Foster boys Woodhouse and Shiner are now fur siblings forever. They have another fur brother, Bentley and fur sister, McKenzie, along with mom and dad.
Woodhouse writes: Shiner and I were both being fostered in the same house and became best friends. A family was interested in adopting me and, as you know, I am quite shy and timid, so I asked Foster Mom and Dad, “What about my buddy, Shiner?”
When my new family found out we were buddies, they just couldn’t split us up so now we are forever brothers.
When we got to the new family’s house, I wasn’t shy at all. I just jumped right in with the other dogs and wanted to play. I even rolled over and let my new dad rub my belly.
Shiner took off running around the yard, making friends with the resident Bulldogs and having fun…he’s such a puppy! He got put in his place by the queen, McKenzie. She just wanted to let him know she was the boss. Our new mom and dad fell in love with us immediately…of course, who wouldn’t? We are going to love it here.
McKenzie and Bentley said we were going to some place called San Antonio tomorrow, where we will have a big backyard to run and play in and chase each other. We can’t wait to see it and get settled in to our new digs. Bentley told us he was adopted from Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue a few years back and he would show us the ropes of the new place. He said we just need to relax and have fun because we are family now. Both Shiner and I want to thank Lone Star for taking such good care of us and helping us find our forever home.
From Woodhouse and Shiner’s foster parents: It is always bittersweet to see a foster dog leave the house, especially when a dog comes in that was so timid and scared like Woodhouse. The changes we saw in him over the last month were amazing and when he met the new family and dogs, he knew these were his people. He wasn’t shy or afraid at all. He just blended right in with the rest of them.
Shiner came into our home, full of energy and with no manners. To see the change in him, from being a rowdy puppy to a somewhat well-mannered dog, was amazing. He’s still a puppy, full of energy, but has learned a great deal. Both of these dogs will be happy with their new family and fur siblings. We couldn’t have asked for anything better.
Do you remember me? Well, I’m back and as cute as ever. You may remember, I had found a forever home a few weeks back, but that wasn’t meant to be. Seems that even the best laid plans don’t always pan out and it was no one’s fault. I decided to pack by bags and call ol’ foster dad to say, “Hey, I’m coming back. Got an extra bed for me?” He said he did, so here I am.
Foster Mom and Dad were glad to have me back and told me I need to work on my manners a little bit. You see, I’m only 9 months old, so I’m still learning and sometimes, I forget and have to be reminded.
All in all, I’m a good pup and use the bathroom outside (most of the time… again, it’s a pup thing). I’m not aggressive and get along with the other dogs in the house. I am, however, still learning how to behave around small children.
Well, I would love to stay and chat, but I need to go check out the place and make sure nothing has changed.
If you are thinking about adopting, get your application in quickly because with a face like this, I’m sure to find my home soon. Maybe you’ll be my perfect match!
Earlier in the week, I went to visit a family and we hit it off really well. Of course, who wouldn’t fall in love with this adorable face. We came home and I told Foster Mom and Dad this was the one.
All of my foster fur siblings were sad to see me leave, but now I have a forever home with my own fur sister, skin brother and mom and dad. I’m was so excited when they came to pick me up, I peed. I’ve been working on that over the last couple of weeks, but I just couldn’t help myself.
My new family is wonderful. They will take me for walks and they understand I am still a puppy and will need some guidance.
Thank you, Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue, Dr. Larsen and staff, and Foster Mom and Dad. Everyone was so patient with me as I learned my manners.
At the age of 6 months, Shiner is everything a young Bulldog should be: beautiful, sweet and he loves everyone he meets. Shiner is also funny, charming and has a lot of energy all rolled up in his 40 lbs.
Things were great for Shiner until the family had some life changes and moved into an apartment. Shiner made a race track around the sofa and into the kitchen and back again. All day long.
Until the move, Shiner had always had a backyard, where he could chase squirrels and catch balls. But there wasn’t much ball throwing once they moved to the apartment, especially with his dad working nights.
Yesterday was emotional for the family, to say the least. Packing up Shiner’s things was tough. And driving him to the surrender location was hard. The tears flowed like rain. But Shiner’s mom and dad knew he deserved a yard, to chase squirrels and to play ball. After all, Shiner is still a puppy and puppies only want to play. This surrender to rescue was definitely made out of love and the desire to make sure a Bulldog puppy named Shiner ends up in the home of his dreams.
Shiner sat for some Valentine’s Day photos, but he was a lot more interested in chasing the birds he could see out the back door. Stay tuned to learn more about this little nugget.
2/9/20 Update: Yes, I’m a PUPPY! I love everything and everybody. When I was with my parents, we had to move into an apartment and I got really BORED! I liked going out into the yard and there was no yard there. So, I started trying to find things to do all day in a small space. You know what that means: TROUBLE! Again, I’m a puppy. I run, jump, dance and bounce, and then take a 15-minute nap. Then I start snooping into things to find something to play with, take another 15-minute nap and start all over again. So, I came to rescue to find a family that has a yard and time to play with me.
I like other dogs and would love to have a playmate. I have energy because of my age and a friend would be fun. I am the right age to start learning my manners and I do well at doing my business outside. That leash thing kind of confuses me, but I’ll get the hang of it. I’m a smart boy.
I had my picture taken the other day and got to wear a bow tie. I jumped right up on the couch and sat right down. The clicking noise of the camera really interested me. I kept trying to look out the window to see what my friends were doing, but then they broke out the treats. After the pictures, the lady sat on the floor with me and we ate more treats. She said I was a beautiful boy and thanked me for being such a good boy. I licked her arm to say, “You’re welcome,” then it was out to the yard to play with my friends.
