We are all a little broken

Posted: June 6th, 2011

Hello everyone we hope you had a good week ,we here at American Bulldog Rescue have had a very sad week. We lost 3 month old Baby Jane, she came into this world an innocent puppy at the hands of a back yard breeder. She was turned over to a shelter in maryland because her owners couldn’t care for her. This is the sad reality of what our society is doing to the innocent dogs that depend on us. On a happier note, I’d like to share a story about a wonderful man who called the rescue and wanted to adopt a dog who had been with American Bulldog Rescue the longest! Hooray for our guy Goliath! He finally after almost a year with us, has a forever home! We need more foster families in order to help more helpless dogs in need. Please consider helping them. We live in a very cruel world my friends, we all have problems, no one is perfect. I’d like to share a line from an old movie, ” We are all a little broken, the less broken have to take care of the more broken.” this is so true! We are still trying to raise funds for a few dogs that need knee surgeries, please look at the various “chip ins” thank you! Trish

P.S. please don’t forget to check out our upcoming events in PA. and MD. won’t you join us we would love to see you there!We have events in PA on June 10th and June 12th (BIG WEEKEND) And please visit us in MD on the 18th!


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.
Diesel is a family dog and lives with two children, ages 7 and 10. He also
lives with a female rottweiler and other little critters. He thinks he is still
a puppy, loves to play ball, is a couch potato after a good romp. He lost
his one eye as a puppy when a litter mate scratched him and it didn’t heal
properly. His family says it doesn’t bother him at all – and he has no idea
that he needs two! Deisel NEEDS a foster home and is currently 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 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
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.

We allready have dogs in MD who need over $4,000 in surgery. Please help cover Julie, ChiChi and Darla so we can pull Isabeau and give her the help she needs.

Special Plea! This is a note from the shelter staff:
This time, we have a really sweet, white and red brindle, female, about 6 yr old. She is about 58 lbs(Our scale has it’s good days and bad days :0). I would call her an English Bulldog but one of animal handlers said she looks a little like an American Bulldog. If you look at her tail, it is short and has a kink in it, so I just think they didn’t dock her tail. You can make your own assumption by her pictures. She acts like an English. She is calm, sweet and has the stocky and bow legged look of the English Bulldog. She was found on Route 1 in Jessup when someone stopped and picked her up by a hotel. She was dirty, had stained fur and was very tired. when you walk her to her cage, she walks right in and sits down, like she was someone’s kennel dog. She looks like she has been bred a lot too. After she meets you once, she will remember you, she is very sweet and happy to see you.
She just follows you and sits next to you. She is very attached to her cage and will contently sit and wait for you. She has met a small Chihuahua. She got excited when she saw her, went up and said hi, and lost interest in her quickly.
She has been looked at by the vet. She walks on her back leg, but limps on it. The vet suspects a torn cranial cruciate. Our vet will need to sedate
her and take x-rays for a final diagnosis. She is on Rimadyl for now.
We have her! She is safe!


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.
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!
This is Mojo, her name means magical, but she hasn’t had a magical beginning. She came to ABR as a traumatized, feral puppy. If that wasn’t bad enough, we soon found out she had severe hip dysplaysia.
Her foster Mom, seeing the potential this special girl has, drove 8 hours to take her to a vet in another state to have her hip surgery. She is recovering nicely from her surgery, and all she needs to make her life as magical as her name, is a family of her own.
She plays with her foster sister, and even likes the grumpy old cat that lives there too. She is crate and house trained, is learning to walk nicely on a leash. She knows the house rules, and is a very good girl.
Please give Mojo the magical life she so deserves. All she wants is a home of her own where she is loved.

Mojo’s photo album

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.
CoCo is probably one of the happiest dogs around. He LOVES other dogs of all shapes and sizes. He is housetrained and a joy to be around…we are so lucky to have you . We are sorry that your former family had no time for you, we promise you the best life ever. CoCo is hanging out with lots of other dogs in PA
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.
Well Lovely Lydia is in Florida and great with other dogs and spectacular with children! She is a Cinderella story. Please look her up on our Florida Petfinder page.

New Arrivals:

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 am going to have knee surgery as soon as I can cause my knee really hurts and I don’t use my right leg. Check back with me because I am so totally adorable and perfect that you would definitely want to know more about me.


We were contacted about an emaciated dog that was found as a stray when someone dumped him in front of a dog park just before the park opened. Shock was the first thing that came to us when we saw his pictures. This poor boy was at death’s door. The wonderful woman that found him drove him from vet to vet and even her own vet. They all refused to help him. We couldn’t turn our backs on Beaumont. He was picked up from animal control and driven directly to a wonderful clinic that we’ve used many times. Braumont is in FL 


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
Sara is a 4-5 year old perfect angel who is being fostered in PA. She is GREAT with dogs of all shapes and sizes, great with cats. great at the dog park and pretty much just perfect. Sara is just a victim of people who didn’t care, and we feel so so honored to have her with us. She is a big girl at 88 pounds, but a teeny tiny lapdog at heart.
Darla had been turned in by her family when they found out she had a torn cruciate in her left rear knee. The corrective surgery is expensive and the shelter really doubted that a rescue would commit to taking Darla knowing the financial burden that went along with her. The shelter volunteer sent an email again the following day and raved about Darla’s sweet personality. She greeted every person and dog with a wag of her tail as she stumbled along on three legs. We sent Darla’s photo to a local vet and she agreed to do the surgery for $625, less than half of her normal fee. We found a loving foster family and Darla was saved! Her visit to the surgeon confirmed the torn cruciate in the left leg and, surprisingly, also in the right leg. We’ve had the surgery done on the left knee. The surgeon told us it was the worst knee she had ever repaired and must have been horribly painful. Darla is two weeks into her eight week recovery period and doing fabulously. The poor girl now faces surgery on the other knee (another $625), then, 8 weeks later, will be spayed. It’s been a long road for little Darla and she shows her gratitude with kisses.

Happy Tails:

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 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.

Achilles was living in a home with another female American Bulldog. They were best Buds! He is house trained and so sweet. He is just over a year old and in Maryland.
At 4 months old and 51 pounds, Po was the biggest of his brothers, and will definitely be a big boy. He is so sweet, easy going, and laid back. He loves to tussel (play) with his brother Saylor. He is smart and such a love bug, loves to give kisses. He loves to play toy, loves to snuggle, and loves to romp and play. He is doing great at potty training and is working on perfecting it. He is great in the car, on walks, and was also a star at the Vet. He is just incredible, so sweet, and he too will melt your heart.

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