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Meet Bette! - Bette is sponsored by Amii Bischof & Scott Haines and Cathy Crane in loving memory of her son Jeremy and granddaughter Kyleigh who both loved animals with all their hearts

 

Bette is an Owner Surrender

Intake Date: 05/26/14

Last Update: 04/12/15

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Email: info@indianabulldogrescue.com

Age: 4 years

Gender: Altered Female

Weight: 55 lbs

Energy Level: High

Color: Brindle

Good with other dogs: No

Good with cats: Unknown

Good with kids: Yes

Object Agression: None noted to date

Special Needs: None

Medications: Joint supplements and pain medication as needed for luxating patella, eye drops for dry eye, monthly heartworm and flea preventative

Crate Trained: Yes

House Trained: Yes

Adoption fee: $550

Shipping: IBR does not ship bullies

 

BIO:

 

Bette is a very sweet girl. She is well-mannered, knows the commands "Sit," "Down," "Stay" and "Shake" and she walks well with her harness. One unique thing about her is that her left eye is partially blue.

 

Bette does have unpredictable dog aggression, so she needs to be the only dog in the house. She does have a history of going after other dogs, with the last instance being in April. Her former owner did state that a training collar used had no impact on her pulling if there is another dog around.

 

Bette is not known to chew on anything that isn't a toy and doesn't have food or territory issues. Her foster mom is still getting to know Bette, but thinks she is a really sweet girl just trying to find her place and has had no trouble with her so far.

 

JULY UPDATE: Bette has been to the vet and received a clean bill of health. She is current on all vaccinations, micro chipped and spayed. She will need to continue having eye drops in her left eye for dry eye. She also is on joint supplements for a luxating patella in her left leg. It has slipped out of place twice in 15 months, but she has not had any trouble with it since coming in to rescue.

 

AUGUST UPDATE: Nothing new to report with Bette. She has not had any problems with her luxating patella since coming in to rescue, so the joint supplements seem to be helping keep her condition stable. She is just waiting to find the right furever home!

 

SEPTEMBER UPDATE: Bette is just patiently awaiting her furever family. She is such a sweet, playful girl. Anyone would be lucky to have her! She loves to play with her squeaky toy and chew on her antler.

 

DECEMBER UPDATE: Bette's foster mom says she continues to be a joy to have. She can be a very high energy girl when playing with her squeaky toys and chewing on her bones, but she is a very good girl too.

 

JANUARY UPDATE: Bette continues to wait patiently for her perfect forever home. Meanwhile, she is thoroughly enjoying playing with her squeaky toys and chewing antlers on her foster mom's couch. She loves to go for walks and car rides and is a well-mannered girl, as she has had some basic obedience training.

 

FEBRUARY UPDATE: Bette has put on a few pounds this winter (haven't we all?) but it's nothing spring walks won't take care of! She continues to be high energy and loves to play. She was experiencing some redness in her eyes, so she has been getting an eye ointment twice a day for a couple weeks to help clear them up.

 

MARCH UPDATE: Well, Miss Attitude got into a fight with the neighbor's dog. It was dark, they didn't know she was in the yard and they were walking too close to the property line. Everyone is okay, but she definitely does NOT like other dogs. This is the only encounter she has had since being in her foster home. Other than that she is just her normal, sweet, loving self with her foster mom, playing with her toys and lounging around the house.

 

APRIL UPDATE: Bette has been fighting a bacterial eye infection. She has been on eye drops and antibiotics to help clear it up. Otherwise she is still her playful, loving (to humans) self.

 

Bette is a very sweet girl that gets along with every person she meets, however she HAS to have a home with NO other dogs, as she has unpredictable dog aggression issues. A fenced yard would be good too, to help avoid any trouble with other dogs. Her foster mom does not take her anywhere that she knows there will be other dogs to try and control the issue. She is also very careful on walks and so far has not had any problems.

 

Please consider sponsoring Bette's vet care while she is in rescue. If you think you'd like to adopt Bette, mention her name when filling out an adoption application.

Meet Lola Hope! - Lola is sponsored by Daniel Coppersmith and his bullies Quincy & Murphy, Oreo Double Stuff Dalton and Angie & Kaitlyn

 

Lola Hope is an Owner Surrender

Intake Date: 12/13/14

Last Update: 03/24/15

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Email: info@indianabulldogrescue.com

Age: 7 years

Gender: Unaltered Female

Weight: 39 lbs

Energy Level: Medium Low

Color: Brindle

Good with other dogs: Yes

Good with cats: No

Good with kids: Yes

Object Agression: None

Special Needs: Please see bio below

Medications: Bio-Cardio supplement, fish oil supplement, monthly heartworm and flea preventative

Crate Trained: Yes

House Trained: Yes

Adoption fee: TBD

Shipping: IBR does not ship bullies

 

BIO:

 

Lola Hope is a sweet, petite bullie girl with lots of love to give. Like most bullies, she sleeps a lot but also enjoys short walks. She chews on Nylabones but hasn't really taken a liking to any other toys so far.

 

Lola Hope loves to be with people and so far has been pretty easy-going when it comes to other dogs. Her former owner said she was not good with cats, but she has not been around them in rescue.

