My name is Marmalade and Iím 11 year young! I was was picked up by Animal Control in October of 2015. After my initial veterinary exam it was found that I had multiple health issues. I had been microchipped and my first owners were found, but due to the cost of my veterinary care, they decided Club IEBR would be the best bet for me to get healthy. Foster Mama says she knows I was loved, but just didnít get the medical attention I needed...
After my first x-ray, it was discovered that my bladder was completely full of stones! Surgery was performed that day and over 3500 stones were removed! Ouch! Boy, did those stones HURT!! Everyone was shocked of the quantity of stones. While under anesthesia, I was spayed (No puppies for me, thank you very much) and I received some much needed dental work. Several rotten teeth were removed and the decay was so bad I had a large hole in the roof of my mouth. Double Ouch! I have something called chronic dry eye, my left eye has entropion, and I have ear issues. Both my eyes and ears will need lifelong daily care but thatís no big deal. You should know that I donít see very well and am kinda hard of hearing. But guess what? My skin infection is gone and the yeast is slowly going away. I will need weekly medicated baths for a while. My bladder is completely healed and I donít even need to be on a special diet. (Woot, woot!!) The stones were due to a long history of Urinary Track Infections. My mouth is doing fine but Foster Mama said I may need additional teeth removed later on down the road.
Foster mom truly believes I am one of the sweetest girls she has ever met. I donít make a fuss over eye drops, ear cleanings, baths, or nail trims. All this petite lady wants is to be by your side. If I donít mind saying so myself, Iím always polite and will look at you with my special lovely lady look, try to lean on you, and lay my head on you. (Hey! Itís what a lady does, right?) I will gently paw you to get your attention. You should know though, Iím pretty spry for my age and I really enjoy walks in nice weather. OH! And Iím 100% house broken (even when I had stones), but I donít like the rain or snow and would rather hold it than go out. My favorite thing is to be petted when we watch TV together (By the way, I LOVE popcorn!!). Iím totally fine with cats but can be dog selective. (A lady doesnít have to like EVERYONE, right??) Foster Mom has 3 very large younger dogs that I prefer stay away from me. It would be best if I was in a home with smaller dogs or no other dogs. My foster family doesnít really know how I do around kiddosÖ. But thatís okÖ Iím sure my furever home is out there. Foster Mama says Iím precious in every way!
HOW TO ADOPT:
Please view the adoption process and fill out an application at their website ---> ilenglishbulldogrescue.org
To view more available English Bulldogs from this rescue, click this link ---> Illinois English Bulldog Rescue
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