Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some of the more frequent questions we get here at the Bulldog Rescue. Please read through before trying to contact us as the answer maybe listed below.

We recommend you reach out to LSBCR if you find a lost English bulldog. Please Contact Us with any information you can provide

  • We have a MASSIVE audience of Bulldog supporters and friends. Bulldog owners OFTEN come to us first when their dogs go missing because we are in the know when it comes to this breed. We also have contacts with rescues and shelters across the state. 
  • We don’t automatically put dogs up for adoption. They receive expert vet care (from a Bulldog vet) and then get placed with a Bulldog-savvy foster parent in a comfortable, loving home… With photos of the dog being shared to literally thousands of people weekly. 
  • If the dog goes to a shelter, it’s in a cold cell for maybe three days and then goes up for adoption to any person who walks in the doors, whether they are equipped to raise a Bulldog or not. 

Our adoption fees for dogs vary from $400-$700 plus state and local Sales Tax (8.25%). Since we are a volunteer organization funded entirely by contributions, we count on your continuing support as well as your adoption fees to help defray the costs of caring for our foster dogs. We are delighted to accept any amounts over these minimum fees to help other dogs in our care. Payment must be made by Paypal, check, or certified money order.

If you are interested in a Bulldog we currently have on our Available Bulldogs page, the very first step is to fill out our adoption application. After we receive and review your application and we feel that one of our rescue dogs will fit well in your home, a volunteer will take the following steps:

  • Phone interview.
  • Perform vet check.
  • Perform landlord check if you rent property.
  • Schedule home visit where one of our volunteers will come to your home.


Many people automatically think of a puppy when they think of adopting a Bulldog. Puppies are warm and cuddly, and everyone wants to hold and pet them. But puppies demand patience and energy to help them become wonderful family members and companions. Older dogs, however, can be as cute and lovable as puppies, and they often come with many wonderful qualities that puppies take years to grow into.

Maybe you are reluctant to adopt a senior Bulldog because you fear that your time with your new best friend will be short, bringing that painful time of loss closer. But the privilege of loving a senior dog makes every single day special, as you and your companion share love, friendship, and a special relationship that grows stronger with the knowledge that you have given this fine old dog a second chance at life. The love that grows from this knowledge is stronger than the pain of eventual separation.

Reasons to Adopt a Senior Dog

1. Senior dogs love to sleep and cuddle the day away. They enjoy a brisk daily walk, but the best part of the day is the nap. They love for you to join them.

2. Senior dogs have a tremendous amount of love to give. When you rescue a senior dog, you have a best friend for life.

3. Senior dogs reward your care with an unwavering devotion. Nothing matches the gratitude of a senior dog for his rescuer.

4. Senior pets are less destructive. Most older adoptive dogs are well past the search-and-destroy phase. You don’t need to worry so much about finding your favorite pair of shoes or a table leg chewed beyond recognition.

5. Senior dogs know that the great outdoors is for eliminating and the house is for relaxing. Your carpet will last longer with a senior dog.

6. Senior dogs can learn new tricks and be valuable family and community members. They make excellent therapy dogs.

7. Senior dogs often fit into your household with ease. They find the softest, warmest spot in the house and claim it for their own, but they will share with you, too.

8. Senior dogs make excellent companions for everyone, especially senior people.

9. Senior dogs are often overlooked in shelters and pounds. Passed over for cute and cuddly puppies, they often do not have a chance and must go to make space for more puppies.

10. Adopting a senior dog saves a life!

LSBCR accepts only purebred Bulldogs, also known as English Bulldogs.  We DO NOT accept American Bulldogs, Olde English Bulldogges, Pit-bulls or mixed breed dogs.

Sometimes the breed names are confused, especially with Olde English Bulldogges. When in doubt feel free to send us a few photos of the dog in question to We would be happy to help you identify if your dog is an English Bulldog.

If you have a Bully breed other than an English Bulldog a great resource is  You can search for other rescue groups that handle your specific breed.

Since most of our volunteers live in the North Texas area, it is easier on us and the applying family if they live in this area. While we’re not opposed to adopting to a GREAT family out of state, the family must be willing to travel to us to meet the dog and we would need to have a volunteer who lives close enough to you to coordinate the home visit (a requirement for approval). Because of this, our out-of-state adoptions are incredibly rare and only in neighboring states.

We always encourage “out-of-staters” to first contact the Bulldog Club of America Rescue Network volunteers that oversee their states, as there could be many other homeless Bulldogs much closer to them. You can find that contact information here:

NO! All Bulldogs are spayed or neutered prior to placement. NO EXCEPTIONS.

When LSBCR places a dog, the new owner first signs a contract stating that the new owner may never sell or re-home the dog for any reason. It is also stated that if for any reason the adoption does not work out, no matter the length of time at the new home, the dog must be returned to LSBCR. This is a signed contract so it is not negotiable.

Although some come in with names, and some are given names in their foster homes for training, you are always able to change their name. If the dog is older or impaired you may want to reconsider this if they have had their name their entire life and if learning a new name would be too stressful on the dog.

Yes, although it is not a Poodle they still require grooming. Daily wrinkle cleaning with fragrance free baby wipes. Some will also need their tails wiped after they potty. They do shed. So brushing them with a rubber mitt or other tool for short coats will help keep the dead hair off them and will keep their coat shiny and healthy. Also like all dogs, they need their nails trimmed at least once a month if not twice to ensure they stay short. Long nails can make walking difficult and can cause joint problems in the future if their paws are forced to roll over onto nails instead of the front of the pads on the paws.

Owners who can no longer care for them because of life changes, shelters, breeder retirees, unclaimed stray dogs, some are taken from puppy mill situations, or surrendered to us from the authorities from neglect or abuse cases.

We are always more than happy to help you find a bulldog savvy vet in your area. If you are in an area that we do not have regular vets in, the local Bulldog club is also a great resource for that but you may want to ask the dog’s foster parent first.

Each dog is different. Some are great with children and have been around them in their home prior to arriving in rescue. Others may have been surrendered because they did not do well with children. Please read over each available dog’s bio and you can also ask the foster parent.

We do not have a formal office or shelter location. Most of our volunteers and Bulldogs are located in the Dallas-Ft. Worth region.

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Become a Foster Family

Foster families are the foundation of our rescue. Are you interested in preparing a dog for a forever home? For more information, email us.

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