Give Bully a Second Chance!
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On April 19, Bully was freed from his cage, and brought to a local city shelter. Here, he began the healing process. At first, he was a skeleton pup, with long yellow claws, open sores, and stained skin. He was a sad, confused dog who was afraid to go outside. Slowly, he became more confident, and more sure of himself. From the very beginning, Bully has been affectionate and eager to please.
In the nearly two months he's been at the local city shelter, Bully has gained weight and he knows how to sit for a treat. But he needs more help. On average, Bully gets out of his kennel for 30-45 minutes each day. That's simply not enough. Now that Bully is being fed regularly, he is bursting with energy and is raring to go. He is so eager to learn. Bully needs training to learn that he doesn't have to be possessive of his food and treats. He needs training about how to live in a house, and he needs to learn how to socialize with other people and future family members. Bully is ready and waiting to leave his sad past behind and learn the skills he needs to move forward with a forever family.
We have found a trainer who specializes in dogs that need this kind of help. She is willing to take Bully for 45 days, and work with him so he can learn manners and good dog skills. With her training, Bully will get his second chance. At the end of his training, Bully will be ready for his own loving family, with walks every day, and a dog bed of his own. So far, the very best life Bully has ever known is 23 hours a day in a dog kennel. Please donate any amount to help Bully get the training he needs for the life he truly deserves.
Top: Three days after Bully arrived at the shelter.
Bottom: Six weeks later.
Here is Bully now!
Today Teddy (formerly Bully) got adopted! He is going to live with a mom and dad and dog sister, and he loves them all! He likes to romp and play with his sister and looks forward to soft dog beds and lots of treats!
Thank you so very much-- your generosity gave this sad little dog the opportunity to have the best life!!!
Thanks to your contributions, Teddy went to training and learned how to overcome his food aggression! He still loves to eat but realizes now that he will get food regularly and he doesn't have to hoard it or guard it from people. His trainer was wonderful and he loved learning from her.
Teddy is just getting settled in here at his foster home. He arrived here on Friday and has done an amazing job getting comfortable and learning the ropes. He is very attentive and truly just wants to learn from his foster brothers and make friends. It's fun watching him experience new things! He is sooo smart! No accidents in the house, and such a good boy with his foster brothers.
Teddy has a hard time with self control but he works SO hard at it. And it's paying off! He does a great job once he knows what you want from him and loves to know he's following the rules. He is a gem and my heart is so happy to know that he has had the support of such generous, caring people. Next step is finding him a home of his own!
In the next couple weeks we will be working with Cayuga Dog Rescue to publicize Teddy and find him a forever family. He's a velvety bundle of joy who deserves a fabulous life, and he's going to get it! If you have questions about Teddy or think you might know someone interested in adopting him, please get in touch!
Let me know if you have questions, or if you want more info.
And here is a short list of organizations that have helped Bully so far:
Dewitt Animal Hospital (where he lives now: http://www.dewittanimalhospital.org/)
Cuse Pit Crew (they've been helping him along the way: http://cusepitcrew.org/)
Cayuga Dog Rescue (the rescue organization that will help with fostering after his training, if necessary: http://cayugadogrescue.org/wp/)
VALAC (Volunteer Advocate Lawyer for Animal Abuse Court: http://www.onbar.org/about-us/committees/)
The trainer said she will send photos and videos so I'll be sure to pass them along. He will leave for training on June 29th (or sooner if a spot opens up).
If I don't know you personally, or don't have your address, please send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org so Bully can send you a personal thank you card.
Bully is on his way to a wonderful life, thanks to you!!!