Age: 6 Yrs. Old
Adoption Fee: $500 (Plus Tax)
Special Needs: no
I am not going to lie… I was scared to death. My family had loaded me up and taken me to the vet. They then told the staff they wanted me put to sleep.
I was numb, sitting there trying to think if I had done anything wrong and why my life didn’t matter anymore. Even the vet at the clinic was shocked. He said, “No way. She doesn’t deserve to die,” and then he asked my family to surrender me to the clinic. And that is just what happened.
My family didn’t want me anymore, but because Dr. Brett Lee stood up for me, I didn’t have to die that day. Dr. Lee knew that a beautiful Bulldog like me needed to be with a Bulldog rescue so I could find a perfect home.
Dr. Lee reached out to a rescuer named Brandi and asked her for some help. Before I knew it, Brandi was at the clinic to welcome me with a big ol’ hug and kiss. Lucky for me, Brandi follows Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue and she knew just who to call to help me.
Brandi took me home with her and it was great. She has two Bulldogs and about 15 rescues who also are looking for homes. I knew that Brandi’s home was just a resting place for me and I heard her talking about a transport. Brandi said she could drive a few hours, then I would hop out and hop in Leslie’s truck and she would drive a few hours and then Leslie would meet someone else and they would finish the drive with me.
I tell you it was heaven. I sat and looked out the back window on a new bed. I was wearing a new harness and I had a sack of snacks and treats. And you know what? Not one time did I feel sad. I realized that just because I was of no value to one family, I could still be valuable to someone else.
One of my transport drivers, Leslie, was a basket case… but in a good way! Leslie was holding me so tight, I could hardly breathe. Leslie was supposed to be telling me I was going to be alright and I ended up telling her she was going to be alright. She was still standing in the parking lot waving at me as I drove out of sight!
Well, folks that is all for now. I just want you to know how grateful I am for the angels who helped me get here. Dr. Lee, Leslie and Brandi, thank you. My life is forever changed because you cared enough to help me. I will never forget the kindness y’all showed me along the way.
8/24/21 Update: Pearly Mae has an elongated palate which makes it hard for her to breathe when she exerts herself. Even a walk for a few minutes in the yard can affect her breathing quite dramatically. All her life she has had to self-regulate her activity. She has learned not to push herself beyond that threshold. But Tuesday she will have life-changing surgery and her quality of life should be significantly improved. She will soon be able to do all kinds of new activities without worrying about breathing!
She also has a bad limp in a back leg. Our orthopedic vet will be looking at that as well to see if something can be done to improve her mobility.