Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue               September 2017

Live.  Love.  Rescue

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 surrende red to rescue every year. Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue accepts Bulldogs whose owners can no longer keep them, and retrieves Bulldogs from shelters and undesirable situations. Our Bulldogs are placed in suitable homes as soon as reasonably possible.

Why We Choose to Adopt Senior Bulldogs

 
They are the most easy going, velcro, appreciative, adoring and adorable pups on the planet. Seniors are the most fun and most adaptable!

They don't chew the furniture and they won't keep you up at night wanting to play and tear around the house. They appreciate giving and getting affection more than anything. Seniors have been around the block enough to appreciate being pampered and getting good nutrition. That's pretty much all they ask of you - affection, soft beds and blankets and good food. They are all about being with you, and sharing with you. 

Seniors are funny, wise, appreciative, and don't destroy the house.  They'll go with you anywhere and share in everything you do. 

Rebecca & Glenn Hall-Repeat Adopters

It Takes Patience With a 
New Bulldog
Our 10-year-old English Bulldog, Hugo, died in November of 2016. Losing him was the worst feeling. Although I was upset, I couldn't imagine how it affected Enzo, our younger French Bulldog. We had adopted Enzo when he was 7 weeks old, and the first dog he met was Hugo. Hugo quickly became attached to the little pup and started looking after him. Anywhere Hugo went, Enzo went too. We never had to buy a separate bed for Enzo, because he was always snuggling with Hugo in his bed. 
The first couple of days after Hugo passed, Enzo  became lethargic and had little interest in doing anythin g other than sleeping. My husband and I hadn't really discussed getting another dog; we were just going to spoil Enzo and smother him with our love. After a few months had passed, we noticed Enzo was still acting a little weird. After doing some research online, we found the Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue. We figured we would go ahead and fill out an application. A couple weeks later, on a Saturday night, I received a text from my foster coordinator. She sent me some pictures of a puppy they found outside of a puppy mill. He was 
covered in fleas and ticks and had worms and a bad ear infection. I instantly fell in love and wanted to meet the sweet pup. We scheduled a vi sit with his foster mom to introduce Enzo to Toby to make sure that they got along. I was so nervous during the visit, but Enzo was so happy. He was running around, finding toys to play with and giving Toby some attention. Once I saw the big smile on Enzo's face, I knew Toby had to come home with us. After a few days we confirmed with the foster mom that we wanted to adopt Toby. That next week, I was anxiously on my way to go pick him up to take him home with me. 
On  June 19 th , I was so excited to show Enzo that we had  brought home the dog he met last week. Unfortunately, Enzo was not that excited. At first he seemed a little confused and kept his distance from Toby.  We knew that they both needed time to adjust to the change. I made a conscious effort to always give attention to both dogs equally. I didn't want Enzo to think I was abandoning him, and I also didn't want Toby to feel neglected, especially because he didn't have a very good start to his life. After a few weeks went by, it actually got worse. Enzo was being mean to this sweet puppy and would nip and growl at him. It got to the point where I was emotionally and physically drained. It was hard to manage two dogs that couldn't be near each other. Honestly, I would be lying if I said we didn't think of returning Toby to the rescue, but every time I looked at his face, I just couldn't give up on him. Another couple weeks went by and Enzo stopped being mean to Toby, but started outright ignoring him. Enzo would go sit in the corner of our bedroom and stare at the wall for hours. At one point, he went into Toby's kennel and wouldn't come out. It was clear that he was pouting and telling us he was not happy with this situation. I reached out to different people, asking for tips on having two dogs that don't get along. Everyone kept telling me to give it time, because it will get better. I just didn't believe it. Enzo was being so mean, and that was not fair to Toby. He deserved to be in a happy and fun family. 
It was not until around the beginning of August that Enzo started to finally accept his role as a big brother. I couldn't believe it; Enzo started bringing toys to Toby and trying to get him to play and chase. Toby was hesitant at first, because Enzo used to be mean to him, but after a while they were playing for 10-15 minutes at a time. I would just sit there and watch. It made me so happy to see Enzo finally embrace being an older brother and having fun again. I hadn't seen Enzo play like that with another dog since Hugo. Soon after, they started taking naps together. I couldn't believe how much Enzo had changed. Toby also opened up to our family and showed his goofy side. I never thought it would happen, but it did! Everyone was right - It just takes time. 
My Tips:
  1. Don't give up on the rescue. It is a BIG change for everyone involved. 
  2. Try to divide your attention equally between the two dogs
  3. If your dog growls or is aggressive toward the rescue, stand in front of your dog and look down at him and say NO. Your dog needs to understand that you are the boss.
  4. AND REMEMBER - IT JUST TAKES TIME - your dog needs time to understand that you are not replacing him, and the rescue needs time to get into a routine and learn what you expect of him. 
If you need help, tips, or just want to talk about introducing a rescue dog to your dog - email me! 
Taylor Paroo

