Keystone Bulldog Rescue of SW PA
PO Box 142, Ligonier, PA 15658

 Call Toll Free  : (888) 390-6263


Nestled in the hills of the Pennsylvania Laurel Highlands, there is no place or people more dedicated to the protection and welfare of animals.  We are hard working folks with a common goal keeping in mind the "love of the breed".   Although this rescue is dedicated to English and French Bulldogs, we welcome all inquires as we work closely with other rescues and can assist with the surrender, rescue and care of all breeds!  We are located in PA, but are open to out of state adoptions if that "perfect fit" of a furever home is out there!  Things around here change daily so please visit us often!

General Information and Volunteers please call :1-888-390-6263





Spike came to us a very sick boy.  Knowing only what we were told by the shelter, we decided to help him the best we could.  We were so hopeful until this morning to learn that he was dying and there was nothing that could be done to help.  So he got a lot of love and attention during the days he was in our lives, and one of our volunteers was able to be with him as he went to sleep with the angels.  She said that he looked tired and ready, and was very peaceful.  That the staff at PVESC were very loving and feeding him chicken to give him a little pampering at the end.  She said that at the time he was falling asleep that there was a great down pour of rain, and when she was leaving the hospital shortly afterward the sun had come out and there was a rainbow.  I believe his bridge came to meet him. 


Medical Update :  Spike is resting comfortably in the PVESC (Pittsburgh Veterinary Emergency Surgical Center)  He has broken vertabrae and it's compressing on his spinal cord hense the loss of control with his water and bowels.  They are managing his pain, and will do an MRI in the morning and then be examined by a Neurologist and a Neurological Surgeon.  So we'll have a better idea what we are facing.  He's such a good boy, and his attending physician is madly in love with him and those eyes that you just get lost in!  so it's not just me after all.  Watch for updates tomorrow night!

Here's a boy that makes you understand why we do the work we do.    His eyes will melt your heart.  His soul will lift you up.  He asks and complains fo nothing and is grateful for everything.  His touch is gentle and sweet.  He suffers in silence and left to lay in his own mess alone and forgotten in a shelter in West Virginia.  This is our boy Spike.

We know little about him, or his past.  Just from watching him I can tell you that he has the memory of a cat that he obviously misses, and he just enjoys being around other animals.  He's a big boy, but thin from not eating because he's been so sick.   But with the kind hand of his foster Mom, he's begining to take food.  Hopefully now with the new food and medication we can get some of his strength back. He's going to need it.

He's lost most of his control with his water and bowels, but we're hopeful that as we make him stronger some of that will subside.  He's patient and gentle and lets us do what we need to do.  I watched him actually put up his paw to shake hands with a perfect stranger that couldn't take his eyes off of him. 

We hope that he will learn to play again.  I know he misses some friends back home . . . where ever that was.  It's late at night and I can't sleep because the image of his loving eyes are burned into my head.  He's just such a good boy.

So enough of the worrying and sorrow, pity and anger.  Now its time for us to help him make himself well.  There's something out there called a better life for this special young man, and by God, he's going to find it!




If you would like to sponsor Spike, please use the donate button, on the left side of the page.  Please mention his name in the memo, and any message you would like to give Spike and it will be posted on this page.  Thank you all so much for your support and prayers.


Thanks to :

Rebecca Wirtzberger

Helga Nemaric ,

This pledge is for Spike. I can't wait for Spike to be able to play again and to have a cat!

Anne-Marie Larson