K2 Bulldog Rescue Fund

The K2 Bulldog Rescue Fund is set up in memory of Karen Kalbach to honor her wishes for providing funds to Bulldog Rescues through out the world! Karen passed away on June 17, 2020 after a fearless battle with cancer. 

Karen committed her life to helping People and Bulldogs. Karen's passion was helping people live a life of Wellness and Balance. Her Holistic approach was based on helping others increase their knowledge, build a nutrition strategy and live an active lifestyle.  www.k2wellness.com 

100% of all funds raised will go to Bulldog Rescues through out the world!

Karen's Bulldog Story 


Karen's dream was to someday have the ability to rescue multiple Bulldogs at once, primarily senior dogs, so they can spend their days in a safe loving environment. The following are Karen's words and her loving journey with Bulldogs.

Bridgett Jones


I had an obsession with Bulldogs for many years, I loved their expressive faces and funny personalities. When I finally decided to take the leap and get a Bulldog I ended up getting a 1.5 year old female I had found in the classifieds. Oh no… probably not the wisest decision I’d ever made.

She was advertised as a true miniature, now I know there is no such thing a miniature bulldog. Upon meeting her I immediately fell in love. She was this tiny “box” of love and sass and I named her Bridgett Jones. Unfortunately, it didn’t take long to realize that Bridgett Jones had some serious bulldog health issues, a trachea that was too small, and had a more than typical, hard time breathing, but Bridgett didn’t know, she was such a happy, fun and loving little dog.

Over her life time I invested a small fortune keeping Bridgett alive, I often had to give her Heimlich because food got caught in her airway and she had passed out, she would bloat and I would spend hours getting her past it.

Because of all of her health issues we became bonded more than I ever thought you could bond to a pet, she was my child. Losing Bridgett was like losing my soul mate, my best friend.  Her loving little soul comforted me when I was down. Her funny little personality made me laugh on a daily basis.

She will always have a piece of my heart and I will always miss her.

Delilah


After Bridgett was gone I could hardly stand not having all the Bulldog noises around and that my heart belonged to rescuing Bulldogs. I started applying to rescues for Bulldogs that looked like they would be a fit for my lifestyle, no yard and a small condo.

I came across Delilah, was approved and was thrilled to have her. Delilah came to me late in her life. She was so different then Bridgett, she was quiet, she slept most of the time and I think she made two noises the whole time I had her.

Delilah came to me late in her life and 13 months after I got her she died of bone cancer. Although I didn’t have her for long I hope she felt safe and loved through her final months. She was a special girl and I will always love her as well.

TAZ


2015 – I got my second true rescue, as I consider Bridgett to have been a rescue – TAZ.

TAZ is large and in charge. At 1.5 years old when I got her I don’t think she had much if any real training. She was found as a stray in Wichita, Kansas and I as lucky enough to be selected by Bullysrule Bulldog Rescue in Wichita to have her come live with me.

TAZ has tested me on a daily basis. She truly thinks she’s the one in charge. She is one smart manipulative Bulldog. She loves to rough house and figure out ways to get a treat or a bone.

I always have to be on my toes with TAZ and all the other dogs in the complex know where her corner is and that she is in charge of that corner.

Although TAZ takes Bulldog stubbornness to a new level we love her strength and tenacity. We love taking TAZ with us on road trips and she loves coming along. We’re looking forward to many more years of fun with TAZ.

Donations

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  • LAURIE Batchelder Adams 
    • $30 
    • 19 d
  • Jennifer Kootstra 
    • $70 
    • 1 mo
  • Thomas Stelter 
    • $550 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Lindsay Kaatz 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
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Organizer

Tom Stelter 
Organizer
Englewood, CO
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