Champ's professional photo shoot!

Posted January 3, 2010 9:14 pm

Check out Champ's Blog for today's daily entry :)

Millie and Bugzy!

Posted January 2, 2010 7:09 pm

Here are some pictures of Millie and Bugzy. They are so adorable, loving and funny.  Millie is very spoiled, it takes me about 20 minutes to wake her up because she's a princess and she needs her beauty rest.  Bugzy is great, he knows how to sit and give paw.  He doesn't like baths or the epsom salt soaks. It's actually very hard to get him into the shower or the jacuzzi because he becomes dead weight, but once he gets in he doesn't give us any trouble. Hope you enjoy the pictures of Millie and Bugzy. They will both available for adoption soon. They are NOT a boned pair, but could potentially be adopted together.

Short Bullie Briefings - HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Posted January 1, 2010 12:38 pm

Frodo: supposed to get neutered Wed. it never happened. He’s still at the vet for observation. This boy is a really weird breather. We are just making sure nothing is wrong with him before we put him under. If all goes well, he’s scheduled to be neutered on Monday. He is boarding at the vet until then.

Abby: Just got adopted this morning! She got adopted  to a wonderful family with 3 kids and 2 Chugs. She will be calling Maryland her new home!

Bruno II: Also to be adopted today. His mommie and daddy are on their way down from NC and she be arriving later today.

Wigglet: Is still sleeping from all her festivities and hard partying last night!

Dozer IV: His new family is currently on their way down from Virginia to finalize his adoption tomorrow.

Millie: Improving slowly, but steadily in foster care with Bugsy, she’s still in rough shape but getting better.

Nora: Is home and happy to be reunited with her friends! She was picked up from the vet yesterday and had her first injection for her heartworm treatment. She returns to the vet in 1 month for her next series of injections. She’s on activity restriction for the next 3 – 4 months.

Shakespeare, Bentley, Paige & Sally Sue are pending adoption with their foster homes!

Gummy, Brownie, Skyler, Priscilla, Pebbles 2, Tater, Harley, Wilbur, Spencer, Kira and the others are still looking for their furever homes!

Happy New Year from Adopt-A-Bull! Especially from Zana & Wigglet!

Posted December 31, 2009 5:27 pm

Wigglet went to the vet today and got her first set of puppy shots!

Bad news for Nora just discovered :(

Posted December 30, 2009 5:47 pm
Nora will NOT be getting spayed or have her entropion surgery today as planned. We dropped her off at the vet earlier this morning. They did her pre-surgical bloodwork and all the standard testing we do on new intake bullies and it was discovered she is HEARTWORM POSITIVE!!!! :( We are beyond disappointed and angry - we are furious! Not only will the surgeries be delayed for an indefinite period of time, but today x-rays were taken and Nora received her first heartworm injection. She will be staying overnight at the vet and tomorrow she'll have her second injection. Please put (and keep) your dogs on heartworm preventative! Heartworm disease kills! Nora will go thru these painful heartworm injections in an attempt to save her life. Our goal is to kill the worms while preserving her life. The treatments  are not only painful, but are risky and can take a very severe toll on the dog. Please keep Nora in your prayers. She must be on activity restriction/crate confinement for the next 12-16 weeks until her treatments are complete and she has recovered enough to undergo her spay and eye surgeries at that time. Many generous people have donated thru our facebook postings already today and many have inquiried about how much $ we need. Let us just put it to you this way: for her spay, entropion eye surgery on both eyes, heartworm treatment, x-rays, meds, vaccines, rabies shot, blood test, etc. = $1000 on the conservative side and that's with our rescue discount - Thanks Dr. Sands :) Even with the discounts, it's a small fortune we must raise to help this sweet girl. Please help us, help her if you are able. Thanks.

