Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue                          May 2017

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.

Catching Up With Bubba!

My name was Amos,  but I go by Bubba now.  

In my last home, my parents got divorced and things changed a lot for me. They had to give me up and I went into boarding at the vet's office.  

It was hard me to understand why I was in this strange, new place with dogs barking all the time. But the people there fed me, told me I was cute and let me go outside. I really liked being out there on the grass, under the trees.  

I had a nice lady from Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue visit me. She would bring me treats, take me for walks and tell me all was going to be OK. She ended up taking me to her house, and I was called a "temporary" foster dog. 

But, gosh... being 8 years old, I had already been through so much. I was tired, scared and sad. I hoped this was all going to be different. When I walked into her house, I was taken back. She had a backyard and a door that I could use to go outside any time I wanted.  No crate, meals twice a day, fresh cool water and a nice place to sleep. It was all I ever dreamed. 

At first, I would get scared that when this family left the house, they wouldn't come back.  I would get really anxious. But you know what? Over time, I learned they would always come back home and that I wasn't being left alone again.   

Here is the greatest thing, ya'll: I met what they call a best friend for life.  A 14-year-old girl in the family sat with me, kissed me and told me I was the most beautiful Bulldog in the world.  She was my new person; I found my BFF.   

I decided her room is where I belonged at night. I would lay right there on the human bed with my new best friend every night. I got kisses every morning and every night. I had never felt so much love! The family decided that I needed to stay for good. No more fostering, no more change. I was a senior dog and I needed to stay put. I got adopted by my BFF and the entire family.  

In my golden years, my days are now filled with wonderful, peaceful days in the sun, just looking at the flowers outside. I take what they call "nice walks." I love getting out and seeing the people and kids in the neighborhood with my fur brother and sister.  I have gained some weight, but hey, I'm retired and I deserve it. I also hear I'm popular with the teens on social media.   
I don't think much about the old days, the days before I came to my new family. But when I do, I take a deep breath and relax because I know I'm in the right place. I am loved.  I am treasured.  I am home for good, with my family, and my best friend for life.  Thank you, Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue, for giving me hope, love and a second chance at life.

Meet Herky Lee

Herky's owner had been going through a number of personal difficulties and had to move out of state and was not able to take her two bulldogs with her. She left them temporarily with a family member who already had three dogs to care for. When the owner was unable to return for them, and the family member could no longer care for them, they reached out to rescue.

Herky says,  "Hello rescue followers I'm Herky, Let me introduce myself.  If you are looking for a 60+ pounds of love you can quit looking!  That's right, I am 6 yrs old and love rubbing against you for some attention.  I am so quiet you might forget I'm in your home. I am a lovable fellow who just wants some affection. I enjoy long stretches across cold floors, shorts walks to the food bowl, and an occasional blanket in which to wrap myself. I'm looking for a wonderful family that can loose themselves in my big brown eyes. Taking baths is no problem for me and I definitely enjoy being dried off with a towel. I don't get on furniture and just enjoy a blanket or bed to lay in. I am house broken and don't like the taste of furniture. I haven't met any other pups or people that I couldn't befriend.  My foster pops was in love with me from the get go. I bet you will be too!"

Heartworm Prevention--
Why Is It Important?
Life is short, and the loss of a dog reminds us of just how precious our time here truly is... We are sad to report that foster boy Blake Shelton recently earned his angel wings. On a recent morning at Dr. Larsen's, Blake went outside to potty, ate breakfast, laid down, closed his eyes and went to sleep. The heartworms were just too much for his body to fight. This was a hard loss for Dr. Larsen and her staff, as they all had worked so hard to improve his health. Please keep them in your thoughts.

Let this also be a reminder to all: Heartworm is a VERY serious risk and as a dog owner, prevention must be made a priority and should be considered a necessary expense. Without prevention, one mosquito could endanger your dog's life.

