If you are interested in adopting an English Bulldog from English Bulldog Rescue, please take a few moments and read through the following instructions.
If you are truly committed to adopting a rescued English Bulldog, you need to first submit a completed application. Completed means ALL blanks are filled in, lease agreements (if applicable) are attached, phone numbers double-checked and your writing is legible.
The Approval Process includes our volunteers contacting your references, performing a phone interview, as well as doing a home inspection. Our volunteers make every effort to do this in a timely fashion as possible. If you are approved, you will be notified and then your application is placed on our “Waiting List”.
Depending upon which available rescued Bulldog will be the best match for you, the Waiting List part of the process can take up to 2 months…or longer in some cases. Please bear in mind our priority is ensuring these bulldogs are placed in the best possible forever homes. Also, just because a potential adopter has been on the Waiting List the longest, doesn’t guarantee the next available bulldog is for him/her. (ie., if we have a young bulldog that doesn’t like children….and you have children, we’re not going to consider this bulldog for the match.) Likewise, if you are contacted about a potential bulldog, you are NOT committed to adopting it unless FEBR and you agree to the match.
Again, we recommend that if you are committed to adopting a bulldog (even if you don’t see one currently on our website that catches your heart), to please submit your application and get placed on the Waiting List.
We also understand that circumstances may change for you during the Waiting period. You may always send us an email to withdraw your application or to place it “on hold”.
Everybody Loves Puppies!!
However, senior dogs are usually the first to be euthanized at shelters. The average age of bulldogs in rescue is 5 yrs old!
Why not consider adopting a senior?
Take a walk through your local shelter and you will see a sad sight. Row after row of senior pets actually dumped there by their owners. Chances of them getting adopted are very slim. In fact, we have actually witnessed people surrendering their senior pets and then walking out of the same shelter with a newly adopted puppy.
Imagine the sadness and confusion that senior pet goes through. We hope through our rescue program that some of these forgotten souls will find loving homes.
Maybe you are reluctant to adopt a senior dog because you fear that your time with your new best friend will be short, bringing that painful time of loss closer. But the privilege of loving a senior dog makes every single day special, as you and your companion share love, friendship, and a special relationship that grows stronger with the knowledge that you have given this old dog a second chance at life. The love that grows from this knowledge is stronger than the pain of eventual separation.
Your decision to adopt a senior pet will be rewarded with unconditional love and devotion.