Age: 2 Yrs. Old
Adoption Fee: $700.00
Special Needs: no
Please welcome Pilgrim to our rescue family! Pilgrim’s owners moved away, but they “forgot” to take Pilgrim with them. He, along with some other dogs, were left abandoned in the backyard. When the homeowner came to inspect the rental, there was Pilgrim. He and his friends were pacing around the yard…. thirsty, hungry, hot and covered in flies. It was evident that no one was coming back to help the dogs.
Then, Pilgrim’s luck changed. The homeowner found a great family that had always wanted a Bulldog! Pilgrim’s new family bathed and fed him, and told him he was beautiful. But this morning, they found Pilgrim laying in a pool of blood. Pilgrim’s new family rushed him to the emergency vet and learned he had a urethral prolapse and is extremely anemic. When the family discovered how much the vet bill was going to be, they were quite surprised… they didn’t expect it to be the cost of a car. Pilgrim’s new family realized they were in over their heads and contacted our rescue group to help him. Pilgrim is young, underweight and acts like he just feels bad. But better days are ahead of him now, thanks to our vet care and the love of a temporary family that knew his life was worth saving!
6/6/18 Update: We found out today that Pilgrim is heartworm positive and will have to undergo treatment. He also has hookworms and tapeworms.
8/6/18 Update: If I look mad, it’s because I am. Yesterday was pool day for everyone except me. I had to just watch everyone swim from the window. You see, I had my heartworm treatments and now I am on 30 days of crate rest. Not only was my hair shaved, the treatments hurt. I don’t think it was fair that I ended up with heartworms. If someone would have thought enough to give me a $10 monthly pill to protect me, I would not have to go through these treatments. I’m left paying the price.
But that’s OK. I’ll get through this. In 30 days, I will be ready for my new family, one that is happy to have me and happy to help me stay healthy so I can swim on pool day. I pick and choose the dogs I like, so I’ll do best in a home without other dogs. I am a really small fella, so if small is your size, maybe you and I can be matched. Help me turn this frown upside down!
9/4/18 Update: For 30 days and 30 nights, I had to sit in a crate. I banged my water bowl on the crate, but they still made me sit. Talk about 30 WASTED days and nights.
You have no idea how boring it was to sit, listen to the radio, count the corners of the room and bang on the crate for entertainment. But today was my freedom day… I survived my heartworm treatment! Today, I get to run, play and go swimming!
I LOVE people of all sizes.
I do NOT LOVE things with fur.
I LOVE car rides.
I HATE crates.
I LOVE food.
I HATE being ignored.
I LOVE to sit in laps.
I HATE to be alone.
I can and I will carry my food and water bowl with me. I will make a huge mess. But, I will LOVE you forever. I will work on my manners. I will sit with you, play with you and cuddle with you. And I will be the reason you love Bulldogs. My name is Pilgrim. I’m ready for my forever family and I’m ready to run and play!
11/20/18 Update: Unfortunately, Pilgrim’s prior adoption didn’t work out, so he’s back in foster care. He writes: I found my Christmas hat and I am wearing it all day long! I love Christmas. It is the happiest time of the year. This year, all I am asking for is a family of my own. I am a wonderful Bulldog that is looking for a special family. I can get really, really excited when there is a lot of things going on… like a lot of playing, a lot of activity and a lot of loud noise. I find myself getting caught up in the moment and have a hard time calming myself down. I LOVE walking and can walk a long way. Walking is good for me ~ it helps with all my energy and it helps me to calm down. I am trying really hard to be the best Bulldog with the best manners in the house. I think my perfect home would be a home with adults that love a couch potato, would love a best friend and would understand me. I describe myself as “The Energizer Bunny,” but in Bulldog fur. I don’t really have an off switch, but I am so willing to learn how to be the perfect Bulldog in your home!