Bo the Bulldog in the football stadium

Live Mascot Program

Bo the Bulldog

Gardner-Webb Live Mascot Program

Hello, I am Bo the Bulldog, but you can call me Bo! I am the Official Mascot-in-training of pro.

If you are interested in having me attend one of your events, details about our program or just looking to stay in touch, you’re in the right place!

Introducing Bo the Bulldog

Connect with Bo on Social

More than just a sweet slobbery face!

Follow along with all of Bo’s Adventures! You can always find him being a friendly face on campus to students, faculty, staff and visitors, surprising prospective students with their #BulldogBound decisions or cheering on one of the 22 NCAA Division I sports teams.

History of the live mascot program

Bulldogs at Gardner-Webb

The official mascot for pro (Boiling Springs, N.C) is the Runnin’ Bulldog. Throughout the years, the bulldog has been represented in numerous forms. Live bulldogs, costumed mascots and athletic branded logos have all been featured in some fashion for pro.
Founded in 1905 as a boarding high school (Boiling Springs High School), the first recorded usage of the bulldog as a mascot for the school was in .

Appearance Requests

Bo already loves to visit his pro family and would welcome the opportunity to consider your appearance request.

Submit a Request

Bo the Bulldog Fund

Make your donation to the Bo Fund and support Gardner-Webb's Priority Fund! Bo loves Gardner-Webb and all its humans. We know you do, too.

Support Gardner-Webb

Follow Along With all of Bo’s Adventures!


Bo couldn’t do what he does without the love and support he receives from our community.

From healthcare, to transportation and gear, the family of sponsors keep Bo atop the ranks of healthiest pooches. However, there is always an opportunity for more.

If you would like to inquire about Bo sponsorship opportunities, contact Richard McDevitt.

Hope Animal Hospital Logo
Bo's first photo with football and basketball
Veterinarian Deanna Moseley and Veterinary Technician Kristen Hurdt

Helping our Pets Everyday

Hope Animal Hospital

Hope Animal Hospital was established in June 2009 by Dr. Deanna Moseley Lawrence, a 1999 graduated of NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine in Raleigh, NC.  They are a full-service small animal hospital that provides medical and surgical care to the pets in our community. Dr. Lawrence and her staff are excited to be Bo's veterinarian and look forward to many years of getting loads of kisses from this sweet boy!! Check out their website to learn more about their hospital.