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Sage Advice
From An Adopter . . .

I lucked out with my first rescue dog. Beau was 2 years old and didn’t have much baggage… other than typical bulldog stubbornness! We fell into a routine fairly quickly and it soon felt like he had always been my dog. When he died, I knew I wanted to rescue another. I went back to LSBRC, anxious to fill the void that losing my Beau had created.

I met Gus (formerly Gundy) a few months ago in his foster home. He was such a handsome fellow, anxious to please and full of energy. I knew his former life had not been perfect, but as a bulldog-savvy gal, I felt fairly confident we would easily find our groove. I remember petting and reassuring him on the 3 hour drive home, excited to have a new fur baby to love.

I quickly discovered my new boy had lots of fears buried inside him. He startled easily. He peed in his bedding whenever he was left alone, even for short periods of time. He wanted to go for walks, then would cower down randomly along the way, with his belly on the ground and fear apparent in his eyes. I stayed in touch with his foster mama, learning as much as I could about his past life.

He spent the first 5 years of his life starving for attention. He was locked in his crate most of the time and learned that he would have no choice but to soil his bedding. Even though he now has a large kitchen area to roam in my absence, he would still choose to pee in his bed every time.

With little human interaction, he learned the wrong way to demand attention – nipping like a puppy, but with a grown-up boy mouth. Barking furiously. Jumping up and smacking human arms and legs with big-boy paws. He needed constant correction because all his appeals for affection were potentially harmful. 

After being locked away and alone for 5 years, he joined rescue where he lived in a house with multiple dogs. His world was turned upside down. He went from always being alone to never being alone. Because of his behavioral issues, he stayed in rescue for several months to work with a trainer. Then one day, he was whisked away, back to a home where he was an only dog – my home. Although he was given love and never locked away as before, he wasn’t sure how to act and was full of fear. He reverted to his old habits.

My heart broke for Gus when I thought of the life he had before rescue. His behaviors were all a cry for love, for attention and affection. He just wants to please, to be loved, but is unsure how to ask for it and receive it. I’ll admit, I didn’t know how deep these issues were when I adopted him. It has taken time and patience to work with him. I have felt frustrated. I have felt hopeless. But never, not once, did I consider returning him. 

Why? Because if not me, then who? Gus needs someone to love him, to take the time to show him the right way. Part of rescue is realizing that every dog has a former life that shaped them in some way. When you adopt a puppy, they are typically a blank slate. But they are also a lot of work! You have to potty-train them and teach them not to chew. They have to be shown the right way. A rescue dog also needs time and patience, because they often have to UN-learn a former way of life. 

In our home, I decided that being alone was not good for Gus, so I decided to add another dog to our little family. Tigger (formerly Tiger) didn’t come with the baggage that Gus did, but he still needed time to adjust to his new life. Gus and Tigger didn’t get along right away and had to be given space from one another while they figured things out. I slowly gave them time together and freedom to explore their new role as brothers.

We’ve been a family of 3 for a few months now, and we are still working on things. Gus still pees in his bed sometimes… but other times, he doesn’t. He’s learned he gets more pets and treats when he is gentle, and that mama turns away when he bites and paws at her. The boys still squabble over bones or mama’s lap… but most of the time, they are content to be together. They are both reminded each day that this is their home, that they are loved and safe. I am amazed the difference a few months has made, and I look forward to seeing how far we’ve come a year from now.

Dogs are living creatures. When they lose their family or former life and are placed in rescue, then moved to a forever home… remember, they don’t know what is happening. You can’t explain it to them – you have to show them! Give them time and space to figure out what’s going on and that they are in a safe place.

If you have recently adopted a dog or are thinking about doing so, please remember that it takes time to adjust to a new situation. Time and patience are critical. Their world has been turned upside down at least twice – first, going into rescue, and second, entering your home. They do not know this is their forever home. They do not know what is expected of them. Help them feel confident by providing consistency, praise and, above all, time. Give them a chance!  If not you, then who?  
Sincerely, An Adopter & Fan!
Senior Spotlight. . . Suki

Let me introduce myself. My name is Suki and I am ten years old. I was worried about my dad. He’d been crying a lot lately! Then I found out why. He lost his job a few years ago and has had a hard time finding another good one. His mother died, and then he hurt his back really bad and was laid up for months following surgery. I was his nurse. :)

Then things got worse. We lost our house and moved into a smaller one. Then we had to move out of that one and he said the only thing he could find was to rent one room in a house and that I would have to stay outside. He said he knew it was not the right thing to do, but he couldn’t find anything else. That’s when the crying really started. He also apologized that for the past couple of years he could not afford to take me to the vet like he used to. And I really need to go!

So desperate situations call for hard decisions. So I ended up in the care of rescue.

