adoptaBull
WE RESCUE ENGLISH BULLDOGS

about us

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 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.

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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 smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, 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 http://smile.amazon.com. Select adoptaBull English Bulldog Rescue as your charity of choice.

Any time you shop at Amazon, be sure to launch from http://smile.amazon.com 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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latest news


TrainaBull Academy Winter/Spring Classes!


Our Winter/Early Spring TrainaBull Academy classes are now open for registration and we have an exciting line up.

Trainer Mary Scheffke will be leading our Bulldog Fundamentals class at our Lockport location February 7-28 & March 6. These 5 consecutive Sunday classes start at Noon and run for 1 hour. Your Bulldog will learn all of the key essential commands in a positive reinforcement format.

Trainer Daniele Turner will be leading our newest training offering Bulldog Agility Basics at our Frankfort location April 9-30, 2016. This class promises to be a lot of fun and a great way to bond with your bulldog. You will learn how to manoeuver the basic canine agility course and we'll be quietly slipping in some behavioral training too! Class starts at 10:00am and runs for 1 hour.

Just click a link above to learn more about the class or visit the TrainaBull Academy site to learn more about our training program at Training.

Class sizes are limited so get your registration in EARLY!!





Seriously...it doesn't get easier than this to give back no cost to you. It's easy and fully integrates with your existing Amazon account. Just log in to your Amazon account from any device and visit http://smile.amazon.com. Select adoptaBull English Bulldog Rescue as your charity of choice.

We all shop at Amazon and it's a HUGE help.


 

upcoming events



Join Us March 18-20 at Arlington Park Racetrack


We are so excited to be returning for our 5th year of this extraordinary event which is celebrating it's own 24th year of one of the largest pet expos in our area.

We have a super-sized booth this again year with plenty of room room to shop and chat. In addition to our complete Buckle Down and Paw Paws collar and harness lines, we will be showcasing our newest custom engraved Pet ID tag selections featuring major sports licensed and designer Diva tags. We'll custom engrave your tag on site!

LOCATION:  Arlington Park International Racecource, Arlington Heights, IL

DATES:  Friday, March 18, 2016  (1pm-9pm)
             Saturday, March 19, 2016  (9am-6pm)
             Sunday, March 20, 2016  (10am-5pm)

Get the show details 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:

http://www.rescuebulldogs.org/.


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 www.guidestar.com.

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.

volunteer!
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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