Age: 3 Yrs. Old
Adoption Fee: $500.00
Special Needs: no
Please welcome Thelma to our rescue family! She comes to us after a recent local puppy mill bust that involved the seizure of 132 animals. Thelma is 3 years old and only weighs 28 lbs. She is a mess health-wise, but everyone in the shelter loved her personality and came out to bid her adieu before she left for our vet’s office.
4/9/17 Update: Thelma, Louise’s buddy, does not know what to do with herself. Having never lived in a house, Thelma has to check out everything. She has sniffed every inch of her foster home. Thelma also can hop on a chair and then hop on a table. Thelma is working on her manners, but curiosity gets the best of her. Thelma has spent a great deal of time resting in her crate after her spay, hernia repair and dental surgery. She thinks blankets are the best and builds her a little soft blanket mound to lay on. This girl is so starved for affection (and good meals too) that sometimes her exuberance can be a bit much. She will figure out she is never again going to be deprived of the physical and emotional needs of life and settle in. Thelma would like everyone to know her beauty is quite unique. Thelma may have been the runt of her litter and the product of not-so-great breeding, but she thinks she is beautiful and no one can tell her otherwise. She will fill out and her coat will thicken, but she may not ever look like the typical Bulldog.
Thelma is pretty proud of her tiny self and insists on a trip to Hollywood Feed for some girlie gear… pink, of course. She figures at 3 years of age, she has a lot of diva left in her.
4/30/17 Update: Puppy mill gal Thelma continues to blossom. As she does, her lack of essential manners too. She jumps and stands on her hind legs with paws on counters, dishwasher, stove, fridge, tables… you get the picture. We haven’t worked on leashes yet because I’ve had a bad hand and am recovering from Friday’s surgery. She’s a week into clavomox for a UTI. We’re still working on house training. She goes if you take her out, but won‘t let you know beforehand. So, it’s a work in progress. She spends ALL day beside me, in the literal sense. She spends her nightly beauty rest time crated and goes in with no fuss. She’s been caught watching TV, taking exceptional interest on the pet commercials. This morning, a heartworm commercial came on showing multiple dogs and she perked, that ridge of fur went up and she was on sentry. She’s super sweet and warming up to our Bulldog Capone. She event got frisky with him in the yard yesterday. She’s filled out and has put on a few pounds. The key word for this gal is patience, but we’ll get there!