Update: Bubba lived happily in the shelter for over a year. In December of 2014 Bubba either via tumor or degenerative disk disease developed a pinched nerve which essentially paralyzed his entire back end and legs. Multiple vets were consulted, steroids and rehab was attempted. The last two weeks staff members had to carry the dog everywhere. Eventually it was Bubba’s time when no progress or relief was made.

The entire staff adopted Bubba. He was loved and he knew he had a home. RIP my friend. You won’t soon be forgotten. You were a darn good dog and it was a privilege to care for you. I’ll see you again.


Meet Bubba. Bubba is special case with an interesting story. Dogs and Cats Forever, rescued Bubba from Palm Beach Animal Care and Control. You see someone murdered Bubba’s human in front of him and Bubba was found a couple days later loyally laying near his deceased master.

What we know about Bubba is that he is a seven year old Neapolitan Mastiff. When Bubba  came to us he had picked up a case of kennel cough so we have been treating him for that which he has overcome with flying colors.

Bubba unfortunately also has bi-lateral perineal hernia. Essentially the muscles near his rectum are torn and give him discomfort while defecating.

Ok now for some good news. Surgery can correct this and Bubba is scheduled to get his butt fixed in two and a half weeks. Bubba will also be neutered at the time. Even with all the problems with Bubba’s butt, he is completely house broken and never goes inside his room or in his run.

Since Bubba has been feeling under the weather with kennel cough and his butt problems he has lost some weight. Right now he weighs exactly 100lbs. We are gradually putting some weight on him though and this dog will normally weigh about 120-130lbs easily.

Even with everything this dog has been through in the last two months, Bubba has a great disposition. He is a huge (literally) lover. He is not aggressive towards other dogs or cats and seems to love most everyone. Bubba is such a big sweetheart he will win over anyone.

As you can imagine, Bubba needs a little extra help. His surgery, while not incredibly expensive is an additional cost we must cover to get Bubba 100% healthy and ready to continue his life in a new forever home.

Can you help us? Even if you can’t adopt Bubba, he sure would be appreciative and thankful to you with slobbery kisses if you could throw a little money into his surgery fund. This beautiful dog makes anyone who sees him smile. I think we can all appreciate that fact and give a little something back.

Head on over to our donation page. http://dogsandcatsforever.com/donate/monetary/ and click the “Donate” button at the bottom. Let’s show this beautiful dog how much we love him and help him get his butt fixed.


How can you say “no” to that face? This dog laid by his dead master for three days and didn’t move. We can all learn a lesson in loyalty from Bubba’s example.

Share this page, like it on Facebook, tell your friends, tell your family. Lets get the word out about fixing Bubba’s butt. Hey if you like Bubba, you can also adopt him when he gets better which will be in just a few short weeks.

In the mean time Bubba says “thanks” its time for a nap.


29 thoughts on “Bubba

    • You can fill out an application for adoption and if you’re a suitable match for him then when he is fixed up and 100% back to normal you may adopt him. He definitely won’t be going anywhere for a few weeks.

  1. wow what a story! Amazing dog! He’s a bit bigger than what I’m looking for although his qualifications seem great. I have three cats and my sister has a dog that needs an alpha dog. Was just up there today on Thanksgiving, too bad shelter was closed but understand that care takers need a break too. My sister adopted her dog from Dogs and Cats Forever. We donate as we can. Hope this guy gets well soon and gets a home he deserves!

  2. Ummmm……. Sorry, but I was just going through this website, looking at the dogs, and I saw this:

    Bubba unfortunately also has bi-lateral perineal hernia. Essentially the muscles near his rectum are torn and give him discomfort while defecating.

    What does that mean?????

  3. Is ‘bi-lateral perineal hernia’ a disease? Does this: ‘Essentially the muscles near his rectum are torn and give him discomfort while defecating.’ mean that he has trouble going to the bathroom?

    Around how much money will it take to fix him, and how much have you guys raised so far? When will he get it fixed? How soon??

      • Oh, and is Bubba sad about his owner? Also, did his owner, (before he was killed), know that Bubba was sick or whatever is wrong with him? Did his owner make any movement to fix Bubba himself (obviously before he was killed). Or did he just not know about it? Because I’m wondering is it noticeable? Like if I came to the shelter and looked at him, would he look like a normal, healthy dog? I’m just wondering. Thanks!!! 🙂

  4. Oh, I didn’t know that. You guys should put something on his description about that. You guys should say he is already good and well and fixed up. Thank you. Have a good day and tell Bubba hi for me. Thanks 🙂

    • Please answer this:
      Is ‘bi-lateral perineal hernia’ a disease? Does this: ‘Essentially the muscles near his rectum are torn and give him discomfort while defecating.’ mean that he had trouble going to the bathroom?

  5. Oh well… since you’re not going to answer me…….

    I hope Bubba gets adopted soon and is having the best time possible at the shelter!!! Please tell him hi and all the other dogs for me!! I hope they are all doing good!! I also hope that they all, including poor Bubba, get adopted soon!!! Thanks for your time in answering my questions, Brock!!!!!!!!! Because I know you could just ignore them! I’m glad you don’t! Oh, and I figured out what Bubba’s disease was, so Thanks a lot!! :))))))))

  6. Please advise how Bubba is doing and if he is still available. His story touched my heart and may know the perfect FUREVER home!! Thank you.

    • Kirstin,

      Bubba is still available for adoption and now is a healthy dog. However we have found that around young children he can be temperamental. Teenage kids seem to be fine but we will not be placing him in a family with small children. Stop by the shelter during business hours and a staff member will be happy to assist you and answer any questions you may have.

      • thanks Brock but my sister lives in Nevada. I have sent Andrea all her contact info. My sister is more than open to coming down to meet Bubba but does want more info as she has a giant Schnauzer and a couple cats.

        • Hi Brock,

          Thankfully my sister has decided not to try and adopt Bubba – she did send a check for $50 towards his upkeep which I will send down there via Andrea. Would you please update my sister occassionally and let her know how Bubba is doing.
          Her name – Cindy Milbank, email cmanouge@cox.net. Thanks for all your help. He is an awesome dog – my prayers are he will find a good home. Nancy

  7. Did Bubba find a home? If not is he good with other dogs and cats? We have no small children but we do have an english bulldog full of fun and love and 2 cats that are good around dogs too.

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