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 and provide the best outcomes and experiences for the bulldogs in our care, for our adoptive homes and for our volunteers.
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.
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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.
Lisa's book signing at this year's Chicago Family Pet Expo was featured on a recent American Express Open interview. Click here to see the buzz.
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 smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast
selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the
added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to
It's easy and fully integrates with your existing Amazon account. Just log in to your Amazon account from any device and visit http://smile.amazon.com. Select adoptaBull English Bulldog Rescue as your charity of choice.
Any time you shop at Amazon, be sure to launch from http://smile.amazon.com
so adoptaBull receives credit for your purchase. Click the logo above
to learn more about this exciting program from the Amazon Foundation.
chester is saved from a terrible fate
This incredible guy was surrendered as a stray to the Winnebago County Animal Shelter in Rockford, IL Thanks to our network of Bulldog lovers in our area, this beautiful boy is now in our care and safe from what was a potential euthanasia outcome.
We want to thank our Rockford Chicago English Bulldog Meetup member that first brought Case #A329586 to our attention as well as our other BCARN volunteers in the Midwest and our adoptaBull supporters that became aware of this case and helped us get him to a safer place.
Case #A329586 is now known as Chester. He was estimated to be 10 years old at the time of his shelter intake however we believe he is quite a bit younger and appears older due to a very hard life.
Chester is in foster care with medical evaluation and getting the love and attention he has clearly has missed for many years. Please follow Chester's progress on our Facebook page at adoptabullenglishbulldogrescue.
Would you like to help us with Chester's care? Your donation to help us get this beautiful boy to his best medical condition for his new forever home will be most appreciated.
rescue groups join on July 4th to give Sophie Mackinaw her new independence
This beautiful girl began her journey to a new forever home this July 4th. While we celebrated the holiday weekend, volunteers from multiple organizations worked to make the rescue dream happen for Sophie.
This beautiful eight year old girl was surrendered to
a municipal shelter because her surrender family was moving.
Sophie showed all of the classic signs of neglect
and our friends Janie Jenkins and Diane Hansell representing The Puppy Mill Project and Little Traverse Bay Humane Society stepped in to pull her immediately.
adoptaBull agreed to bring her into our program and Pilots N' Paws pilots Mark & Karen Bradley stepped up on July 4th for her air transport and the fireworks started!
Miss Sophie made it into adoptaBull's care in one of the smoothest transfers ever. It was incredible to see all of these groups and their representatives working together to get Sophie to a specialty breed rescue group as soon as possible.
Here are the video highlights of this exciting rescue...
it's Cantigny week for adoptabull
McCormick Day The Gardens at Cantigny
1S151 Winfield Rd.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
It's Robert McCormick's birthday! Who is Robert McCormick? Just look around the entire Chicagoland area to see the profound impact this incredible man made on our area. Of course, there is the famed McCormick Place named in his honor.
The English Bulldog was one of Robert McCormick's favorite breeds and our adoptaBulls have been invited again this year to help celebrate his birthday at this very special annual event.
Dog Days The Gardens at Cantigny
1S151 Winfield Rd.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Free admission with $5 parking
For one day only dog lovers can enjoy a fun day at the park with their “best friend.” Bring your dog out and enjoy a special dog play area, vendors from the dog world and some specially trained pooches to entertain. This is one of our favorite events of the year so please join us.
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.
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
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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