Guess who is now in his forever home…Yup, yup… that would be me, Marshall Dillon! I am now a member of the family that wanted me from the very beginning, even when I really looked a mess.
Foster Pops made me a promise when he began taking really good care of me. He said to me, “Marshall Dillon, there is someone special out there waiting for you, but in the meantime, we’re going to make you a handsome little man!”
So here I am, a happy handsome little man with two sisters and our mom and dad! I included a pic of me enjoying my first meal in my new home! The best part is that I got to spend Christmas with my new family.
Thank you so much to all the Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue supporters who sent in donations to help me with my recovery. As you can see, it really makes a huge difference!
Dr. Larsen, you and your staff are amazing! We Bulldogs are lucky to have caring people like you start us off on the right path. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Welcome Marshall Dillon to Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue. It’s rather difficult to believe that this boy is even alive. Passersby noticed Marshall wandering on the street, in the midst of the stifling Texas heat. They rolled down their window and he tried to get in… so they took him to the local shelter. Neena, a fellow rescuer, was able to pull Marshall today and quickly got him to our vet. His insanely long, curled nails have been cut and we’ve started him on antibiotics and fatty acids. Topping the scales at just 40 lbs, the vet staff believe Marshall is actually a lot younger than what he currently looks… maybe less than 5. He’s obviously a bit of a wreck, with pus coming out of his right ear, but we’ll know more about his overall health status tomorrow. You can rest now, sweet boy. We’ve got you.
8/17/19 Update: The doc says he’s eating and drinking like crazy. After his first medicated bath, he followed the vet staff around the office, so he could “help” with the chores. ❤️ Thank you all for allowing us to save him!
8/20/19 Update: Marshall’s rests came back today. We are saddened to find out he tested positive for heart worms and hookworms. He will start on medicine for the hookworms immediately. He will begin heartworm treatment when he is stronger. Unfortunately this is just another hurdle for this sweet boy.
9/10/19 Update: Hel-low, Bulldog lovers! On August 16, you welcomed me to Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue and right away starting making me feel like I was loved and wanted… posting such sweet notes and even sending in donations so that I could be taken care of right away! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
For those of you who don’t know about me, I came in looking a real mess… there was a lot of stuff wrong with my little body. During the first couple of weeks in rescue, I got to stay at the clinic to get some much-needed care and attention.
As of today, I have been in my foster home a week, making more improvements on my health and getting an abundance amount of love and care!
Dr. Larsen told my foster parents to expect me staying with them for at least a couple of months and I think they are actually happy about that! Part of my recovery is to get me a little “fluffy” before I can start my heartworm treatment, which means lots of yummy meals and treats. Foster Pops is so excited because I have already put on nearly 6 lbs! He says to me, “Marshall, you are going to be SO handsome once we get you all well!”
It took me a couple of days to get comfortable, both physically and mentally but I am so comfortable now that I have taken over Paris’ “Rat Hole.” She’s an alumna of Lone Star and has been really helping me get better. She didn’t get mad at all the first time I went in and laid down in her favorite spot under the end table! Well, speaking of the “Rat Hole,” I am headed there now to take a nap. I will pop my head in next week and let you know how good I am doing. Each day is a day to getting better!
9/16/19 Update: Oh my friends! It has been a wonderful two weeks! Popping my head in to let you know that so far I have fluffed up almost 7 lbs! I am also starting to grow back my beautiful fur. My foster parents are so delighted to have me in their home cause I am such a good boy…I stay out of the kitchen/dining room which is off limits to all fur babies…don’t even try to get on the couch, also not allowed and I know the schedule well enough and have plenty of opportunities to take care of business outside! Going up and down stairs lots of times a day is building muscle in my legs. Foster Pops says I will be getting rid of my chicken bone legs soon! Bonus, the 2 resident bulldogs are great with sharing! I don’t stay in the “Rat Hole” much anymore ‘cause I want to hang with them now! If you will excuse me, it’s time to snuggle next to my friend Paris!
10/10/19 Update: This is what five weeks of love and attention look like when you get to stay at the “Bulldog House!” I continue to do very well… skin is healing and the fur that has come back in is white and soft. It won’t be long until I’m downright cuddly! Every couple of days, I get a special bath, which I don’t really mind because Foster Pops and I then have our men’s talk. He keeps assuring me that someone special is out there, waiting just for me! So far, I am at 52 lbs and just have a few more lbs to gain, so I can have a visit with Dr. Larsen. I am not a fan of toys yet, but give me a Benebone, and I am one happy boy. Silly me… I AM always happy now with all this love!