~Winston~ English Bulldog Available for Adoption in Texas
Winston joined rescue because his prior family had a new baby and could no longer give him the time and attention they felt he needed.
Winston has his quirks but he’s totally lovable! It takes him some time to develop a bond with his people but when he does, it’s with all his heart and is worth the wait. Winston’s not a “roll over and pet my belly” kind of dog but would follow his family to the moon and back. He loves to take you for short walks and give lots of kisses. He’s actually a very good listener as well. I can’t think of any behavioral issues/red flags, other than he gets along great with most dogs, but not all. We’re unsure of how he feels about cats. Winston is great with kids and company.
Since Winston’s been in rescue he’s had soft pallet surgery, been a part of a staph vaccination study and is currently going through allergen specific immunotherapy (allergy treatment). Prior to the staph study, he was getting recurrent staph infections that was multi-drug resistant. We tried everything, then finally took him to a dermatologist. Staph and yeast can be secondary infections caused by allergies which is very common. Because the staph Winston kept getting was resistant to most antibiotics, he was approved for the study. Throughout the study he was treated with antihistamines and antibiotics while receiving two injections a week. Winston has been doing so much better. He made it through the entire program (18 weeks) – not all the dogs in the study completed it. Winston did relapse with staph once, but while we were doing the program we were only reactive and not proactive to the actual cause (allergies). Now that the study is over, his allergy specific treatment will help in the long run. Winston is allergic to a few trees, grasses and some weeds. Allergies are not curable, but they can be managed. Winston will not be given allergy injections, but will be taking an oral allergy specific medication. The oral allergy med will be given for 5 months (which LSBCR will provide if adopted during this time). His dermatologist has recommended he continue an antihistamine (Zyrtc, Claritin, or Benedryl) as needed.
Winston is 7 yrs old, but acts like a 4 yr old. He’s mature enough to know not to chew on things (furniture, window sills, etc) but still has the energy of a young dog. Winston is completely house trained. He’s been wonderful to foster! He’s seen so many fosters come and go through our home this past year…it’s finally his time.
Please view the adoption process and fill out an application at their website ---> dfwbulldogrescue.org
To view more available English Bulldogs from this rescue, click this link ---> Lone Star
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