Adoption Date: February 14, 2019
Adopted by: Steve Townley
It was a very long awaited day..
The adoption of Gladys had the sanctuary all abuzz..
Steve Townley aka The Fat Man came to the sanctuary this morning with Missy and Dufus, Porridge had to stay home hiding under the couch from the witch sisters who did not come along..
They all came to meet Gladys, learn how to express her bladder, learn how she has to remain on a raw diet to keep her stools firm and Steve aka The Fat Man was on board with it all.
Many of the volunteers came to kiss Gladys goodbye, we’ve been caring for her for 5 months and we were all so happy to find a home for this little special needs bulldog with Spina bifida.
I know so many of you have been clamoring for information on the Happy Tails page so with this information I will hand it over to the Fat Man to add Gladys to the stories that you have all come to love.
Happy life Gladys….Take it Fat Man…
Here’s what we know about Gladys now that she’s been examined more closely by the neurologist. Gladys is just a baby probably a little under a year. She was found roaming the streets completely emaciated and ended up in the shelter.
Gladys is incontinent and doesn’t notice that she potties, she is not paralyzed in any way and as a matter of fact she’s all puppy and is a very naughty little Bulldog who gets into everything and can climb like a little monkey.
The diagnosis is that she was born this way and it’s most likely Spina bifida and there isn’t anything we can do to make it better. She is a special needs dog and I know that everyone knows that means she’s going to be very difficult to place. Julie happens to be an expert and emptying a dog out with expressing their bladder and even emptying her poop while outside, but it’s 100% clear that 99% of people don’t know how, and don’t want to adopt a dog like Gladys.
Once she’s emptied out she does pretty well with staying clean but Julie keeps a little diaper on her anyway just to be safe. She has also been put on a raw diet because the poop on a raw diet is much much smaller because there is little waste in a raw diet, so this helps tremendously.
Gladys is tiny, and I mean tiny, she’s no bigger than a small Frenchie and it’s clear that whoever had her decided she was more trouble than she was worth and pushed her out on the streets.
We know it will be hard to find a home for her but that doesn’t mean we won’t be looking. We have lots and lots of applications for her but that was before her diagnosis and we know that those won’t apply now.
If you want to adopt a naughty little pup Bulldog and the special needs aspect doesn’t deter you then you can submit an application for her online at dogranchrescue.com
We were contacted from an animal shelter in Bryan, Texas last week about this little girl who came into their shelter in very rough shape weighing just 15 pounds. She had to be held on stray hold but nobody came for her.
We had our Dr. D examine her and she’s very young, less than a year old. She has double cherry eye, terrible skin and is emaciated, but she’s just a very sweet little girl. We are making sure she has all she needs as she gets healthy.
Welcome to Dog Ranch Rescue Gladys!
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