Posted: July 1st, 2011

Happy 4th of July to you the people who support ABR and the powerless pups that our organization has taken under their wing! Let us not forget, nor take for granted the freedom that our forefathers have bestowed upon us. Our ability to unite, fight for change, and provide a safe world in which to thrive is not just a right, but a responsibility. We need to provide a voice for all of the helpless, abused dogs that are in our possession, and strive to have the means to allow more dogs to be saved from the depths of despair. The laws imposed by our government in the various states need to be more harsh! A simple misdemeanor is not going to stop people from abusing helpless animals! Our state legislators would argue that the laws against animal abuse have improved. This may be true, but the fight for them to be more unbreakable needs to be unwavering and should not vary from state to state! Let me now turn the focus towards volunteering. ABR needs your help!! As a people it is incumbent upon us to be a part of the solution, not to be idle and make excuses.I would agree that it is not always easy to love and care for something, only to set it free. I assure you that there are so many more waiting for the opportunity to take the place, and ABR ascertains the adopters ability to care for the dog properly so that rest assured, you won’t have to worry about its future. Helping a dog in need can be a challenge at times, but the rewarding feelings that will forever be embedded in your heart and give your life a fullness that you may otherwise not have known is greater! Life is full of unknowns, won’t you at least try to be strong, and help to serve the weak, the unloved, wounded victims that we the people have plagued our society with. The need to provide life and happiness for these dogs is our duty, and the ongoing need to protect their unalienable rights should be self-evident.
Enjoy the holiday! Trish

Thou shalt not be a victim, thou shalt not be a perpetrator, above all, thou shalt not be a bystander. Holocaust Museum, Washington,D.C.

Thank you to:

Yogi Bear and his family for driving 9 hours up and 9 hours back home
to rescue an urgent AB pup in a GA shelter. We are forever grateful!

Sondra from Blitz Pet Pros for working so hard with Percilla. What a difference!

Thank you Bert http://runningwkennel.com/index.htm
for letting our dogs play at your doggie daycare they have a blast.
Louise for taking such great care of dog after dog after dog etc! http://www.sunkiva.com/
Micky from Barberry Cabinets for donating relentlessly!! Barberry Custom Furniture
Deb for managing and doing such an amazing job with facebook.
All of our amazing, always there for the dogs, selfless, beautiful foster families !

Naomi Recore • Deb Cornicchia • Barberry Cabinets • Thedra Perry • Bobbie G
Aaron Good •

We Need Foster Homes:

Frank was saved from a high-kill shelter
in GA. He is safe in boarding at a kennel in GA. He needs to come to PA and go into foster care. The shelter reports that he is totally wonderful.
This was his shelter info:
Our kennel bills are over $2,000 per month. If you would consider letting
Frank hang with you until he finds his permanent family, please let us know. 

When you open your home to a foster Bulldog you are actually saving 3 dogs.

1 Free up a spot at an overcrowded
shelter. Keep another from being killed
2 Make room ABR to pull another dog
from a shelter
3 Have the most grateful house guest you
ever dreamed of, find him his perfect
home and really make a difference.
Then do it again and again!



