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 (YES) puppy mills at no expense to rescue. Your donations go directly to their care and not to bulldog traffickers to enable them to open up a cage to bring in their next victims.
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.
get a Bulldog Sport Backpack with your donation of $20 or more!
you can help us help the bulldogs in our care with your generous donation today. Our average cost of care for each bulldog entering our program is rapidly approaching $1,000 and your support will help us get these incredible bulldogs on the road to a new beginning.
Get this cool Bulldog Sport Backpack with your donation of $20 or more!
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
our Lucy Lu finishes her marathon!
We want to thank all of you that have followed Lucy Lu's story since last May. It has been a marathon but Miss Lucy is in a great place and we are very pleased.
To recap, Lucy Lu was basically a train wreck when she came to us. She had cherry eyes, various acute issues and three bad legs. She was found by a great vet tech in Kentucky who responded to a Craig's List ad subsequently brought her to our program.
adoptaBull, with the help of our great supporters, got Lucy Lu through cherry eye and spay surgeries plus the resolution of various acute infections. In addition, Lucy Lu went through two major reconstructive patella surgeries on her back legs which included 12 weeks of physical therapy.
Lucy met with a board certified orthopedic surgeon on 2/7/2014 and his opinion was that the downsides of a highly invasive osteotomy surgery on her front leg far outweigh any possible upside for a bulldog that was already so mobile, pain free and energetic. He feels that her congenital condition can be effectively managed through an ongoing and proactive medication regimen.
Best news! Lucy Lu will be staying in the foster home that she has known and loved since last summer. Her foster home is prepared to assume the responsibility for her proactive pharmaceutical care and any arthritic issues that will arise. Congratulations Lucy Lu!
Lucy Lu and adoptBull English Rescue would like to thank everyone that donated to Lucy's medical care and helped us get her to a great forever home.
special thanks to our recent donors
Your generous support is helping us build a medical fund to help those bulldogs that need us most.
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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 adoptaBull.
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 and 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.
Our 2014 St. Patrick's Day
tickets on sale now!
Ten winners will be drawn this year on March 16, 2014. Ticket sales are online here or at all adoptaBull and Chicago English Bulldog Meetup Group live events between now and the drawing date.
First prize this year is a getaway weekend for 7 people and your pets at the Badger Hound Cabin at The Long Dog Retreat Cabins at Huyck Lake, Michigan.
Second prize is our annual Chicago Cubs Mini Season Ticket Package with 2 tickets for four great Cubs games this 2014 season.
One of our favorite events of the year is right around the corner and we'll be there all weekend. You can visit our adoptaBulls and volunteers at the Bulldog Lounge at Booths 320 & 333. Stop by and stay a while! We have several featured activities as part of our participation in Pet Expo 2014
Lisa Hennessey from Your Pet Chef will be at our booth Friday (3pm-7pm) and Saturday (Noon-4pm) for an exclusive book signing of her newly released raw diet cookbook. We love Lisa's philosophy on canine nutrition and are so excited that she is joining us a the Chicago Family Pet Expo to launch her first in a series of raw nutrition system cookbooks.
Get your signed copy of this great book FREE with your $18 donation to adoptaBull English Bulldog Rescue.
St. Patrick's Day Raffle Drawing
Our big drawing is 3pm on Sunday March 16 at the Expo. Lead prize is a weekend, pet friendly cabin retreat for 7 this May in Michigan. Second prize is our traditional Chicago Cubs Mini Season ticket package and we have 8 runner up prizes to make this our best S. Pat's Day raffle ever. Click the link above to get all the details on this raffle.
It's been a long winter so break out for this great pet event!
We are proud to celebrate our one year anniversary of a new vision for English Bulldog rescue in 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. We have taken in nearly 30 bulldogs of all ages and circumstances and successfully adopted over 20 in wonderful new adoptive homes.
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 than knowing that you have played a role in rehoming an English Bulldog. It takes all of us to make this happen- volunteers, adopters and donors.
We are currently open for intakes. Please contact us if you need to rehome your Bulldog or if you are aware of a Bulldog that may need our services.
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.
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.
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.
our video vault Check out these great adoptaBull videos from our events and rescue missions. Click the lower right hand corner control to view these videos full screen.
adoptaBull Completes Project Amelia (Emmie) Earhart adoptaBull completed its first air
rescue transport in conjunction with Pilots n' Paws on Sunday, October 27, 2013. Emmie was in urgent need
of medical care to treat pyometria and time was critical. This is Emmie's rescue story.
Morton Arboretum 2013 Tails On The Trails Morton Arboretum's first Tails On The Trails event. The attendance was amazing and the adoptaBull tent was packed all day.
ABC7 Chicago covered the event live and you can watch the clips below.
Celebrating Our First Anniversary! It's
hard to believe that adoptaBull is 1 year old and we are so
pleased with the accomplishments that we have made in the last twelve
months. Join us in celebrating some of our great 2013 adoptaBulls: