about us

our 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 and provide the best outcomes and experiences for the bulldogs in our care, for our adoptive homes and for our volunteers.

our credentials...all of our officers are 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 philosophy...
we walk our talk when we say Adopt-Don't Shop. We do not buy bulldogs for our program from private individuals, breeders or at auction. Bulldogs are surrendered to our care by owners, shelters, legal authorities and puppy mills at no expense to rescue or our donors.

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.

featured in our shopaBull web store

Struggling To Find The Right Food For Your Bulldog?

Your Pet Chef Lisa Hennessy will help you explore the option of a raw diet in her newly released cookbook. Lisa's book demystifies feeding a raw diet and is loaded with important information on nutrition and healthy eating for your best friend.

The Your Pet Chef Cookbook guides you through preparing your own food at home. Lisa's recipes are gluten and grain free and can be served raw or cooked.

Read testimonials from happy canines that love the Your Pet Chef system including three featured adoptaBulls.

If you are not up to preparing Lisa's recipes at home and live in the Chicagoland area, Your Pet Chef will customize a diet to your pet's needs and deliver your food right to your door. Click any link to learn more about Your Pet Chef's custom diets and home delivery.
Order your copy of the Your Pet Chef Cookbook here and Lisa will donate $5.00 of the proceeds to adoptaBull.

shop our partner shops

We are excited to welcome Our Partner Shops to the adoptaBull family.

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.

adoptaBull Partners With Amazon Smile!

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support adoptaBull English Bulldog Rescue every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to adoptaBull. 

It's easy and fully integrates with your existing Amazon account. Just log in to your Amazon account from any device and visit Select adoptaBull English Bulldog Rescue as your charity of choice.

Any time you shop at Amazon, be sure to launch from so adoptaBull receives credit for your purchase. Click the logo above to learn more about this exciting program from the Amazon Foundation.

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It's Back To School at trainabull Academy!!

There's a Fall chill in the air and it's time to put away the bikinis and Speedos and get back to basics with a training class at the trainaBull Academy.

Registration is NOW OPEN for our Fall 2015 Bulldog Fundamentals class at our newest training partner location- Club K9 at the Ranch in Frankfort, IL.

Daniele Turner will be our trainer for this session. Our adoptaBull training volunteers will assist throughout this session to assure you will receive the same attention and training consistency we promise in all of our training classes.

Classes start on October 18th and class sizes are limited so register today!

Training Registration Site Gets Noticed!

Vetary Best Pet Sites
We are excited to announce that our website received recognition from as their 2015 Best English Bulldog Site. This recognition is especially important to adoptaBull because we have tried to make our site an informational  resource for all English Bulldog owners as well as a site to promote our efforts in rescuing English Bulldogs.

Vetary brings additional information resources to our site and we will be adding their educational links to our Resources tab this week.

A huge thank you to our volunteers and supporters that have made adoptaBull's website and Facebook page a "go to" destination for English Bulldog owners.

upcoming events

We have an incredibly full agenda for September and October so we hope everyone can find a date to join us at one of our dog friendly events

Club K9 at the Ranch- Howl-ween Barktacular

Club K9 at the Ranch
9436 W. Steger Rd.
Frankfort, IL

Sunday October 25, 2015

• Bring the kids and the dogs (open to all breeds)
• Kids games (2 legged and 4 legged)
• Face painting
• Raffles, family pictures & trick or treating (both dogs and kids)
• Coloring contest
• Hot dogs & chips
• Costume Contest and Parade at 3pm

Please join us for this fun event. Club K9 is an incredible horse boarding and riding facility that has recently opened a wonderful dog complex dedicated to boarding, training and events. Club K9 is adoptaBull's newest training partner.

Located conveniently off I-57 in Frankfort, Club K9 offers you and your Bulldog a great afternoon in the country. There are even pumpkin farms with holiday treats on the way so get the "spirit" by joining us this  coming Sunday.

The event is FREE and there is plenty of parking.

Chicago English Bulldog Meetup Halloween Ball

All Pets Animal Hospital
200 Read Street
Lockport, IL

Saturday October 31, 2015

Please join us for our Fourth Annual Bulldog Halloween Ball! This event gets bigger and better every year and our 2014 costume contest was a blast. We award trophies and prizes to the top 3 "best in show"  judged in a popular vote by our attendees.

Get all the details and RSVP here!

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.

You can find all of our financial documents at

What does this mean for you? It means that your donations to support the bulldogs in our program are tax-deductible if you file a U.S. tax return.

Donations from supporters like you are critical to the success of our program. We sincerely appreciate any amount you can give to help these very special dogs.

how can you help?
Your donation will make a huge difference on the number of bulldogs we can help in 2015. Just click the donation link to the left to send a donation.

We're 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.


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