New Arrival Dodge - Looking For A Good Family!

DODGE is 2 years old and was surrendered because his mom is very sick and can no longer care for him. DODGE is housetrained, adorable and very well-mannered. He has a cherry eye that has to be repaired and he's a little nervous right now, but overall, he's doing remarkably well!!
DODGE is hoping that Santa brings him a wonderful new home.

More information about and pics of DODGE coming soon!

Dodge's adoption will be limited to the New Jersey, Southeastern PA, Delaware and Maryland area. For information about Dodge, or ANY of our adoptable dogs, please visit us at the HeaventSent Bulldog Rescue Official Website.
For an application, please visit our Bulldog Adoption Online Application.

Feel free to email us to let us know if you're interested in a specific dog AFTER you have completed an application at hsrescue@aol.com PLEASE try to be patient. If you are a good match for a bulldog, we WILL be in touch. It might be soon, or it might be a few weeks. We appreciate your cooperation!!

Maggie May Needs a Home!

Nicknames: Maggs, Magpie, Magaloo!

Size: Longer-legged and well-built, medium overall

Arrival Story: Maggie May was supposedly surrendered because she didn't get along with the yorkie in her home - but we can't figure out how anyone could give her up!!

Bio: Maggie May is house-trained, spayed & HEALTHY. She is 3 years old and good with children. Maggie May is really charming and a real wiggle-butt - her ENTIRE body shimmies when she's happy!! Sun Sign: LIBRA

Likes: cuddles, treats, roaming the fenced yard, car rides treats, belly rubs, the couch, treats, DINNER

Pet-Peeves: She's not great with SOME other dogs - no CATS.

Favorite Walk: anywhere with somebody who pays a little attenion!

Maggie May's adoption will be limited to the New Jersey, Southeastern PA, Delaware and Maryland area. For information about Maggie May, or ANY of our adoptable dogs, please visit us at the HeaventSent Bulldog Rescue Official Website.
For an application, please visit our Bulldog Adoption Online Application.

Feel free to email us to let us know if you're interested in a specific dog AFTER you have completed an application at hsrescue@aol.com PLEASE try to be patient. If you are a good match for a bulldog, we WILL be in touch. It might be soon, or it might be a few weeks. We appreciate your cooperation!!

Do You Have Room in Your Heart for Lola?

Nicknames: Just Lola. L-O-L-A, Lola! She thinks her name is just perfect.

Arrival Story: Lola was surrendered by a family that was no longer able to care for her.

Bio: Lola is a 2 year old young girl who is perfectly house trained. She is very nervous in new situations but does warm up quickly. She is best suited in a quiet, low-key household with no small children and no other dogs. She likes cats.

The perfect forever home for her would be a couple that enjoys long walks, car rides and giving her all kinds of undivided attention. She loves her toys, likes to play fetch and will also enjoy some down time on the sofa with a little cuddling afterwards.

Lola will greet you when you come home every day positioned for a belly rub. She is crate trained but it is not necessary. She LOVES her bed and will stay anywhere her bed is. She can go up and down steps but inside the house seems to pick a level and make it her own. She goes outside and does her business and comes back inside. Not sure if it is just the weather but has no interest in hanging around outside too long. A fence would be easy for the owner but she could easily be a leash dog, too.

Lola will only be placed in a home where they are committed to her training in the future.

Lola is up to date with vaccines and spayed and wants to know if you are the one to be her forever family?

Lola will not be placed in a home with children under 16.

Sun Sign: ARIES

Likes: long walks, car rides and to be cuddled, loved and made to feel safe and secure

Pet-Peeves: loud noises and busy households

Favorite Toy: Nylabones. Lola is a tough chewer and shreds plush toys. She can shred a tennis ball in 10 seconds flat - not a good toy for her. Make it a kong!

Favorite Walk: Any, as long as it's a LONG one. Also ADORES car rides!!

Motto: Barke Diem

Lola's adoption will be limited to the New Jersey, Southeastern PA, Delaware and Maryland area. For information about Lola, or ANY of our adoptable dogs, please visit us at the HeaventSent Bulldog Rescue Official Website.
For an application, please visit our Bulldog Adoption Online Application.

Feel free to email us to let us know if you're interested in a specific dog AFTER you have completed an application at hsrescue@aol.com PLEASE try to be patient. If you are a good match for a bulldog, we WILL be in touch. It might be soon, or it might be a few weeks. We appreciate your cooperation!!

ANOTHER CONTEST! Help support SCBR!

Care2 & Adopt-A-Pet are at it again!
Help win $10,000.00 for bulldog rescue!


This is the same contest as last time, except this time we're asking you to support our very good friends at Southern California Bulldog Rescue!

Click Here to Vote for Southern California Bulldog Rescue!




It is really easy to do! Don't forget to get you friends to vote too!

Care2 will donate a total of $25,000 to local animal shelters and rescue groups!

