. He followed us around the house, always smiling. 

We became concerned that no one would want a 5-year-old bulldog with a hyperplastic trachea. We were prepared to keep Slugger for the long haul if it took a while to find him a family. Then, it happened. An email with an applicant name that said they were interested in Slugger. I immediately got on the phone with this new prospect for our little Slugbug. On the other end of the phone was an angel sent just for Slugger. His new forever mama, a former vet tech, was no stranger to issues such as hyperplastic tracheas and the thought of taking on Slugger was a no-brainer for her. It was a sign of relief that this sweet man may have an opportunity for a lifetime of love and happiness. 

The meet and greet was set up for the following weekend and the family drove from across the state to meet Slugger. When they drove up, Slugger and I walked out the front door and 2 beautiful little girls emerged from the family vehicle. Slugger took off running in full speed (well, Slugger style full speed) and the 2 girls came flying toward him in great joy. It was like Slugger knew they were there for him. He spent the hour impressing them with kissing, smiles, snorts, and lap sitting, all while getting along swimmingly with their two dogs. 

The family left to get some rest in a nearby hotel and said  th ey would be back for him the next morning.  When Slugger saw them the next morning, again, he ran full speed with wiggles and kisses. This wonderful family was absolutely sure they wanted Slugger to be a part of their crew. So, he loaded in the car and off he went. Bittersweet tears in our eyes, we waved to Slugger until the car was out of sight. 

We get frequent updates from Slugger's forever family. It seems he has hit the family jackpot and is being pampered accordingly. We have so much gratitude that there are such wonderful people in this world that are willing to take on a "not so perfect" PERFECT bulldog. From the reports, it sounds as if Slugger brings as much joy to the family as they do to him. Happy tails, my Slugbug!! 

The Adopter Story:
It was amazing to us how quickly Slugger became a part of our family. Before we even left his lovely foster family, it seemed he had always had a place with us. Slugger immediately stole the hearts of our two girls and has been their buddy ever since.
Our two AmStaffs took him right in and made him feel at home. And when our oldest dog suddenly passed only one week after Slugger joined us, our female, Bella, has found comfort in her new buddy.

Slugger brings humor to our lives everyday. The first thing our girls do in the morning is find him for love. Slugger's favorite thing is to be with people. He softly barks if he wakes up and is by himself, even if we are simply in the next room. And he could cuddle and be petted all day long. He has discovered a love for dog beds since joining us, as well as dog toys. His funny jog when he has found his favorite and showed it off is hilarious. He is gentle and loving with us all, and is a champion napper!

We cannot express our gratitude enough toward everyone who played a part in rescuing Slugger, especially his beautiful foster family, and matching him with us. We don't know how it happened, but this special boy really is the perfect fit.

Top Halloween Tips for Pet Owners

1. Lock candy safely away. Kids love to stash candy in their rooms, but a dog's keen sense of smell will lead him to even the most cleverly hidden treasure. Contact a veterinary professional right away if your pet does get into Halloween candy, especially if it contains chocolate or is sugar-free and contains xylitol.
2. Don't leave glow sticks lying around. Glow sticks are used to help keep kids safe while they are out in the dark. Pets (especially cats) find these glow sticks to be a lot of fun as well.  While most of them are labeled as non-toxic, they do have an extremely bitter taste and we will often see pets who bite into them drooling and racing around the house. A little treat or sip of milk will usually stop the taste reaction.
3. Keep your pet identified and visible. There are a lot of extra people on the streets at Halloween, and that combined with strange costumes can spook pets and cause them to bolt. If you take your pet out after dark, make sure he or she wears a reflective collar and is securely leashed. And make sure your pet has proper identification on the collar.
4. Calm your pet. Even pets who are kept indoors may experience intense anxiety over the large number of strangely dressed visitors. Keeping your pet away from trick-or-treaters may do the trick, but if you think more will be needed be sure and speak with your vet well in advance about options to help calm your pet.
5. Check those costumes. Costumes can be fun for the whole family. If you are planning on dressing up your best bud, ensure that the costume fits well and isn't going to slip and tangle the pet or cause a choking hazard if chewed on. Never leave a costumed pet unattended.

Upcoming Events:

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 



Miley (Age 4)


Roscoe (Age 8)


Geddy (Age 7)


Emily (Age 3)


Maggie (Age 4)


Bud (Age 4)


Courtney (Age 4)


Tilly (Age 3)


Gurley (Age 6)


Harper (Age 5)


Mojo (Age 8)

Mae (Age 9) 


 
  Sandy (Age 6)


Rowdy (Age 6)

Brock (Age 4)


Journey (Age 6 Mo.)


Ester (Age 9)