Age: 5 Yrs. Old
Adoption Fee: $550.00
Special Needs: no
Please welcome Wylie to our rescue family! He writes: I came to rescue today, thanks to a number of great Bulldog people. Bill and Donna got up very early this morning to meet my transport lady … and me!
I was pulled from a shelter down South, and I’m sure glad I was. There was no A/C where I was and my breathing became labored. I only got hosed off to cool down. I guess I’m tough because I survived. I was at the shelter a few days, but no one came looking for me. And I am glad. I’ve been neglected for a very long time. Because of past untreated ear infections, my ear canals are closed and I can’t hear one thing anyone says. My new friend tried cleaning them, but they are closed tight.
My eyes? Well, they are a mess too. One eye is better than the other one, but one eye is pretty cloudy. And I don’t smell exactly like roses either. Oh well… I have been rescued now and better days are ahead for me, Wylie. I’m really a beautiful brindle Bulldog. With proper vet care, I’ll be like a caterpillar. I’ll go through an amazing transformation and become a beautiful butterfly. Except, I will still look like a Bulldog. Thank you rescue friends for taking me. I am going to make everyone so happy for not leaving me down South sitting in the heat. Your new friend, Wylie
10/8/18 Update: Wylie entered rescue a mess. His eyes and ears needed a lot of work and he was nearly deaf and blind. Today his eyes are much improved. But his ears have been an entirely different matter. Both ear canals were totally calcified and it appeared that he could not hear at all.
So after further examination he underwent a Total Ear Canal Ablation (TECA) last week. His ear canals were totally removed and sealed off. They were as hard as rock including the ear drum. So he is now totally deaf. He has two external drains for a few days. Wylie did great during and after surgery. He is now back at Bright Star and will stay there for a couple of weeks to recuperate and get special attention.
He will need a foster after that who can help him learn life without hearing, and can also help as he continues to heal from surgery. He is also hypothyroid and we have upped his medication to better handle that situation.
1/26/19 Update: We have nothing but good things to say about Wylie. Over the last couple of months, his attitude has greatly improved, his skin has gotten much better, his house training is near perfect, and he has gotten used to all other dogs in our house; however, he does prefer to be the only dog present.
Wylie’s favorite activities are breakfast and dinner. He is very food motivated. Because Wylie recently lost his hearing, we have been trying to teach him some basic hand signals in an effort to better communicate with him.
Wylie is searching hard for a furever family that is patient, does not have small children, and willing to work with his special needs. He does require some daily medications and prescription eye drops. Wylie has nothing but love to give, and is patiently waiting for his furever family to come along.