Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Bardot’s Adoption Story

Pet’s name: Bardot
Adopted by: Cely Smart
From: French Bulldog Rescue Network

Cely (of Running off the Reese's) tells the story of her dog Bardot, who changed her mind about adoption:

Meet Bardot. Don’t let that sad face fool you up there; you are looking at the boss of everything. In early 2010 I decided that I was financially ready to have a dog. I had been a longtime lover of French and English bulldogs, but the cost of a puppy from a breeder was far out of my reach. Around that time I was lucky enough to meet a breeder who was heavily involved in the French Bulldog Rescue Network in Texas. She advised me to look at their website and apply for a couple of the Frenchies. She also warned me that their process was highly selective and I would be applying against a large number of people.

When I visited their website, Bardot immediately caught my eye. She was older (they guessed around age 6), did not require a yard, ignored cats (I have one hateful 18-pound cat), and was extremely loving and affectionate. No one knew where she came from or why she was abandoned, but she was in need of a home. I applied in October, months passed, and I heard nothing. I was convinced that I wouldn’t get her when suddenly I got a call for a phone interview and home visit shortly thereafter. By mid-January I was driving to Houston to pick up my new best friend.

She’s really excited in that picture, I swear. Since that day I have been the owner of the laziest, gassiest, and most stubborn creature ever known to man, and I’ve loved every second of it. Her favorite thing to do is sleep:

But occasionally, she musters some energy to go to the lake:

But mainly she prefers to lay around in the air conditioning:

Perfect pet. I’m so happy with my decision to adopt because are there are so many animals in desperate need of a home. I had always had a negative stereotype about adopted animals, but now I know it is the best way to go!

If you adopted a pet from a shelter or rescue group and you'd like to share his or her story, please email me. I'd love to hear from you!


  1. Aww Bardot, I have seen so many pictures of you on Celys blog. I didn't know where you came from or how you got to where you are. How lucky you are to have found a home!

  2. woooo Cely! We love reading about Bardot's capers over at your blog. And G-d bless adopters!


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