|I've set up this page to help with bulldog rescue. Yes! Believe it or not, these beautiful creatures are sometimes turned out of their owners' homes. I suppose that just as with any other breed, the owner gets tired of the pet, or it's an inconvenience, or there are health problems, or whatever. It's really a shame, whatever the reason. The dog is taken out of a warm, happy home and is placed into an unfamiliar environment with an unsure future. And more tragically, the dogs sometimes come from extremely cruel and abusive owners.|
The following poem, written by a dear friend, tells what it's like for one former humane society employee:
|WHO AM I?
by Judy Johannsen
Copyright © 2002
|Which one lives and which one
dies? We ask ourselves each day.
Which ones are cute, which ones are trained? For they will get to stay.
Which one is this with big sad eyes? His owner had no heart.
And this big guy; whered he come from? He tore the house apart.
This precious tiger kitty, left outside all day?
No food or water anywhere, or so the neighbors say.
This cat wont use the litter box, his foots infected, too.
"Euthanize," the word of choice, which
means a painless death.
He trembles as he looks at me, I have him on the
I must be strong, I must not cry, I shouldnt
speak my mind.
Id like for you to think about, the animals;
|Thank God, there are good people in the world that try to rescue these little sweethearts, and most of them are taking money out of their own pockets to feed, bring back to good health, and place these dogs in good homes.|
thought of a homeless
and unloved pet makes me sad."
|Puppy mills and unethical breeders are the cause of many rescue situations. If you are thinking about purchasing any pet, Click here for some items to think about and questions you should ask a breeder before you make the purchase. And PLEASE, report any abusive breeders to the local authorities!|
|Papa's first personal experience with bulldog rescue came when he learned that a bulldog pup named Taz had been rescued by two women in Canada. Taz didn't have the use of his front legs, and they needed a device that would allow him to move around.|
|That's when Papa built what we call the "Tazmobile." Here are images of Papa building and sending the Tazmobile to Canada.|
|Taz made good use of his new vehicle. Here are images sent back to us from Canada. This was a proud and happy moment for us.|
|I received this note from Sandy, Taz's mom.
In August 2008, Tazzy was diagnosed with cancer. We had a vacation to Nova Scotia planned and went on a road trip together. Tazzy's last day was with his family, on vacation. He went to the beach, put his wee toes in the ocean, had lots of hugs and kisses and then left this world. Taz was my "heart dog." I loved him so much. I thought you might be interested to know that Taz had a good life and was loved very much by a lot of people. Taz learned to use his legs to walk short distances.
The real heroes are Sandy and her family and friends that rescued and cared for Taz.
Below are some images of me at the Flea Market Dome in Venice, Florida, helping collect donations for the Suncoast Humane Society: (Click on the Thumbnails for a bigger picture.)
|Baby at the Rescue Picnic.
For his work with Animal Rescue Baby has been invited to participate in many community events.
This image is similar to one that Papa made for the Lone Star Bulldog Club's rescue
And this is a picture of me that my Uncle Kent animated to help people find
this page and to give what they can to Bulldog Rescue
|A woman from Lone Star Bulldog Club rescue
association recently told us that they especially had problems placing older bulldogs in
homes. To help in this cause, Beethoven (with image magic) posed for this image.
If you have the opportunity to give an older bulldog a home, don't miss your chance. Papa rescued Beethoven when (according to our vet) Beethoven was at least seven years old.
|The next five years of Papa's life was filled
with joy and love because of this little fellow! And because of this precious little guy,
Papa fell in love with bulldogs, and that's why he got me!!! Beethoven passed away in
1998, but he left a lifelong bulldog legacy behind. He is really the genesis of this
website. The following poem says it all with regard to his contribution to Papa's life,
and the impact he had on the bulldog world.
We've recently rescued an older dog named Zack.
Here are two bulldog rescue pins we're proud to have:
Here's a memorial for Baby presented by the Long Island Bulldog Rescue.
If you're interested in a rescue bulldog, or in helping this cause, please contact one of the following rescue websites:
|Buddies Thru Bullies||BCA Bulldog Rescue Network|
|Ethical Bull Breed Rescue & Referral||Bulldog Club of Greater Tulsa|
|Bulldog Rescue in the UK||Love-a-Bull Rescue|
|Bulldog Club of Northern Calif.||Bulldogz.com|
|HeavenSent Bulldog Rescue||Cascade Bulldog Rescue|
|Chunky Trunks Bulldog Rescue||Fort Worth Bulldog Club|
|Heart of America Bulldog Club||Kipataki Bulldogs|
|Lone Star Bulldog Rescue||Mother Lode Bulldog Club-Rescue|
|On the Rebound||Adopt-A-Bull Rescue|
|Bulldog Haven NW||Petfinder.com|
|Phoenix Bulldog Club||RainbullBullies.com|
|Smokey Mountains Bulldog Club||Waggin Tails Rescue|
|Bully for You Bulldog Rescue||Long Island Bulldog Rescue|
|Northern Illinois Bulldog League Rescue||Southern California Bulldog Rescue|
|Chicago English Bulldog Rescue||Bulldog Club of Metropolitan Atlanta|
|Illinois English Bulldog Rescue||4 Bulldogs|
|Detroit Bulldog Rescue||English Bulldog Rescue of Georgia|
|English Bulldog Rescue of Georgia|
Please contact me if you have a rescue website that I can add to this list. Right now, we have to confine this to English bulldogs and French bulldogs. I wish we had the room to post every rescue site for pets. email@example.com
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