ADOPTING A BULLDOG FROM BULLDOG RESCUE IS NOT A QUICK PROCESS. EVERY STAGE IS DESIGNED TO MAKE YOU STOP AND THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE DOING.
Obtaining a bulldog through rescue does not mean you will get a free bulldog as we do request that all adopters pay an adoption fee to allow our service to continue. Our adoption fees vary in accordance with the dogs age and is currently:
Wanting a bulldog does not necessarily mean you will get one. Every dog will require a different kind of home and we make every effort to ensure we get the right home first time. We do not operate on a first come first served basis, every dog will stay with us for as long as it takes to get the perfectly matched home.
We almost never have puppies - the majority of bulldogs looking for a new home are between the ages of 3 and 7 and may not be "perfect". By taking in a rescue bulldog you may be required to also accept the baggage he could bring with him.
You will not be allowed to breed or show your rescue bulldog, nor will you be given any KC paperwork.
You will need to complete an application form before your name can be placed on our waiting list, subsequently, before a dog can be placed with you, you will receive a home visit from one of our volunteers
Upon a rescue bulldog being placed in your care you will be required to sign an adoption form agreeing to never sell or give your bulldog to a third party, if at any point throughout the rest of your bulldog's life you cannot keep him, we will take him back or arrange further re-homing for him. The dog will remain rescue property until the adoption process has been executed. All placements are made with the view that the arrangement is permanent.
We do not operate our waiting list on a first come first served basis as every dog that comes up for rehoming will have his individual needs assessed so we can attempt to find the right home for that dog and his own particular needs. These dog may be in the main kennel in West Sussex, in one of our foster homes around the country or they may still be with their current owners, depending on the current situation for that dog.
We cannot tell you how long you will be on the waiting list for as it depends on what dogs become available, where they are and their reasons for needing re-homing, being on the list does not guarantee you will even get a bulldog, the demand far out ways the supply as thankfully this breed does not have a serious rescue problem. Your name will be removed from the list after 1 year.
We encourage all our rescue families to stay in touch with us and to ensure that un-neutered dogs are spayed or castrated as soon as is practically possible, Bulldog Rescue will pay for this proceedure providing it is done within 6 months of the adoption date.
Where possible all dogs will be microchipped and the number will be automatically transferred to you on adoption, in the event your dog is not chipped you will be required to do so immedicatly it is now law that all dogs are microchipped
You must be over 18 and be a permanent resident within mainland UK
How to register:
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If you are not in the mainland UK you need to contact your local Bulldog Rescue