Bulldog has a huge soft spot for animals in need. When he used to be a cable TV installer he would bring home dogs all the time.
"He was tied to a tree on a short leash, so I asked the owers if I could take him"
"The elderly lady cannot care for this little doggie anymore, so I told her I would find him a home."
"I found it wandering the streets"
The biggest rescue we encountered was not saving a dog from a shelter or getting him from someone, it was a dog that ended up in our own backyard.
We were traveling the USA for our job at the time, and only had one doggie with us. We decided to come home for a couple of weeks to do some needed upkeep on our house. When we arrived, there was a gorgeous chocolate pit bull with yellow eyes in our backyard, completely covered in Cholla cactus. It was all over him, even on his privates. We did not know at first if he was friendly, but after a few minutes we found out he was just a sweet little baby. We broke out the tweezers and started to pluck thousands of cactus out of his body. He allowed us to do it with no fight whatsoever. Surprised we were about this. Some of these cactus thorns were in him half an inch or more. The part of the cactus that was in his body had actually become soft and mushy. He was very skinny, ribs showing too. He seemed very happy to be getting them out. We fed him a big dinner and he ate it in about 5 seconds!
The next day "Bulldog" took him to the vet and got all his shots, and finished plucking out all of the cactus that we missed.
I got on the net searching for anyone who posted a lost dog, and could not find anything. We new we could not keep him, RV parks have strict rules about dog size, and they never let you have a pit bull type, and we even had to argue about our bulldogs from time to time regarding this. The local rescue was full, so I continued to look and look for a new home. No way was I bring him to a shelter- he would be killed for sure!!
Well, eventually we had to leave, and still had not found the previous owner or a new home for him. So we put him in a boarding facility, and when we came home on weekends we would pick him up and bring him to our home for 2 days. After about 2 months, we finally found him a good home. Now that we are here permanantly, we are so sad that we cant have him back, we sure did adore him. We called him "Seymore".
XXXXOOOOs to Seymore, we miss you!