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    Before I got Tucker, I looked into a rescue and was refused on the phone cuz I don't have a fence. They said with even an invisible fence, because they are not a guaranty the dog will stay in the yard.


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    I completely agree with you. I have an OEB and really want a EB so I thought I would do something good and adopt. Filled out an app for two different bully rescues. Never heard from one of them. The other called, I answered questions on the phone and they said they would be in touch. Both have Facebook pages that I look at and they are listing new dogs all the time. I gave up and decided I'm just going to save up the money and when I have enough money I'll buy an EB pup and skip the crap


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    Sad to read that nothing has changed and adopting a rescue is still just as difficult. We lost our beloved pooch of 16 years last fall and have been searching for a rescue to adopt. We found one that would be perfect for us- under the age of 2, good with kids and cats. But we were denied cause we are not Alberta residents. Our home home is only a few hours from the Alberta border.
    So sad to see these gorgeous souls sitting in shelters when there are loving homes ready to open their hearts to them.
    what can we do to have our voices heard?

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    It's so sad before I got my munchkins I applied to adopt two EB'S and never heard anything back. I figured I wasn't going to be considered because I had never owned bulldogs before, and didn't have a fence. The way I see it, there's a first time for everything, and I wouldn't give anything for any of my babies!
    The shelter where I grew up in Southwest Virginia burnt down recently and they were BEGGING for anyone to come and adopt the dogs and cats from there. They put in the local newspapers that all the pets that weren't adopted by x date were going to euthanized. So, of course, there were mass amounts of people wanting to adopt the animals but they don't allow Tennessee residents to adopt from their shelter! It's approximately 20 minutes from the Tennessee line, didn't matter. Animals were euthanized because a Virginia shelter wouldn't adopt to Tennessee residents. Ridiculous.

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    It's so sad before I got my munchkins I applied to adopt two EB'S and never heard anything back. I figured I wasn't going to be considered because I had never owned bulldogs before, and didn't have a fence. The way I see it, there's a first time for everything, and I wouldn't give anything for any of my babies!
    The shelter where I grew up in Southwest Virginia burnt down recently and they were BEGGING for anyone to come and adopt the dogs and cats from there. They put in the local newspapers that all the pets that weren't adopted by x date were going to euthanized. So, of course, there were mass amounts of people wanting to adopt the animals but they don't allow Tennessee residents to adopt from their shelter! It's approximately 20 minutes from the Tennessee line, didn't matter. Animals were euthanized because a Virginia shelter wouldn't adopt to Tennessee residents. Ridiculous.

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    I tell folks that adopting taco was like adopting a child.... Maybe harder. I'm still on most lists of any east coast rescue to adopt another bulldog, but I don't expect to hear from any of them. I have specifically put in for several that have been posted on EBDN, and no call back, email, anything. I can only assume that that are getting so many applicants that they are finding great homes very quickly. It is super frustrating when it's easier to go out and buy one....


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    I think a large part of it is, the people that work at these rescues are volunteers. They have other jobs as well as families. They just don't have the time to go through all applications and screen prospective adopters in a reliable manner.
    At least that's what I've been told. Because of this, many applications aren't even seen. I'm sure this isn't the case with all rescues, but I know it is with some here.

    Another issue is, it's absolutely true that they won't adopt out for what we think are ridiculous reasons. For instance, before we got Wellie, we went to an adoption event here in the city. One of the rescues at the event was a bulldog rescue. I spoke with the lady there, and got the impression that because we lived in the city, we were going to be automatically disqualified. I went on to say that we already have a bulldog, and our neighborhood is almost like suburbia. After having to explain everything, we were told to fill out an application. But she seemed so disinterested, and was so unhelpful, that we were unsure of what to do.
    Lucky for us, Wellie was re-homed to us a month or so later.
    Thing is, Wellie almost winded up in a rescue. If he did, we know for a fact he would not have come to us. A 13 month old bulldog with an excellent temperament who gets along well with with dogs and children,
    would not have gone to a couple with live in an apartment in the city. He would of been placed in a house somewhere in the suburbs.

    But we're giving him a wonderful life, and I can't imagine he'd be happier elsewhere.
    Still, the idea of having to jump through hoops while fosters and adopters are needed.. I dunno. Not sure I'd go through it.


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    I couldn't get a rescue dog because I had kids... one rescue worker actually came to my house, inspected it, came back a couple of days later to drop off the dog, came back a week later and said she forgot to mention that the dog needs one more booster shot so she's going to take the dog to the vet and bring him right back. I said ok... never saw the dog again. Called every phone number I had for the rescue, didn't get a call back until a couple days later... Come to find out, she was not supposed to give the dog to us because I had kids under 10. That's what the lady told me on the phone. You can just imagine the devastation this brought to my kids who lost their dog that they've been best buddies with for a week.

    I don't understand this rule. I had a dog the day I was born. If a parent has that much experience with dogs, you would think the rescues would trust her judgment on whether she can handle the dog (that she carefully selected) and her own children...

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    With all evaluations, regulations, and other cautious reasons, adopting a rescue is becoming more and more difficult. It is defeating the whole objective of pairing an adopter with the animal in the soonest possible time. No wonder, people tend to resort to less hassles with buying a puppy rather than rescue because of all the hurdles and rules. Correct me if I am wrong, look at the dogs available for adoption. Some of them are still available after two years. Why, because the potential individual who is willing to adopt failed to meet the criteria?
    Hug your bully today

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    I can totally relate to this post! I was involved with Long Island Bulldog Rescue for a long time. I've seen good people leave them that were totally committed to it and would always wonder why. Twice in the last 6 months I recommended friends who were interested in adopting a bully. My friends would call/email. I would call/email...and no response. Ye they'd continually post the dogs pic on FB asking for people to adopt. I sent a very nice email just asking what the problem is? Why can t these dogs be matched up with people who want them and I have 2 people who are getting frustrated and thinking of going to a pet store. I got a very nasty response from a girl saying she worked full time and how busy they were and it's not her fault. I didn't want to go back at her because my friend really wanted this particular dog. She still never called him back and 2 weeks later the dog was up on their FB page again! I contacted people,who left and asked exactly what the reason was they cut ties and it was always the same...the basic function is to rehome bulldogs but they are so caught up in the fundraising and promotions. They have a huge gala event where Beth Stern, Howard Sterns wife, promotes their cause and is an avid supporter.. That is fantastic but they lost sight of what should be their priority. They are caught up in being in the news now. I'm done with them and only recommend people to Bumper now. When you post a pic of a dog needing rescue and a person responds saying t hey want him that person should be contacted ..instead they respond "well some of us have to work you know? After both rescues fell through for my friends I wrote back saying maybe she isn't the right person for the job. If she can't commit the time to do it then don't do it. So frustrating!

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    What I find very frustrating in these types of stories is what it really comes down to, REALLY comes down to.. is the fact the dog is STILL left unadopted and able to run up to their owners and love them and live the life they deserve. It breaks my heart. Because I actually do hear these stories almost once a week, if not more. And I know the person is a good person and would treat their dog so well. Actually, just recently I went online and found my friend a puppy, yes it was from a breeder. This reason being is she actually applied at 4 different rescue's nearby and they ALL denied her because her CAT was not fixed. Her cat is 5 months old. And another because she doesn't have a fenced yard. Come on now.


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    I understand them wanting the bullies to go to good homes but they have to lighten up their restrictions a bit. Some are too judgmental when it comes to home visits.

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