Rescue Recap- w/e 10/03/10

Posted: October 1st, 2010

Happy Weekend Everyone!!!!

As you will read, our list of ‘still waiting’ and courtesy postings is growing by the day. We have nowhere to put any more dogs nor the funds to care for any more new arrivals. Our ‘Inn is Full’ and our funds depleted. We rely solely on donations (which have all but come to a grinding halt)….. and the generosity of our volunteers, many of which pay for things out of their own pockets so as not to strain the group any further. We’ve had 2 adoptions this week and probably 3 or 4 donations. These truly are desperate times and we really need some help.

We’re listed as one of the rescues that has a chance to be featured in the movie ‘Smitty’. The story is about a dog who is left behind by his owners when their house is foreclosed one. Be sure to vote for us if you can!!!!

Also, be sure to check us out in the NYC Animal Alliance newsletter-

As always, we are forever thankful for the support and all of the encouraging and wonderful comments on our Facebook Page. Have a great weekend everyone!!!!!
ps- I have updates for Twinkle, Utley, Jake, Mickens & Delilah that I will add in the morning.
pps- please be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom for our 2 events this weekend in PA. We need volunteers!

On Saturday, October 2, 2010, American Bulldog Rescue is having a fundraising event at Elephant Bar, 451 E. Altamonte Drive , Altamonte Springs , FL 32701 ; when you go please present the attached flyer to your server. Along with your generosity we will have a table set up with silent auction items. The items are: a Miami Dolphins Pennant signed by Donnie Jones, a Tampa Bay Rays baseball signed by Grant Balfour, a Jacksonville Jaguars mini-helmet, and Sea World/ Aquatica Combo Tickets a value of $468.40 good for 14 days of Sea World. We also hope to receive 2 Tickets to a Tampa Bay Lightning hockey game a value of 400. 

Still waiting:

It’s me, Jayden! Sadly, I’m still waiting for my furever home. Here’s my new writeup:

Jayden is a 5 year-old English Bulldog/Boxer mix being fostered in suburban Philadelphia.  She came to our rescue from CT with some anxiety issues from being crated too long every day. These issues have been resolved during foster care. She is a friendly, playful girl who just wants to hang out with her “people.” She is looking for a home with structure, consistency and love. Jayden 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 yard. 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. Jayden knows Sit, Stay, Off, Wait, Come, Crate and Time for Bed. Foster mom is working on Down. Jayden loves to eat and is currently about 50 pounds. She is not overly rough and with close supervision has been very calm with children in the foster mom’s neighborhood. Jayden is completely housebroken. She gets along well with dogs her size or larger and does especially well with dogs that have a calm and somewhat submissive personality. Jayden would also do just fine as an only dog, but she does not like cats. Jayden likes banana slices and baby carrots as snacks. She has figured out that sitting/laying in front of the fan is good place to be!Jayden would do best in a home where someone is home much of the day as she thrives when there is human company. When no one is home to supervise her, she needs to be crated due to her curiosity about all things! While she is content in her crate for short periods of time, it would not help her to be crated for eight hours or more each day, except for overnight. A pet sitter or friend who could visit part way through the day and spend time with  her would also be a possibility.
View Jayden’s photo album.

Kettle & Oleg

It’s me, Kettle! I’m still waiting for my furever home. I had been living in a Kennel for months (!) and Jodi came and got me. Here’s what she wrote about me-

Have you ever met a dog that you would swear was a person trapped in a canine body? A dog who you know understands every word you say? Kettle is this someone. She is a remarkable girl, she is in the mood to do whatever you like and communicates with you. She sits in the front seat of the car and thinks she is driving with you. She makes all kinds of faces and actually tries to make you laugh. Kettle is one cool girl and she’s hanging out in PA waiting for her forever home.

Kettle’s photo album

Update from Jodi- Kettle is so amazing, she is sooooooo housebroken, will not go on the furniture, she doesn’t bark and catches a ball every time you throw it.

Cindy Lou Who here!

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 way 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.Cindy is making so much progress. She is loving her life, her foster mom and her foster brothers. Lookin fine Cindy!!!