Same Story, same shelter as Frank
Again this neglected girl needs a family to pamper her and get her ready for her permanent family.
Our kennel bills are over $2,000 per month. And due to the very limited number of foster homes, we are spending a ton of $ that we do not have just getting these dogs somewhere safe.
Jefferson is a sweet unique boy who is around 2-3 years old. He came from a high kill shelter after the time was up. We think Jefferson had limited positive interactions with people. Initially he was very stand offish and would not respond to any talk, touch, or love you tried to give him. He’s come a long way and will give you kisses and sit in your lap for pets and praises. Jefferson is believed to be a cross between american bulldog and alapaha blue blood bulldog. He is very intelligent and typical of the breed, has a high prey drive. Because of this, it’s best if Jefferson is an only dog. Jefferson would be best for a home with bulldog experience as he can be stubborn and persistent. He does learn very quickly and is eager to please. I am in FL.  Jefferson and the kids playing video
SPECIAL NEEDS: Baby is a 5 year old who has had it really rough. She was turned into a shelter with a Bishon and absolutely LOVES other dogs, pigs and people. She is slightly arthritic in her hips and knees so she will not be a walking companion but she does love strolling around in the grass. Baby could use a retirement home who will keep her on some suppliments for her arthritis and tell her how pretty she all day (she loves that!).She can do steps and get into a car and adores car rides, hanging out with the other dogs and long naps. She will also need to stay on medication to control seizures. The medication is about $20 per month. Baby is in PA
SPECIAL NEEDS: Poor Tulip was confiscated from a hoarding situation. She is not in the best shape. She was living in a filthy home with 8 other dogs and a lot of reptiles. Tulip has some eye issues and was seen by a regular vet, has been getting drops which have not been enough. She will be heading to the Opthamologist as soon as we can get her an appointment. She could really use a foster home. She is in boarding where is getting her drops but she needs alot of loving. She is like a little stuffed animal, very snuggly and rather calm. She is located in Bucks County, PA.
Fancy was found by some kids and then picked up by animal control. She has really bad fly strike on her ears and is a bit thin. She so sweet she had to have been someones pet at some point. She’s around 2-3 years old. She does not react to other dogs from what we have seen but we can not actually dog test her now.
Chopper is 11 months old and walks fairly well on a leash, appears to be house
broken, great with large and small dogs, loves kids and cuddling, he can be a little barky when he wants attention he loves the car and is calm cool and collected for rides. He is very happy and very healthy. Poor Chopper is stuck in boarding in MD until he finds a foster family.
Doesn’t Tango look wonderful? He’s had his eyes fixed and been neutered and now the only thing he’s waiting for is his very own home!Tango is approx. 2-3 years old and is such a fantastic boy! He definitely had a Guardian Angel watching over him when his GREAT (not good-GREAT) samaritan literally saved his life.
She witnessed him falling into a canal in Florida at midnight. She convinced 2 guys to jump in and save him. This was the first miracle in this sweet boys life. He was very lucky that an alligator didn’t snatch him. He’s also very lucky Patty was there because most American Bulldogs don’t swim and will sink like a rock. His second miracle is Patty herself. Patty has taken great care of Tango and got him all fixed up and delivered to our boarding facilty until a foster home opens up for this wonderful guy.Tango is going to be a big boy and now weighs a skinny 80+ lbs. I expect him to reach 90-100 easily. He pays no attention to other dogs or cats and just wants to be with people and LOVED. He obeys commands and just wants to please everyone.Tango is located in Hawthorne, FL.


Sweet and wonderful Daisy has waited a very, very long time and hasn’t had one single person interested in making her a part of their home forever. I had the pleasure of spending the entire day with her yesterday (her foster family has to move out of state) while bringing her to a new foster home and shopping at Petsmart for a new bed and manicure and then lunch at a wonderful Mexican restaurant. She greeted her new foster family with wiggles and smiles and lots and lots of hugs and kisses. They are absolutely smitten with Daisy as is every person that stopped to tell her how beautiful and well behaved she was. Daisy truly is an easy going and fabulous dog. I don’t understand why no one wants to adopt her.
She’ll never be anyone’s jogging partner but seeing her greet you at the door with a huge smile and lots of wiggles is so much better in my eyes. She really is the perfect dog.
SPECIAL NEEDS: Roxy is doing well. Saw Dr. Darko on Monday. I was giving Roxy a car ride to pick up more homeopathic remedy (and I wanted to weigh her), but when Dr. D learned she was with, he wanted to see her. She is the same with the pneumonia. No better, no worse. I am hoping this new remedy helps loosen up some of the stuff in her lungs. She is still on the doxy and cipro, but we can’t begin her heartworm treatment until the pneumonia gets better. We go back on Wednesday, so I will be sure to ask him what he thinks. She’s been playful this week and no bad days. The last few weeks, about once a week, you could tell she didn’t feel very good. She didn’t want to play and wasn’t as active. So I am hoping the new homeopathic in combination with the meds are working their magic. She was still 77 lbs, so no weight gain, but at least she hasn’t lost any. She’s still eating well. She has low iron.
Sassy is a approxomately 2 yr old spayed female who is up to date on all her vaccinations. This bundle of love was dumped at a shelter with two other bulldogs and needs a home to learn what it is like to be loved. She is a friendly, very sweet, small for her age and QUIET (does not even bark in the kennel) baby. She is working on her housetraining after never being allowed in a house or getting any real attention. She will need to start with crate training 101. But she is a fast learner and eager to please! Sassy walks great on a leash, no pulling, just happy to have someone to walk with her. Sassy tends to be submissive and does better on a grain free diet. This sweet baby needs to be in a home without the kitties, but she would love some stuffed animals (and you!) to love on! This is a dog who clearly finds the joy in her life just having someone to care for her, a simple thing she has never had. Sassy is in MD 

Sassy Movie

Tiny is a quiet, shy 3 year old who came to us when her family relocated and could not take her. She misses them very much and seems sad at the kennel. Tiny is housebroken, walks nicely on a leash and is a well mannered girl. She lived with teenage children and enjoyed playing with the neighbor’s dog.
HI! I’m Piper and trust me, I am as cute in real life as I look in these pictures. I am super happy, fun, love my tennis balls & rides in the truck, and most of all I love my people and my doggie buddies. Cuddling up is my favorite past time. I play nice with kids and other big dogs but, not so good with cats ( they’re really fun to chase though). My foster family said my obedience is coming along nicely and I am working hard at being a good girl. I guess I won’t get away with my good looks all my life so I better shape it up. It’s kind of hard since I have had such a rough time so far. I know sit, wait, and come and we are working hard on my kennel training. I am still a bit of a work in progress but I am soooo worth it, after all I’m still a puppy. I’m very thankful for lots of love, good food, and tons of belly rubs and even though I’m tan and white, I promise you I am true blue!
Hi! I’m Mojo. I’m living in New Orleans. Down here in Mojo here and I’m doing awesome with my foster family. I get along great with the old grumpy fat cat and my sister Pumkin Head. My foster mommy just loves me and tells me how good I’m doing. For a little puppy that had a really crummy life….I hit the jack pot with ABR and my wonderful foster family. I like the picture with my halo on as I’m such an ANGEL but mommy had to put the Devil costume on me too. I’m glad SHE thinks it’s funny. Ha ha ha mommy. I’m living in Louisiana now and taking applications through Florida and Texas. MOJO UPDATE/6/14/11 Mojo has truly blossomed. From the feral little puppy 1 year ago to a fabulous and well trained little girl. Thank you to Mary and Kathy who brought her out of her shell and turned her into the friendly and well adjusted young lady she’s become. Mojo is ready for her forever home! She’s fabulous!!!! SUPERSTAR!!!

Percilla is overcoming her fears with the help of
Blitz Pet Pros and is making great progress. She needs to go into a home with a male K9 companion.
PERCELLA is just 12 months old now and was found virtually blind. Her eye lids turned under and she wouldn’t open her eyes since it hurt her so much. She has since had surgery and can see, a whole new world opened up for her and she’s like a BABY. She loves to play and always has a sqeaky toy in her mouth. She treats her toys with much respect and handles them gently. She’s very frightened of new things and people but will warm up after a time. She needs lots of socialization but discovers new things every day and once she knows you will become your good friend. She was most likely a back yard breeders dog who saw her problem eyes and just left her outside to fend for herself. She finally escaped and was found at the young age of 7 months by the ACO and when brought to the shelter, she was skin and bones, had mange on her upper body from trying to dig her way out (which she did) and of course couldn’t see. She Loves, just Loves others dogs, especially male dogs. She also loves to go for car rides so she can see the world.
How can you resist this face? Well we couldn’t. Little Julie is a small girl and still needs to gain some weight but is just as loving and sweet as she can be.
I’m so happy that Sun Kiva Kennels had room to take her in. She’s been spayed and vaccinated and can’t wait to find someone to love her furever!
Julie is located in Hawthorne, FL until a foster home becomes available.
Remember the 4 beauties that came in together as “strays” but were amazingly bonded….hmmm. Well Rainbow and Sheriff went to Texas and Duke and Ramboremained in Florida. Duke and Rambo were finally sprung from boarding and have a wonderful foster mamma that couldn’t believe the ease of introducing 2 more dogs to their 2 other dogs. They are that good and well behaved. Bo came to us from a high kill shelter, as part of a group of 4. He’s a stunning bulldog who has wonderful AB physical traits (extremely muscular- large build) as well as alot of the typical personality traits…he is VERY proud and quite stubborn when he wants to be. He is very loving and sweet though and likes to be the center of attention. Bo seems to be happiest as an only dog. I am hanging out in Tamarac, FL
Rusty is cool. Rusty knows he is cool. At 18 month he went from being an adorable puppy who was allowed to do whatever he liked because it was probably very cute and very funny …to a 100 + pound puppy who doesn’t understand why anyone it telling him what to do! Lucky for Rusty his foster dad is an amazing trainer and he is learning how to do everything he is supposed to without a treat. He is housebroken and crate trained. He does not chew or ruin anything, when left alone and will go to his new family with training classes for life. He should live in a home as an only dog. He is located near Quakertown PA.

New Arrivals:

Deisel is everyone’s best friend. horses, pigs, cats you name em’. He lost his eye as a puppy and it does not affect him at all his other eye is fine. He resembles a stuffed teddy beat who lost an eye. Deisel also resembles a mini Great Dane, he is soooooooo tall. If you want the most perfect addition to your family fill out an application for Deisel in PA. You know the saying about not being to pick your family…well, it’s not true when it comes to the K9 members…don’t you wish you could pick them all ; )See Deisel and friends : 

