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Success Story: Pelon

2 Feb

Pelon, meaning “Baldy” in Spanish, entered rescue in February 2009 as an ownersurrender. !The owner told rescue that Pelon was missing “some” hair and had food allergies. !Pelon was almost completely bald, he was bleeding from his neck, front legs, back thighs, had swollen red skin all over, especially his feet. !Pelon wouldn’t walk; he was too weak and lethargic. Pelon was diagnosed with demodex, a yeast infection and secondary infections from the bleeding from scratching. He was unable to be neutered because his skin would tear. !He was sent into foster care and treated with medications, antibiotics and weekly medicated baths. !Pelon was put on a routine of supplements, vitamins, high quality dog food and daily medications. After a few weeks of foster care and ongoing treatment, Pelon’s fur started coming in on his paws, thighs, face, chest and sides; his backside taking a bit longer but little hairs were coming in. Even after everything Pelon had previously experienced, he was still a happy, loving and trusting bulldog. After a few months, Pelon was making great progress. His fur was looking good, and he was well enough to be neutered. After Pelon was neutered, he was on ready for adoption. Pelon was a big hit at both the the Pet Expo doing his “trot” and at an Adoption Fair. April 2009, Pelon was adopted. No longer bald, his new name is Cooper. He’s in a great home, getting all the love he deserves, he is thriving in his new environment and loving life.

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"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.."
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