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Meet Hope - Hope is sponsored by Stephanie McComb and Brad Miller, Lisa Baxter, Shelly Conner, Adaptive Enterprises LLC, the Neeley Family, William & Dana Curry, Jeananne Forgey, Kristen & Donnie Payne, Nicole Headlee, Tracy Sutton, Kimberly & Christopher Lucas, Andrea & Todd Baumer and Amber Morgan

 

Hope is a stray

Intake Date: 11/21/13

Last Update: 09/08/14

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Email: info@indianabulldogrescue.com

Age: 4 years

Gender: Altered Female

Weight: 59 lbs

Energy Level: Med low

Color: Mostly white with dapples and a brindle backside

Good with other dogs: Mostly ignores, but with sight/hearing issues caution should be exercised

Good with cats: Ignores them at the vet's office

Good with kids: Unknown

Object Agression: None displayed thus far

Special Needs: Hearing and sight issues, see below

Medications: Maintenance dosing of oral arthritis meds and eye drops for dry eye, monthly heartworm and flea preventative

Crate Trained: 

House Trained: See below

Adoption fee: $550

Shipping: IBR does not ship bullies

 

BIO:

 

Hope came in with 2 cherry eyes, dry eye, inner ear infection (both ears), fleas and a terrible skin infection. She will be evaluated by the vet and more information will be available as soon as we know it.

 

JANUARY UPDATE: Hope has improved dramatically since arriving in rescue. Her eye, ear and skin infections are now all gone and her hair is growing back. All blood, urine and organ function tests are normal. A bad tooth was pulled, but she still needs a dental cleaning. It's easy to tell Hope feels much better overall and her personality is emerging.

 

Hope's hearing is still questionable, she seems to hear only high tones, i.e. responds to a whistle by not to voice commands. Her eyesight is also limited to light vs. dark, but her vet says her eye health has greatly improved. Dry eye meds will be a lifetime requirement. She is awaiting the scheduling of surgery to repair her cherry eye. Her foster mom leaves lots of lights on and turns lights on ahead of entering rooms and it has helped Hope navigate well in the house. She functions well with established routines and in an environment she can memorize.

 

Hope has learned about getting treats. After several tries of rubbing a smelly treat against her jutting lower lip, she opened her mouth and her foster mom popped it in. Now she is all about it and even knows which cabinet those delicious things come out of. She recently learned the joy of McDonald's fries, too.

 

Hope walks well on a leash. She is a good, calm car traveler. Housebreaking continues to be a question, though. She seems to understand the principles, but either has no background in trusting someone to take her out if she "holds it" or cannot last long. She may never be a dog that can be left for 8-10 hour work days. She also seems to be fine with other dogs and cats, but doesn't see or hear jostling/aggression coming, so caution is needed.

 

Hope has a pronounced right shoulder limp, which continues to be checked but may just be her conformation - she has big ol' bulldog shoulders. They are perfectly sized for good hugs, though. Despite ear infections being gone, a head tilt remains as well. Again, may just be how she is. It's rather jaunty!

 

Hope works hard to stay close to her person. Two baby gates and a bent metal crate have proved to her foster mom that she believes she should sleep in the room where her person sleeps. Her foster mom has a hard time continuing to think she's fragile because of her initial health problems. She's all bulldog! She also recently figured out a way to climb up on an ottoman and has decided one of the big leather chairs is quite comfy. She's worked out her own way of easing up and down from it.

 

MARCH UPDATE: Hope's eye surgery is completed and she is doing great! She clearly feels better and is more functional and responsive to her surroundings. She will always have vision limitations and will need to continue Cyclosporin eye drops.

 

Upon X-raying, her right front limp was found to be due to arthritis in her elbow. She will continue to need Rimadyl daily to help with that. Her coat has grown back in though, and she is looking so pretty!

 

Hope continues to be a delight to her foster mom, she is such a sweet soul. She does an awkward little shuffling dance of joy to greet her mom when she comes home. Hope wants nothing more than to be warm and fed and to be right by the side of her person.

 

House training remains a challenge, but her foster mom believes she "gets it" and someone whose schedule has less than her current 10-12 hour work days would be able to make great progress with Hope.

 

Hope is okay with other dogs and cats, but her limited vision and hearing will impact her interaction with them. She will do well in a home where she can memorize the layout and routine, as well.

 

JULY UPDATE: Hope continues to be a sweetie! She has been to the kennel a couple times while her foster mom was away and has captured the hearts of all the employees there.

 

Hope's foster mom says that all her concerns about Hope's limited eyesight and hearing have been erased during her interactions with other dogs. She holds her own. She even used her foster sister as her personal guide dog during the trips to and from the kennel. Hope just stayed right on her tail all the time. She totally figured that out on her own!

 

Time at the kennel also seems to have improved potty training. This reinforces Hope's foster mom's theory that she "gets it" when frequent enough trips can be made, not limited to her long work days.

 

SEPTEMBER UPDATE: Hope has been to several IBR events and we know that nothing seems to shake her up at all. She remains totally calm with dozens of people, dogs, babies plopped down beside her or even large exotic reptiles close by. She is just fine with even crazy levels of activity.

