Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue
Live.  Love.  Rescue.
October 2016 
 
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.
What to Expect of the LSBRC
Adoption Process

ByRobert Menard, adoptive Dad of Gabby, 4 year old in her fur-ever home for a year this fall.

The Lone Star Bulldog Rescue Club (LSBRC) welcomes loving families eager to bring these precious pets into the happiness of a fur-ever home.   The adoption process can be mysterious so let us help to know what to expect.  

Adoption is a little about us but mostly about the dogs. Rescued Bullies may have been surrendered, abandoned, abused, neglected, or traumatized.  Understandably, they can be anxious, nervous, maybe even terrified of another life change.  LSBRC encourages interested families to constantly consult its site and click the "Available Bulldogs" tab.  WARNING: Falling in love with all the available Bullies will happen.  

LSBRC has no shelter facility.  All rescued dogs receive rehabilitative nutrition and medical care, a cost to LSBRC that is not recovered by the adoption fees.  They are spayed or neutered, and microchipped before placement with foster families who do God's work in preparing these dogs for a bright future.  Fosters also learn much about their dogs, a valuable asset in selecting the best adoptive families 

The adoption process has three distinct interviews, telephone, home, and foster family, all involving different volunteers.  

The telephone interview screens those interested and informed from those who just think a Bullie would be nice to have.  The commitment level must be high or there is no reason for the next two interviews.

The goal of the home interview is to ensure that the prospective family is fully aware of everything it takes to ensure success for dog and family.  The interviewer stresses the attention, financial, and other demands of Bulldog adoption.  This information is particularly important for those who have not owned a Bulldog before.  

Here are three critical significant points that adoptive families must accept 
  1. Health maintenance is expensive, often at least $1,000 per year in vet bills because Bullies are subject to allergies, dermatitis, infections of the eyes, ears, and nose, as well as digestive problems, and poop and pee ailments.  Many Bulldog owners feed special foods bought from pet stores to avoid digestive ailments.
  2. Bulldogs cannot be left alone all day.  They are social beings that crave human companionship.  Dogs that were caught in puppy mills or otherwise abused were kept in crates, not for refuge, but because they were not loved as pets. Forced crating is no life for a Bulldog.
  3. No rescue dog can be sold, given away, or otherwise separated from the adoptive family.  If the adoption fails for any reason, the dog must be returned to LSBRC.  
Finally, the foster family interview evaluates candidates' suitability for the dog.  If your choice does not match the dog's interests, you may be disappointed but please do not be discouraged.  This decision is not a rejection of you.  Rather, another dog is a better choice for your family.  There will be many other dogs that need your loving heart and home.

When the dogs go to their new home for the first time, it is with excitement for you but trepidation for the dogs.  The first few days of the transition period are critical.  Spend time together, make them feel safe and wanted.  Stroke them, call their names, play Bullie tug-o-war, and show them off to friends and neighbors.  Recognize that Bullies may have behavioral traits, some we can change, and others that we must accept and manage.   

It takes time to build a trusting mutual relationship.  Eventually, they will appreciate your attention to their nutrition, health, and wellbeing.  There may be setbacks.  If your Bulldog soils the house or does not behave appropriately, give him or her love, encouragement, and retraining.  Bulldogs are a gentle and loving breed and will respond to your affection.

Have beds and resting places prepared and ready.  We cover Gabby's beds with cotton sheets.  It is more comfortable for her and hygienic for all of us.  Have stainless steel food and water bowls on hand set into a low rack. Clean bowls before every meal.  Change out the water frequently.  If you allow your pets up on furniture and beds, you may wish to use waterproof antimicrobial protective covers. 

Their contorted face folds must be constantly cleaned with hypoallergenic wipes.  Some dogs must be cleaned daily, others less frequently.  In addition to anal cleaning, females must also have the vaginal area cleaned.

Bullies can be trained to perform many amusing antics.  Look up YouTube videos of them doing high fives, riding rocking horses, skateboarding, rolling over, and speak on command are but a few.  

Enjoy the love of your adopted Bulldog as you provide a loving fur-ever home.  We appreciate your support LSBRC and your contribution to the happiness of your rescued Bulldog. 

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 you may want to start planning your outfits now! 

Goody bags will be provided to the first 100 attendees. If you or your company would like to donate promo items, gift cards or coupons for the 100 bags, please contact events@dfwbulldogrescue. We'll need the items in hand by Oct. 15. Also, we will have a limited number of slots available for vendors. If you are interested in participating, please contact events@dfwbulldogrescue.org. All vendors will need to be secured by Oct. 15.

Our new location is much, much larger so we're excited to have more breathing room for all the attendees! Sponsors are also needed to help us offset the cost of this event. If you are interested in learning more, email us at events@dfwbulldogrescue.org.

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.

Fall Safety Tips

Can others see your pet at night?  The end of Daylight Savings Time means shorter days and longer nights. Make sure they are wearing a Reflective Collar or leash during the dusk and night times while outside so others can easily see them. 

Monitor any recent health changes.  The change in seasons can bring on skin conditions, breathing issues, aching joints and allergies. If you notice any unusual changes in you pet's health, seek veterinary advice as soon as possible.

Keep school supplies out of paws reach.  Glue sticks, pencils, magic markers, crayons and other supplies are left around the house by school children. Make sure these supplies are secured where your pet can't access as some are poisonous. 

Watch out for ticks!  Problems with ticks and fleas are still prevalent during the fall season. Check out pet after coming indoors and use a flea and tick preventative to keep these pests out of your home.  

Be Cautious of Rodent Poisons.  The use of rat and mouse poisons increase during the fall as rodents seek shelter from the cooler temperatures. These poisons are highly toxic and, if ingested, the results could be fatal. 

Be Safe this Halloween.  Halloween is another holiday when many pets go missing. Kid's costumes may frighten your pet and there's plenty of chances to run out of the house with your front door constantly being opened. Be sure your pet is microchipped and registered, and that your information is up to date.

Thanks-North Texas Giving Day!
Thanks to the generosity of  137 donors on September 22,  w e were able to raise $11,487 in a single day. This does not include any matching funds we will receive. Thanks to everyone who made this Day of Giving successful for LSBCR and non-profits across north Texas.

Upcoming Events:

 
Mistletoe and Holly Bazaar and Festival
Christmas in October? YOU BET! We are excited to be part of the Mistletoe and Holly Bazaar and Festival at First Christian Church  Rockwall on Saturday, Oct. 15. We'll have new rescue T-shirts and some beautiful fall plants available for purchase at the bazaar ~ and all the funds we raise will help us pay our vet bills. Wait, there's MORE.... Some of our foster dogs will be at the event, so come by and give 'em some love!  First Christian Church Rockwall  ( 3375 Ridge Road)

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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for all the latest news and upcoming events!
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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 


Bear (Age 1)


Ruth (Age 3)


Miley (Age 4)


Roscoe (Age 8)


Emily (Age 3)


Black Angus (Age 3)


Maggie (Age 4)


Courtney (Age 4)


Tilly (Age 3)


Sunny (Age 7)


Gurley (Age 6)


Harper (Age 5)


Mojo (Age 8)

Mae (Age 9) 


 
  Sandy (Age 6)


Rowdy (Age 6)

Brock (Age 4)


Xena (Age 5)


Treasure (Age 3)


Journey (Age 6 Mo.)


Ester (Age 9)