Urgent help for Doris

Introducing Doris, a gentle 4-year-old British Bulldog with a huge heart and so much love to give, making her an irresistible companion.

Doris had a challenging journey before arriving at the Cotswolds Dogs & Cats Home,  she spent a long period of time living in a cold, dirty kennel outside and exposed to the elements.

Doris came to us with a list of medical complications, her coat was full of dry and flaky skin, her claws were overgrown and she was incredibly dirty from her time in an unsuitable environment.


She was suffering from bad skin which can be incredibly painful and uncomfortable. Our dedicated team is now managing this condition with medicated baths and medical wipes. 


Additionally, Doris also requires surgery for her cherry eye a condition where the third eyelid gland protrudes, causing discomfort and potential vision problems.

Furthermore, she needed vital BOAS surgery to help enable her to live more comfortably and improve her quality of life significantly.

BOAS (Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome) surgery involves removing the excess tissue causing obstruction along the airway, thereby widening the passage for airflow and allowing her to breathe more easily.

This gorgeous girl is only 4 years old so still very much a puppy at heart. She loves to go for a gentle stroll, getting some fresh air or you will often find her snoozing in a comfy corner but, above all, relishes in the joy of back scratches.


Sadly, because of her restricted airways and struggles with breathing, Doris’s exercise is restricted as this causes her so much discomfort. 

With your support, she can look forward to a brighter tomorrow filled with longer walks and the happiness of exploring new adventures in the great outdoors.

Doris is a cheerful and goofy girl who hasn’t let her unfortunate start to life dampen her spirits at all.

She's a loving and affectionate dog who enjoys stretching her legs and exploring, she will benefit greatly from the surgery necessary to make her life more comfortable. We all look forward to the day when she takes that first easy breath of air!

Anna Simmonds - Animal Care Assistant

We are appealing to you to support Doris on her journey to a brighter tomorrow, her operations will give her a new lease of life and allow her to breathe much more comfortably.

Doris’s specialist surgery is expected to cost in excess of £5000 

Can you help support the beautiful Doris?

As a small charity, the cost of providing these essential services is a substantial amount of money.


We rely heavily on the generosity of individuals like you to continue our vital work of rescuing and providing a brighter future for animals in need.

Doris is the best! She's a strong girl and the most affectionate and loyal companion.

She has such a zest for life despite her unpleasant start in life, these surgeries will be life changing for her. She desperately wants to run around and play, and I can't wait for the day we can extend her walks with friends!

Shannon Clark - Animal Care Assistant

As the popularity of flat faced breeds like English Bulldogs rises, it’s essential to understand the potential health issues associated with their distinctive features.


Educating yourself about breed-specific health concerns can help make informed decisions and ensure the well-being of beloved companions like Doris.


Thank you!

Vet bills like all our other costs are rising and Dorris is just one of many animals who need our help every day. Anything raised above Doris’s needs will be used to help animals just like her at the Cotswolds Dogs & Cats Home.

If you think that you are the perfect match for Doris and would like to apply to rehome her please visit: Doris – Cotswolds Dogs and Cats Home

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