Age: 6 Yrs. Old
Adoption Fee: $500.00
Special Needs: no
Sometimes things don’t turn out how you think they will. That’s what happened to me. See, I somehow got lost and ended up in a shelter. I have a microchip, so my owners were called, but those were my old owners who had given me away.
Thankfully, Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue was able to save me, so today is the first day of a new start to my life.
I’m calling myself Stella now, it means Star ⭐️. I’m so happy to be a part of rescue. You might be able to tell that from how BIG my smile is in some of my pictures! You may also see that I have an impressively long tongue, so let’s just say I give great puppy kisses! 👅💧
It’s been a while since I’ve gone to the vet and I know I need to get some work done. I’ve heard the rescue vet people will take good care of me. I can’t wait to meet them and get all fixed up.
Keep your eyes out for me, Stella the Star ⭐️, as I begin my new life in rescue.
Unfortunately, Stella has eye, ear and allergy issues… but the most critical concern is that she is heartworm positive. The treatment for that alone is about $600-800. But we’ve got your back, Stella. Let’s kick those worms to the curb!
6/28/19 Update: I’ve only been in my foster home two days, but I settled in right away. So far, foster mum says I’m happy and full of life. She even has a nickname for me already: I’m Bullet! I’m diminutive and dexterous and fit. I like to run. And fast! I’m an active little girl. But I’m also on temporary medical hold. You see, I have heartworms so that means in two weeks, I start a month-long treatment to get rid of them. They told me I have to take it easy and stay calm. Huh? But what if have an itch in my bum that makes me want to zip around? It’s going to be a challenge to stay calm when you’re a shooting star. I have a zest for life, though, so I’m going to do what I have to do to survive and show everyone what a shooting Stella Star looks like. I’ll be ready for my forever home soon so don’t forget about me!
7/1/19 Update: Stella the star is taking serious charge of her Benebone. She continues to thrive in her foster home and is scheduled to begin heartworm treatment on July 8.
7/10/19 Update: I’ve been in my foster home for about two weeks now, and during that time I’ve demonstrated what a charming little girl I am! Foster mum calls me a delight. I’m tiny and lean, only 37 pounds. Light on my feet, I seem to walk on air at times. I love to play! Toys don’t belong in a tidy stack — they belong scattered all over the room. And I’ll make sure that’s how they stay. The world is meant to be explored, and I’m certainly an explorer. So inquisitive! I can be lazy, but you’ll often find me on the move. I’m a lively and happy little Bulldog.
Foster mum says I’m going on a field trip today to see the vet and that I’ll get to spend a couple of days there. That sounds like another fun adventure to me, but foster mum doesn’t see it that way. She says I’m going to start something called heartworm treatment, and it means that, when I come home, I’ll have to stay calm and rest for a month. Oh, I don’t like the sound of that. But I also don’t like the idea of worms in my heart either, so it’s probably a good thing. Will you keep me in your thoughts please? And I’ll be sure to keep everyone posted.
7/14/19 Update: I made it through my heartworm treatment last week, and now, I just need to lie low and rest for the next few weeks. That’s OK — I’ve made it this far so I’m going to see this thing through! But will you look at the haircut the folks at the clinic gave my bum back there? Let’s just say I now can catch a summer breeze in the back seat…. snicker.
8/12/19 Update: Yesterday was my Liberation Day! I’m free! Remember me? I’m Stella Star, also known as Bullet and Tiny-Heiney. I’ve spent the past month on bed rest following treatment for heartworms so that’s why you haven’t heard much from me. I’ve spent that time chewing on Benebones, snoring and gazing wistfully at the other doggies from my quiet space. Oh, and throwing a temper tantrum or two because I’m Stella Star and have so much energy and want to zoom, not stay quiet! Man, I’m so excited. I’m going to skip around the house and raid the toy box now. Stay posted.
8/25/19 Update: About two months in, and I think it’s fair to say Stella Star is a firecracker. Don’t let her diminutive size fool you. She is full of spunk and sass! Stella is convinced she’s as big as all the other Bulldogs and is no pushover. In spite of what she thinks though, she is one of the tiniest Bulldogs I’ve ever seen.
For anyone who wants a Bulldog but is unsure they can handle the beefy breed, Stella may be your girl. She’s adorable and gentle, but that attitude might be a bit much for most other dogs. She’s not going to mesh with another alpha. I’m not ready to say that Stella needs to be an only dog, but it’s been a bit rocky at times with my foster dog who’s submissive. Stay tuned on that one.
Stella has some funny quirks. While I’m in the living room, in will run Stella carrying an item from the recycling bin, so pleased with herself and proud of the treasure she’s found. Sometimes I’m unaware that Stella has unearthed new treasures until I find a cardboard cereal box lying in her stash of toys. She can entertain herself with her toys, but she also loves to play with you. When it’s cool enough, we’ll play outside, and she loves to retrieve tennis balls. (I’d call it “fetch”, except Stella doesn’t give me the ball back. Rather she makes me chase her.)
Stella is house-trained, but will wee in her crate at times. Speaking of which, she has no issues with crates. She’s biddable and well-mannered, rarely jumps, and will politely sit for treats. If she sounds like a charmer, that’s because she is.