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    Hey All,

    Long time lurker but infrequent poster. My wife and I are looking for a sister for Buddy, our 12 month old, but are really running into some blockers.

    We have used PetFinder but here in South West Virginia (Roanoke) there have not been many candidates. We have looked outside our area in Petfinder but there is still really no one particularly local.

    When we look at rescues we run into a "coverage" problem.

    "On the Rebound" seems to be the local rescue but its not listed here or BCARN . And its compounded by the fact their most recent content seems to be from 2009.

    So we look into Rescues in other local states (NC, WV, TN, KY) but in most cases they are too far away and/or they (for good reason) only place Bullies in their "local area" so they can keep tabs on them.

    So we are kinda stuck! We can always just keep checking with PetFinder but its a little frustrating as we would like to be more pro-active.

    Any suggestions would be more than appreciated.

    -DK
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    Default Re: SW Virginia Bully Rescues (Non-existant?)

    Let's get a couple of our rescue mods here..@ChanelnBrutus...@Davidh @kazzy220

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    Default Re: SW Virginia Bully Rescues (Non-existant?)

    I adopted Jenna from a rescue not bulldog specific...they have all breeds but every now & then they do get bulldogs

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    Quote Originally Posted by marianne View Post
    I adopted Jenna from a rescue not bulldog specific...they have all breeds but every now & then they do get bulldogs
    Thanks Marianne! We are keeping our eyes out on PetFinder hoping that might happen. Searching today in a 100 mile radius of our home only returned one "English Bulldog" related result

    But we might have a tall order as want another Bulldog that has "the look", would prefer a female, must like dogs since we have Buddy already, and must like kids as we are doing some human family planning!
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    Oh... and sorry about the links @JAKEISGREAT! I included them for disambiguation and proof that I wasn't being lazy and actually bothered to do research myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek Kolakowski View Post
    Oh... and sorry about the links @JAKEISGREAT! I included them for disambiguation and proof that I wasn't being lazy and actually bothered to do research myself.

    No Problem at all!

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    It was just suggested by a very helpful member that I sign up for the rescueme.org bulldog page. Thank you very much for the suggestion and I am not subscribed and confirmed. They didn't have any listed in Virginia at this point but maybe in the future.

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    I know it is not the preferred method, but I got Liz from a breeder in Tennessee. I had her shipped (actually flown in with an off-duty stewardess) to me in New York. I did talk to the breeder numerous times on the telephone and did internet search after internet search to hopefully make sure I was not being scammed. The breeder also sent me photos every week to see her progress. So it is possible to get a great dog that is not local to you. It's worth exploring.
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    There is a bulldog rescue in north carolina.

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    Quote Originally Posted by luseaann View Post
    I know it is not the preferred method, but I got Liz from a breeder in Tennessee. I had her shipped (actually flown in with an off-duty stewardess) to me in New York. I did talk to the breeder numerous times on the telephone and did internet search after internet search to hopefully make sure I was not being scammed. The breeder also sent me photos every week to see her progress. So it is possible to get a great dog that is not local to you. It's worth exploring.
    Thanks for the suggestion Luseaann! We actually got Buddy from a local breeder and we love him to pieces! We are certainly open to going back to a breeder if need be but we wanted to exhaust our adoption options first. (Plus, I have to admit, we were looking forward to skipping the potty training phase! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyerathrt View Post
    There is a bulldog rescue in north carolina.
    Thanks Nyerathrt!

    We had a look at Bullies 2 the Rescue (the rescue listed here) but its the same concern with the home visits, their two listings on here are from April, and being out of their placement area. (About 3 to 4 hours away.)

    We also looked at Durham NC Bulldogs but they just refer back to BCARN with no dogs are listed in NC.

    We will keep looking though!

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    Default Re: SW Virginia Bully Rescues (Non-existant?)

    Oh.. and we also looked at Smoky Mountains Bulldog Rescue in TN but it looks like we are outside the "East Tennessee general area" which is a requirement for them. (And understandably so!)

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