I’m young, happy, smart, healthy and looking for a backyard and of course, a family to go with it. If you have kids, that would be great too! We could snoop through things and take 15-minute naps together. I will be happy with any kind of family that will love and play with me.
I’ll be waiting to hear from you. Oh, and send pictures of your backyard…. just kidding!
2/18/20 Update: I just moved into my new foster home, so I am still learning the ropes. I heard my foster dad saying I have LOTS OF ENERGY… LOL. I’m not sure what that means, but I am so excited to be able to run around and smell all the new smells.
I met another foster brother and one of the other resident dogs. I chased one and was scolded because she is a bit smaller than me. Don’t worry, though. I wasn’t going to hurt her. I wouldn’t hurt anyone. I just like to play.
Foster Dad took me for a walk and I did pretty good. Although, I am scared of the cars and loud noises. I’m sure the more I go out and explore the world, the better I will be. I’m still learning.
Foster Mom and Dad are already working on my manners to get me ready for my forever home. Here’s what I will tell you… get your applications in now because a little stud muffin like me won’t be single for long.
3/3/20 Update: Foster Mom and Dad say I am getting better about controlling my energy levels. I guess I’m getting used to being around other dogs and people, so I don’t get as excited as I did in the past.
I still get a bit excited when I get a lot of attention and I accidently pee a little bit, but I’m working on it. I’m still a puppy at only 7 months old, so a little patience is required, and then, who could resist this face?
I am learning to walk better on a leash and have been doing really well, although I am still a little scared of those car things that go whizzing by me. I’m also still a bit skittish about trash bags and sudden movements over my head. I don’t get aggressive~ just scared and then I sometimes pee a little…again. I’m working on that too.
Foster Mom and Dad are showing me there is nothing to be afraid of…except baths. I hate baths and fight them on it the whole time. It’s like a tag team wrestling match and I always lose.
Anyway, enough about me. Have you submitted your application for adoption yet? I’m hoping you may be matched to me! I’m ready to start interviewing potential candidates for my forever home. Don’t delay because this little stud muffin won’t be single for long!
4/12/20 Update: How was everyone’s Easter weekend? Mine was great. Got to spend the day playing and running around the house. I found out if I run fast enough, I can jump over the other dogs like a track and field runner. Foster Mom and Dad didn’t seem to appreciate my athletic ability, but I felt like a rock star.
I’m still learning some manners, but I love playing with the other dogs in the house. I love to wrestle with the other Bulldogs! I’m getting better about going outside to do my business and even go through the doggie door by myself.
I’m a 9-month-old puppy, so I will do puppy stuff, but I’m a fast learner. I love to go for walks and would love a forever family that likes to take walks and will let me run around the backyard and play.
I may be a little too energetic for families with smaller children, as I am still learning how to be gentle when taking snacks from Foster Mom and Dad’s hands. Plus having a lot of energy and being a puppy, makes me a bit clumsy. I might knock a little human down and scare them… and that’s a no bueno. If you are looking for a smart, good-looking, energetic puppy, then hurry up and fill out your application. You may get matched to me and I’m ready to get this party started!
4/17/20 Update: Happy Friday Humans, Foster Boy Shiner here prepared to give you a run down on life here in my foster home.
Foster mom and dad have been taking me for walks to get some of my energy out and it works sometimes, but remember, I am a pup of 9 months so I will have lots of energy. I love attention but they tell me I have to learn to share so the other dogs can have attention too. I like trying to jump on the sofa but they won’t let me do that either. Something to do with my forever parents may not want me jumping on the sofa. So many rules and you can see what I think of all these rules when I stuck my tongue out at foster dad when he took my pic.
Speaking of pics. Aren’t I handsome young fella? That’s what foster mom and dad tell me and the neighbors when I am out for walks. Wouldn’t you just love to have handsome boy like me in your home? I would make the perfect companion as I get along with other dogs and preferably older children, say over 8 or nine. Sometimes I can get a little jealous of the smaller humans…I’m a puppy remember. I will learn to do better. Anyway, get your application in fast because a handsome dude like me won’t stick around long.
Gotta go and start looking through applications for my forever home. OH! And get a treat…love treats. Bye for now…Shiner
4/22/20 Update: Happy Hump Day, all you Bulldog lovers! I’m a 9-month-old puppy and I am getting better with my manners. I’m hearing the words “no” less and “good boy” more often.
Going outside and doing my business is sometimes an issue and I forget, but I’m getting better. I know how to use the doggie door. There are just some times when I forget to go out. OOPS. I love going for walks and checking out the area for new sights and smells.
I’m looking for a forever home with an active family. I’d do best with no small humans under 7 or 8 because I like to play and I might knock them down for LOTS of love and kisses. I am a very affectionate boy and love attention.
I hope you fill out your application because you and I may be a match. I’m ready to sift through the apps and set up my appointment book.
5/1/20 Update: Happy Friday from foster boy Shiner. Shiner here and I just wanted to check in and let everyone know I am doing good. Foster mom and dad say I am getting better on most of my manners and am calming down some. I do love my walks and playing with the other bullies in the house and treats. I do like my treats.
I’m looking for my forever home and would really like to have an active family with older skin siblings. I get along with other dogs but I do get a bit jealous of the smaller dogs but I’m working on that with foster mom and dad. They tell me there is enough love and attention to go around.
If you haven’t already, get your adoption paperwork submitted and maybe we will be a perfect match.