Georgia English Bulldog Rescue was incorporated in January 2009 as a non-stock, non-profit corporation. Our mission is to first ensure the safety and well-being of all English Bulldogs that we take in and second to educate the public in the care of English Bulldogs
Spike has been adopted by our own GEBR family, Joseph, Chris and Asia. Spike is now living in Canton,GA and enjoying his big brother status to several adopted Pugs. Spike is still adjusting to life as a pampered pooch and has made great progress accommodating for the loss of his left eye. He is a most handsome fellow.
6/3/19: Spike crossed over the Rainbow Bridge today. Please keep his family in your thoughts.
Mariposa is a 3 year old spayed female, owner surrender.
I received a heart-wrenching e-mail this afternoon from Mariposa”s owner. They lost their home last week and had to quickly relocate with family members. Unfortunately, the family was welcome but Mariposa was not.
She had been living in their backyard since Thursday. The owner was doing the best she could for her but she feared Mariposa would die in the heat. Within a half hour, Lauriel and Craig had Mariposa in their custody and their air conditioned car.
She is now relaxing and cooling down at Lauriel’s and will be evaluated at our vets in the morning. We do know that she is overdue on shots and hasn’t gotten heartworm for three months. We suspect there to be some orthopedic issues as well. Welcome sweet girl, no more hot backyards for you!!!
Update 6/28/2011: After a few days in rescue to relax, it became obvious to us that Mariposa had serious palate issues. So much so that her play time had to be severely limited. Something that Mariposa didn’t enjoy all that much. “Posey” had palate surgery with Dr. Rush on Friday, June 24th. She tolerated the surgery well and is back in her foster home recovering and breathing very well. She’ll be back to her playful self in no time!
Update 7/27/2011: Mariposa has been adopted by her foster family! Congrats Mariposa, Caroline, Matt & Bentley!
June 2, 2019: Mariposa passed over the Rainbow Bridge today. Please keep her family in your thoughts.
5/28/19: Please welcome Cash! His owner is no longer able to care for him, so he asked us to find him a new home. He is already neutered but needs to be vaccinated. Unfortunately, he is going to need total ear canal ablation surgery. He has gone too long with untreated ear infections and his ear canals are calcified and the ear infections can not be treated with medication. We were told he had been diagnosed with megaesophagus but that he does not regurgitate his food or eat in a Bailey Chair, but he needs to eat and drink from an elevated bowl. We did a test to confirm megaesophagus, but he does not have it. He does get food stuck in the back of his throat and then regurgitates it. We are planning to shorten his palate to see if that helps any with his regurgitation issues.
6/4/19: Cash had his palate surgery today and all went well!
5/20/14: Please welcome Luke! His owners dropped him off at his vet the other day to be euthanized! Apparently they could not be bothered with him any longer and they did not want to feed him the prescription dog food that he needs to prevent bladder stones. He had bladder stone surgery last fall but they chose not to feed him the prescription food since his surgery.
At this time we know that he has a UTI but we are hopeful that is it. We will check him for stones first and if he is all clear we will move forward with neuter and anything else he may need.
He is four and half years old. We are told he likes dogs and kids but we do not know if he likes cats.
Update 6/23/14: Luke’s last urine test came back negative for stones and crystals! He will be adopted by his foster family soon!
Update 8/2/14: I think Luke knew the moment he walked into his foster home that he was never going to leave. His foster family made it official and adopted him. Congrats Luke, Missy and Niyla.
May 23, 2019: Luke passed over the Rainbow Bridge today. Please keep his family in your thoughts.
1/27/18: Please welcome Charlie! He joins us from Carroll County Animal Shelter. His owners dropped him off there because they no longer wanted to take care of him. From what we were told he had been living outside. He has a severe ear and mouth infection. He will need his teeth cleaned, a few decaying teeth pulled and his palate shortened.
He is five years old. He likes dogs and kids, but we do not know how is feels about cats.
Update 1/29/18: Charlie had his teeth cleaned and eight decaying teeth pulled today. Once his infection clears up he will have his palate surgery.
Update 2/28/18: Charlie had his recheck today and his ear is still severely infected. We are trying another round of medications and we did allergy testing. We will recheck again in a few weeks and go from there.
Update 3/20/18: We got Charlie’s allergy test results back and we are switching his food and starting him on cyclosporine pills to see if this helps with his environmental allergies and hopefully clears up his ear infection for good.
Update 5/14/18: Charlie had a recheck on his skin and ear infections and all is looking great! He will need to stay on daily cyclosporine pills, at least during heavy allergy season. Perhaps someday in the future he can switch to every other day but for now daily pills seem to keep him looking and feeling great.
Update 6/24/18: Charlie has been adopted. Congrats Charlie and Frank!
5/8/19: Charlie crossed over the Rainbow Bridge today. Please keep his family in your thoughts.
Meet General High Dollar, a 3 year old male who was surrendered for treatment of a very infected tail pocket. Dollar even brought his “papers” in his suitcase for his trip to Atlanta. He will be 4 on Feb. 13th. Dollar has a chronically infected tailpocket that would get re infected as soon as his course of treatment ended. As a result he most recently had to have inside time restricted because the odor was so bad. With 5 other dogs to care for, this chronic problem became a financial hardship for his family.
On initial evaluation this afternoon, he probably has dry eye, needs to be neutered, dewormed and brought up to date on vaccines.
Right now, he is in the comfort of Riverside Animal Hospital…no more rainy nights for him. After a good scrubbing down and several days of antibiotics, we’ll know more about what we will have to do about the tail and tail pocket. He has a very serious face but is a very sweet boy who loves to give kisses and gets along with other dogs.
Welcome Dollar! This is the first day of the rest of your life.
Update 1/19/12: Dollar is still at the vet being treated for his horrible tail infection. He is on oral antibiotics and has to have the tail pocket irrigated out 3 times a day. This is very uncomfortable for him. Dr. Ross said that he will require treatment for several weeks before we will see any improvement, then I’m sure we’ll amputate the tail and possibly have to do extensive reconstruction.
Update 2/9/12: Dollar will be going to the specialist tomorrow to have his tail amputated. Please keep him in your thoughts.
Update 2/24/12: Dollar had his tail amputated on 2/10 and had his stitches removed yesterday. He is recovering nicely and is now ready for adoption!
Update 6/25/12: Dollar has been adopted! Congrats Dollar and Berube family!
May 6, 2019: Apollo, formally known as Dollar, crossed over the Rainbow Bridge. Please keep his family in your thoughts.
4/19/19: Please welcome Izzy! She joins us from Columbia County Animal Control. She had been picked up by animal control as a stray a few times, and this last time her owner decided not to go pick her up. She needs to vaccinated and spayed. We are treating her for an ear infection as well and some allergy issues. She has been diagnosed with dry eye and will need prescription eye drops for life.
4/25/19: Izzy had her surgery today and all went well. We will continue to treat her ear infection. We also started her on arthritis medication and joint supplements.
6/5/19: Izzy saw the orthopedic specialist and the dermatologist today for consultations. The orthopedic specialist said she does have a mild luxating paleta, but he is not recommending surgery since it does not bother her and is managed by medication. The dermatologist said her ears and skin are looking good but she will need a few maintenance things; apoquel for allergy issues and posatex to be used in her nose rope and face folds to keep infections away.
9/8/16: Please welcome Ester! She joins us from Columbia County Animal Shelter. When her stray hold was up and no one came looking for her she joined GEBR. She is already spayed and up to date on her vaccinations. She will move into her foster home once she completes her two weeks of shelter quarantine.
She is four years old. We do not know yet if she likes dog, cats or young children.
Update 10/10/16: Ester has been adopted by her foster family. Congrats Ester and Richards family!
2/28/19: Rosie (formally known as Ester) crossed over the Rainbow Bridge today. Please keep his family in your thoughts.
12/2/12: Please welcome Dewey to GEBR! He is a four year old male that was surrendered to us.
Dewey was purchased as a puppy from a breeder in Europe by his original owner. Once he got to the US he ended up spending most of the time in a crate because his owner had five children and didn’t have time for him. Over that year a half he became a toy hoarder! Toys were all he had in his life to keep him company. When his original owner decided he needed to go she called her mother and told her she was going to drop him off at the pound!
Fortunately for Dewey she stepped up and took him into her home. He was been with her and her two other dogs ( a lapso and a collie) for the past two and a half years. Now it is time for her to move into assisted living and she can not take Dewey with her.
Aside from a few occasional spats with the lapso he gets along fine with other dogs. When Dewey would get too close the lapso he would attack Dewey and jump on his face. We are told Dewey was never the instigator and he would often back down. Neither of the other dogs dare to play with toys, it was understood by all that those were Dewey’s toys and no one else’s! If one of the other dogs happen to be playing with one of his toys while he wasn’t looking they would immediately put it down when they saw him coming.
Dewey was also friends with a kitten! He was grown up around children.
He was not happy when we went to the house to pick him up; he is not used to strangers coming into his home. He barked and growled for a while but after 30 minutes or so he completely calmed down. By the end of the visit he allowed us to sit near his crate and play with his toys. He is a sweet boy but very confused about all the change and new faces.
Dewey was up to date on his shots when we got him. He is currently being treated for an eye ulcer and tail pocket infection. He takes daily medication for environmental allergies. He has dry eye in both eyes and will require drops of the rest of his life. He may have to have knee surgery; we will have that evaluated at a later time. He was just neutered on Monday.
He will be moved to his foster home after a few days of temperment evaluation post surgery rest.
He will not be available for adoption until after we have his knee evaluated.
Update 12/15/12: Dewey saw Dr Rush for a recheck on his tail pocket infection. Unfortinely he got worse not better. We are treating with a different antibiotic now and are hoping for better results. If it does not improve then we will need to move forward with tail amputation.
Update 1/14/13: Dewey had tail amputation surgery today. He had a severe tail pocket infection that probably went untreated too long before he came to GEBR. We have been treating it since December 3rd with multiple antibiotics but we were unable to clear up the infection so that is why amputation was needed. He is feel much better once he recovers from surgery. He will spend a few days at the vet while he has drainage tubes and then he will head back to his foster home.
Update 1/26/13: Dewey got his stitches out and is recovering nicely from his tail amputation. The is now a question of a possible knee problem. We will have him evaluated by Dr. Cross but need to wait until he has fully recovered from his his infected tail amputation before any additional surgery can be done.
Update 4/22/13: Dewey had his knee surgery today.
Update 5/4/13: Dewey got his stitches out. He goes back to see Dr Cross in four weeks for x-rays and a check up and then he will be adopted by his foster family.
Update 7/6/13: Dewey has been adopted by his foster family! Congrats Dewey and Sarah! Dewey also has two human sisters and two little doggie sisters too.
1/18/19: Dewey crossed over the Rainbow Bridge today. Please keep his family in your thoughts.