Cindy Lou’s photo album

Lady J was picked up as a stray in Miami, FL. She was being brought into ‘the room’ with the staff just crying.  Luckily Laura was there and Lady J just came up and gave her a big kiss…..what else could we do?  Even though we’re so full and her only place to go was boarding at a vet’s office, we had to save her.  Her pictures do not do her justice.  She is absolutely stunning with her hazel eyes and unique markings.  Unfortunately, it’s very hard to get good pictures as when she’s with people, all she wants is to be WITH you or on your lap cuddling. We’re shifting some dogs around to get Jaybird into a wonderful foster home next weekend.  She’ll get all the love and attention she desires with Chris and Hillary. 
PS….she needs a new name too…lol… one likes the name that the shelter gave her but we’re waiting for her new family to choose a fitting name for this beauty. Lady J is in FL.

Lady J’s photo album

Although Augie has a wonderful foster family, he still waits for a loving family to call his own.  He was supposed to have a family meet him but lost out to another dog that also needs a great home.  Poor Augie keeps getting overlooked!  Please consider adopting Augie.  He is such a good boy and has come sooooo far from the starving and neglected puppy he used to be. Here’s what his foster mom wrote about him-

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.

Augustus is currently in FL. Check out his photo album.


Sweet and smiling Darla wasn’t always this happy.  She was confiscated from her owner and sat at Animal Control in a windowless cell for almost 2 months.  ABR rescued her and brought her to Doggie Disneyland with her tail between her legs.  It just broke everyone’s heart.  The wonderful woman that transported her said when she said ‘no’ to correct her from pulling on her leash, she hit the ground and looked up cringing waiting to be beat.  She is testimony as to the forgiving nature of dogs and she’s having a blast at Sun Kiva Boarding.  They just love this happy girl and witnessing her blossom.  She LOVES other dogs and people and can’t wait to hang out with them in the office and play with the other dogs in the yard.  But sweet Darla has been there for almost 2 months.  She really would love her very own forever family to live happily ever after. Darla is in FL.

Darla’s Photo Album


Lydia is ready for her forever home.  ABR will have her spayed and an ‘eye lift’ done next week so she’s just as stunning as her personality.  She’s been in a foster home where she’s proven to be the angel we knew she was.  She has full run of the house with a little maltese and doesn’t chew anything or have accidents.  She’s absolutely perfect. Lydia is currently in FL.

Lydia’s photo album

Hey, it’s me Lydia- they just added a bunch of new photos for me. Check them out!

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 Heartworm positive, he is now getting the care he needs. Goliath is good with other dogs and great in the car. 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 in the beginning stages of his heartworm treatment and could use a foster family to help him through it. He is currently in PA.

Goliath’s photo album

Update from Jodi- Goliath is having his heartworm treatment on Monday. Everyone at the vet’s office is in love with him.

Hello friends! It’s me Sumo. You’re probably thinking I was named after a sumo wrestler, but I’m really just an exceptionally good natured, low key and easy going guy. I really like going for walks and riding in the car, but I LOVE people and getting loved on! I make new friends wherever I go. I also like experiencing new things. See, I spent the first part of my life tied to my doghouse in the mountains of Virginia. Now I’m loving freedom and ready to go home with you so you can keep fueling my curiosity for learning and seeing new things! I’m crate trained and I rarely bark, but I would prefer a house where I can be the only dog so I can hog all of the attention (hey, I’ve got a lot of making up to do!)

Sumo has been in a foster home for what seems like forever. Won’t you please consider opening your heart and home to this beautiful boy? He is currently in MD. Sumo’s Photo Album

Piper is a cute, playful and adorable puppy with a very sad past. To the best of our knowledge, she was left in a very small kennel her entire puppyhood, which caused her muscles to not develop properly. When we got her she could barely walk. Since she has been in our care she is doing much better. Her muscles are developing nicely. Now, she can even RUN, although she still limps if she overdoes it. The doctors have reviewed her x-rays and are optimistic that with good therapy (short walks and swimming lessons) she will continue to develop good muscle tone and be a happy, healthy puppy! She will need to be on joint supplements to help her hips. Piper is learning well in her foster home, she knows sit and will come when called. She is kennel trained but does need to go out frequently as she is still a puppy. She would be good with older dogs only, and may need to be the only dog in the house; she should not be with small dogs or puppies. She is a great little puppy, loves to play and also knows when to lay down and cuddle with her new owner!

