Tank II

Tank II

3/1/16 Update:  As most of you know, Tank is 75lbs of beefcake with a Baby Huey mentality! He originally joined Lone Star Bulldog Club back in Aug’15, was adopted out (twice) and unfortunately returned again to rescue. Turns out that you can take Tank out of the battle, but not the battle tendencies out of Tank. He uses gaseous warfare against all of humanity (his farts will seriously make your eyes water), approaches every experience with a ‘CHARGE’ level of excitement & energy and a bull-in-a-china-shop level of grace, remains a bully snob (other pups are alright but none compare to his fellow EBD servicemen), and fosters a love/hate relationship with feline bunkmates (loves them if they are in the background, hates them if they steal his attention or favorite spot on the couch)! Tank is a beast, a meathead, a silly-hearted, tug-o-war addict who likes to snuggle, headbutt you, and crop-dust your side of the bed in the middle of the night…and WE LOVE HIM for those exact reasons! So after getting approval from Riley (his older sister, Queen B) we made the decision to let Tank become our 1st Foster Fail and adopt him ourselves <3 Welcome to the crazy house Tank 😉 we think you’ll fit in nicely around here

Tank II joined Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue today as an owner surrender. Due to a change is his family’s financial situation, they had to make the difficult decision to give me a home that they knew they couldn’t provide.  Tank II is will visit the clinic this week to get neutered and get a check-up. Once that is complete, he will join his foster family and then his forever family. With his handsome mug it shouldn’t take him any time at all to find the perfect family.

8/2/2015 Update:  Tank came into rescue this past week and has been learning the ropes in his new foster home. Tank is a BIG  young boy that wants to be at your heels at all times. He is a perfect gentleman in the house and has never had an accident. He loves to go on walks but doesn’t much care for being outside without his people. Tank is very dog friendly but doesn’t really play with the other pups very much. He mostly enjoys sitting next to his person with his favorite toy in his mouth. What Tank would want most in life is someone who would let him sleep in the bed with them because he LOVES to cuddle while falling asleep.

Tank is mildly epileptic and will need to be on medication for his seizures the rest of his life. He has not had a seizure since he has been in rescue so we do not know how severe they are. Other than that, Tank  is a healthy and happy Babyboy.

8/9/2015 Update: Tank is a character. He has perfect house manners and has yet to have an accident in the house or chew on anything he was not supposed to. He is very dog and cat friendly and on the submissive side. Tank loves to just sit there and look at you with his adoring eyes; it makes you melt every time. He is such a beautiful boy with a heart of gold. We have found out that Tank doesn’t like to be picked up, which isn’t a big deal because he is so big he can jump in and out of the car or on the couch or the bed (basically wherever he wants to be). Tanks have some slight separation anxiety and has to be taken outside, he just doesn’t see the necessity of going outside without his people. If he can see you, but cannot touch you, he will let you know how upset that makes him. We really love Tank and he will make the right family a perfect companion one day.

8/30/2015 Update:  What can we say about Mr. Tank II?  Well it is all good for starters.  He has learned that being touched on his sides is a good thing. He loves to play tug-of-war, ALOT! He also is getting more comfortable with going outside by himself to potty. He just wants to hang out and be where you are.  He loves going in the bathroom in the morning and looking at himself in the mirror, I would to if I had a beautiful mug like his. He is such a big lovable boy. Loves belly scratches and lots of kisses. They have added a new medication to help control his seizures.

9/13/2015 Update:  Tank II had a great time at Hollywood Feed Sunday. He was just walking around checking everyone out and saying hello to the other bullies! He is just a big teddy bear. When he stretches out he is a good 42″ long! His main love is Tug-of-War. We are thinking  he may need to attend TOWA…Tug-of-War Anonymous.

9/20/2015 Update:Tank has been doing great. He hasn’t had a seizure since 8/18 and that is awesome! He still is a big teddy bear that just wants to play tug of war. He did branch out this week to a tennis ball though! He just a dude of a dog. He will whine and make silly noises to get your attention. He is snores very loud, I think louder than my father! Haha

9/26/2015 Update:   Tank had a wonderful weekend. My foster mom took me to a friends house and I got to met another bulldog. He showed me his cool wagon! Then we cruised on over to Hollywood Feed for a little while. I was really tired from all the travels Saturday, so Sunday I just laid around with my foster sister and got some sun. I also got some belly scratched from my foster dad (I used his head as a paw holder) My foster sister even gave me a face cleaning last night!  My foster mom and dad I am going to make a family so happy with my silliness.

10/18/2015 Update: TANK: A moving object of formidable size and strength that can fire artillery (noxious gases) at will–>Warning: stay upwind! Its time to make room in your home for this furry giant, because his first playful glance is gonna capture your heart <3 Tank is the Baby Huey of bulldogs, an oversized snuggle-bug with a rambunctious puppy mind! It just doesn’t occur to this 70lb baby that he doesn’t belong in your lap at all times. He’s just a misunderstood pooch with a heart of gold and a RedBull level of energy! Tank is turning two next month and his only birthday wish is to have his very own Furever Home. Tank’s ideal family will love to take him on long walks (his legs-for-days stature grants him a more robust stamina than the average bully), followed by belly-up affection (legend has it that if you pat his head and rub his belly simultaneously you’ll be granted a lifetime of slobbery love)! Until he meets his perfect match, Tank will continue work on polishing his manners: i.e. no jumping in the house (playtime is not all the time) and no whining/barking when he can’t see mommy/daddy. #TerrificNotTerribleTwos

11/22/2015 Update:  Tank is part an elite group of ‘Special‘ forces within Rescue. He’s a lean, clean, lovin machine! However, as a result of his high performance lifestyle, he recently had to take a short leave from his post of looking for a suitable home to conduct necessary maintenance. Even magnificent specimens like Tank sometimes have to step away from the front line (playtime) and work through some internal battles. For the last month Tank has been attacking a few wiring challenges (seizures), and with help from the excellent combat medic resources within Rescue, he is back in action and ready to report to duty by your side!

No ordinary furever home assignment will due though. Tank requires structure, and needs a strong leader to clearly outline rules & regulations to keep him in line. Although he is 70lbs of solid mass, he is just shy of 2yrs old and still a total puppy at heart. To prevent weapons of mass excitement barreling towards you when walking in the door, it is important to command his attention and set boundaries from the beginning. Tank is happiest as ‘one of the boys’, and if it were up to him he would play tug-o-war all day and snuggle-up on the couch with his fursiblings, watch TV, fart and snore all night! He will seek out male attention 90% of the time, but when it comes to lovins or taking care of him when he’s not feeling well, only the commander in chief (mommy) will do!
To know Tank is to love him, but with his slobbering devotion comes a price that requires a STRONG heart to pay. Seizures will always play a role in his life. With proper medication, their frequency and the duration of an active episode can be reduced, but not eliminated. It will take a special kind of hero to see this happen and work through it with love and patience. Do you have the courage to “be all that Tank needs you to be“?! If so, Rescue wants YOU to Apply Today!