Please keep Sherlock’s family in your thoughts. He earned his angel wings yesterday, but will never be forgotten. On April 8, I took Sherlock for his last veterinary appointment and was with him as he earned his angel wings. He was diagnosed with a heart murmur a year ago and was on medications to offset the effects of this condition; medications were no longer providing the quality of life he deserved.
I adopted Sherlock on February 7, 2016. I met Sherlock and his wonderful foster mom in January 2016 and spent 3 hours getting to know everything I could about Sherlock. He had an awesome foster mom who truly understood him. I was super excited and nervous at the same time about adopting him; I wanted to make sure I could be the best fur mommy that Sherlock needed so that he could continue to flourish into the Bulldog he was meant to be.
Adopting Sherlock was the best decision I could have ever made. He came into my life when I needed his spirit the most. We spent the first few months really working on bonding; I was very eager to gain his trust. We had a nightly routine for bedtime, which included me sitting next to his bed and just talking to him and petting him. This bonding time led to him trusting me more and more. I was ecstatic when he jumped on the couch and joined me for our 1st snuggle.
From that point on, he became my shadow; my boy. He had many “quirks” about him that showed his love and contentment in life (he loved to sit on the patio and soak up the sun), and his love for his fur momma (waiting at the front door for me to come home from work). I will miss Sherlock’s unconditional love and companionship very much. He has a special place in my heart and will cherish the 3 years of memories we had together. Sincerely, Anna
2/7/16: Sherlock has made it to his furever home! We are so excited for him and his new family!
Sherlock is a 5 yr. old male that weighs 57 lbs.
Sherlock joined Lone Star Bulldog rescue today. He is a very happy, loving guy that has never met a stranger. Sherlock came from a family that only wanted the best for him. Their one wish is that he find the perfect home. Sherlock’s dad had to take a new job that would require him to be out of town for large amounts of time, because of this he was not able to provide the attention that this lover boy required. Sherlock will make a quick stop at the clinic for a quick check up and then on to his new foster family. Stay tuned to learn more about this guy, BUT don’t blink because Sherlock will not be around long.
8/9/2015 Update: Sherlock is 5 and I am still trying to figure this little guy out. When I picked him up he immediately jumped in and was ready to go. We went to my office for a couple of hours and he was great with everyone that walked in the door, and was good to lay by my desk and just watch everyone walking up and down the hall. He is so sweet and he gets so excited to meet new people and his butt wiggles so fast I fear he might shake it off.
He is going to make some family a wonderful fur-ever friend. He has not had an accident in hist crate or the house. He walks well on a leash. He like to play with a toy. We were told he was 5, we have him with Titan who will be 2 in October and Xena who will be 2 in December, he gets along with them and their puppy attitude of no private space. LOL Sherlock will not last long in foster, as he is an absolute love and is going to steal someone’s heart, quick. He is so starving for love and affection.
1/3/16 Update: Sherlock has had a good week. He finally is letting foster mom put his bullynose on him (which is a big deal because he hates his nose touched). Hopefully we can get the crusties off of his nose by the end of the month. He also let Foster mom give him a bath without too much hassle-even though she was just as wet as he was! Sherlock beats to the rhythm of his own drum and doesn’t like to be told what to do. But that is ok because this handsome guy always has impeccable house manners. He gets along with his foster herd well but we think he would do best in a home with only female dogs or small dogs as both his male bulldog foster brothers are very submissive and he shows a lot of dominance over them.
Sherlock will need a home that understands that he has had a hard past and will work with him to be comfortable in his new home. Sherlock will need to be on anxiety medication the rest of his life but that is ok because it is inexpensive and he takes it without any fuss (we tell him it is his good boy treat and his butt gets wiggly). Because of his anxiety, Sherlock will need to be in a home where the youngest member is no less than 16 years old. Quick movements and loud noises scare him so it is best that he remains in a calm environment. We are sure the perfect home is out there for this beautiful bully and can’t wait to see what 2016 has in store for him!