Bella the Bulldog

French Bulldog - Adult - Female
Adoptable Medium Special Needs

PLEASE READ HER ENTIRE BIO BEFORE EMALING:
Bella is a 4.5 yr old French Bulldog.   She is amazingly sweet with all people/dogs and cats.  She loves exploring, giving kisses and eating snacks.    Bella is a bit underweight now but should hopefully fill out to 21-22 lbs.  Unfortunately Bella was surrender to our rescue as a paralyzed case, her owners were unable to care for her.  This very popular breed has so many admirers, unfortunately these babies come with some very serious health issues and Bella is a prime example of 2 very serious conditions. She has hip dysplasia as well as spine/disk issues.   She had a neurologist consultation and the news is not good.  It is too late for her to be a surgical candidate, had her first owners gone that route when she was first diagnosed in 2015, she would have been an ideal candidate but not now.
She will always be paralyzed from her waste down. She will need a an owner committed to emptying her bladder manually 2-3 times per day. She will also have to be monitored for urinary tract infections as these are common in paralyzed dogs.
She can get around the house really well dragging her legs, the neurologist actually recommended a drag bag for daily use and a few will come with her.   We are also looking into ordering her a wheelchair for outings.  She doesn’t know any different and while to us it seems that her condition is sad, she is not in pain and tries to “run” everywhere.   She may be special needs, but she sure does not know it.
Most of our dogs are not available to an out of the area adoption because of difficulty to follow up. If you do not live within a 2 hr drive of Orange County, please email us before applying to see if the dog you are interested is may be a candidate for long distance adoption.
If you are interested in adopting one of our special babies, please visit our main website for adoption procedures at www.pupsandpals.net and then fill out our application. Please note that we are all volunteers so it may take up to 3 days to process your application, but you will hear back from us.
We do not have a shelter so individual appointments must be made to meet the pet you are interested in. Our pets are fostered/boarded all over LA and Orange County.
Before adoption this pet will be altered, vaccinated, microchipped. Please note that we put lots of time and effort to make sure our pets are ready to be someone’s perfect pet before they go home…. and to make sure that we will have the best possible match for this pet we do require an : application, phone interview, adoption fee and in some case a home check.
Listed for adoption: 10/2/17
Adoption fee: We will discuss this with qualified applicants. Vet references are mandatory for this girl.
PLEASE DO NOT call or email to see if a pet is available. We update our pages daily so if he/she is pictured here in the available dogs section, we are accepting applications at this time.