We received a call one day about 2-3 weeks ago from our attorney. She lives out of the city a little bit with some land. Someone had tied up this beautiful dog in her field with a bag of dog food and left him there. He was a gorgeous black and white American Bulldog, about 1 1/2 yrs. old. He was in pretty good shape except for his neck and chest. The hair had come out and his skin was red and very irritated. I don’t know why I didn’t get a good picture of his neck, but you can kind of see it in a couple of the pictures. The pads on his feet had sores on them, too. The weird thing was that he had been neutered in the last month or so, Dr. Kennedy said. Very odd situation.
We told our attorney that we would take the dog into our program, so she drove this wonderful boy to Kennedy’s Animal Clinic for a vet visit. He did not have mange, but it was some kind of bacterial infection and he started a round of antibiotics. Dr. Kennedy named him Stout and stout he is! He is an incredible dog-gentle, sweet-spirited, loving, low-key-really a nice dog!
We had had a good application for Clarence (an American Bulldog mix), however Clarence would be too much dog for these people. They have a toddler and we don’t normally adopt to people with small children-especially our bigger breeds. However, Patty thought that just maybe Stout would be a good match. She processed their application and they received excellent reviews! She called them and asked them if they’d like to come and meet Stout. They did and they brought their little kiddo with them. Stout was excellent! Toddler did got whacked with Stout’s happy, wagging tail-but the parents were totally cool about it. They realize that that is going to happen.
The people left and went home to think about it-we always encourage some time to pass by before they make a final decision. It turns out that between the new adopter’s parents and 2 brothers, and now Stout, there were 7 American Bulldogs in the family. This family loves this breed and I totally agree. They have the best personalities!
Thank you for supporting us so that we can help dogs like Stout. Thank goodness this dog was tied at our attorney’s place and she called Chain of Hope! Great save, Cindy! Thank you everyone for keeping us out there!