Breed: French Bulldog
Weight: 27 pounds
Current Location: Fort Worth, TX
Adoption Date: September 20, 2020
Adopted by: Niki Ross
Today was Alice’s big day! Alice was adopted by Niki Ross of Fort Worth. Niki patiently waited for Alice to be medically cleared – it’s been a journey. Alice had to heal from her spay, and then she underwent surgery for a mammory tumor. She developed a seroma and spent another four days in the emergency room. Niki waited patiently throughout all of this. She texted often to check on her. Finally Alice’s adoption day arrived! Alice joins her new frenchie sister named Gretchen. She will be doted on by Niki and Niki’s parents. Her name will remain Alice and Niki promised to send updates on her. Happy Tails sweet girl!About Alice:
This poor girl is heartbreaking. In the catalog it said this “Eye issue with vet check inc, vet clears as a suitable pet”
She’s blind and she’s been bred so many times that her teats are hanging to the ground. Now let me ask you a question? Do you think her blindness might just be passed on to her pups? Odds are yes, once again I urge you to not buy these peoples puppies in the pet stores and the online brokers and websites. They don’t care anything about the health of the parents, nor the pups they produce and the public has got to stop keeping these breeders in business.
Not a single care or thought goes into the breeding of these dogs, there is nothing reputable about their breeding program. A dog like her should have never, ever have been bred. I will share with you the pictures of her condition so you can further understand her life. She came out of an Amish mill where veterinary care is very absent, just a blind dog churning our product for them to making a living from.
She is a very sweet girl and my heart melted when I saw her with her clean soft blanket, she just loved it. She cannot stay with us at the ranch with the pond, she cannot see and will walk right into the water not knowing how to get out. We sent her this afternoon to a foster home with Danielle, and her new blanket went with her. She just wants to be loved, have a hug and some comfort and care in her life and thats just what she will get.
Obviously we will get her into the Eye Institute as soon as possible and maybe just maybe something can be repaired but if not we will need a special adopter looking to accept and adopt a special needs blind dog.
Formerly # 104
She will be named Alice Gail who is a volunteer firefighter who is now fighting covid herself after becoming infected by riding with another firefighter who had it.
Welcome to Dog Ranch Rescue Alice 🥰
Danielle has updated us about how Alice is doing in her home, funny story about the blanket she’s talking about. I gave her this blanket right after her first bath, she smelled it and smelled it, she rolled on it, she nudged it and nudged it and then fell sound asleep on it. The luxuries of a soft clean blanket are something mill dogs don’t get to have and its heartbreaking and heartwarming at the same time to watch them experience it.
Here is Danielle on what she has seen with Alice:
Alice checking in! This poor girl. She is resting and quickly learning her way around our house. She actually goes out the dog door (with me chasing her to make sure she’s safe in our yard!). I really think she can see shadows, as she bumps into things but tends to slow down as if she knows there’s some thing there. I pray there’s something that can be done for her vision, but if not, she’s a pretty smart girl and she figure things out quickly. Zero accidents thus far. She knows when we go out it’s time for potty. I was keeping her on a leash, but she really loves to sniff around the yard, and since we have an 8 ft fence, she’s safe with the exception of bumping into a tree here and there. She is resting comfortably in Mike’s office with her snuggly blanket. She does great with my pack most times. The only issue arises if one of the dogs approach her while she’s in her bed with her blanket. She snarls and lunges…as if to say “my bed, my blanket..stay clear!” We correct her…but it will be a work in progress. She’s so sweet – she sees the vet tomorrow so send some good juju her way, please!
I need to give you an update on Alice from both Dr. Reno and from her foster mom Danielle.
Dr. Reno has examined her and has had us call the Eye Institute for an appointment on Monday. She said that she has a cataract in her left eye that she potentially might get her sight back if the retina is still good. The right eye is gone from trauma and has shrunken down and sight will never be restored in that one, but lets all hope maybe, just maybe we can restore vision in her left. I will keep you updated on what we learn on Monday.
Danielle has filled me in on this girl and it sounds like she is a riot:
“She is so funny, she is going to be such a happy fun loving dog once she feels better. She follows us around and is in constant motion. She is SO happy to be in a home and LOVES that damn blanket🤣. Goes in and out the dog door like a champ. Not a good eater, but she loves having her ears cleaned ..such a goofball!
Sweet girl will be just fine.
So let’s once again talk about Alice. She arrived a couple of weeks ago in terrible shape and appearing to be blind. She was sold in the puppy mill auction and clearly she has been bred over and over again with her poor teats hanging to the ground.
We took her to the Eye Institute this week and learned about her eyes and what her future holds. Her right eye has suffered blunt force trauma and is completely blind, it has shrunken and she sees nothing out of it.
Her left eye has a congenital defect that cannot be repaired and there is nothing to be done for her. I would very much like to point out the word “congenital” when you have an adult dog that is blind from a congenital issue it seems that it would make sense not to breed this dog wouldn’t it?
But we all know that’s not how these people operate, she is a French Bulldog, her puppies sell for lots of money, the public doesn’t know that she has a congenital birth defect causing her to be blind because they never see the mother dog when they buy their puppy at a pet store or an online broker pretending to be a breeder.
How many puppies has Alice had? well that would be a guess. she is only 3 years old and to look at the condition of her body, covered in skin infection with teats hanging to the ground its clear shes been bred every heat cycle since her first with no medical care in between. I’m going to guess she’s probably had five litters with maybe 4 pups each so that’s 20 Frenchie puppies sold to the unsuspecting public that may be blind.
So now we need to find the right adopter for Alice, she has been staying with her foster mom Danielle and she said she learned their house in no time at all and is always on the move never worried about not being able to see.
I asked Danielle to bring her today for a few hours so we could observe her behavior and get some photographs and videos of her. We took her right out to the yard and put her down, she doesn’t hesitate to move about, she can see something, maybe shadows but she sees something. She walked along the path and stepped up over the rocks that line the path, she didn’t bump into them and she lifted her front foot and stepped over them. She walked to the pond and smelled all around it and avoided it.
She moved about with the other dogs and seemed perfectly comfortable out there.
Danielle said she just loves her husband and is such a sweet girl, this was the girl that loved her blanket so much when I first gave it to her, never has she had any such luxuries and we intend to find her a home that will love her for who she is, give her all she needs and spoil her rotten.
Howdy from Alice!!!
Foster mom Danielle giving us some more insight into who Alice is as we look for her special needs home:
Alice has discovered toys!! She may be mostly blind, but I’m here to tell you that does NOT slow her down. She continues to happily sleep all night with her blanket in her crate, uses the dog door to do her business, and has gotten so much better at mealtime. She takes her pills like a champ. She also gets along very well with her foster siblings…I really think she would do well in a home with other dogs to guide her. She loves Luna, her Boston Terrier sister…follows her everywhere. She’s terrified of the cat (he’s a huge jerk, so understandable!). She’s energetic, loves to run all over, and has now learned to empty the toy basket.
This girl will be just fine and we are sure we will find the perfect home for her with a family who will accept her limitations and relish in what makes her shine.
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