Age: 7 Yrs. Old
Adoption Fee: $450.00
Special Needs: unknown
Please welcome 6-year-old Bella June to Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue. Ten months ago, this Bulldog-savvy family found her for sale. They said it was obvious the owners did not want her and were not treating her well. They were also afraid who might buy her and what might happen. So they bought her and took her home.
They were told she was three, but they soon realized she was much older. As the months passed and more old health problems surfaced, they decided her care was beyond their capability. So they reached out to our rescue group for help. They knew we could get her fixed up and find her the family they were not able to do.
She is a little stiff in her joints and needs to lose a little weight. She has dry eye and will be put on a different medication for that. She also needs some dental work done. But she loves her humans and will do anything to please.
1/1/18 Update: What a great couple of weeks I have had in my foster home. Lots of warm blankets to snuggle on with my foster parents, great grub and several foster siblings to play with. I would say one of my foster sisters I kind of clash with… Foster mom says it’s because we are alike ~ we both want to be the QUEEN! My foster brothers are really cool. They just go with the flow, so I hang with them.
I keep hearing this term, “diet,” and that it will be good for my joints. My knee is a little wonky, so I hear having a couple of pounds fall off will be a good thing. But the green beans? Nuh uh…not eating them! I am house trained, crate trained and mom says the most lovable creature she’s ever snuggled with. Woohoo… I win! Happy New Year!
1/12/18 Update: Foster girl Bella June says good morning! She’s sad that she won’t get to go to our Bulldog Bonanza tomorrow, but she has a bum knee that needs rest. Instead, she will stay home on her throne… er, couch and pillow!
2/5/18 Update: Bella June here! What a week I have had with my foster family. I have discovered that I LOVE going for car rides. Every time I see one of my humans going for the door with keys in hand, I get so excited, wiggling my tail as fast as it can go. Sometimes I don’t get to go where they are going, but that’s okay. There’s always next time. Foster mom has been taking me to a place where they rub a light over my knee, and boy does it feel goooood! See, I have a tear in my ACL and the humans are working hard at getting me better for my forever home. I’m not crazy about being on a diet, but I DO feel better. And after my knee surgery, I will be looking for YOU!
3/4/18 Update: Bella June had a great week! With her knee surgery out of the way as of ten days ago, it’s all uphill for this little spunky girl. We must admit: she is a little hard to keep calm and resting. I think she is feeling better and she just wants to dance! We tell her that will come soon enough, but now is the time for rest and rehab. Bella’s personality is as big as they come and just as loving. She adores her people. And other dogs? She tends to be boy crazy on that topic! Along with such a big personality, she can clash a bit with an equally outgoing female, so we are saying only boy pups for her. Stay tuned in the next coming weeks, as this sweet 6 year old grows strong and well, slimmer!
3/27/18 Update: How can one not love Bella June, aka “the stinker”. She is full of personality and yes, the most stubborn bulldog we have ever encountered! But with this 6 year olds butt wiggle, we dare you not to fall in love. Miss Bella was doing wonderfully with her knee surgery 3 weeks ago, but we have had a slight set back in her recooperation and have to do a little revision this week. She is a hard woman to keep down, I tell ya.
After she is all healed and raring to go, the family for her would be where she is the princess of the home, queen of the castle and the only thing with fur. The sassiness of “the stinker” just cannot be contained! The couch is her throne and she is happiest napping on it with you by her side.
4/12/18 Update: I had my repair knee surgery last week and all is going well. Crate rest is an absolute must because I want this stage of my life to be just a part of my history. I want to get on with life! While in the crate, I do take advantage of chewing on my favorite toy that foster mom gives me. Yep, we have a rotation of some very cool ones that I like. And treats, too. She says we will work on my, er, “curvy” figure when I am healed and that I, for sure, deserve the treats! Ta-ta for now!
5/20/18 Update: Bella June is just ONE week away from being off her eight week crate rest for her knee repair and boy is she ready! Next up for this 7 year old? Water treadmill! Bella is going to be a brand new bulldog after all of this and ready to find her forever home. Stay tuned!!!
6/17/18 Update: Bella June’s knee is officially healed and her water treadmill therapy is underway. Hooray! Bella just hopped right in that tank and started walking. Of course, she had to taste the water she was standing in first. A girl has to hydrate! Oh, if you want to know how to get this girl to do anything, just have peanut butter on the ready. It’s been quite a long journey for Miss Bella June since she joined us in November, having some eye issues and of course, the two knee surgeries.
Bella June has such a personality. She is lovable, silly and just plain adorable. She would love to be your one and only and I promise, you will never be bored having her as your best friend. Crate trained, walks well on a leash and house trained, this 7 year old has it all!
7/1/18 Update: Bella June is checking in! What a week this girl has had. Her third water treadmill session happened Friday and she has become a pro at water walking. She gets up in that tank, takes a drink of the water filling up around her and once that belt starts moving, its on! Of course the peanut butter at the end of the tank helps, but still!
Bella has come so far being with us, and she has been with us a long time. After 2 knee surgeries, she is ready to find her forever family. I don’t think we have had a foster in our home that has more personality than Bella June. She just turned 7 years old this past Spring, is crate and house trained and loves her people. Some dogs she likes in our house and some she doesn’t. We haven’t been able to find a pattern on whom she likes, so we are just going to say she would be best for a fur-free home. You can’t help but smile when you look at her with her crooked smile and her wagging tail coming to greet you. She will need eye drops twice a day for the rest of her life, but no skin allergies! Snuggles, treats and a fun toy to chew on is what sweet Bella dreams of. Are you her family?