Rescue Recap w/e 8-8-10

Posted: August 7th, 2010

Hi everyone,

As usual, it’s been a long week of e-mails and phone calls from shelters about to euthanize American Bulldogs and owners that want to surrender their loving dog because they can no longer keep them. This is a 24/7 job and we all volounteer our time and money to try to save as many as we possibly can. Unfortunately, the economy stinks and is more than doubling the amount of dogs being euthanized at shelters and the calls and e-mails from desperate families begging us to take their life long pets. This is as hard on us as it is for the families not to mention poor Fido that is losing the only home and family he’s ever known. American Bulldogs are highly sensitive and loving dogs and they get stressed in shelters. Shelters are a death sentence for our wonderful and beautiful dogs. But we feel that we must stress the following:

We do not have a personal jet (nor van) waiting to pull up to your home in a matter of minutes of your phone call. If you know (months in advance) that you’re about to lose your home and must give up your dog, let us know months in advance so we have time to find a wonderful family for your dog. This cannot be done with a day’s notice or a week’s notice for that matter….we are full, our volunteer’s home are full and our bills are through the roof from all the medical issues as well as boarding costs for the dogs while they wait for a foster home to become available. Secondly, we desperately need foster homes. The more foster homes we have, the more dogs we can save. Hundreds of American Bulldogs are being euthanized every week. As much as we’d love to save every one of them, we cannot if
we don’t have foster homes to put them in.

Please consider fostering a wonderful dog until he/she can find their perfect forever home.

 We need a helping hand!!!! 


Mickens was surrendered to a shelter in NJ when his family was moving… I’m not so sure I believe this. I think he was turned into the shelter because he is in ton of pain. Mick has severe hip displaysia and 2 partially torn cruciate ligaments.

There is absolutely no muscle tone in his hind legs, he swaggers along and rests alot. The sad thing is that he was available for adoption in this condition, so e could have gone home with a family who really had no financial means to take care of this.

Mickens is great with other dogs, pigs, parrots. e deserves to play and live life to it’s fullest.Please help us raise the funds to have his much needed surgeries taken care of as soon as possible.

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 XXXX and I bought a puppy an ab. I have had her for two weeks and she as a broken femur. I was told she was going to need surgery. I can not afford he surgery. I was hoping maybe you would know someone who could afford he 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 Orthopedic surgeon.

Pudgy was advertised for sale in Alabama. When a family arrived they were told by the owners….”they don’t remember the last time they gave her food or water”. Pudgy was brought to their home and when they realized she was severely anemic and her medical needs were more than they could handle to save her life, they contacted us.

A fantastic rescuer in AL assisted us and took Pudgy in and got her to a vet. Their initial thoughts were to send her to Heaven as she was so close to death. American Bulldog Rescue decided to take the chance and put Pudgy through surgery to find out what was going on in her emaciated body. Well, Pudgy made it through surgery today which no one expected especially the vet. You don’t know how surprised we were to hear that she survived surgery. Dr. Pucket put her condition as poor to grave. But he agrees that she is SO SWEET.. he wanted to give it everything he had but already warned us that she probably wouldn’t survive the anesthesia. He removed 10 lbs. of fluids from her abdomen. She is full of hooks and rounds and extremely hw+. We’ll see how she does this week. She also has severe heartworm disease which has caused major damage to her lungs and heart. She’s not out of the woods yet….we still have to see how she does this week before we attempt to start killing all the worms…that may end up killing her… but we have try. Please keep sweet and wonderful Pudgy in your thoughts and prayers as she fights to survive diseases that are so preventable with monthly preventative medications. She is a true testimony to monthly heart worm preventative….she survived being starved but may not survive the deadly disease that cost approx. $13.00 a month.

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.

Pinkie is just 2 years old and abandoned in the parking lot of Baltimore city shelter in the middle of the night, Pinkie is housebroken, great on a leash,loves people, as little timid
around high energy dogs. She is not safe at our vet and has begun getting the treatment she needs.

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.

Hi everyone! Daisy here! I wanted to update everyone on my progress. I’vehad the first of my two surgeries to help me live a pain free life. Thankyou to everyone who was able to help me begin my dream of being pain free.

