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 from private individuals, breeders or at auction. 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.

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

Mother Nature was less than cooperative at this year's Hinsdale Humane Society Pet Walk held on Sunday June 7th but we still had a great time and were pleased to support this great organization. Kobe hates the rain but he stepped up to man the adoptaBull Kissing Booth to support the cause!

upcoming events

Great adoptaBull Flea Market & Spa Dog Wash

Location:   Cumberland Metro Office Park
                  5519 N. Cumberland
                  Chicago, IL

Saturday July 18, 2015


Bulldog looking a little cheesy? Rub A Dub Dub! We've got you covered and while you're waiting for your baby at the grooming tent you can shop at The Great adoptaBull Flea Market! Take home you treasures and leave the fleas with us!

Our volunteers get your bully into tip top shape with a bath using our Spa shampoos. 100% of the proceeds go to benefit the adoptaBull English Bulldog Rescue Program.

Baths are just $10 and include a Spa Comfort Shampoo with a facial scrub and a towel dry. Nail trims are available for an additional $5 for cooperative dogs.

And you don't want to miss the shopping at first Great adoptaBull Flea Market! adoptaBull's signature suburban garage sale comes to the city at a great location conveniently located right off the Kennedy Expressway with plenty of free parking. Great selection from housewares to electronics to furniture with bargain prices and many new in box items.

This will be an ON LEASH EVENT since it is outdoors in a non-fenced area. The event runs from 9am-4pm so stop by at your leisure an plan on spending some time!

Windy City Pet Expo 2015

Rennaissance Schaumburg Convention Center
1551 N. Thoreau Dr.
Schaumburg, IL 60173

Saturday July 25, 2015

NEW LOCATION THIS YEAR! We are back for our third year for this great event that rocks the Chicago pet community every July and we're excited about the new venue for 2015.

Our Bulldog Lounge was filled with visitors last year that came to meet our adoptaBulls and shop our full merchandise store. You will not want to miss our Buckle Down Collar & Leash Virtual Trunk Show.

Visit us at booths 732 & 734 right by the main stage and entrance. This is a pet friendly event and we can't wait to meet you and your bulldog!

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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