Rescue Reality 4-14

Posted: April 23rd, 2011

We need foster homes!!!! We are desperate. There simply isn’t anywhere to put any more dogs and we just cannot afford more boarding bills. If you are able, please consider opening your heart and home so that these babies might have a chance. American Bulldog Rescue covers all of the vetting etc. You only need to give TLC and continued training. It is one of the most rewarding experiences you can imagine. You can volunteer to foster by completing our volunteer application (link at the top).

We have several people that have written to us who want to help with fundraising by donating a % of their commissions on the sale of products. (thank you!!!!) Please take a look at Mick’s Etsy Store. He and Trish are owned by Stinky 1 (now Finn). He builds beautiful dog bowl stands and dog beds and donates the proceeds of the sale to ABR. We’d like to also thank Maggie R for the donating the proceeds from the custom Drago Painting.
Thank you to to helping:

Carrie Horton, Barberry Handcrafted Cabinets, Tracy Rooney, Adriana Ergueta, Lucinda Hauf, Colleen and Dave Williams, Jon Blacker, Roberta Bryant, Andy Vlahos, Bobi G, Marggie R, Tiffany Taylor, Catherine Langevin, Mona Little, Jan Hyer, Jessica Carrion and Ryan Klozotsky

Your donations and purchases will help with all of our “special needs” now and in the future.

On to the dogs….

Thank you so much everyone and we hope you all have a great week!

View Our Adoptables

NOTE:  We are in the process of updating our site and our 'adoptable dogs' are 
not posting the way we would like.  Please go the state you're searching for and 
you'll see the first 25 dogs.  You must scroll down and scroll over to the right 
to select "view next set" where you'll find the remaining posted dogs. Sorry for 
the inconvenience.  We hope to have this resolved soon.


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.

Hello, my name is Gremlin and I am a SUPERSTAR! The lady who is helping take care of me took me to training last Sunday and boy could I tell she was nervous that I was going to make her look like an idiot. I blew her and everyone else away! I was the best in the class. Really! Everyone said that I was special, most handsome and just amazing! My past was pretty lame-O… I never got a bath, I was barely ever fed and I have painful pressure sores there as well. You can see from my picture, I could stand to gain a little weight also. If I could find a human that can take proper care of me, I know I can have a great life. I grew up with a dog friend so I am fantastic with other dogs. I am totally housebroken, crate trained, special on a leash and if you are right for me, you can have me as your Adorable American Bulldog. I am in PA
Hi! I’m Cannolli! I’m so glad I came to Maryland – the nice people at AB Rescue helped me put on some weight and I found my happy again! I LOVE meeting new people! I wag my tail in a circle and wiggle my whole body! I met three little girls and I loved them! I sat nicely while they petted and hugged me. I know how to sit, but it takes me a little while to settle down when I meet new people.What can I say, I’m getting my groove back! I’ve been hanging out at the AB kennel in Port Deposit for a while now waiting for my forever home. Maybe because I’m smaller people are overlooking me? I promise if you give me a chance, I will be your loyal companion forever! I am in MD
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 Rambo remained 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
Our Sweet MeatBall was rescued from the Miami Dade Animal shelter a month ago. He had been in the shelter for two weeks, and was clearly a sad boy. His skin was itchy, and his eyes were red and watery like there were tears in them. The day before he was brought in to the clinic to be euthanized, and the technician could not do it, and decided to give him one more shot at adoption. He was very under weight and dehydrated, so that was treated as well. He was also neutered. In two weeks, he was a different dog. We came to realize hat the dog we thought was 1 year old, was closer to only 6 months! Just a bouncing Baby Boy full of love and energy and snuggles. MeatBall is currently being boarded, and trained at Miami Dog trainers. His course is two weeks, where he will be taught the basics, sit, stay, down, heal, place, and emergency down. He will also be socialized with other dogs.
MeatBall loves everyone. Does not seem to care about cats. And does not seem to mind other dogs.
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.

<>Baby is in PA


Hello, my name is Piper!

Piper is doing great! She sleeps in her crate
at night and is very quiet. She is a little shy
around new people, especially men, but warms
up quickly. She is decent on a leash, but will
jump and “hug” you if she gets scared by
a sound. She is a super snuggler!!! Once we sit
on the ground, she can’t wait to run over and
curl up next to us. Her favorite game is tug of
war (with her toys only). She runs around shoving
toys in her foster brothers face trying to get him
to latch on to an end and play. She has learned
“sit” and now we’re working on “down”.
She is a really fast learner…
Anyways, she is a joy!