 

Hope's mobility is limited. She must be in a one story house. Any stairs are a challenge. The minimal 1-2 steps at any house will need to be broad and shallow for her to handle. Any physical hazard is compounded by her limited vision. She would walk right into a pool, pond, fence, etc.

 

Hope continues on 100 mg. Rimadyl daily for arthritis. This prescription med requires a vet visit at least every 6 months to monitor liver/kidney function. She will also need to continue to have eye ointment administered daily for dry eye.

 

Now that Hope's medical issues have been resolved, she is ready to find her forever family! Is it you? Please consider this sweet girl  when filling out an adoption application.

Welcome Bette to IBR! - Bette is sponsored by Amii Bischof & Scott Haines

 

Bette is an Owner Surrender

Intake Date: 05/26/14

Last Update: 09/02/14

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Email: info@indianabulldogrescue.com

Age: 3 years

Gender: Altered Female

Weight: 45 lbs

Energy Level: Medium

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.

 

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.

 

Bette is a very sweet girl that gets along with every person she meets and loves to play with her toys. However, she HAS to have a home with NO other dogs, as she has unpredictable dog aggression issues. 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 when she is ready, mention her name when filling out an adoption application.

Please help us welcome DJ to IBR! - DJ is sponsored by Jen & Dave, Mollie & Jon Krider in memory of their bulldogs Pumbaa and Georgia, Mary Rita Allen, Ashley & Matt Moore, Seth Ratcliff and Shannon Sitgreaves

 

DJ is a Stray

Intake Date: 06/11/14

Last Update: 09/08/14

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Email: info@indianabulldogrescue.com

Age: 11 years

Gender: Altered Male

Weight: 45 lbs

Energy Level: Low

Color: White/Fawn

Good with other dogs: Yes

Good with cats: Yes

Good with kids: Yes

Object Agression: None

Special Needs: Please see bio below

Medications: Optimmune for dry eye, Baytril for ear infections, glucosamine, monthly heartworm and flea preventative

Crate Trained: Yes

House Trained: Yes

Adoption fee: TBD

Shipping: IBR does not ship bullies

 

BIO:

 

DJ was found as a stray on June 7. He has a microchip and many efforts were made by his rescuers to contact his owner, but no calls were ever answered or returned so he officially became an IBR foster.

 

When he was found, he was showing obvious eye and ear issues. He is being treated for dry eye and the ear infections. After initial vetting, it was determined his prostate was also enlarged. X-rays confirmed and showed an abnormal mass. Since being neutered, the vet palpitated his prostated and felt a slight decrease in size. Another assessment will be made in a couple weeks.

 

DJ is good with kids, cats, birds and other dogs. He does not require a lot of exercise, as he is a typical lazy old bullie boy. However, he has been known to play with a jolly ball in the backyard. He spends most of his days laying on the couch snoozing. He is completely house trained and can be trusted to free roam. He is also a good eater and does not get aggressive with his foster sisters at all.

 

DJ cannot see very well, so he does need assistance getting down steps. He can get back up on his own, though. He also tends to bump into walls, so it is important for him to live in a safe environment. He is very good about letting his foster mom cut his nails, clean out his ears, nose and face wrinkles and is very good with baths.

 

DJ listens well and knows basic commands. He likes going for car rides and enjoys IBR events. He can occasionally be found rooting around in the bone bin, but is not bone or toy aggressive. He loves peanut butter and any kind of treats. He's a great snuggler and likes to sit next to his humans on the couch, usually keeping a paw on someone at all times.

 

DJ just has such a great spirit and is a very gentle, loving soul.

 

Please consider sponsoring DJ's care while in rescue. If you think you'd like to add DJ to your family when he is ready, mention his name when filling out an adoption application.

Please give a warm IBR welcome to Remington!

 

Remington is an Owner Surrender

Intake Date: 08/29/14

Last Update: 09/04/14

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Email: info@indianabulldogrescue.com

Age: 1 years

Gender: Altered Male

Weight: 45 lbs

Energy Level: Very High

Color: Fawn

Good with other dogs: Yes

Good with cats: Unknown

Good with kids: Yes

Object Agression: None

Special Needs: None

Medications: Monthly heartworm and flea preventative

Crate Trained: Yes

House Trained: Yes

Adoption fee: $650

Shipping: IBR does not ship bullies

 

BIO:

 

Remington is a 14 month old, very high energy, big puppy of a bulldog! He is a happy, outgoing, rambunctious guy that loves walks, car rides and chasing tennis balls at the park.

 

Remington is house trained, uses a crate at night and sometimes during the day when he needs a time out. He is tall but not heavy and will need lots of exercise, a home with plenty of consistency and some obedience training to grow into the great adult dog he will be.

 

Remington has done well with three other dogs in his foster home, but would probably also be a great only dog. Like all youngsters, he wants to be with his people as much as possible, and once he's tired he loves to cuddle on the couch and watch TV.

 

Please consider sponsoring Remington's care while he is in rescue. If you are interested in making Remington a member of your family, please mention him by name when filling out an adoption application.