Today we are inspired again by the human-animal bond and the ability of dogs like Bridgette the Bulldog to help people of all ages. We chatted with her partner Denis, a self-proclaimed “lifetime volunteer” for numerous causes, about his therapy visits with Bridgette and how they are making a difference.
Getting Involved With The St. John Ambulance Therapy Dog Program
Sessions With Bridgette the Therapy Bulldog
A Special Therapy Dog Visit
Bridgette The Star Therapy Bulldog
Adopting A Bulldog
- Financial Cost. They are purebred and born through C-section and impregnated by artificial insemination. These two procedures are expenses that make up part of the price of $2500- $3500 when obtaining a bulldog from a reputable breeder who puts the care and love of bulldogs first. And having a pet insurance policy on your bulldog is a good idea just in case.
- Adopt Don’t Shop! The puppy mill type of breeder mass produces the breeding of bulldogs and may offer the dogs at $1000 – $1500, usually under poor conditions for maximum profit, not worrying about the health problems down the road.
- Health Issues. Bulldogs can have health problems such as bad breathing. Watching them closely so they don’t over exert themselves in any physical exercise is key as they can overheat easily- not the ideal breed for visiting very warm locations like nursing homes. They can also have back or leg problems because of their heavy compact build. Not usually the dog for you if you want a running partner for training for marathons. Walks should be kept short and not when too hot out. An ideal weight would be around 50 pounds.