The 20 groups with the most votes at the end of the contest will win prizes! Grand prize: $10,000
Second and third place: $1,000
The groups that place 4th through 20th will each win $500.

Every week, a randomly selected participating group (five or more votes that week) will win $500.

And the 20 contest participants who recruit the most friends to vote for their favorite shelter will receive a $50 gift certificate for pet products as special thank-you gifts for them and their beloved companions.

Contest ends January 31, 2009

Heavensent In The Courier Post!

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"Bulldog Rescue from Heaven" By Kevin Callahan

Amy Stein of Swedesbro with Cooper at BullyFest at the Holly Creek Kennel in Marlton.(Photo by Kevin Callahan)

On a recent fall Sunday, everyone was happy at Octo-Bull-Fest: The Eagles were winning and the bulldog show was going just fine.

Amy Stein of Swedesboro
wore an Eagles jacket on this
sunny day with just a touch of fall chill in the air. Stein was not worrying about the Eagles score.

“I had a ticket to the Eagles,” Stein said, “But my husband (Frank) took a friend so I could be here.”

Stein is a volunteer for HeavenSent Bulldog Rescue, which is a volunteer group of bulldog enthusiasts whose mission is to re-home bulldogs who are surrendered by their owners or find themselves otherwise without homes.

Often, these dogs land in animal shelters or wander the streets as strays.

On this Sunday, HeavenSent sponsored a dog show in Marlton at Holly Creek Kennels to help raise money for surrendered bulldogs.

“This is worth it,” Stein said about passing on the Eagles win, “It is for charity.”

“I look forward to these events,” volunteer and Gibbstown resident Eileen Moore said. “You meet a lot of bulldog owners.”

It was also refreshing to be outdoors.

“The fall weather is so beautiful to be outside,” Kara Gordon, who runs the event, said. “The bulldogs like the weather and so do we.”

More than 200 people showed up to spend time with the dogs and enjoy the weather.

Marcello Guzman and Claudio Catellanos drove three hours from Fairfax, Va., to attend the event with Big Red, their 63-pound 2-year-old bulldog.

“You get to meet friends and I wanted to show my big boy,” Guzman said.

This was Big Red’s first show. He took a third-place ribbon in the adult category.

“We enjoy the bulldogs and we enjoy the activity with the other owners,” Catellanos said.

Volunteers like Gordon provide foster homes, veterinary care and rehabilitation for these needy dogs. Their ultimate goal is to finding them “forever homes,” or matching them with permanent owners.

While HeavenSent places rescued bulldogs primarily with families in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, bulldogs from the surrounding areas are rescued as well.

In 2007, HeavenSent rescued and found forever homes for more than 70 bulldogs.

Annise McManus of Palmyra and her stepdaughter, Chelsea, wore bulldog T-shirts in addition to showing off 2-year-old Huey.

Chelsea, 13, is learning to be a bulldog handler at shows. She already knows how to handle boxers.

“Everyone loves Huey,” Chelsea said. “Who doesn’t love Huey?”

ZuZu really loves Huey. The 1-year-old bulldog met Huey in the spring when her owner, Liz Buer of Cherry Hill, brought her to BullyFest, which is the springtime bulldog show.

“It is fun to enjoy the nice weather before winter,” Buer, 24, said while explaining her reasons for attending the shows.

Kara Gordon, who wore a “Don’t Stop Bul-lieving” T-shirt, runs the event. Her husband, Barry, helps.

They started the BullyFest five years ago, and Octo-Bull-Fest was their first fall event. It was originally scheduled for Saturday, but the rain pushed it to Sunday — the same time the Eagles played the Falcons.

“I was worried about the Eagles,” Kara said.

She is more worried about the dogs, though.

HeavenSent is not a shelter facility. Foster care for bulldogs in transition is provided in the private homes of HeavenSent’s volunteers, who receive no compensation for their time.

Many volunteers spend their own money to provide toys, treats, food, beds and grooming for the dogs.

“We just love the dog (breed) and they really need help,” Kara, a lawyer, said. “They are so popular that people keep getting them but don’t take care of them.”

Elisabeth Cleveland of Medford walked her 4-year-old male dog, Regan, at the show.

“It is nice, it is fun for all the bulldogs,” Cleveland, the owner of Mobile Dog Groomer, said. “It is good for the dogs to socialize with all the other dogs.”

Terry Starzinski of Shamong brought her 6-month old female, Lulu.

“She is a real Georgia bulldog, born and bred,” Starzinski said.

Many of the dog owners communicate on the Internet.

“We all talk to each other on Web sites and Facebook,” Brian Binkley, 33, of Pine Hill, said while holding his 3-year-old Butch. “So, we all want to see each other.”

And, despite not seeing the Eagles, they still knew what was happening at the Eagles game.

“They are on the 3-yard line,” Max Gordon told his dad, Barry, late in the show.

“This was a good success,” Kara said, “The weather was so nice. I think we will do it every fall.”