I am already spayed, purebred, a special needs pet, up to date with shots, and good with dogs.
Hi!!!!! My name is Cybull and I am a beautiful almost 2 year old bulldog. I lived with a nice family since I was a puppy but when I started losing my eyesight, they knew they did not have the resources to help me so they reached out to Chicago English Bulldog Rescue.
So my eyesight had slowly become more limited and I was having trouble seeing things ahead of me, particularly when it is dim or dark. It really bothered me in strange places but once I knew where I was, I have no trouble getting around. I listened carefully for people’s voices and used my other senses really well. I could even play and go for a walk, as long as my “seeing-eye person” talked to me the whole time.
But guess what? CEBR took me to a very nice doctor and she said I had congenital cataracts and eye abnormalities and after carefully and fully assessing my eyes, I was a candidate for surgery. The cataracts were removed in late May and artificial lenses inserted in each of my eyes. My foster parents picked me up and took me home and I slept all afternoon and night, and when I woke up in the morning, I could see! Really, I could see!!! They noticed the difference in me immediately. I was watching them and looking around and gazing into their eyes. Every day my sight gets better and I continue to adjust to my new world. I have had to go back to the eye doctor weekly to check on my eyes and am getting three eye drops twice a day. I let my foster parents put in the drops with no problem. I had a check up yesterday and my eyes are healing very well and my prognosis is great. My forever family will need to be comfortable with putting in drops, as I will always need at least one eye medication and they will need to continue to work with the eye specialist to monitor eye health, as I have an increased risk of glaucoma and my new lenses need to be monitored, which means check up every 3 to 6 months for the first year and yearly after that as long as everything continues to look good. AND I CAN SEE!
I have settled into my foster home very nicely. I love to play and chew on toys. I really would like someone to be with me all the time but am okay waiting in my crate until they are ready to play. I have a lot of energy and know a couple of commands, but my foster mom thinks I need some more work on listening, not jumping and adjusting to being a sighted dog, which I am looking forward to doing with my forever family. I am housebroken, although I have had a couple of accidents in the house. I have gotten a little hyper about things like wheels or sunrays so will need some guidance to help me calm down and redirect my energy, which is much easier now that I can see what is going on and my foster parents have noticed that I am much calmer in general. I am a tall and slight girl and have no problem going up stairs and jumping on furniture, fun, fun, fun. I greet other dogs on the street just fine and really like my calm, sweet foster sister. I am not too sure about the other two bulldogs I live with, I have tried to make friends with them, but I didn’t seem to be doing the right thing and they didn’t know what to make of me since I could not see so well. I am willing to try again once my eyes are fully healed but will need help as I continue to adjust to my new world!
My perfect family is fun and active one, who will appreciate my sweetness and energy and help me learn. I promise to be a fun and silly and loving girl and give you my heart forever.
Are you my family?
Placement Criterion for Cybull:
Must be able to provide lifelong care for her eyes, including daily eye drops and minimum yearly eye examinations.
Willingness to work on basic training and manners, including leash walking.
Older children or teens okay.
Other dogs okay, if they are calm.
HOW TO QUALIFY FOR A CEBR BULLY
To determine if you qualify to adopt one of our adorable bullies start by viewing our Adoption Area Map. If you fall within the boundaries and are interested in our bullies the first step is to complete an application by visiting www.ebullymatch.com