Surrendering A Bulldog


We know that sometimes life happens and people find themselves unable to properly care for their Bulldog. Our greatest fear is that someone will feel so desperate that they consider giving or selling their Bulldog to a stranger. That’s where we can help. Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue exists to help Bulldogs find their way to homes where they will be loved forever.

We often hear from people who think they’ll have to give up their Bulldog because a problem seems unsolvable. In many cases, a professional trainer may be the answer and we can put you in touch with a Bulldog-experienced trainer. If you want to keep your Bulldog, we’ll do what we can to assist you.

If you are thinking about surrendering your elderly Bulldog, please don’t. They gave you their entire life; please don’t give up on them. Let’s work together to help your Bulldog be in the best possible place to enjoy the rest of its days.

If you are having to surrender your Bulldog because you cannot afford proper vet care or if there is a health issue or injury you cannot afford to treat, there are resources available to help. Financial help for dog owners.

Our priority is the Bulldog and its well being. All of our Bulldogs are placed into qualified, Bulldog-loving foster homes where they will receive the love and attention they deserve. Our foster families also evaluate the dogs’ behavior and specific needs.

Our veterinarians specialize in Bulldogs, so they’ll receive the best possible medical care. All of our rescue dogs are vetted, microchipped, neutered/spayed, brought up-to-date on vaccinations and put on heartworm prevention before adoption.

Once healthy, happy and ready, each Bulldog is placed in a fully approved home. We have a stringent approval process for our adopters, which includes an application, vet check, landlord check, interviews, a home visit and meet-and-greets.

Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue knows that surrendering your dog is a very difficult decision, but sometimes, it is the only one to make. If you choose to surrender your dog, you’ll be asked to complete a surrender contract. This legally binding contract gives full ownership of the dog to Lone Star Bulldog Club Rescue. This allows us to provide veterinary care and down the road, legally adopt out the dog to a carefully pre-screened ‘forever’ home.

Donations at time of surrender are ALWAYS appreciated. Vetting costs for almost all dogs that come into our care run into several hundred dollars — per dog. Your dog will also appreciate it if you surrender him with all of his belongings, including bed, leash, harness, toys and a supply of food, to make his transition to foster care an easier one. Finally, copies of vet records are always helpful to allow us and the adoptive home make necessary and important decisions regarding the dog’s future care.

Here’s how we work to make the surrender process go as smoothly as possible:

  1. Because we are an all-volunteer organization, we appreciate advance notice before you have to surrender your dog. We like to have at least a few days to prepare for a new dog.
  2. Please email to provide your contact information, photos of the dog, the city in which you live and the reason why you want to surrender your dog.
  3. After we review that information, we’ll ask you to fill out the Surrender Form. Please do not withhold any information that will put our families, or your dog, at risk. The more details we have, the better future we can provide for your dog.
  4. If we can accommodate the dog, we’ll coordinate a date, time and location for you to surrender the dog to one of our volunteers.

If you have additional questions about surrendering your dog, please do not hesitate to CONTACT US. We are happy to answer your questions and help you make the best decision for your dog.



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