our mission...to provide the best English Bulldog rescue care in Illinois, Southeastern Wisconsin and Northwestern Indiana. our goal...to reinvent English Bulldog Rescue in our service area to provide the best outcomes and experiences for the bulldogs in our care, for our adopters and for our volunteers. our credentials...all of our officers are all members of the Bulldog Club of America Rescue Network (BCARN). Our leadership team has over 50 aggregate years of rescue experience and currently cares for 22 bulldogs as personal pets.
our plan...please read our Surrender, Adopt and Volunteer pages to learn more about how adoptaBull is reinventing English Bulldog Rescue for our clients and supporters.
join our Lucy Lu pledge drive!
Meet Lucy Lu and please join our eTelethon "Run Lucy Run" to get her legs back in shape. Life did not deal her a box of chocolates at birth but we can make this happen for this little spitfire with your support.
Why does this girl need a special pledge drive??? Please check out her page at Lucy Lu eTelethon to learn more.
adoptaBull English Bulldog Rescue is recognized as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service. For those filing a U.S. tax return, your donations are tax-deductible.
special thanks to our recent donors
Your generous support is helping us build a medical fund to help those bulldogs that need us most.
Angela H & Nate C. Amy A.
Chicago, IL Chicago, IL
Laura W. Angela W. Oswego, IL Chicago, IL
Greg S. Rebecca L. Chicago, IL Goodyear, AZ
Lisa M. Victoria T. Thompsons Stn, TN Florissant, MO
Laura K. Linda D. N. Riverside, IL Lake Villa, IL
Deborah M. Susan S. Clarendon Hills, IL Chicago, IL
Scott P. Dane R. Chicago, IL Lake in Hills, IL
Dawn B. Teri T. Dousman, WI Topeka, KS
Gillian K. Amy M. Clinton, NY Chicago, IL
Jacalyn B. Nick & Diane F. Chicago, IL Lyons, IL
Gardner, IL Auburn, IN
Angela D. Noriko K.
Mebane, NC Cincinnati, OH
Donna & Adam S. Rebecca L.
Wheaton, IL Falls Church, VA
Melissa M.Kathleen S.
Valpariso, IN Aspen, CO
Debbie D. Katherine M.
Wheaton, IL Romeoville, IL
Active Pet Lorinda B.
Chicago, IL Machesney Park, IL
Bradley N.* Rebecca W.
Buffalo Grove, IL Westfield, WI
Kathryn A. Lily F.
Manhattan, IL Chicago, IL
Sirayakorn A. Louise T. Mansfield, OH Lockport, IL
Melissa M. Linda K.* Valparaiso, IN Algonquin, IL
Shaun H. Stephanie Mc. Chicago, IL Milwaukee, WI
English Bulldog News Amy F.
Cortaro, AZ Wauconda, IL
Celebrating Our First Anniversary! It's hard to believe that adoptaBull is 1 year old and we are so pleased
with the accomplishments that we have made in the last twelve months.
From securing 501c3 designation and approval with Illinois Designated
Charities in record time to successfully matching over 20 adoptaBulls with
their new forever homes, it has been an amazing year.
We want to thank everyone that has supported our group during this
critical first year.
To our donors- we believe we have put your donation
dollars to work in the best possible way to achieve the best outcomes for
the bulldogs we serviced this year.
To our adopters- we stay in touch with most of you and know
we have a lot of happy matches out there. We thank all of you
for stepping up to bring one of our great bulldogs into your home.
Join us in celebrating some of our great 2013 adoptaBulls:
2014 English Bulldog News Calendar Now Available!
We are pleased to have been selected to participate in English Bulldog News' program to help local Bulldog rescue groups raise funds for the Bulldogs in their care. 100% of the proceeds from each calendar will do directly to adoptaBull English Bulldog Rescue's Medical Fund.
Bulldog Depot is partnering in this fundraising effort and will donate shipping materials and postage to assure that your entire $20 donation for each calendar goes directly to help with the medical costs of the bulldogs in adoptaBull's program.
