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4-year-old bulldog mix searching for loving home after being saved from kill shelter

Posted at 4:42 PM, Mar 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-01 19:07:01-05

CENTRAL TEXAS — A dog foster parent is hoping her former pup finds a loving home after saving him from a kill shelter.

Four-year-old Bosque has been searching for a permanent home his entire life.

"This is all he wants to do, is just snuggle and lay next to you and sleep. He is kid friends and dog friendly and is just a super sweet dog," said Rachel Bradley.

Bradley fostered Bosque for a few months last winter.

Following a 25 news report, she was surprised to learn that he was in the Rosebud Kill Shelter.

"It scared me when I saw him in there. I had to go get him, I hated seeing him there,” said Bradley.

She immediately called the shelter, but was surprised by the response she heard.

"I was out of town and I called to see if they could hold him and they told me no," said Bradley.

With help from the community, someone was able to pick up Bosque and temporarily foster him.

A couple of months ago, the Marlin community had a partnership and used the Rosebud shelter until they heard of what really happened there.

Marlin residents said the shelter euthanized dogs, did not take proper care of them and did not call their owners.

"The place they had him at is not working. Something needs to be done where they can find a better place. Marlin or Rosebud where they can take dogs that have the chance to be adopted," said Bradley.

The Marlin community is working on finding a way to have a shelter of its own.

"It's a long time coming and anything is better than where they are right now in rosebud."

If you would like to adopt Bosque or have any question, you can call “Waco Pets Alive” at (254) 300-8575.