Rescue Recap- w/e 07/24/10

Posted: July 24th, 2010

It’s been a overwhelming, grueling week. We have had about 20 e-mails a day from shelters,
and families that need our help. Umteen phone calls and no place to put these Bulldogs in need.
Florida took in 3 new dogs, Maryland took in 5 and Pennsylvania took in 3.
If you can open your home to foster a dog, we could save so many more.
We have 9 dogs in boarding with a $2,700 kennel bill. Our vet bills are unmentionable but
exceed $10,000. Please consider filling out our volunteer application.

To all of our volunteers and adopters. You are cherished.

Here are a few of our special kids:

We need a helping hand!!!!

We have an Emergency.

On Sun, July 25, 2010 12:25:20 PM
We recieved this e-mail:

>Subject: I need help My name is 
XXXXX and I bought a puppy an ab.
I have had her for two weeks and she
has a broken femur. I was told she was
going to need surgery. I can not afford
the surgery. I was hoping maybe you
would know someone who could afford
the surgery and take care of her. My
only other choice is to have her put down.
Please let me know if u can help!
Our Miss Suzanne sprung into action and  
took "Pickles" right to her vet who
confirmed the spiral fracture.

On Monday the 26th we had an appointment and a quote of $800 -$1,200 and today, the 27th at 8am Pickles is in an appointment with an
Orthopaedic surgeon.



Cindy Lou Who will be a Cinderella story. The sweetest most gentle girl who has probably been neglected her entire life is about to become a princess. Cindy Lou was about 30 pounds underweight at 94 and is now all the vay up to 105 pounds and lookin’ great, she had her eye surgery and was spayed and her skin is improving by the day. Cindy likes other dogs and is located in PA. Her surgeries so far have been over $1,500 and we are not done yet.
Lydia is a 1 year old beauty again with the dreaded Demodex. She loves other dogs and is getting better by the minute. We really could use donations. If you would rather donate items, Lydia needs Promeris, SulfOxydex Shampoo and Cefalexin. Lydia is chillin’ in Florida.
Droopy…where to begin?? After having multiple surgeries Neuter, Entropian it is now time to address Droopy’s prosthetic foot. Droopy’s foster mom ordered him a really cool Droopy-Mobile wait till you see the photos. Hopefully the buggy will be temporary. Almost everyone in Florida knows Droopy.
Daisy had her right hip and knee surgery 2 weeks ago thanks to all of wonderful people who donated to make it possible for her to be on her way to a pain free life. She is such a wonderful dogs and deserves to live pain free for the first time in her short life. She has 6 more weeks of rehabilitative physical therapy while we beg for donations, once again, for donations to have her left hip and knee repaired. Daisey is in FL.
Hello! I’m new here, just flew in from North Carolina. I am here in Maryland to get my heartworm treatment. My name’s Tyson, but I’m not really like a brawler like Iron Mike, I’m more refined like Lennox Lewis. I’m 2 (and a half) years old, full-grown and weigh in at almost 60lbs, so I’m a short, stocky kinda guy. I’m calm, cool and collected, rode well in the plane and the car, so maybe I can try a train someday too! I ease right into new situations and love to greet people while holding my noggin out for ear rubs, neck scratches and head pats. I really like scratchies right on my tan patches by my ears. If you let me, I’ll jump into your arms for hugs.
Sweet Darla was rescued this 
week from animal control in Daytona.
She has been there for almost a
month and hadn't see the sun or
smelledfresh air until she was
sprung by ABR on Thursday
(you can see her tiny windowless
cell in the picture). She passed
her dog aggression test wagging
her tail but pulled away when the
male went to sniff her butt.
Kinda normal especially after
having giving birth. She was
lactating but we don't know where
her puppies are....She's more than
likely been used for breeding
over and over and over.
She's was so happy to be out of
her cell that she jumped right in
the car...stitches and all.....
She is between 3 and 4 years
old and heart worm positive

Still Waiting : /

Tanzy is a real character, she is happy 24-7! She does know how to sit and is pretty decent on a leash, crate trained, housebroken,
does not chew or get into things. She is a
confident girl, athletic but calm in the house.
She does not get on the furniture. She can
not live with cats, she definitely wants to
chase them but she does adore every
person she meets big and small.
Tanzy is about 12- 14 months old.

