Buddha's Happy Ever After

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Buddha is a very special Bulldog - there is no doubt about that. However the reality is that we are battling to find him a home - he has very specific home criteria - and we can’t let the standards drop because he has been in Rescue for those exact same reasons.

Carla Strydom from Canine Planet is a brilliant dog trainer and animal behaviourist and is working daily with him by providing enrichment activities, taking him on walks, working on his sociability with other dogs as well as implementing desensitisation techniques to help him to become less noise sensitive. His guarding issues are also becoming less but it is still there. Buddha is currently staying at Canine Planet even if we do get a % discount the bills are starting to add up for this lovely boy - hence the reason we decided to create a special crowdfund page for Buddha.

We have 7 400 followers on our facebook page - if each follower donates the minimum amount of R50 we will have enough money to look after Buddha and many other Bulldogs for a very long time. But in Rescue, we have learned that we must not count our chickens before they have hatched - hence our short term goal is to raise enough funds for Buddha to stay at Canine Planet (worst case scenario) until end of April 2019.

This will give us another 10 weeks to hopefully find Buddha the home he so deserves. As a Rescue Organisation we also can’t go and stop taking in other Bulldogs because all our funds are basically allocated in helping one Bulldog at the moment - so to create a crowdfunding page for Buddha just makes logical sense.

Just a quick recap on the homing requirements for Buddha:

  • Ideally, we need someone to be home all or most of the day - because he loves human companionship;
  • We need the prospective family to be keen to work with an assigned behaviourist on his resource guarding issues. What is resource guarding? Please have a look this link - https://yourdogsfriend.org/help/resource-guarding-growling/;
  • He is ok with kids 10 years and up! If the kids are dog savvy too;
  • His ideal home must be in an established residential area with a big garden and enough space for him to wander around and have fun in (he really does not do well in complex living so unfortunately if you stay in a complex Budha won’t work in your home);
  • His ideal home must be in an established residential area with a big garden and enough space for him to wander around and have fun in (he really does not do well in complex living so unfortunately if you stay in a complex Budha won’t work in your home);
  • Buddha really doesn’t like helpers/workers so if you stay in an environment for example where there are lots of building activities going on it won’t work for him or if you make use of garden services Buddha must be able to be put in a safe place until they are gone;
  • Buddha is noise sensitive and is scared of thunder and fireworks so he needs someone to be home with him to provide comfort during these times;
  • Buddha also needs someone that will be able to take him on walks! He loves his walks like ALOT;
  • Buddha is on special food that must be maintained to keep him in tip-top shape. He is currently on Hills Mobility and Metabolic.

Here is a short update on Buddha and the funds Bulldog Rescue Angels has spend on him so far…

November 2018

  • 30 days boarding at Best Friends Lodge R 3000 (Paid)
  • Bravecto R500  (Paid)
  • Hills Metabolic and Mobility R1119 (Paid)

December 2018

  • 31 days boarding at Canine Planet R 5735 (Paid)
  • Hills Metabolic and Mobility R 1119 (Paid)
  • Milbemax dewormer (sponsored)
  • Enrichment treats for December 2019 R 830 (Paid)

January 2019

  • 31 days boarding at Canine Planet R 4650 (Paid)
  • Jukskeipark Vet hard Palate operation R 1800 (Paid)
  • Soft food cans for post op recovery R 100 (Paid)
  • Hills Metabolic and Mobility R 1119 (Paid)

February 2019 

  • 28 Days boarding at Canine Planet R 4200 (Not paid)
  • Hills Metabolic and Mobility R 1119 (Paid)

March 2019 

  • 31 Days boarding at Canine Planet R 4650 (Not paid)
  • Hills Metabolic and Mobility R 1119 (Not paid)
  • Bravecto R 500 (Not paid)
  • Milbemax dewormer R 100 (Not paid)

April 2019 

  • 30 Days boarding at Canine Planet R 4500 (Not paid)
  • Hills Metabolic and Mobility R 1119 (Not Paid)
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