Hey all! Just wanted to give you a small update. We have applied to 3 bulldog rescues. One in Phoenix, one in Texas and one in Southern California. The one in Texas sent an email saying my application is under review. Haven't heard from the others yet. There are 2 others in Phoenix, but one's website looks like they are gone and the other one says they do not adopt to homes with unfenced pools.
Even as we are applying, I am still trying to make sure we can afford a bulldog. Pretty important.
Good luck on finding your future bulldog. Getting a rescue should help you to know more about the dogs personality and health
Bulldog: Chunky White
good luck!! it is a process but so worth it! I remember my best friend calling me to tell me she'd said the words 'model dog mother' on the phone several times to someone from a rescue that was calling my references!! haha.
Good luck. Thank you for adopting.
Good luck! I hope you find one to give a loving home after your disappointing first try. That is so wonderful that you are doing so much research ahead of time. Bulldogs are high maintenance but they are so worth the time. And often the maintenance can help avoid a lot of the issues that would require expensive vet visits.
Go check out the auction we are having to benefit two wonderful English Bulldog Rescues! The auction runs until 8pm October 9th, so get those bids in on some of the awesome items!
Well I agree w/the unfenced pool decision… Bully are chest heavy, so that makes them terrible swimmers. That could lead to disaster unless you have them in a lifejacket or take the time to teach them to swim.
Good luck w/the rescues, I hope that you find your new baby soon…
"What we once enjoyed and deeply loved, we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us." Helen Keller
RIP Wellie, Bella, Winston & Roxie
Good luck with the rescues but I have to say the unfenced pool is a big concern that would really worry me I would definitely have to fence it before getting any type of dog but especially a bulldog
Two little having fun together
I just got an email from the rescue in Texas and they turned me down. They gave some reasons about why they turn people down, but not a specific reason for me. I wrote back to ask, but the person said they are not on the application committee so they don't know what was discussed. I could push, but I believe it is the pool situation. I am wondering if we should reconsider for now also. I'll wait and see what I hear from the other rescues, but I don't want the baby to drown either! annnd I'm thinking maybe we should save up for a bulldog for a while and be better prepared.