our mission...to provide the best English Bulldog rescue care in Illinois, Southeastern Wisconsin and Northwestern Indiana. our goal...to reinvent English Bulldog Rescue in our service area to provide the best outcomes and experiences for the bulldogs in our care, for our adopters and for our volunteers. our credentials...all of our officers are all members of the Bulldog Club of America Rescue Network (BCARN). Our leadership team has over 50 aggregate years of rescue experience and currently cares for 22 bulldogs as personal pets.
our plan...please read our Surrender, Adopt and Volunteer pages to learn more about how adoptaBull is reinventing English Bulldog Rescue for our clients and supporters.
adoptaBull English Bulldog Rescue is recognized as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. For those filing a U.S. tax return, your donations are tax-deductible.
special thanks to our recent donors
Your generous support is helping us build a medical fund to help those bulldogs that need us most.
Angela H & Nate C. Amy A.
Chicago, IL Chicago, IL
Laura W. Angela W. Oswego, IL Chicago, IL
Greg S. Rebecca L. Chicago, IL Goodyear, AZ
Lisa M. Victoria T. Thompsons Stn, TN Florissant, MO
Laura K. Linda D. N. Riverside, IL Lake Villa, IL
Deborah M. Susan S. Clarendon Hills, IL Chicago, IL
Scott P. Dane R. Chicago, IL Lake in Hills, IL
Dawn B. Teri T. Dousman, WI Topeka, KS
Gillian K. Amy M. Clinton, NY Chicago, IL
Jacalyn B. Nick & Diane F. Chicago, IL Lyons, IL
Gardner, IL Auburn, IN
Angela D. Noriko K.
Mebane, NC Cincinnati, OH
Donna & Adam S. Rebecca L.
Wheaton, IL Falls Church, VA
Melissa M.Kathleen S.
Valpariso, IN Aspen, CO
Debbie D. Katherine M.
Wheaton, IL Romeoville, IL
Active Pet Lorinda B.
Chicago, IL Machesney Park, IL
Bradley N.* Rebecca W.
Buffalo Grove, IL Westfield, WI
Kathryn A. Lily F.
Manhattan, IL Chicago, IL
Sirayakorn A. Louise T. Mansfield, OH Lockport, IL
Melissa M. Shaun H. Valparaiso, IN Chicago, IL
Natura Announces Pet Food Recall
Natura Pet Foods, manufacturer of the popular brands California Natural, EVO, Innova, Healthwise, Karma and Mother Nature has announced a third recall of its products.
This recall includes all dates and lot codes for its dry kibble products and treats. The only exception to this recall are canned food products. The company identified salmonella in one batch and has made the decision to withdraw all product produced prior to 6/10/2013.
Retailers have been advised to discontinue selling these products and remove them from their shelves immediately. If you have any unused product in your home we would suggest that you discontinue using it and contact your retailer to see if they are offering credits.
We also recommend thoroughly washing and sanitizing any storage containers you may have used to store the food to avoid the possibility of cross contamination.
Barkbox Partners with adoptaBull
How cool would it be to get a monthly box of awesome treats and toys for your bulldog?
Well our volunteers have been testing this great service before we rolled it out to our supporters and fans and THEY'RE LOVIN' IT!!
Toys and treats during our test have high bulldog compatibility. Best of all- Barkbox makes a $10 donation to adoptaBull with every new subscription using our coupon code BULLBBX1.
Shop their site at www.barkbox.com and don't forget to enter our coupon code if you order!
adoptaBull receives official 501c3 determination from IRS We are pleased to announce that adoptaBull English Bulldog Rescue has received its official 501c3 determination from the U.S Internal Revenue service. This determination is retroactive back to our 11/30/2012 inception.
What does this mean for you? It means that your donations to support the bulldogs in our program are tax-deductible if you file a U.S. tax return.
Donations from supporters like you are critical to the success of our program. We sincerely appreciate any amount you can give to help these very special dogs.
adoptaBull/Puppy Mill Project Collar & Leash Initiative a Great Success! We want to thank everyone that stopped by on 4/6/2013 to join us and all of the great volunteers from The Puppy Mill Project to launch their cooperative initiative with Collar & Leash (located in Old Town, Chicago) for their new "Humane Pet Store Business Model". It was a watershed event for pet store puppy sales in the Chicago area.
We hope this will become a model in cities across the country. Watch for us at additional Collar & Leash events this summer!
Click The Puppy Mill Project to see some great photos from this event. Visit these web sites for more information and updates on this ongoing initiative.
news archive We are incredibly excited to launch adoptaBull.org and bring a new vision of English Bulldog rescue to Illinois, Southeastern Wisconsin and Northwestern Indiana. Yes...we're a new organization but we have some of the most experienced bulldog rescue volunteers in the area and our volunteer list is growing daily.
Our adoption model does not tell you what bulldog is right for you. Our Case Managers work with you to find the best bulldog that fits with your lifestyle as well as the needs of the bulldog in our foster care.
There is nothing more rewarding that knowing that you have played a role in rehoming an English Bulldog. We believe our Volunteer program offers great rewards for great people. Check out our Volunteers page for more details on volunteering with adoptaBull English Bulldog Rescue.
We are now open for intakes and have already begun qualifying bulldogs for our program. We will begin accepting adoption applications on 1/1/2013.
how can you help? Your donation will make a huge difference on the number of bulldogs we can help in 2013. Just click the donation link to the left to send a donation.
volunteer! We're a dedicated group of volunteers and are looking for others to join us in our important misson. While we require English Bulldog ownership experience to volunteer as a foster home, let's talk if you have a passion for the breed and want to help us with your skills.
adoptaBull respects the time that our volunteers devote to helping us achieve our mission and we are committed to providing the best volunteer experience.
our BCA Rescue Network connection We are proud of our close association with the Bulldog Club of America Rescue Network (BCARN). BCARN is the national non-profit organization that assists hundreds of rescue volunteers across the US with their mission of helping Bulldogs in need.
BCARN established the nation's "best practices" and code of ethics for English Bulldog rescue and provides financial assistance to local volunteers across the country.
Four of adoptaBull English Bulldog Rescue's Directors are active in the BCARN organization:
Greg Shives- Director on National Board and Division II Coordinator
Linda Dawson- Division II Member
Amy Pilafas- Division II Member
Laura Wesseln- Division II Member
To learn more about BCARN and what it means if you are looking to surrender a bulldog, adopt a bulldog, volunteer or donate to a bulldog rescue organization, please visit their website at: