Rescue dogs – thoughts from a rescued English Bulldog

Meet Lincoln the three year old, deaf, English Bulldog. He has recently found his forever home and wants to tell you all about the great reasons to adopt rescue dogs.

Hi Everyone, my name is Lincoln and I am a three year old English Bulldog. I’ve recently found my forever home. When I was put up for adoption, it was with a wonderful organization called the Bulldog Rescue & Rehoming Trust. They are a wonderful group of people who do amazing work helping out Bulldogs in need.  I am here to tell about some of the things I have taught my parents about rescue dogs in this last month.

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My new home has nice cold floors, perfect for a hot summers day.

NO POTTY TRAINING STRESS

I spent some time in foster care before my adoption was finalized. My foster Mum is an angel who not only taught me sign language (did I mention I am deaf?) but she also made sure I was potty trained. To be honest with you, I don’t know how my parents would have coped if I wasn’t – they wouldn’t have had a clue where to begin. Obviously, I am not perfect and I wont tell you about the couple of accidents I had in the beginning, but on the whole I have been really easy for my parents.

MONEY SAVINGS

My Mum has wanted an English Bulldog since she can remember. Shelters and adoption agencies charge a fraction of the cost of what a breeder would have charged for a Bulldog like me. Also, most shelters will make sure that their rescue dogs have been neutered, spayed, all vaccinations are up to date and other vet check ups are done. This saves new parents a lot of money and stress on vet visits.

SAVING A LIFE

It’s a sad reality that many rescue dogs that find themselves in shelter are taken towards the rainbow bridge way before their time if they don’t find a home. Fortunately in my case, Bulldog Rescue does not do this. Nevertheless, I am so grateful to my parents for giving me a happy home and for loving me. I show them so much love and appreciation and will be fiercely loyal to them all my days.

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It’s so good to know I finally have a family all of my own

When I first moved in with my family, I was very meek and timid. It took me about a week and a half to get over the separation anxiety and to realize that I was here to stay. That is when the fun really started! I immediately began pushing my boundaries and seeing how much I can get away with. I realized very early on that my parents can’t resist my face. They literally cannot get angry at me. If you would like to read more about my adoption, please click here.

I hope I have given you a couple of reasons to consider adopting a rescue dog into your home. If you have an adoption story to share, please leave a comment below as I would love to hear it. Thanks for reading.lincoln's world english bulldog rescue dog

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