about us

our 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 and provide the best outcomes and experiences for the bulldogs in our care, for our adoptive homes and for our volunteers.

our credentials...all of our officers are 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 philosophy...
we walk our talk when we say Adopt-Don't Shop. We do not buy bulldogs for our program. We abhor puppy mills and brokers and we do not believe it is ethical to compensate them for their unscrupulous trafficking of our breed.
Bulldogs are surrendered to our care by owners, shelters, legal authorities and puppy mills at no expense to rescue or our donors.

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.

featured in our shopaBull web store

Struggling To Find The Right Food For Your Bulldog?

Your Pet Chef Lisa Hennessy will help you explore the option of a raw diet in her newly released cookbook. Lisa's book demystifies feeding a raw diet and is loaded with important information on nutrition and healthy eating for your best friend.

The Your Pet Chef Cookbook guides you through preparing your own food at home. Lisa's recipes are gluten and grain free and can be served raw or cooked.

Read testimonials from happy canines that love the Your Pet Chef system including three featured adoptaBulls.

If you are not up to preparing Lisa's recipes at home and live in the Chicagoland area, Your Pet Chef will customize a diet to your pet's needs and deliver your food right to your door. Click any link to learn more about Your Pet Chef's custom diets and home delivery.
Order your copy of the Your Pet Chef Cookbook here and Lisa will donate $5.00 of the proceeds to adoptaBull.



Our signature logo Microfiber Golf Jacket with our Sage Green/Orange logo.

  • Lightweight- Wind and water resistant, Inside polyester sleeve lining
  • Relaxed elastic waistband and cuffs, Flat Back
  • Contrast inside collar band and under collar, Inside left chest pocket with Velcro closure
  • Button tab on collar, Raglan sleeves, Two front pockets
Available in Sand & Navy- Sizes SM-2XL

Check out the entire collection in our Outerwear Department.
shop our partner shops

We are excited to welcome Our Partner Shops to the adoptaBull family.

These great companies have pledged to give back 20% or more of your purchase to adoptaBull to help us care for the bulldogs in our program.

Their support helps us bring great products to you without using donation dollars to fund an inventory. Just another way that adoptaBull is reinventing English Bulldog Rescue in our service area.

Please check out all of these great partners at Our Partner Shops.

adoptaBull Partners With Amazon Smile!

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support adoptaBull English Bulldog Rescue every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to adoptaBull. 

It's easy and fully integrates with your existing Amazon account. Just log in to your Amazon account from any device and visit Select adoptaBull English Bulldog Rescue as your charity of choice.

Any time you shop at Amazon, be sure to launch from so adoptaBull receives credit for your purchase. Click the logo above to learn more about this exciting program from the Amazon Foundation.

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latest news

Our Twelve Days of Christmas Giving

It's hard to believe that this month of wonderful holiday celebration is also traditionally the month with the largest number of bulldog surrenders to shelters and rescues.

2014 was an incredible year for adoptaBull and we could not have done it without the help of our supporters. We will have completed over 50 successful adoptions in less than 2 years and our volunteer base has nearly doubled including stronger representation in the areas of Wisconsin we service. We recently received recognition from Great Nonprofits as a 2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit.

In the spirit of the Twelve Days of Christmas, we have paired each of the 12 Days with a donation level and one of the beautiful adoptaBulls that our supporters helped us rescue this past year. We hope you will find it in your heart to help a bulldog that will appear on this page next year.


The Daily Herald and Kane County Chronicle Love Our adoptaBulls!

adoptaBull had a great weekend at this year's Chicago Pet Expo at the Kane County Fairground in St. Charles. This was our second year at this major expo and it is one of our favorite events.

We know how our bulldogs LOVE the camera and they took the local press by storm this year with features in both The Daily Herald and The Kane County Chronicle. Our holiday bullies on Saturday and Shrek and Baby in Bears and Packers garb on Sunday were the hits of the Kissing Booth.

Kane County Chronicle-  "Chicago Pet Show Offers Barks-But No Bite- in St. Charles"- READ STORY

The Daily Herald- "Pet Show Gives Abandoned Animals a Second Chance"- READ STORY

upcoming events

Swimmin' With Santa 4
Paradise 4 Paws
5262 S. Kolmar Ave.
Chicago, IL

Sunday December 14, 2014

Our gala end to the 2014 Meetup season. Santa has reserved his gate at Midway Airport and the folks at Paradise 4 Paws are ready and waiting to feed and care for the reindeers while Santa joins our Meetup to pose for photos with all of our Bulldogs!

We have gift bags for our bulldog guests, a pizza party for the humans and an awesome bulldog swimming pool party.

One of our best events of the year!

The Na'cho Challenge Marathon
Walt Disney World-Orlando
Orlando, FL

WDW Marathon Weekend (January 7-11, 2015)
RUN DISNEY 10K and Half Marathon
January 9 & 10, 2015

Our runners will be participating in a 10K on Friday 1/9 and a Half Marathon on 1/10. Planning to be in the Orlando area and want to join our Team Na'cho? We have a few spots open so Register now!

Our Director Angela Haines is taking the Ultimate Challenge and running the entire Dopey Challenge which includes an additional 5K plus the Na'cho Challenge for a full marathon total of 48.6 miles! This run is very special for Angela and is her annual tribute to her beloved Biggie in his memory. All donation proceeds will benefit adoptaBull English Bulldog Rescue. Click here to pledge for Angela's Mega Dopey Challenge.

Can't be in Orlando? You can make a donation to support our runners and buy a Limited Edition commemorative tee shirt for our 2015 event. Visit our Na'Cho Challenge web site for more details and to place your orders. 

Click our Events Tab for complete details on these events


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:

adoptaBull is a 501c3 Charitable Organization
adoptaBull English Bulldog Rescue is recognized as a 501c3 charitable organization by the U.S Internal Revenue service. We are also registered with the State of Illinois Charitable Bureau Trust.

You can find all of our financial documents at

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.

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.

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.


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