Piper’s photo album

Goliath is a good boy who just had bad luck.
He came from GA and if he had a family, they just didn’t take care of him. Skinny and weak he is now getting the care he needs. Goliath is good with other dogs and great in the car. He has lived with kids ages two and up and is perfect!

He is loved by everyone who meets him because
his southern charm shines. He could really use a
family who will appreciate his charming personality.
He is currently in PA.

Goliath’s photo album

Daisy here! I wanted to update everyone on my progress. Ive had the first of my two surgeries to help me live a pain free life. Thank you to everyone who was able to help me begin my dream of being pain free. Since my surgery my progress hasnt been the fastest, so said the vet, but I work hard. My foster mommy and daddy are impressed with my rehab, even though I can be stubborn. They help me with rehab by taking me for lots of walks and I return their generosity by walking wonderfully on the leash.

Oh yea, I almost forgot to tell you where I am.
Im in sunny and HOT Florida .

What a doll! LadyBug is a 12 month old stunner who loves people and can never get enough. She has been attending obedience class and sits before you are finished saying it, her butt is on the ground. LadyBug comes when you call her and is completely house trained. She is great with people of all ages…she is picky about her dog friends because she really likes to be the boss but is not dog aggressive. She is easily walked past other dogs.
Please see her complete listing in PA
Sugar LOVES everyone. She lives with children and a female Boxer mix. She came to us from Alabama with her 6 pups. Her pups have all found homes and Sugar is ready to find her forever family. She is so good on a leash that a 3 year old can walk her! She is great with cats too! She is all love all day.

Please consider making her a part of your family. I am in PA

Mojo is not too happy…..she managed to geta few stitches open and had to go back to the vet for a little touch up. Unfortunately for her, she now has to wear the dreaded satellite dish. Momma Mary says she doing great on her little therapy walks but tires easily.
She’s still heavily medicated for pain but
she has a whole new life to look forward to.
Go Mo!!!

Mojo’s photo album

New Arrivals:

Grace is a lovable, laid back girl. She was very shy and timid when she came to stay with us. After a few days she began to trust us and came right out of her shell. Grace moved into the house and you could tell right away that she had been a house dog at one time. She has all of the manners and is house-broken (only a few accidents the first couple of days as we learned her needs and she learned us). Her tail now wags all the time and she is a happy girl. She loves other dogs and is excited whenever she gets to play with our neighbors dogs. We also have 4 cats that she loves. She loves to play chase with them – sometimes it’s hard to tell who is chasing who!! Grace is a lap baby. She is content to sit in my lap or beside me as long as she is being loved on. Grace has her own bed but she doesn’t mind sleeping with my son in his bed. (He doesn’t mind either). We will miss Grace – she has stolen our hearts – but we know that there is a wonderful forever home waiting for her!! Grace resides in NC.

Grace’s photo album

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 good with submissive female dogs and amazing with people.

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 is located near Quakertown PA.

Well Lydia, It’s about time!!! Aireal you are a miracle worker. Lydia has had disapointment after disapointment is her young little life. First she was surrendered to a shelter without any hair by a family who never took care of her, she had 3 different foster homes who could not commit to bathing her every other day or could not stand the smell of demodectic mange after they were told multiple times what they were in store for. Finally ole’ faithful Aireal stepped up to the task and look at the transformation. Lydia is in Florida and great with other dogs and spectacular with children! Please look her up on our Florida Petfinder page. We are so proud of you girls! What a team!

FL: Another story that will bring up your lunch. There were 4 pups and their parents living outside infested with fleas. This is how they looked when we picked them up.
Please see their links and updates on our FL Petfinder page.

Happy Tails:

I have had Diamond for five weeks, she is so
sweet and is great company. She keeps me
on my toes. I am hoping that she will make
some dog friends soon. She has plenty of
humans who love her. Keep up the good
work ABR.

Karen & Diamond

Jackson has waited what seemed like forever to find his forever family and now his wait is finally over!!!   Jackson has endured ALOT in his life. He was treated for heartworms and looked over time and time again because he is deaf.

