To the world you are one person, to a rescue dog, you are the world!
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, and Kristen & Donnie Payne.
Hope is a stray. She has 2 cherry eyes, dry eye, inner ear infection (both ears), fleas, skin issues that could be caused by fleas & it's now a skin infection or it could be thyroid related. Please consider sponsoring her today!
Meet Carley - Carley is sponsored by Robin Douglass and Stephanie McComb and Adaptive Enterprises LLC.
Carley is a seven year-old (owner) surrender to Indianapolis Animal Care & Control. She has the worst flea infestation that we have ever seen. The flea infestation has caused her skin to be so infected that when bathed, nothing but bright red and fleas ran off her underweight and fragile body. In addition, she has an ear infection, and parasite worms.
She is scared, in pain and came to us just in time. We desperately need your support and help to get this darling girl the veterinary care that she is in desperate need of and deserves. Please sponsor Carley today.
Meet Emma Emma is sponsored by Sharon Rancourt and Jeananne Forgey
Emma is an owner surrender
Intake Date: 10-24-13
Today's Date: 11-02-13
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Gender: Spayed Female
Weight: 30 lbs
Energy Level: Med low
Good with other dogs: Yes
Good with cats: Yes
Good with kids: Yes
Object Agression: Sharing toys and affection
Special Needs: Arthritis
Medications: Antibiotics for skin issues
Crate Trained: Yes
House Trained: Yes
Adoption fee: $350
Shipping: IBR does not ship bullies
Emma is a very laid back girl that gets a long with everyone. She sleeps in her cage at night and is perfectly quiet about it. She tries to keep up with everyone but prefers to just take a snooze. We are working on mild behavioral issues like begging at the dinner table, sharing attention with other dogs and surrendering her toys easier. But overall, we think she's practically perfect!
Upon Emma's intake into IBR, she had an extreme flea infestation. Because of the fleas, she was in need of an antibiotic for a skin infection. She is recovering well from that already. During her intake exam, there was some concern about her back legs. Radiographs were performed and reveled severe arthritis in her hips. There is still some concern about her knees. If she needs to be sedated to be spayed, the doctor will be able to exam them easier.
Make sure to mention her by name when filling out your adoption application.
Nikolas is sponsored by Brad and Beth McGriff, NORA PHARE, Dave & Mona Roodman and Melissa & Mark Toetz.
Nikolas is a shelter pull
Intake Date: 07/23/13
Last Update: 11/01/13
Gender: Altered Male
Weight: 48.4 lbs
Bulldogs's Energy Level: High
Bulldog's Color: Mostly white
Good with other Dogs: Yes
Good with Cats: Yes, although he does like to chase
Good with kids: Yes
Object Agreesion: None observed so far
Special Needs: None
Medications: Monthly heartworm preventative
Crate trained: Yes
House Trained: Unknown
Adoption fee: $650.00
Shipping: IBR does not ship bullies
Meet and Welcome Nikolas! He is: 2yrs old, white (with brown ears), and came in HeartWorm (HW) positive from a high kill shelter where he was on the PTS (put to sleep) list. Fellow Rescue Illinois English Bulldog Rescue (IEBR), helped us with getting this bullie boy into IBR.
He will be vetted soon and we will know more about any other health concerns he may have. Until then, he's settling in his foster home with 4 girl bullies and 2 cats. He seems to be a happy boy, higher energy level and even knows how to "sit" and "shake." He will need lots of sponsors, since HW+ treatment regimens are very costly!
OCTOBER UPDATE: Nikolas is doing very well with his heartworm treatment and was neutered on Oct. 3. He gets along great with the other dogs and cats in his foster home and is getting much closer to being ready for adoption!
NOVEMBER UPDATE: Nikolas has completed his 3 month heartworm treatment!! He is now on monthly preventative. He also does not have any allergies and does not require any medications.
Nikolas's energy level continues to be on the high side. He can be lazy though, too. He is good with other dogs, cats, kids and adults (male and female). If there is a "scuffle" between two other dogs in his foster home, Nik runs to try and break it up. He will literally get himself in-between the two and sometimes ends up getting involved. He has never initiated a fight, though. He will listen to his foster mom when she verbally calls him out of those situations. Sometimes he will chase the cats, but never pursues them very far.
Nikolas is house-trained and has never had an accident in the house. He loves, loves, loves to be outside! However, he is a "darter." He will escape out an open door if you aren't careful. Once outside, he will run. His foster mom has been able to get him to come back, but it hasn't been without some persistent calling and looking for him. Nikolas has the instinct to chase and explore. Because of this, he will require a home with a tall privacy fence.
Nikolas is a very happy boy. He is very snuggly and cuddly. He prefers to sleep in his foster mom's bed, with 2 of his foster bullie sisters and a cat. He is crate trained and will willingly go relax in it. His foster mom keeps him in his kennel during the day, since he is too high energy to be able to "trust" him without her home. He is a little taller than your typical English Bulldog and probably has some Olde English in him. Because of his height and curiosity, he will jump up on the edge of counters to try and steal food.
Nikolas is now ready to find his forever home. If you are interested in adding him to your family, please mention his name when filling out an adoption application!
Meet Bella - On Medical Hold Bella is sponsored by Ashley Thornburg, Michael Pursley, Lisa Hill, Brad & Beth McGriff, Natalie & Anton Brunbauer, Katy Jo Dalton, Kim Van Arsdale, Jessica Downey-Barefoot and Melissa & Mark Toetz
Bella was surrendered to the Hamilton Co. Humane Society. She is 11 years old and came to IBR heartworm positive. She also has some trouble walking because of a problem with her hind leg, has a small growth near one of her eyes causing dry eye, and was severely overweight and potbellied when she arrived. She also had a torn ACL, and because of her weight, she can't have surgery until she completes a strict diet, and lost some serious weight.
Overall, she's doing well. She's getting LOTS of loving and baby talk. Her foster mom expects to see this girl thrive in the near future. In the meantime she, without a doubt, needs some serious sponsors.
JULY UPDATE: Bella is doing very well losing weight. She has started going on longer walks, with the approval of her veterinarian. He is no longer sure that she has a torn ACL, he is leaning more towards a luxating patella. We are hoping he can get a better diagnosis once she has lost more weight.
In the meantime, she does not show any pain while walking, and we take it slow and let her set the pace. Her new medical issue is unquenchable thirst. She has been tested for a UTI and diabetes, both came back negative. We are monitoring her water intake and will be performing more tests to try to determine the cause.
Other than Bella's medical issues, she is a happy senoir citizen. She charms everyone who sees her with her quiet, gentle personality. She is a joy to have in her foster home.