She would love a big male to romp with.
I’m Kettle! Being the true lady that I am,
I’m quiet and gentle. I also enjoy the company of other dogs. I was in a high kill shelter in Georgia when the good people from AB rescue realized what a sweet girl I am and got me out of there just in time! They brought me up here to Maryland for a second chance at having
a family of my own! I’ve been in the rescue’s
kennel for a few months now, patiently waiting for my chance to enjoy the finer things in life, like lots of hugs and kisses and walks.
If you would like to give this wonderful lady a warm, comfortable loving home, please fill out the adoption application at right here!
I’m in Maryland.

Hi everyone, its Mandy giving a shout out for me and my sister Sandy and boy are we
lookin’ good. I went on an outing to Pen Veterinary Clinic and EVERYONE loved me, I was the center of attention in the waiting room and with the staff. I am the sweetest dog ever and will make someone
a great companion. The shelter I came from said I was around two years old but, the doctor at Penn said “no way!” They think I am under a year because my molars have not fully errupted. I don’t act much like a puppy, I like to play but my favorite thing to do is sit in someone’s lap!
I get along great with the dogs I am living with, even the cat. I am crate trained but still working on being 100% housetrained
Livin’ in PA

Auggie is a rockstar. 
He is honestly the best dog we have
ever fostered.We hardly ever put him
in his crate anymore, he sleeps on his
blanket wherever you put it. As long as
he has a toy or two laying around he
wont chew anything else.
His housebreaking is fantastic.
he lets you know when he wants out.
Anyone can put their hand in his food
bowl while he's eating. he gets a
little hyper that you will take it away
but if you do he sits right down and
waits for you to put it back. he isn't
aggressive at all, only a few
insecurities still. he doesn't have many
bad habits at all. he still tries to be
dominant but that is waning a lot.
he is learning his place in the pack well.

Augustus is in FL.

Joe is a sweet American Bulldog/Yellow Lab mix who is neutered and up to date on vaccinations. Joe is learning basic commands, putting on weight and learning to share his beloved Kong toy. He enjoys fetching the Kong and has endless endurance! Joe needs extra training to become a calmer inside dog. He gets along with other dogs and is very friendly and playful. You will need to fill out an application for Joe with the American Bulldog Rescue at Please see other adorable photos of Joe under “View our Adoptables”
Jayden is a 5 year old English Bulldog mix being fostered in suburban Philadelphia. She is a friendly, playful girl who wants to please her owner. She likes to play with different toys, loves belly rubs and is content to lay at your feet while you read or work on the computer. She enjoys her walks and is almost puppy- like in her curiosity about leaves blowing across the street or watching a bird hop through the leaves. Squirrels get the most attention and a good grip on her leash is needed if she spies a squirrel. She also enjoys running at full speed in the large outdoor enclosure at the foster mom’s home. She knows Sit, Off and Wait. Foster mom is working on Down. Jayden is a great eater and is currently about 42 pounds.


New Arrivals : }

Betsey and her sister Betty were found in NYC as strays. They are between 6-7 months old and are outgoing and happy to be getting out of the shelter and into foster homes. They do have spots of demodex mange will get better as soon as they have a bath and antibiotics. The girls reside in PA. They have had little or no training and will need a patient family to keep up with the training they will begin in their foster homes.


Dallas and Texas were pulled yesterday 
from a kill shelter in Florida.
They appear to be brother and sister and
approx. 3-4 mos. old.
They will be spayed and neutered and
vaccinated and ready for their new home
in a couple of weeks. Please fill out an
adoption application if you'd like to make
them a member of your family.

Barry is in PA and he is spectacular!
He is housebroken and has the
sweetest personality. He is housetrained
and knows basic commands. He ignores
other dogs unless they are sexy girls.

He is quiet and has his own bedroom at night (no crate) where he collects his pillow, bones and blanket and he gets woken up in the morning.

Maggie is just 6 months old and needs a new family because the landlord said that she is too big : (. Maggie was living with children and a small dog.

Hi! I’m a new guy on the block, somebody named me “Cookie“, but I don’t think that fits me. I’m more of a young guy from the old neighborhood that everybody knows and loves as “Frankie the Kid”. I’ve got gold eyes that will make the ladies swoon. I’m only 7 months old, so I have some growing to do, but I’ll only be around 55-60lbs. I’m gonna need a mentor to lead me the right way, show me the ways of the world and teach me to be an even better young man than I already am. Cookie is in MD