Upcoming Events:

Join us for Another Bulldog Bonanza! (9/16)
Please join us for another Bulldog bonanza! We'll bevisiting Hollywood Feed 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.

We'll be at Hollywood Feed (9245 Virginia Pkwy, Suite 700, McKinney, TX 75071) on Saturday, Sept. 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Brunch With The Bulldogs  (9/30)
Join us on Saturday, September 30 for a morning of Bulldog fun. We will be hosted by Country Dog Services, an excellent boarding facility in Collin County. Come tour the facility, meet the staff and meet lots of our fosters and available Bulldogs. And enjoy a wonderful brunch prepared for our guests.
Country Dog Services   (Look for the long wooden fence)
15540 Hwy 78 N
Blue Ridge, TX  75424


Pups, Paws And Pizza  (10/2)
On Monday, October 2 you can shop any i Fratelli Pizza location and 15% of your purchase total will be donated to us. You must mention Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue when making your order. See their website for a list of their 15 local locations.


Bulldog Bonanza With Beer!  (10/15)
 
Please join us for another Bulldog bonanza! We'll bevisiting BAR 2909 - West 7th Fort Worth 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.

We'll be at Bar 2909 at 2909 Morton Street in Fort Worth on Sunday, Oct. 15 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Many thanks to our friends at Bar 2909 for hosting this get-together for us!


Bull-O-Ween 2017 -- October 28
It's time to start planning our biggest and most fun fundraising event of the year. Bull-O-Ween 2017 will be October 28 at the same location as last year, the Lewisville Premier Event Center (1165 S. Stemmons Frwy, Lewisville).
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SHOW YOUR SUPPORT AND WEAR YOUR HEART ON YOUR SLEEVE. RUSH TO OUR WEBSITE AND GET ONE OF OUR  NEW T-SHIRT DESIGNS!!
 
Want a treat for making a difference in the life of a Bulldog? Go to our website and pick up one (or several!) of our t-shirts.  Your donation helps Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue provide the care needed to ensure each Bulldog reaches their true potential and finds their forever home.
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Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue is a 501(c)3 Charity
 
Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue 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. 

To make a donation click the link below.
 
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Thank you and Bulldog kisses,

Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue

Some of Our Available Senior  Bulldogs


Hamlet  (Age 11)

Maximus (Age 9)


Pumpkin  (Age 7)


Paris  (Age 6)


Tessa  (Age 7)


Vinny  (Age 7)


Zeus  (Age 7)

Bridget (Age 8)


Tank  (Age 7)


Zee  (Age 7)


Mel Gibson  (Age 7)


Petunia  (Age 7)


Honeybun (Age 8)

 Roscoe (Age 8)

Mae (Age 11)


Tonka  (Age 8)


Twinkie  (Age 7)


Gertie  (Age 8)


Laura  (Age 7)


Sunnee  (Age 10)


Harley David (Age 10)

Consider Becoming a Foster Family 
 
Our ability to rescue dogs from undesirable conditions is limited by the foster homes available. We always need more caring homes in the metroplex to help these precious dogs begin a new life. For more information on how you can get involved, visit our Volunteer page on our website.

Reasons to Adopt a
Senior Dog

It's true that senior dogs need more care than younger pups. They'll also have fewer years in your home than a puppy will. But they deserve to be rescued, too, and here are seven reasons for why they deserve a second look.

1) Older Dogs Are Less           Destructive Than                 Puppies

2) Older Dogs Have a More      Stable Temperament

3) Older Dogs Come                Equipped With Basic          Commands -- Puppies        Don't

4) Older Dogs Actually           Can Learn New Tricks     
5) An Older Dog's Idea of a      "Perfect Day"?                    Spending a Low-Key          Day With You

6) Older Dogs Typically           End up in Shelters               Through No Fault of           Their Own

7) You Could Save an             Older Dog's Life


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811 E Main St
Allen, TX 75002