From her foster mom: Sweet 10-year-old Suki has plenty of energy and spunk. Suki loves being at home and loving on people. I always know where she is, and she always knows where I am because she follows me from room-to-room. There’s no sneaking away from even a sleeping Suki! Suki is so precious. She is such a good listener. She wanted attention, but instead listened intently with those sympathetic eyes. She has the cutest tail wag that goes up and down and not from side to side. This senior lady knows how to make a comfortable bed and works hard to arrange the blankets in which she snuggles. Suki is a sweet, gentle, well-mannered 10-year-old looking for a loving home.
Donations, Dogs, and Destiny
We are all assaulted by requests for our hard-earned money. These arrive in our mailbox, Inbox, from friends, family, even strangers. With so many bonafide causes, and limited cash resources, we cannot contribute to every deserving appeal. Heaped upon these issues is the recent tax law changes that have raised the dollar limit for deductibility. 
For those inclined to contribute to Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue, deductibility is not the motivation, the Bulldogs are. Know that every penny goes to their medical care, food, and maintenance. LSBCR’s caring volunteers donate their time, and many donate their money. We operate frequent events and fundraisers, but we cannot do it alone. 
Some organizations will match employee contributions to 501(c)(3) organizations like LSBCR. Ask your employer so that your contribution doubles the impact. 
Visit the Donate page on our website. Options include a one time or recurring donation. Click on the Amazon Wishlist tab to purchase Bullie goods. If you prefer to write a check, please mail it to Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue, 1011 Finch Avenue, McKinney, TX 75069.
Your donation to LSBCR dogs will change their destiny. For some, it will make a life and death difference. They thank you.

How You Can Help Rescue!
There are a host of Volunteer Opportunities .
Attend one of our Events .
Make a purchase from our Online Store .
Make a Donation .
Purchase something on our Amazon Wish List .
Back To the 80s Party
Studio 80 (500 Taylor St., Ft. Worth)
Saturday, August 10 from 5PM - 8PM

Grab your fluorescent legwarmers, tease your mall bangs and grow your mullets.... it's time to go back to the 80s for a good cause.

Our rad friends at Studio Eighty are hosting an 80s party just for us! They wanted to organize something fun to help honor our hardworking foster families and raise some much-needed funds for our vet bills ~ and you're invited! 

No way.... 
Isn't that, like, totally tubular?

Giving Back to the Bulldogs will take place at Fort Worth's famous Studio Eighty and all two-leggers are welcome. Four-leggers need to sit this one out, unless they've been granted VIP status. 

VIP status will be given to our current foster dogs, as they will be the stars of the party's Bulldog fashion show. You won't want to miss the who's-who in our rescue family waddling their way down the runway! 

The owner of Studio 80, Jeff Murtha, a Bulldog-owner himself, has been planning this Give Back to the Bulldogs fundraising event for several months. It’s easy to be inspired when he speaks about his admiration for the breed, and for our rescue program. “I always remind myself: a Bulldog is just one part of our life, but to a Bulldog, we are their whole life,” said Jeff. “I was motivated to organize this party because I see the time the volunteers and foster parents give to the cause, and the love they give to the Bulldogs. It’s contagious. When you give back to something like this, you can feel the tingle in your stomach and in your soul. That’s how you know you’re doing something right. That’s God’s way of saying ‘thank you.’”

The nightclub will open at 5 p.m. to accommodate our guests. The event will wrap at 8 p.m., and you're welcome to keep hanging if you're having a gnarly time. Please note: the club is 21 years and up after 8 p.m., so the kiddos will have to depart before that. 

Cover charge is $5 a person, which will all be donated back to rescue. Plus, the club will donate $1 of every drink sold during the event, so please come thirsty and take advantage of an Uber or Lyft. 

Bring your friends and family, share this event on your own pages and let's make this a kickin' evening to help our Bulldogs... to the max!
Upcoming Events. . .
Bulldog Bonanza at Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar
5100 Belt Line Rd., Suite 500, Addison,
Saturday, September 14 from 2PM - 5PM

Stop by to say hello to the cutest Bulldogs around ~ some of the foster dogs of Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue. You'll also be able to meet some of our volunteers to learn more about our program and ask your Bulldog-specific questions. Plus, you'll be able to purchase one of our T-shirts to support and raise awareness of our mission of saving Bulldogs.
2019 Bull-O-Ween
Premier Event Center — 1165 S. Stemmons Fwy, Lewisville
Saturday, October 19 — 5 PM - 8 PM

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 2019 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! 

Vendor spaces are still available for our 16th annual Bull-O-Ween on Saturday, October 19. The cost per space is $50 and must be paid by Oct. 1. If you have questions or want a Vendor Packet, please email saramurrell.rescue@gmail.com or call Sara Murrell at 817-304-5732.

We hope you will consider becoming a Bull-O-Ween Party Partner. We have three Party Partner levels available ($250, $500 & $1,000). A variety of benefits are available at each level. To learn more, contact Deirdre Jack via info@dfwbulldogrescue.org .
New Merchandise…..

 We will have lots of new items for sale on our website over the next few days. New Shirts, Necklaces, Tumblers and more items will be added. Be sure to to check out our Store .
Some Of Our Available Bulldogs
Bentley Ann (Age 8)
Jager (Age 8)
Bama (Age 9)
Beans (Age 9)
Aretha (Age 8)
Gladys (Age 8)
Mabel (Age 9)
Suki (Age 10)
Akina (Age 10)
Lilly Mae Bee (Age 7)
Mission Statement:
Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue is a non-profit, completely volunteer-driven group dedicated to saving and rehoming Bulldogs with loving families.