Zana Update

Posted December 29, 2009 7:36 pm

Zana went in for another vet check up yesterday because her foster Mommy was concerned about the mystery sores and their depth.  While we are all still speculating, foster Mom believes it was caused by a possible reaction to the latex (verified to be latex by vet) in the water bottles used to keep her warm during her almost FOUR hours being under anestesia.  We do NOT believe the vet was negligent as we would not take any bully to a place where we didn’t already have faith in the physician and her compassion for our breed. This is the strangest thing any of us have seen...including the veterinarian.  Rest assured, her future pawrents will be made aware of this potentially life threatening allergy that may exist in her.  The good news, however, is Zana is mostly oblivious to the sores thanks to her cone.  She is on pain medicine and antibiotics to prevent pain and infection and her foster Mommy works from home and monitors her all the time.  Most days she enjoys hanging out with her brudders and sisters and when its nice outside, sitting or laying outside getting some fresh air.  Her teeth have healed but will need to be brushed regularly the rest of her life because food tends to “stick”.  Fortunately, she is a good sport about everything....she has NEVER shown any aggression towards her foster Mom, anyone at the vets, etc....even when poking and prodding were happening.  She no longer needs eye drops or ear drops, just regular cleaning, yaaa!  She still limps as we knew she would but that is what the pain meds are for....she will likely need these in her furever home but it shouldn’t be more than the cost of a few dollars a month according to the Doctor. Well worth it to keep her comfy...because she really loves short walks!  Thanks to everyone for your outpouring of love through your words, prayers and donations.  All are equally important to us in more ways than you could possibly know.  Would you also considering giving Zana a furever home or spread the word?  Fill out an application today and she might be yours furever in just a few weeks!

Zana Update.

Posted December 28, 2009 10:29 pm

Zana is being fostered in the Orlando area. Once recovered she will be up for adoption. The sad part is that Zana healed nicely from her mass removals and spay surgery. These just festered and got nastier as the rest of her healed. Not at all like a normal "burn" as we would imagine...hence the reason we are all stumped by them. She has been in rescue since November 7th and still has a way to go before being ready to adopt. Please consider donating for her medical issues and if you have a really BIG Cushy bed, she could use one of those as well permanently :)

Adopt-A-Bull's Christmas Weekend in Pictures:

Posted December 27, 2009 8:54 pm

Christmas at the Adopt-A-Bull Wranch was quite busy to say the least! This weekend we welcomed Maximus Pig, Bugsy & Abby (again) into rescue while Hamlet got adopted! Saturday we had a little after Christmas bullie wash and the bullies enjoyed the time just hanging out!

At first, we were extremely hesistant about taking Nora into our rescue, with such a shortage of space already and lack of funds, this Bullie Mix not only needed to be spayed, but she was also in desperate need of having her entropion eyes surgically corrected. We took her in after being won over by her personality and sweet, gentle spirit. This Wednesday, she will be going in for her surgeries and she is really a special girl.

 

The day after Christmas!

Posted December 26, 2009 8:02 am

Merry Christmas Everybullie!

Posted December 25, 2009 11:02 am

'Tis the night before Christmas and all through the town,
every shelter is full - we are lost but not found,
Our numbers are hung on our kennels so bare,
we hope every minute that someone will care,
They'll come to adopt us and give us the call,
"Come here, Max and Sparkie - come fetch your new ball!!
But now we sit here and think of the days
we were treated so fondly - we had cute, baby ways.
Once we were little, then we grew and we grew,
now we're no longer young and we're no longer new.

So out the back door we were thrown like the trash,
they reacted so quickly - why were they so rash?
We "jump on the children:, "don't come when they call",
we "bark when they leave us", climb over the wall.
We should have been neutered, we should have been spayed,
now we suffer the consequence of the errors THEY made.
If only they'd trained us, if only we knew,
we'd have done what they asked us and worshiped them, too.
We were left in the backyard, or worse - left to roam,
now we're tired and lonely and out of a home.
They dropped us off here and they kissed us good-bye,
"Maybe someone else will give you a try."

So now here we are, all confused and alone,
in a shelter with others who long for a home.
The kind workers come through with a meal and a pat,
with so many to care for, they can't stay to chat,
They move to the next kennel, giving each of us cheer,
we know that they wonder how long we'll be here.
We lay down to sleep and sweet dreams fill our heads,
of a home filled with love and our own cozy beds.
Then we wake to see sad eyes, brimming with tears,
our friends filled with emptiness, worry, and fear.

If you can't adopt us and there's no room at the Inn,
could you help with the bills and fill our food bin?
We count on your kindness each day of the year,
can you give more than hope to everyone here?
Please make a donation to pay for the heat
and help get us something special to eat.
The shelter that cares for us wants us to live,
and more of us will, if more people will give.


Written by David, the Dogman

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