Bulldog Rescues in North America

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Bulldogs (also known as the English Bulldog or British Bulldog) are a very distinct-looking breed of dogs that people all over the world simply adore.

Bulldogs make loyal and loving family pets and enjoy lazing around with their humans.

Types of Bulldogs

There are many different types of Bulldogs (just as there are different types of Shepherds).

While up until now, this article has referred to the English Bulldog, many of the rescues featured also have other types of Bulldogs up for adoption.

Since the term “Bulldog” can be broad and cover a range of breeds, let’s do a quick overview of the types of dogs you may see in a Bulldog rescue. Here are 5 popular types of Bulldogs:

  1. American Bulldog
  2. French Bulldog
  3. English Bulldog
  4. Olde English Bulldoge
  5. Australian Bulldog

Why Should You Rescue a Bulldog?

As bulldogs are a snub-nosed (brachycephalic) breed, there can often be complications from them that arise after they have fully-grown that require lots of attention and medical care.

To avoid complications, adopting can be a good option as adult dogs are fully-developed and you have a better idea of what health conditions the dog already has.

Rescuing dogs, in general, is also a great way to give an older dog a loving home. Most Bulldogs in rescues are adults and often get overlooked as people opt to get a puppy. Providing a home for an older Bulldog is a very wonderful thing to do.

Should You Foster or Rescue a Bulldog?

Rescuing (or adopting) a Bulldog means you get to keep the dog forever, whereas fostering means you will temporarily home the dog until it finds a permanent place to live.

Fostering dogs can be a good way for you to see what it’s like to own a Bulldog, without jumping in feet-first.

Many Bulldog rescues need both fosters and adopters, so if you are leaning towards fostering, it’s a good idea to ask!

Can You Adopt a Bulldog Out of Country?

Because Bulldogs are a brachycephalic dog, many airlines will not fly Bulldogs. If you want to adopt a Bulldog, you will need to drive to pick up your furry-friend.

Check out our travel tips for brachycephalic dog breeds for more information.

Bulldog Rescues in Canada

Some of the Bulldog rescue organizations cover multiple provinces and have been listed more than once for each province.

Bulldog Rescue OrganizationProvince
French Bulldog Rescue Network All Provinces
Alberta Bulldog RescueAlberta
Eastern Canada French Bulldog RescueNewfoundland
Eastern Canada French Bulldog RescueNova Scotia
English Bulldog Rescue of OntarioOntario
Homeward Bound RescueOntario
Bullies in NeedOntario
Eastern Canada French Bulldog RescueOntario
Eastern Canada French Bulldog RescuePEI
Eastern Canada French Bulldog RescueQuebec

Bulldog Rescues in the United States

Some of the Bulldog rescue organizations cover multiple states and have been listed more than once for each state.

Bulldog Rescue OrganizationState
French Bulldog Rescue NetworkAll States
French Bulldog VillageAll States
San Diego Bulldog RescueCalifornia
Southern California Bulldog RescueCalifornia (Southern)
Northern California Bulldog RescueCalifornia (Northern)
SNORT RescueConnecticut
Midatlantic Bulldog RescueDelaware
SNORT RescueDelaware
Chicago French Bulldog RescueIllinois
Illinois English Bulldog RescueIllinois
Indiana Bulldog RescueIndiana
SNORT RescueMaine
Midatlantic Bulldog RescueMaryland
SNORT RescueMaryland
SNORT RescueMassachusetts
KC Bulldog RescueMissouri
The Goodlife Bulldog RescueNebraska
SNORT RescueNew Hampshire
Midatlantic Bulldog RescueNew Jersey
SNORT RescueNew Jersey
Long Island Bulldog RescueNew York
Midatlantic Bulldog RescueNew York
SNORT RescueNew York
Tornado Alley Bulldog RescueOklahoma
Bulldog Haven NWOregon
Midatlantic Bulldog RescuePennsylvania
SNORT RescuePennsylvania
SNORT RescueRhode Island
Lone Star Bulldog Club RescueTexas
No Borders Bulldog RescueTexas
Bulldog Rescue SquadTexas
SNORT RescueVermont
Midatlantic Bulldog RescueVirginia
Midatlantic Bulldog RescueWashington
Bulldog Haven NWWashington
Midatlantic Bulldog RescueWest Virginia

Where Else Can You Find Bulldog Rescues?

You don’t necessarily need to search for Bulldog-specific rescues in order to find a Bulldog up for adoption.

Your local humane society is a great place to start your search. You can also search through databases of adoptable Bulldogs here and here to find one near you.

If you’re open to other breeds to potentially rescue, take a look at some of our other breed-specific rescue lists:

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2 thoughts on “Bulldog Rescues in North America”

  1. Hi, I am interested in fostering and English or French bulldog. Any recommendations as to whom I can contact.

    I am located in southern Ontario, London, on.

    Thankyou for your time.

    • I recommend reaching out to one of the Bulldog rescues listed for Ontario above–there are four different organizations listed with websites you can click to find out more information. We are not a rescue organization so unfortunately, I am not able to help you any more than that. This is just a list of different bulldog rescues in Canada and America 🙂

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