Piper’s photo album


It’s Gertie here! I’m still looking for my forever home. They first wrote about me on 08/29/10. I just wanted to give you a update on how I have been doing.  My loving Foster family has been doing great with me.    Mommy took me to a nice person who at first I was very afraid of. They said I needed to get “fixed” hummm…did not know what that meant but O.K. if my Momma said so.  I was very scared when they put me in the cage and when they tried to put that UFO thing on my head…OMG! I am learning that when my family leaves they will COME BACK. I try and go as much as I can with them. Lucky for me my Mommy takes me when she drops off my human brother to school.  I luv that!  I just jump right into the back seat and sit.  I also am learning to do that thing they call “playing”.  WOW is that fun!  And guess what? I can RUN!  Yeppers, I love to run and play!    My little doggie brother still loves to pester me and get on my nerves and bite me. I have been so good with that.  If I do anything, its only to tell him to stop.   I eat really well now too and I have to say, I am looking GOOD!  I stretch out so Mommy can tell me how pretty I am.  WUV it! WOOF!  I am hoping I get my furever family real soon. I am such a great girl who just needed that love and understanding. Please think of me when looking. Thanks Gertie ps- I’m in NC/VA.

 Marlon & Jelly

Marlon- from Jodi:

My friend Marlon is like the nicest guy in the world!! And boy is he lookin good! So loving, so sweet with everyone, so loyal and patient for his baths and his accupuncture, his face wipes and his ear cleaning. He is everyone’s best friend weather they like him or not. He will win over other dogs just because he is goofy and sweet. Perfect on a leash, housebroken…amazing

Marlon’s photo album

Update from Jodi- Marlon is doing really well and has some hair growth.

Update from Carey on Magoo:

We’re begging for a knowledgeable person to foster and train him with hand signals so he can go on to his forever home. Magoo is a wonderful puppy and is absolutely loving life now that he can see it.  He’s a big goofball.  He will bring a toy to his foster mom in the morning and drop it on her bed to let her know it’s time to get up so he can go pottie.  He also brought Julie his empty food bowl to tell her it was time for breakfast. Magoo is just a wonderful boy that is truly showing how appreciative he is of his new life.  He shows signs that things were thrown at him and he ducks his head or will leave the room if something is held over his head, even a camera.  I’m so happy that Magoo never has to worry about ever being mistreated again Please contact if you’re interested in fostering Magoo and helping him with his continuing education.  He’s a really fast learner and knows that he has to keep you in sight so he’s never far from you.  Magoo is in FL.

Magoo’s web page and photo album



Update on Merle:

I used to have a family… a family I loved. I trusted them to be my eyes and protect me. I don’t understand how I ended up at this very scary place, sitting on a cold concrete floor and listening to the other dogs cry and howl. I sat all alone in my darkness, unable to see what’s coming, just hoping for help, for protection. American Bulldog Rescue couldn’t let this be my ending, dying alone and blind at a shelter. They could see my potential, my big heart! Unfortunately my loving heart is full of heartworms. I’m told that I desperately need to see…ahem..visit a specialist ophthalmologist, to see if anything can be done for my eyesight but also to ensure that my eyes are not diseased. They also have to heal my heart, both from the heartworms and the pain of abandonment. My foster mommy has been talking so kindly to me and promises I’ll be safe forever, I can feel my “Merle Smile” coming back….Please help me! 

Merle’s photo album



Pudgie is a great dog who came from a crappy place. Some how she has survived more than most. Here is her story to date- Around 7/25/10 I got a call from a woman who “rescued” an American bulldog. She couldn’t keep it and was trying to find a rescue who would take her and treat her for all her ailments. When she called me she had already called two other American bulldog rescues. She said she was trying to figure out where to send her and who was going to “give her the best deal”. I told her that when we take a dog we require some type of donation. That put us out of the running. A few days later a friend from the local shelter asked if we could house a dog for a while until they could figure out transportation north or south. Little did we all know it was the same dog from a few days earlier. On 7/30/10 The Pudge came to live at For Paws. When we got her she had bright red skin, very little hair, a huge swollen abdomen (I think I forgot to mention that she was pregnant too), and when we heart worm tested her really positive. Our vet came here to look at her and said lots of different things- probably not pregnant but filled with fluid due to right sided heart failure due to over load of heart worms, skin infection and sarcoptic mange. So we started on a road to recovery or death. Pudge started a round of Doxycycline, prednisone and keflex. Then she went in for her spay, then her first heart worm treatment. Each time we took her to the vet we didn’t know if we would be going back to pick her up or not. This morning, almost 2 months to the day that we got our little pudgy fiend, she is getting her last heart worm treatment. Now she needs to move to a foster home or forever home! Don’t you want a little Pudge in your life? She is currently in FL.


