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Giving Up your Bulldog

PLEASE ENSURE YOUR DOG IS A FULL PEDIGREE "BRITISH" BULLDOG BEFORE YOU COMPLETE THIS FORM. WE ARE UNABLE TO REHOME ANY OTHER BULLDOG TYPE INCLUDING AMERICAN BULLDOG, SUSSEX BULLDOG, DORSET OLDE TYME BULLDOG, FRENCH BULLDOG, STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER OR ENGLISH BULL TERRIER.

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Below are just a handful of the bulldogs who have found their forever homes via Bulldog Rescue. We try to keep in touch with every single one of them.

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Are we already in the process of rehoming your dog and you need to speak to someone? Click here for further information about who to call using the sign in details given to you by email when we confirmed we had received your bulldog's details. If you don't know what they are please contact us


 

Rehoming your bulldog

Having to find a new home for your bulldog can be very upsetting and many people feel that they’ve failed by having to go down this route. I assure you that you haven’t, and using the rescue system is the safest way of finding a home for your bulldog

THE PROCEDURE:

  • Firstly, please complete our on line rehoming form
  • Once this form has been received, together with a photograph of your dog, your local volunteer will be contacted in order for us to arrange a visit to both you and your dog at your home. This visit is so we can discuss the procedure with you and so we can meet you and your dog. We will then list your bulldog for rehoming on our web site and send his details to everyone registered on our waiting list in your area. Once your dog is listed you will be unable to rehome your dog privately
  • Everyone that applies for a dog from Bulldog Rescue must be registered with us on our waiting list. This is to try and prevent people from joining with the intention of using your bulldog for reasons we don't permit. Applications are collected over a period of one week after which we will go through the applicants and select who we consider to be the most suitable for your dog, in the event that there are no suitable applicants we will continue to collect applications until the right home is found.
  • Once we have selected a possible new home we will firstly run back ground checks and then telephone the family to speak to them in person. We will then send them your dog's profile detailing what we know about him/her, we will inform you in writing when this stage is met
  • If they  accept the dog we will then send a volunteer out to see them for a brief chat and a formal homecheck, where possible this will be the same volunteer that met your dog - again we will write to you and let you know we are waiting on a home check.
  • Upon passing the homecheck they will then be able to visit the dog. It is at this stage that we forward you full details about the family including contact details so you can make the final arrangements at your own pace. Our system ensures that you only have one set of callers at your home and that these people are fully vetted before being sent to meet you and your bulldog, completley elliminating the risk of bogus callers that you could get if you advertised privately
  • They can take the dog home on this visit and you will be sent paperwork so they can sign for the dog as they leave. Bulldog Rescue will then send them the formal adoption papers for them to return to complete the adoption process. Bulldog Rescue own the dog during this interim period.
  • At no time are they permitted to sell the dog or give him/her away to a third party, any failed placements MUST be returned to Bulldog Rescue

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE RECOGNISED BULLDOG AND BULLDOG RESCUE CAN ONLY REHOME THE KENNEL CLUB RECOGNISED BREED OF BULLDOG

 

If you need to discuss the rehoming of your bulldog please contact us on 0871 200 2450 or request a call back. We can help you sort through any problems you may be experiencing or make the arrangements to rehome your dog in a vetted pet home.

Please ensure your dog is a Bulldog before you call, unfortunately we cannot rehome any other bull breed, American Bulldogs or any crossbred bulldog (ie: Victorian, Sussex, Old Tyme, Olde English etc).

All bulldogs re-homed via bulldog rescue will subsequently become our responsibility for life. Adopters are required to sign and agree that they shall never sell, breed or show with their bulldog and rescue will take him back if at any point he cannot stay in his new home. Any microchip present will be transferred to Bulldog Rescue ensuring we can keep an eye on your dog for life.

By using our re-homing service you are not only actively supporting the rescue but also helping to ensure that we have the funds available for those Bulldogs that need that little bit of extra care and attention.

Please don't dump him at the nearest animal shelter, we can also take in dogs that owners choose to gift into rescue. We have experienced foster homes around the country willing to take in those that cannot stay at home for whatever reason.

Please don't be afraid to call us, even if things have got out of hand, our priority will always be for the bulldog.

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WE CAN:

  • Find a home that matches your dog’s exact requirements from a very large waiting list

  • Find a home that doesn’t require your dog to travel huge distances as we will rehome him locally (within a 2 hour radius but not on your doorstep)

  • Find a home without your dog having to suffer the trauma of going into kennels

WE CANNOT:

  • Wave a magic wand and make behavioral problems go away

  • Find a suitable new home in only a matter of hours or days, the process will take a minimum of a few weeks as we have to be sure that the family we select is the right family for your dog

WE WILL:

  • Ensure that everything that happens is what’s best for YOUR DOG, it may be easier to advertise him in the paper or dump him in the local dogs home, but the family that end up with him will almost definitely NOT be the right family

  • Keep you informed of every stage of the rehoming

  • Run background checks on the new home and ensure a home check is undertaken before the new family meet you or your dog

  • Make sure the microchip (where inserted) is registered to the rescue to ensure he never ends up somewhere he shouldn’t

  • Keep an eye on your bulldog after he has moved to ensure he’s happy and being well looked after.

  • Retain the right of first refusal so if for any reason the new family cannot keep him at any point throughout the rest of his lifetime we will always take him back.

  • Be available to the new family for the rest of your dogs lifetime offering support and advice whenever it is needed.

WE WILL NOT:

  • Take responsibility for anything you have lied about on the intake form

  • Rehome any dog that you know has bitten, shown aggression towards people or that could be a danger to his new family. If you are rehoming him because of aggression towards people then the kindest thing you can do is put him to sleep. Please do NOT make the problem someone elses, aggressive behaviour does not disappear because he’s been rehomed – in fact it could make it worse.

 

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