Since my surgery my progress hasn’t been the fastest, so said the vet, but Iwork hard. My foster mommy and daddy are impressed with my rehab, eventhough 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.

Over the next weeks, I’m continuing my walks and rehab to then be evaluatedfor my next (and last, hopefully) surgery. I’ll need more donations thoughto go further into my pain free life! Oh yea, I almost forgot to tell you

where I am..I’m in sunny and HOT Florida. Paws out!


Still Waiting : /

Hi! my name is Batgirl!I am looking for new home. I am shy with people and kids but love other dogs. I need a calm, loving home with another dog (hopefully a playful one) older kids might be good! I’m sure I can get over my shyness in time. these things would be pretty important for my happiness.

please consider me if you think I would be a good fit for your family!


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.

Good News! Kingston is doing very well in his foster home He’s eating all meals on schedule and as you can see on my profile pic, he’s enjoying the couches. He is looking for a VERY SPECIAL home. He has a special place in our hearts and we want to find him a home that will love the heck out of him like we do- oh and Kingston says he wants dibs on the bed- but that’s negotiable =)
(it has not been updated for a while but chronicles his rough start) he’s a star!

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.

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 : }

Hi! I’m Mojo. I’m living in New Orleans now (made my way to my foster mom’s house from GA). Down here in our local New Orleans culture, it is believed that those born with two different color eyes are imparted with the spirit of wisdom and love. That’s why I’m called Mojo! I’m very smart and have lots of love to give my forever family. I’m doing well in my house training, walk well on my leash, and like my crate. I’m still a little frightened when I first meet a new dog or cat, but once I see they aren’t going to hurt me, we become fast friends! I play with the cat and the other dog in my foster home! So if you’d like a best friend who is a very special, gifted girl, I’m her!

Meet Maggie! She is a year old, loves people, and other dogs. Maggie had a litter of puppies that her owner sold before they dropped her off at the shelter. Maggie is housebroken, walks great on a leash, loves to give hugs & kisses, and is great in the car. She will regain her girlish figure in about a month after her milk is gone.

“Hi, I’m Camo. They call me that because I have brindle patches all over me and sometimes I army crawl over to my toys. As you can see, I like to sleep in the laundry basket, you can barely see me in there right? I’m about a year old and still have some growing to do! I would love to have a brother or sister to play with and I would need to have a fenced in yard because I am deaf.” Camo is a very loving dog with a sweet disposition. His only problem is that he cannot hear us tell him what a good boy he is. Camo is deaf but does remarkable well. He responds well to hand signals and will come, sit, lay down and give paw. He would do well with another dog to follow and must have a fenced in yard. He walks well on a leash and is completely house trained. The fact that Camo is deaf, only makes him more special, he is an extremely happy and active bully!

Piper is now ready for her forever home. She’s been to the vets for x-rays and vaccinations will be spayed on

Tuesday. Piper is living in a foster home in Florida with cats and large dogs and does just great Please consider making Piper a member of your family.

Betsey is a sweet and sensitive 7 month old bully who is on the dainty side. She is a baby who needs to forget her old life living on the streets of NYC. She is doing amazing with her training and is pretty much 100% housetrained. She is 100% crate trained, learning to like car rides and visits to the park, she prefers to be at home snuggling with her family. She is on the clingy side and would definately enjoy the company of a confident male K9 brother. Betsey is being fostered in Westchester County, NY
Happy happy happy happy. I’m always happy. I love everyone. Everything. I’m always trying to be everyone’s best friend and when some other dogs don’t think I’m cute I run away. I am so so so amazing on a leash that even when a squirrel runs across my path I do not pull. I’m lovin’ life. I can chill or I can do whatever you are into. I’l just love a sister to romp with. I don’t mind a crate but I prefer your feet. Car rides are great. Love walks and I’m good on a leash. Love, Sammy in PA

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Lady is a 2 year old American Bulldog located in Georgia who is all wiggles, nubby tail wags, and (let’s admit it – pretty slobbery) kisses! Lady is a lover all the way – she loves people, going for walks, playing with balls, getting a good belly rub or back scratch – and just having a person in her life. Her only fault is that she doesn’t like other dogs She is wonderful with people and just
a super sweet, gorgeous girl that deserve her chance. She’s spayed, heartworm negative and current on vaccines.

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