I know the folks at Love-A-Bull rescue, and I am certain that I can have them take a closer look at your application, and also give a personal reference letter.
I know that sometimes having more than one dog can be a red flag, but I think I would highlight that you have done your research, are highly active in the bulldog community, and are a very experienced bulldog owner.
Sometimes I think it really has to do with how busy they are at the time, how many applications they get at a time, and whether they think the dog will be the perfect match for your home. As a matter of fact, @sheila has also adopted Butler from Love-A-Bull, so you have two references at your fingertips.
I am going to contact Terri today and see what she says. I would trust you with all 5 of my bullies anyday of the week! And that trust I do not think I could put into much of my family or best friends!