April 2018
Bulldogs Are Waiting On YOU!
Senior Update:  Millie
(formerly Martha Wyatt)

Update from Millie’s furever momma: I have been waiting for just the right time to share why I rescued and why I rescued a senior dog. Today has presented itself as the right time. You see, when Millie (formerly Martha Wyatt) came to us, she was independent to say the least. We could pet her on her terms and as long as she had a place to sleep, she didn’t want much more from us. All I wanted was for her to feel safe and loved. Today, she climbed into my lap and laid down to take her nap. Today I feel the love and gratitude she gives. Yes, as a senior dog, she is slower and set in her ways but she has oh so much love to give. And more than anyone, she deserves to feel safe, loved, and comforted. I am so very blessed that Millie chose us as her furever family. It breaks my heart knowing she was once on the streets fending for herself as a senior lady. That is why my family chose adoption. I find comfort in knowing she will never have to sleep outside, scavenge for food, and be alone again. She is home now and we love her dearly.

Editor’s Note:  We received this note just last week from Millie’s family. “We took Millie to see Dr. Whitworth again today for her wheezing/cough. He took a chest X-ray and said her heart is enormous. He diagnosed her with dilated cardiomyopathy. She is in heart failure. He started her on 3 heart meds. He said her life expectancy is 6 months to a year.” 

We are sad to hear this news but are glad to know that she has the most loving family to spend her last months with. Please keep Millie's furever family in your thoughts, we know this news has been difficult on them.
First Year of LSBCR Fostering – We Are Thankful and Blessed

Our first year as a LSBCR foster family opened with a two day round trip to rescue Gertie and closed with the adoption of Jujube, our sixth foster. Along the way, Paris, Gunny, Luna, and Bella Bear found incredibly loving furever homes. This year has been a personally rewarding, spiritually fulfilling, and emotionally roller coasting experience for our family. 

Some folks we meet at home visits, LSBCR public events, and even at PetSmart or Home Depot ask about becoming a foster family. Many are like we were a year ago, fearful of failure and in doubt of their abilities. If you have considered fostering, we encourage you to park these doubts and make a difference in the lives of our Bullies. We received help, tips, advice, and moral support from other foster families. Most importantly, we each one of these precious creatures back on the path to health and happiness. 

Think of your foster home as a way-station or a restorative spa where an abandoned, abused, or unwanted Bulldog recovers, rests, and rehabilitates. Your home provides the safety and security that relieves their anxiety and fear. Your attention to nutrition, hygiene, and any medical or behavioral issues restores their spirit and yearning to love. Your heart and TLC makes a Bulldog special again.

Adoptive parents frequently ask, “How can you part with this dog?” All of us in LSBCR understand that it is never about us but always about the Bulldogs. When a new foster enters your home, you know that the sojourn is temporary. It is not so different from children; we raise and cherish them but know from our childhood that their stay is temporary. They will move on. Our job is to ensure that stay prepares them for a life of happiness. 

It is time for us to foster another loving Bulldog. We are blessed and thrilled to do so.
Upcoming Events
Rodan+Fields Fundraiser

Sara Murrell, one of our volunteers is currently running a Rodan + Fields Fundraiser/Benefit Event for the Rescue. All of her commission from this Event will go directly back to the Rescue to help with any financial needs. She am trying to get the word out for this event so that she can raise as much money as possible for her favorite Rescue. 

Sara write, “If you would, please take a look at the event and share the link so that we can get as many eyes on it as possible. I appreciate you all and what you do for this Rescue that means so much to my family and I.” 


Thank you Sara for all your support!
The Great Foster Family Roundup
April 15 -- 2:00-4:00
Shady's Burgers (2701 Custer Pkwy, Richardson)

If you live in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, WE WANT YOU to become an approved foster family with Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue! Fostering will change your life and the life of each dog you help! And it might be easier than you think.

We’d like to get your input on possible new fostering opportunities … such as shorter term stints, like in emergency cases, overnight fosters, weekend or week-long fosters. We may also look into securing foster volunteers who can take our dogs in vet care or boarding out for a day around town.

Join us on Sunday, April 15, from 2-4 p.m. at Shady's Burgers & Brewhaha in Richardson (2701 Custer Pkwy, #915) to learn more about this life-saving volunteer opportunity. 
Bulldog Bonanza With Beer!
April 22 -- 2:00-4:00
3 Stacks at 4226 Preston Rd., Frisco, TX 75034

Please join us for another Bulldog bonanza! We'll be visiting 3 Stacks Smoke & Tap House in Frisco 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. 
Waco All-Breed Rescue Event

April 28 from 11-4
Heritage Square
Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue is heading down to Waco to represent our beloved breed at this event! The goal of the fun day will be to educate the public about the large number of purebred dogs in need of forever homes.

This year the event will be held at Heritage Square in downtown Waco. To learn more, visit their Facebook site .
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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.
NEW MERCHANDISE HAS JUST ARRIVED!
 
Some of Our Available Bulldogs
Gracie Irene (Age 5)
Brutus (Age 2)
Baby (Age 6)
Georgie (Age 10 Months)
Oz (Age 8)
Peter Pan (Age 3)
Roman (Age 1)
Carly (Age 4)
Jenny (Age 5)
Vivian (Age 10)
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 retrieves Bulldogs from shelters and undesirable situations. Our Bulldogs are placed in suitable homes as soon as reasonably possible.