 

Lola Hope has a heart condition, which could possibly be improved with a pacemaker. She was diagnosed three years ago and at that time was a good candidate for the pacemaker surgery, but is being thoroughly evaluated as to whether or not she would still be a candidate. She has not been spayed due to the heart condition. She also has a peanut M&M-sized tumor on one of her mammary glands.

 

FEBRUARY UPDATE: Lola Hope is a very loving girl and is blossoming in her foster home. She has even taken ownership of some things and is not afraid to let her deaf foster sister know when enough is enough now.

 

Even though Lola Hope has a heart condition, she still has a spring in her step and enjoys walks. She has a certain swagger to her step that captivates everyone she meets.

 

Lola Hope may not be a candidate for a pacemaker and we may not know which will be the day her heart stops working. But we never really know that for ourselves either, so love as much as you can every day... and consider adopting Lola Hope to share that daily love!

 

MARCH UPDATE: Lola Hope continues to be loving and is even getting a little sassy at times with her foster sister. She will also bark at the neighbor dog when she goes out to potty. She has also been learning her deaf foster sister's hand signals and can now sit and lay down on command. She is still working on other things.

 

Lola Hope recently visited the vet to have a large, squishy mass near her groin checked out. Initially, surgery was discussed, but after weighing the factors including her heart condition her file was reviewed again and it was decided she is not a candidate for surgery unless it is a life or death situation. She has gained almost 5 pounds, which is a good thing.

 

We are never promised another day or another breath, so please consider adopting Lola Hope and giving her a permanent home to live out her days with love and happiness. She will need to be extra protected during heat season and probably wear a diaper.

 

Many thanks to our faithful supporters that donated the Bio-Cardio supplement off IBR's Amazon Wish List for Lola Hope!

 

Please consider sponsoring Lola's potentially extensive medical care while she is in rescue. If you're interested in adopting Lola, mention her by name when filling out an adoption application.

Meet Max! Max is sponsored by Alex Toetz, Nicole Broyles, Ashley & Matt Moore and Bonnie Verhoff in honor of her bulldog George

 

Max is an Owner Surrender

Intake Date: 03/01/15

Last Update: 04/12/15

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Email: info@indianabulldogrescue.com

Age: 3 years

Gender: ALtered Male

Weight: 60 lbs

Energy Level: Medium

Color: White

Good with other dogs: Yes

Good with cats: Unknown

Good with kids: Yes

Object Agression: None

Special Needs: Deaf

Medications: Phenobarbital once daily for epilepsy, daily eye drops, monthly heartworm and flea preventative

Crate Trained: Yes

House Trained: Yes

Adoption fee: $550

Shipping: IBR does not ship bullies

 

BIO:

 

Max is a very passive, adorable bullie boy. He has settled in very nicely in his very busy foster home with two fur sisters and a 9 year old human sister. He loves to play with toys, knows sit, shake paws, speak and down but may require a treat to find the motivation, like many bullies.

 

The only thing different about Max is that he is epileptic. He will require one daily dose of phenobarbital for the rest of his life. His case is very mild and with proper diet and medication, he can live a perfectly normal life. To date, he hasn't had any seizures in foster care.

 

Max is very well behaved. He doesn't get on the furniture, comes when called, is agreeable to baths and having his ears cleaned.

 

Max is extremely bonded to his human. He needs to be with a family that understands he will want and need to be with them and not become frustrated with him following them around the house. Max will not go into a crate willingly, but doesn't become aggressive if made to go into one. He will whine and let everyone know he isn't happy about being crated, but settles within a few minutes. He doesn't chew and can be trusted to be home alone without a crate.

 

Max is a wonderful fur kid looking for a forever family. He is a sensitive guy but sweet to the core. He is a perfect gentleman around little children, but is quite large so we always suggest supervision.

 

APRIL UPDATE: Upon coming into rescue, it was discovered Max had several medical issues that needed to be addressed. He had severe ear calcification which required he have a surgical procedure called TECA: total ear canal ablation. Max also needed a tail amputation due to severe infection and a soft palate reduction to help with breathing.

 

The TECA surgery left Max completely deaf and unable to blink his right eye, due to damage to nerves intertwined in the area that was operated on. His ear canals have been permanently closed so there is no risk of any additional infections over his lifetime. He is recovering and adjusting extremely well to being deaf. He is a good-natured boy and quite calm, so this has helped immensely in his recovery.

 

Max will sit, lie down and shake/high five via a hand signal command. He will need to be approached with caution and ease when sleeping to ensure he is not startled. He has not shown any signs of aggression when startled, but we always suggest to use extreme caution when interacting with a deaf bullie.

 

Max's soft palate reduction was performed to ensure his breathing is at maximum optimization. This is a common issue with the bulldog breed and was not due to any type of medical condition that would effect his long term health.

 

Max's foster parents rave about this boy. He gets along extremely well with the other dogs in the home, loves all children and can even be trusted with smaller ones, but we always encourage supervision with any dog for children's safety as well as the dog.

 

Max is still on medical hold awaiting his post-op follow up. Stay tuned for more on this incredible boy.

 

Please consider sponsoring Max's vet care while he is in rescue. If you're interested in adding Max to your family when he is ready, mention him by name when filling out an adoption application.