Deisel’s friends

Isabeau here, just wanted to let you all know that I was sprung from the shelter and safe in my new foster home in PA. WOW, what a welcome! I met Jelly, Marlon, Butter, Bacon, Heather, some chickens, and I was so scared at first, but they liked me and I really really like them! I am house broken and have had my surgery and I feel stronger and happier by the minute. Check back with me because I am so totally adorable and perfect that you would definitely want to know more about me.
Little Gifford was an owner surrender to a kill shelter by a breeder!!!! He was only 5 weeks old when dropped off in very bad shape. The shelter originally thought he had water on his brain (hydrocephalis) and was going to euthanize him. As it turns out, this little cutie appeared to have been attacked by a large dog and the attack left him with a large abscess that,(as you can see), disappeared with good medical care and antibiotics. Unfortunately, one of Gifford’s beautiful green eyes was too badly damaged and will have to be removed. But this doesn’t stop this little guy from wanting to hang out with the ‘big dogs’! He wants nothing to do with playing with the other little tykes at his foster home….no, not Gifford. He goes charging out the door to play and run with all of the adult dogs. He is such a little stinker….lol
Gifford is located in S. Florida
These poor pups were left in an overnight drop box at a shelter overnight.
I am so full of disgust with people and can not even imagine the life that these pups poor parents are having to live. They are safe now and we will will be spending a lot of time and money to get them healthy again. I can not wait to see these 4 kids open their eyes without the sting and goop, to play without taking scratch breaks and to have a peaceful nights sleep without crawling out of their skin.Waldorf Chipin
Kyra is 3 years old. She is great with Kids, other dogs, cats and strangers. She is house trained, leash trained she LOVES to go on walks and for rides in the car 🙂 she sits in the car like a little person with her belly hanging out. Kyra has a ton of personality and will make you laugh all day with her little noises. She grunts, snorts, and I think at times even tries to talk. Kyra needs to eat a grain free food because she is prone to itchy skin if she eats corn, wheat soy or rice.She is a typical Bulldog who needs her ears cleaned and needs to eat good food. She is in PA

Nola is 44 lbs and approximately 5 mos. old. She is very behaved and highly intelligent. She is going to make some family very proud Nola was confiscated and spent over 30 days in a shelter before ABR was able to save her. She is in a wonderful foster home with her foster sisters Mojo and Pumpkin Head. Mojo and Nola are in love with each other. They are running and playing and are inseparable. As you can see, she wasn’t overly thrilled with her first bath….Nola is located in New Orleans. If you’re interseted in finding out more about her, please contact Carey@AmericanBulldogRescue.org

Happy Tails:

This is Sierra and her new brother Nero lounging in the living room together. Nero frequently grooms Sierra,
and she loves the attention from him. She is doing GREAT and has really adjusted very quickly to her new forever home.
George formerly John Smith I am bursting with pride over this dog. As you can see, he is a masterpiece. He lost his long puppy fur and now the sleek white coat of an American Bulldog. He is my CONSTANT companion, a loyal friend who is filled with love and devotion. I could not have ordered a more wonderful dog.
God bless you for all your good work.
Remember Snowball who caught a ride from FL to PA?
Well here she is at about 6 months old. What a funny girl.

Biscuit was found as a stray that had already been a breeding machine at just 18 mos of age.  She had a collar embedded in her neck and is heart worm positive so she’s obviously been tied up outside all of her short life.  What make this more horrid is that she’s deaf.  She must have escaped from her captors and was found by an animal control officer.  It’s amazing she wasn’t hit by a car or worse.   Well…. on her way to PA to a foster home, a wonderful pilot for Pilots and Paws and his wife fell in love with sweet little Biscuit and the flight was canceled.  Jim and Marcy have now made Biscuit the newest member of their family of rescue dogs. Biscuit had her heart worm treatment 3 weeks ago and will begin learning hand signals by a professional when she is medically able.
Vivian’s foster family was drowning in tears yesterday because Viv went to her forever family. She lives near the beach and will be making people laugh with her antics in CT now. Viv’s new family promises to stay in touch and send us plenty of pictures. I am sure that Viv will have great dreams of Bobby, Brooklyn and Cassie! Thanks you did a great job! 


Clara checkin’ in to let you know that I’m doing fantastic! No more trips to the emergency room, no more oxygen tanks.
I was the kid who was rescued from the yucky pet store, I had pneumonia and a hypoplactic trachea. American Bulldog Rescue did not give up on me. I am so loved. so worshiped and crazy spoiled.Thank you all for all of your well wishes and donations..it really worked!

IN THE NEWS: http://www.animalalliancenyc.org/newsletter/2010-09/bully.htm

Awesome photos of the week

Yogi Bear was a rescue project out of Miami but ended up rescuing us. We lost our beloved 2 1/2 year old female American Bulldog who we bought as a puppy.

After losing Chelsea (cancer), Yogi Bear stepped up like a champ and helped us with our grief. Yogi has been a project, at 145 pounds he is very intimidating. We went through a period where he attempted to take over the house as the Alpha dog/human! Yogi was obviously abused by a male and directed his mistrust towards me. But with time and help from trainer Dave, Yogi and I have bonded, in fact he is my shadow! We sleep together, we ride together we walk together we are basically inseperable 🙂

Yogi is our baby now and is just a big teddy bear…The bear that rescued us! Kevin & Dana