So how does a pet get exposed to heartworm disease? It is caused by a parasite and is transmitted to dogs via mosquitos. It is not directly transmitted from one dog to another. When a mosquito bites an infected dog, parasites called microfilariae enter the mosquito. The microfilariae mature within the mosquito and are then transmitted to another dog when the mosquito bites that pet.  When the parasite is transmitted to a new pet in this way, the parasite can mature into worms and migrate to the dog's heart.

After the parasite migrates into the heart, the worms can mate and produce new microfilariae. However, the microfilariae are not detectable until the pet has been infected for 6-8 months. During this time the worms get larger and grow inside the major vessels and heart. The worms can eventually grow so large that they can block blood flow to the heart and lungs, causing heart failure and death.

In addition to being serious as a disease itself, heartworm disease is difficult to treat and complications can be associated with treatment of mature worms. In some cases, trying to treat heartworm disease can cause death of the dog. For that reason, regular administration of an effective heartworm prevention product can save your pet's life. It is important to note that it is possible even for pets that stay indoors to be bitten by mosquitos, so all pets should be on heartworm preventatives.
There are several options for heartworm prevention products, including chewable tablets, pills, injections, and topical medications. It is important to visit your veterinarian to discuss your dog's lifestyle and any health considerations in addition to having a heartworm test done before your pet receives heartworm preventatives. Heartworm testing should be done yearly, even for animals on regular heartworm prevention.

Despite being a preventable disease, only about 50% of dogs in areas where heartworm is prevalent are actually on preventative medication, and not all animals on preventative medication receive it monthly or as otherwise instructed. 

If your dog is not on heartworm preventative, please visit your vet as soon as possible and discuss your options. No dog should have to experience what Blake Shelton went through.

Upcoming Events:

Dallas Pet Expo      (May 20,21)

Our volunteers and foster parents will be staffing the Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue booth at the Dallas Pet Expo.  Come by and introduce yourself! We will also have several foster dogs in attendance.

Dallas Market Hall
2200 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207
Saturday, May 20: 10-5
Sunday, May 21: 11-4

Bulldog Reunion At Dogtopia 

June 24, 2017    
10:00 AM - 12:00

Join us for a special reunion of our current and former foster dogs. Everyone is invited to a morning of fun at Dogtopia of Highland Village (1830 FM 407 [Justin Rd] Highland Village, TX 75077). Refreshments will be provided, but you might want to bring a lawn chair. Come visit, relax and let the pups and people play. For those wishing to adopt, this will be a great event for you to see lots of bulldogs and talk to room full of knowledgeable owners. Check out Dogtopia at: https://www.facebook.com/dogtopiahighlandvillage/.

Check Out Our Store
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.
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.
Thank you and Bulldog kisses,

Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue

Supporter Corner:
Meet Lauren
We adopted our sweet Grace from Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue. These guys are dedicated to their cause and we are so thankful for them. From our sweet adoption coordinator who worked hard to pair us with a compatible dog, to our awesome home study family, to Grace's amazing foster family that loved her like their own... we are forever grateful. We highly recommend Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue if you are looking to adopt, foster, or volunteer in any way! They are the difference between life and death for these dogs and they do an amazing job!

Some of Our Available  Bulldogs

Sir Milton  (Age 3)

Bucky  (Age 4)

Herky Lee  (Age 6)

Chloe  (Age 3)

Penny (Age 2)

Patsy Cline (Age 5)

Tilly  (Age 3)

Maximus (Age 9)

Zeus  (Age 7)

Bridget (Age 8)

Courtney (Age 7)

Joey (Age 7)

Honeybun (Age 8)

 Roscoe (Age 8)

Mae (Age 11)

Meatball (Age 6)

Toby Keith  (Age 2)

Harley David (Age 8)

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.

Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue | info@dfwbulldogrescue.org | http://dfwbulldogrescue.org/
811 E Main St
Allen, TX 75002