We have a very limited supply and EBN has already sold out. These make great gifts and you'll want to order one for yourself. Calendars are 8.5"x11" and feature 36 pages with over 200 photos.
Don't delay. Order today! Now shipping in plenty of time for the holidays.
upcoming events A Wet Nose & adoptaBull Holiday Event!
We're so happy to have been invited back to Wet Nose's flagship Oakbrook location for our first live Meet & Greet.
Wet Nose has been a huge adoptaBull supporter since our formation just a
year ago and we are pleased to celebrate our anniversary month with
Come on in to shop this great store and meet our adoptaBulls!
We are proud to celebrate our one year anniversary of a new vision for English Bulldog rescue in Illinois, Southeastern Wisconsin and Northwestern Indiana.
Yes...we're a new organization but we have some of the most experienced bulldog rescue volunteers in the area and our volunteer list is growing daily. We have taken in nearly 30 bulldogs of all ages and circumstances and successfully adopted over 20 in wonderful new adoptive homes.
Our adoption model does not tell you what bulldog is right for you. Our Case Managers work with you to find the best bulldog that fits with your lifestyle as well as the needs of the bulldog in our foster care.
There is nothing more rewarding than knowing that you have played a role in rehoming an English Bulldog. It takes all of us to make this happen- volunteers, adopters and donors.
We are currently open for intakes. Please contact us if you need to rehome your Bulldog or if you are aware of a Bulldog that may need our services.
our BCA Rescue Network connection We are proud of our close association with the Bulldog Club of America Rescue Network (BCARN). BCARN is the national non-profit organization that assists hundreds of rescue volunteers across the US with their mission of helping Bulldogs in need.
BCARN established the nation's "best practices" and code of ethics for English Bulldog rescue and provides financial assistance to local volunteers across the country.
Four of adoptaBull English Bulldog Rescue's Directors are active in the BCARN organization:
Greg Shives- Director on National Board and Division II Coordinator
Linda Dawson- Division II Member
Amy Pilafas- Division II Member
Laura Wesseln- Division II Member
To learn more about BCARN and what it means if you are looking to surrender a bulldog, adopt a bulldog, volunteer or donate to a bulldog rescue organization, please visit their website at:
adoptaBull is a 501c3 Charitable Organization adoptaBull
English Bulldog Rescue is recognized as a 501c3 charitable organization
by the U.S Internal Revenue service. We are also registered with the
State of Illinois Charitable Bureau Trust.
These great companies have pledged to give back 20% or more of your
purchase to adoptaBull to help us care for the bulldogs in our program.
Their support helps us bring great products to you without using donation dollars to fund an inventory.
Just another way that adoptaBull is reinventing English Bulldog Rescue in our service area. Please check out all of these great partners at Our Partner Shops.
how can you help? Your
donation will make a huge difference on the number of bulldogs we can
help in 2013. Just click the donation link to the left to send a
a dedicated group of volunteers and are looking for others to join us
in our important misson. While we require English Bulldog ownership
experience to volunteer as a foster home, let's talk if you have a
passion for the breed and want to help us with your skills.
adoptaBull respects the time that our volunteers
devote to helping us achieve our mission and we are committed to
providing the best volunteer experience.
our video vault Check out these great adoptaBull videos from our events and rescue missions. Click the lower right hand corner control to view these videos full screen.
adoptaBull Completes Project Amelia (Emmie) Earhart adoptaBull completed its first air
rescue transport in conjunction with Pilots n' Paws on Sunday, October 27, 2013. Emmie was in urgent need
of medical care to treat pyometria and time was critical. This is Emmie's rescue story.
Morton Arboretum 2013 Tails On The Trails Morton Arboretum's first Tails On The Trails event. The attendance was amazing and the adoptaBull tent was packed all day.
ABC7 Chicago covered the event live and you can watch the clips below.