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Rescue Dog: Sparky


30 Jun

Sparky's has little control over his back legs & cannot walk properly.

Sparky is an example of how dogs can teach us so much about overcoming adversity, living life to the fullest and sheer joy.

SCBR was contacted about a paralyzed English Bulldog by one of the local shelters.  It was a shelter we had a long history with, so we took their word on it.  When our volunteers arrived, they saw that he was not an English Bulldog, but they also saw what a dire situation he was in and we decided to make an exception for him and bring him in to rescue to help him.

Sparky loves life and loves his toys!

He had been abandoned by his owners at just over one year of age.  He has a deformity of his back

legs where they lay flat against the ground.  Sparky has very little muscle tone or control of his back legs.

We believe that he was a “Flat” or “Swimmer” pup”, which means that he was born with especially weak abductor muscles.  This likely could have been corrected at an early age with proper therapy to build his legs but Sparky’s needs were not addressed and he was discarded.

He crawls around on his stomach which causes irritation on his belly and calluses and sores on his legs.  He is going through an hour physical therapy twice a day, and is scheduled for electronic stimulation treatments to loosen up his leg muscles so he can be fitted for a wheelchair.

Example of Sparky's Physical Therapy

Through it all, Sparky has maintained the sunniest of personalities.   He is an affectionate boy who just loves to rest his head against a loving lap and appreciates nothing more than a day of chasing toys around in the grass.  He “scoots” after them with amazing grace and speed!  He knows life no other way and is not fazed by the abrasions he sustains with the simplest of movements.

Think of opening your heart to this sweet boy and if you are not able to adopt him, please sponsor Sparky so he can continue getting the treatment he needs so we can show him and even better life!



Boarding: $300/month
Food: $50/month
Neuter: $125
Physical Therapy: $50/session
Electronic Stimulation Therapy Series: $600
Wheelchair: $450
Food – $50/month


Sponsor Sparky



Or, send a Check or Money Order to:
Southern California Bulldog Rescue
PO Box 10313, Santa Ana, Ca, 92711
Note: Please include the name of the dog in the memo section.

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AND a Southern California Bulldog Rescue sticker
AND a SCBR coffee mug.

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AND a Southern California Bulldog Rescue sticker
AND also free entry for annual SCBR Events

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AND a Southern California Bulldog Rescue sticker
AND also free entry for one of our annual SCBR Events
AND a Southern California Bulldog Rescue T-shirt (specify size in Paypal comments section).

THANK YOU from all of us at Southern California Bulldog Rescue!

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Butters

"Two years ago our family attended the Bulldog Beauty Pageant in Long Beach where we met the SCBR team and learned about this great breed. We had thought about getting a bulldog for a long time. A year ago we finally submitted an application and met with SCBR volunteer Vicki. Within weeks she had found the perfect dog for us! When we met Butters it was love at first sight. We have never had a dog before and couldn't have made it through the first year of bulldog ownership without the help of SCBR and Vicki who always answered my emails and phone calls about dry noses, cleaning folds and tail pockets, putting in eye drops and more! Our newest family member never leaves our side and brings joy every day. We can't say enough about the great work SCBR does and are so thankful for the volunteers.."
- Butters' Family

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