Hello my name is Sean,
I run a local store in my community in which our town humane society has an account. I had asked the head of the humane society to keep an eye out for a bulldog. I got a call this past Tuesday saying she had a English bulldog who was in Alabama and set to be euthanized Friday 7/20. I obviously said save him without hesitation. I know there is a wealth of knowledge on this website but a little pressed for time as he will be arriving middle of this week, I could be reading forever. He was picked up as a stray and no one claimed him. He is approx 4 years old has some pressure sores, his evaluation was good. So my question is has anyone had an experience with rescuing a stray is there things I should immediately do besides vet visit. This is my wifes and mine first english bulldog. We have no other dogs currently. I'm nervous yet excited I hope he's a mush. Thank you for any input.
oh my God bless you and your wife, lots of good folks on here rescue, you will get lots of help come along shortly, hang loose.
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I just adopted a 4 year old english bulldog about 2 months ago...
Most importantly, do NOT take him to a dog park or put him in extremely social situations quickly. Sometimes when people get new dogs they get excited and want to take them to the park or to meet their whole family. The most important thing is to let him know you're his new parents, and he's safe with you guys. Let him get used to your house and your rules for a few weeks. Set up boundaries (will he be allowed to sleep in your bedroom? on the couch?) and stick to them! Dog's do best when rules are clear.
Bring a blanket that smells like your house to the rescue to pick him up, put it with him in the car on the way home so he can get used to the new place on the way.
Congrats and thanks for choosing adoption!!!
how exciting for you, yet an anxious time too! Best wishes for a long and happy life together.
First welcome to the site and bless you for saving this boy. @Taylor has some good advise above, and I would add when you are training them and while they are getting accustomed to you and your house I would not let them sleep on your bed. This puts them on the same level as you and you want to be top dog. I would get a wire carte for him to sleep in and make it his place. All of mine sleep in crates and they love it and will go in there when they want some quiet time. If you have children I would watch them closely with them until you can trust him. When you can please post some pics of your new bully. Plus I almost forgot, watch them in the heat because bullies can overheat quickly.
Have a Great Bully Day.
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No advice to add but congratulations! Welcome to ebn!
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I have no advice, but just wanted to say Hi, and congrats on your new bully!
Oh my gosh how exciting for you and bless you for saving this babies life! As far as bringing home a new stray I have no advice but think about food as well. With bullies, food is key to their happiness and yours. They tend to be highly allergic to lots of things so good quality foods, often grain free are a must. You say pressure sores, what is that exactly? Gosh I cant wait to see pics!!!!!! Welcome to the family also by the way.
Awwww! Sweet Boy! Congrats!
Just want to welcome you and congrats on choosing a rescued bully. He will repay you with so much love and your lives will never be the same.
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