New Arrivals:

Hi! My name is Kate. I know we just met, but I can already tell that I’m going to like you! I greet everyone with hugs, so please crouch down so I can nuzzle up beside you for a nice warm bulldog snuggle. If I really like you, I’ll even give you my paw!  I also know how to sit and really like to go for rides in the car. The rescue people say that I’m really calm and gentle and that I’m good with kids. I really just love being around people! I also think I’m patient because I had a litter of 11 puppies!  They have all been adopted, so now I’m looking for a nice family to settle in with so I can give them all of my love. I’m currently with a foster family in PA.

Kate’s photo album

Hello there, my name is Pinkie! I’m currently in PA. Here’s my writeup:

Pinkie is a very sweet, calm girl.  Her tail starts wagging as soon as you talk to her or pet her.  She loves to cuddle and kiss.  She is a very
curious dog who behaves well on the leash.  She can sit and lay down.  She cowers if we lift our hands too fast or correct her in a strong voice, then gives you the saddest “i’m sorry eyes” in the world.  She listens well and plays nicely with others.

Pinkie’s photo album


Courtesy Posts:

Sweetie Petey is a courtesy post.

Idaho Falls, Idaho- Petey, a 9yr old American Bulldog, was dumped at IFAS when his family moved. Because of his age, breed & silly looking under-bite, he was overlooked at the shelter, so IFAS placed him in foster care. He is good w/ children, & has a very soft mouth taking/giving toys & food. Petey’s med/dental exam show he is in great shape. He knows basic obedience, is fully housetrained & has good indoor manners. Given introductions he is fine with other animals including cats. Mostly he just wants to be your quiet shadow. He is low energy at home but he is athletic & loves water, playing fetch & hiking. Won’t you be the companion Petey is longing for in his golden years? If you would like to meet Petey call Susan (208) 403-2126

Hey there, my name is Farrah!

Courtesy post for CCAS (Camden County Animal Shelter)

We have an American Bulldog named Farrah that recently came to the shelter as a stray. She is about 3 years old and weighs 75 pounds. Farrah is very lovable and doesn’t seem to realize her own size sometimes, she thinks she’s actually a lap dog! She likes other dogs (tested with a large male, large female, and small dog and did well with everyone) but would probably be too much for cats (she wants to chase). Farrah knows how to sit already and seems very smart. 

Please contact:

Emily Richardson
CCAS Volunteer & Rescue Coordinator
(609) 560-1126


Hi, I’m Cisco! I’m currently living with my family (in MD), but my daddy works 12 hour days and just doesn’t have time for me anymore. I spend more of the day crated. This is no life for a great guy like me! I’m very friendly and affectionate! I’m hyper and strong, but I just started obedience training. I’m super smart and eager to learn, so I’m sure I’ll graduate at the top of my class! Since I’m kind of a wild guy right now, it would be better if I didn’t live with any small kids. I might accidentally knock them over, and I wouldn’t want to do that! So, if you’re in the market for a sweet and fun guy, please give me a shot! If you would like to meet Cisco, please call Kim at 443-386-6170 and fill out the ABR application.

Courtesy Post for South Hampton Animal Shelter (NY):

Scotty: Plagued with heartworm disease when we found him, our shy guy is now on the mend. Finally starting to feel confident and happy. He deserves a new lease on a new life. Scotty gets along with some dogs and confident cats.

Please contact Teri at 516-532-5431 or visit their website.


Courtesy Post for South Hampton Animal Shelter (NY):

Here is Floyd. Very sweet/ friendly/ a little shy in play group but not aggressive. Seems to be ok with cats.  about 1.5 yrs/ MN all vax microchipped etc. If you could cross post him it would be great!

Please contact Teri at 516-532-5431 or visit their website.


Happy Tails:

It’s me, CowBaby! I’ve been adopted.

Kingston here! Hangin’ with my BFF Sophie. My mom, Julie, wrote this-

Here’s a picture of Kingston and his best friend Sophie “the grouch.”  He LOVES her and does anything he can to sneak in and lay next to her.

Kingston’s photo album


 And just for fun…….

 We have no idea who this is but it’s just precious.

 And not dog related, but also adorable.


 And every home needs a Harvey!!!!!