Kevin & Oscar

Kevin & Oscar


Status Medical Hold
Intake Type Owner Surrender
Intake Date 11/11/2021
Age 6 Years & 5 Years
Gender Both Male
Weight 52 lbs & 35 lbs
Energy Level Medium
Good w/ other dogs Yes
Good w/cats Unknown
Good w/kids Yes
Object aggression None Noted
Special Needs None Noted
Medications Monthly Heartworm and Flea/Tick Preventative
Crate trained Yes
House trained Yes
Adoption Fee $750

Kevin and Oscar came to IBR after their owner simply could no longer care for them.  Their owner was required to travel extensively for work, and Kevin suffered from a multitude of health issues that needed constant management. These kiddos have been very loved and well-cared for during their lives. They are a truly bonded pair and will be adopted together.  They have traveled all over the U.S.  From mountains, to deserts, to lakes and oceans.  Honestly, they are some of the most socialized dogs we have had in rescue.

Let’s start off getting to know Oscar.  Let’s just say he is absolutely perfect.  Truly, he is the best little biscuit.   Housebroken, crate trained (he adores his crate actually), very docile and passive with people and dogs.  Travels well in a car, walks great on a leash, and loves naps on the back of the couch.  He is a butterball though and much larger then he appears in photos.

The only thing we can say negatively about him, is that he barks when he eats.  It’s not aggressive in any way, but for whatever reason, he is just a vocal bandit when he eats. It’s the oddest behavior but so adorable because normally, he is quiet as a church mouse.  Kevin totally ignores his barks and clearly this has been going on for some time.

Oscar is initially very shy in a home environment and runs to the safety of his crate or Kevin when he is unsure of something or someone.

Now, let’s get into the details on Kevin.  There’s a lot to unpack here.  He is currently in physical shambles.  There really is no other way to say it.  His skin is beyond disgusting.  He is dry, flaky, yeasty, crusty, oozing and painful.  We have started two different antibiotics and medicated baths after jump starting him with an overnight stay at the vet and a sulfur bath.  His fur is falling out in handfuls and he looks dreadful.  He has bilateral cherry eye which is scheduled for repair.  Both of his ears are infected and there is some existing calcification from untreated, recurring ear infections. All of this is consistent with typical bulldog allergies.  We plan to have allergy tested and started him on a hydrolyzed protein food to clear his system of potential allergens.  When we get to the root of his issues, and establish a care and maintenance plan, this boy is going to be drop-dead gorgeous.

With that said, oh my heavens, is this boy the sweetest lug head ever.  He is a lot like Oscar, in that, he is unsure of things initially and will run to his crate or a calm place to regroup.  He loves head scratches and pets but can be a little nervous/jumpy, as his vision is currently impaired due to the cherry eyes and related dryness.  We believe that will be resolved with surgery, but there is no guarantee so it’s something to consider.

He is not nippy when startled.  He has been in foster care for a few weeks and has acclimated nicely.  Due to the ear calcification, we do not think he hears well, but definitely can still hear some.  Thankfully, his current foster mom (me, writing this) is a loudmouth so Kevin is doing well hearing when it’s potty time or dinner is being served.  Speaking of dinner, as mentioned, he is currently on a hydrolyzed food, which is a prescription based diet, and in that, is expensive.  Another point to consider before applying to adopt.  At this time, we are unsure that would be necessary long-term, but worth mentioning.

Any family interested in adopting this amazing pair is going to have to let them come to you on their own time or the match will not be successful.  They’re incredibly sweet but quite reserved, initially.

Kevin will require daily ear cleaning and may have subsequent allergy flares in the future.  This needs to be strongly considered prior to applying for adoption.  He came to us in complete disrepair and we never want to see that for him again.  He deserves to be happy and healthy.