Lucky family.Lucky Jackson!!!

We are so happy for both!


Thought you might want some recent
pictures of Bella (formerly India) . She is
doing great and filling in quickly as the
pictures show. At this point she knows she
runs the show, and I busted her on the
ottoman this morning, she looked SO
guilty it was kinda funny. I guess that is
her spot when I’m gone and she is at
the door every day when i get home.
I can’t thank you enough again for her,
she is the perfect puppy for me. Here
she is with her best buddy Barney .

PINKY : We wanted to fill you in on Lola. She is a tremendous joy in our lives. We look forward to waking up everyday and seeing that adorable face. She is truly an amazing and funny girl. We couldn’t be happier. She has found a best friend in my mommy’s chocolate lab, Autumn. We have regular visits to the dog park where they wrestle and play. Attached are some updated pictures of Lola. Her fur is really coming in now and she is not so PINK! I am definitely a protective mommy. I like when people say, “oh how so cute!”… NOT “wow, your dog is pink!” I make sure to tell them how beautiful she is! INSIDE AND OUT! Thanks again for our baby!
Alison and Rick

Flower has a new family and a new job. 
Flower works at her new dad's doctor's 
office every day. Her job is to 
greet all of the patients and cheer them 
up while they are waiting to have a 
visit w/her dad.

From her new mom: Rosie (Flower)
is doing fabulously at home and at
office- we love her so much!

Hey guys, it’s me Roscoe and I’ve been adopted!

Rescue me… oh take me in your arms!
Roscoe here! Ever notice my name is kinda
similar to “rescue”? That’s what those
wonderful folks from American Bulldog Rescue
did for me! Talk about a close call…
My time was up at a shelter and they scooped
me up in the nick of time! Whew! I’m now
hanging in my foster home in MD and boy,
they can’t say enough good things about me!
I heel, sit when told while walking, lay down
on command and I am easy to handle!
I am so excited to have love & attention,
that my whole body wags when I greet you.
And although I’m quite chatty on my page,
I’m not much of a barker.
If you are looking for a furever loverboy,
you’ve found him! Ooh, me, me, ME! ?
I need you, and your love too,
come on and rescue me!

Roscoe’s photo album!

I’m HOME!!!!! Michelina is friendly towards other dogs. She is now in a great foster home with 2 other dogs. She is doing great with both of them! Her evaluation from the shelter states that she is nice, nice, nice! Super sweet, gentle and calm. This girl likes to run. She’ll run straight at you at full speed and not run into you. Friendly towards other dogs. Tolerant of all kinds of touch. You can do anything to her and get no reaction. This gorgeous girl is unflappable! Please consider taking this sweet girl into your home! She is currently in MD.

Michelina’s photo album


We adopted Bella 10/22/2010. We actually went to look at another dog, but she turned out to be too much for my Mother and I. Bella was boarding at the kennel where we went to look at the other dog while her Foster Mom was away at a wedding and we fell in love with her. She was just our size. Bella is adjusting to her new home with us and we (except for the pussycat) couldn’t be happier that she is now part of our family. When she came, she had some separation anxiety issues, but now lets us come and go and doesn’t even look up. My Mom is home with her all day and she goes for a long walk every day with me. She has her own dog walker who comes in the morning and takes her for a short walk so she gets some exercise while I am at work. We love her to pieces and she has really adopted us. There isn’t a day that goes by that she doesn’t make me laugh out loud. She is one big bundle of silly, happy, wiggly bulldog. Thank you so much for
saving her so she could be a part of our lives.
Carol Schwamberger
Dorothy Hoover







5-1-2011: 5th annual “Bark at the Park” on Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 1:00pm.
For more information and to purchase tickets visit Trenton Thunder’s Website.


5-21-2011: 3rd Annual “Show and Shine” Car Show! at Trinity UCC on Saturday,
May, 21st 9am till 3pm 1990 Rt. 212, Quakertown, PA 18951
(Rain Date Sat. May 28)

5-22-2011: “Newtown Welcome Day on Sunday, May, 22nd Street Fair with Flair
Sycamore St., Newtown, PA 18940 Great Food, Arts and Music.

Awesome photo:

Bacon making Baby feel at home

Flower hard at work trying to keep the records straight