About Our Auction
I am Melanie Dry, and for the past two decades, I've been dedicated to helping homeless Bulldogs in British Columbia. While some might think I solely run a Bulldog rescue, I have a full-time job in the medical industry. I'm also a proud mother of two wonderful boys, aged 5 and 1.5 years, and share my life with my own personal dogs and my partner, Tyson.
In addition to my efforts, I founded the Victoria Bulldog Society, a Non-Profit Organization, in February 2019 to extend our assistance to more needy Bulldogs. Our organization takes English and French Bulldogs from owner surrenders, shelters, and pounds. In some cases, we've also made exceptions to help Pugs and, more recently, a French Bulldog/Boston Terrier mix who found a loving home. Many of the dogs we take in arrive with significant medical issues that require complex veterinary care, and some have behavioural challenges that necessitate training. We currently are caring for 8 Bulldogs.
We've recently faced substantial veterinary bills for our beloved Bulldogs. Malibu needed an urgent dental procedure, x-rays, and care that cost over $8000. Momo underwent a femoral head osteotomy and BOAS surgery, totalling $6800, and we are now embarking on his rehabilitation journey, which we expect to cost $2500-$3500. Our newest bulldog, Hank, will require dental and some work to clean. Unfortunately, there is no end in sight to the financial challenges we encounter. This year, we had to close our intake, which was a heart-wrenching decision. Turning away dogs we knew we could help if we had the necessary funds was incredibly difficult. The cost of caring for each Bulldog significantly exceeds our adoption fees and fundraising efforts.
To address these financial hurdles, we are hosting this Online Auction to raise the funds required to continue our mission. We extend our deepest gratitude to all the donors who have made this auction possible.
Our unwavering passion for helping homeless Bulldogs fuels our determination, but regrettably, the need persists. We implore you to bid generously in this auction and help us maintain the care these Bulldogs so rightly deserve. If you don't find items to bid on or get outbid, please consider making a direct donation to support our efforts in covering food and medical expenses. Donations can be sent via e-transfer to VictoriaBulldogSociety@hotmail.com or through PayPal at paypal.me/VicBulldogSociety.
We appreciate your support in exploring the auction items and bidding generously. We are committed to ensuring that 100% of the funds raised go directly to covering the costs of medical care for our Bulldogs.
Thank you sincerely,
Melanie Dry, Director of the Victoria Bulldog Society, and all our Bulldogs.
About Victoria Bulldog Society
My name is Melanie Dry and I have a passion for helping homeless Bulldogs in BC for the last 2 decades. Some people think all I do is run a bulldog rescue but I actually work a full-time job in the medical industry. I'm also a mom of 2 amazing boys almost 5yr old & 1-year-old infant & have my own personal dogs along with my partner Tyson.
On top of that, I established Victoria Bulldog Society a Non-Profit Organization in early 2019 so we can help more Bulldogs. We take in English & French Bulldogs from owner surrenders, shelters, and pounds & have made some exceptions to help Pugs and recently a French Bulldog/Boston Terrier mix. Most come in with major & minor medical issues. We currently have 7 dogs in care.
These last few years have been hard for fundraising during the pandemic not being able to do any in-person events or meet-ups which we haven't yet resumed. We pivoted and started doing a year-round bottle drive in hopes to keep up with vet bills & contactless fundraising via our VarageSale Store. Unfortunately, the cost of vetting each Bulldog far outweighs our adoption fees & fundraising efforts. So, we are holding this Online Auction to help make up a little difference in the financial aspect of caring for all these deserving dogs.
Huge thanks to you for bidding generously, we pride ourselves on 100% of the money raised going directly to the costs of the medical care for the bulldogs.
Thank you truly Victoria Bulldog Society
Director Melanie Dry & all our Bulldogs.