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. We abhor puppy mills and brokers and we do not believe it is ethical to compensate them for their unscrupulous trafficking of our breed.
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.

Does Your Dog Need a Vacation??

Get the scoop on 365 of the best places to stay and play with your dog in all 50 states

for the US

Whether your pooch prefers to 'ruff it' on a hiking adventure or sit in the lap of luxury at a five-star resort, the assortment of trips in this book is sure to have him (and you) begging for a vacation!

When you enter code “ADOPTABULL” at checkout, you'll get free shipping, and we'll get a $10.00 donation for each book sold!


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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latest news

It's Spring Training Time!!

Registration for our first training class for 2015 is now so sign up and reserve your spot today. This class is a great learning experience for everyone from puppies to adult dogs in need of a training refresher.

Our classes are restricted to English and French Bulldogs, Pugs and Boston Terriers so we can address the special training needs of short nose breeds. Class size is held to 8 dogs so we can be certain everyone receives personalized attention. Click here to learn more about the classes and register.

Our Na'cho Challenge Runners Achieve
Their Personal Best at Walt Disney World Orlando

Over 35 runners took "The Na'cho Challenge" at the Run Disney Marathon Weekend January 7-11, 2015 to benefit adoptaBull.

We want to extend our thanks to both our runners and those of you that donated in support of our runners.

You helped make this a significant fundraising event for adoptaBull and we are so appreciative. We're already looking forward to The Na'cho Challenge 2016!

Our volunteers Angela H. and Nate C. deserve a special acknowledgment for making this great event happen. From logistics to tee shirts to medals it was awesome.

Please stay tuned for more live and virtual races.

English Bulldog News 2015 Calendar

We only have a few of these limited edition 2015 calendars produced by English Bulldog News. 100% of the gross proceeds from the sale of each calendar will benefit
adoptaBull English Bulldog Rescue. This calendar features over 300 Bulldog photos and a centerfold pull out.

Click here to order yours before they're gone! Calendars are just $20 and we are offering FREE SHIPPING!

upcoming events



Great Lakes Pet Expo                             IKC Dog Show
Milwaukee, WI                                                      Chicago, IL
Milwaukee State Fairground Expo Center         McCormick Place-Lakeside
Saturday January 31, 2015                                  January 31-February 1, 2015
10am-5pm                                                              8am-5pm both days

It's a HUGE event weekend for adoptaBull English Bulldog Rescue and we are excited to showcase our rescue program in these two great venues.

The Great Lakes Pet Expo is different from most other shows of this magnitude because it is produced by a non-profit organization. adoptaBull will have an expanded booth with our Bulldog Lounge and our full merchandise selection. We have some very special surprises planned for this show including exclusive merchandise releases so stay tuned!

The Chicago International Kennel Club Dog Show is a Chicago institution and one of the few remaining "benched" dog shows in the country. It's a great way to meet breeders of all breeds. IKC also dedicates a large section of their show floor space to rescue groups. We hope to be by the entrance again this year so please stop by to say hello and meet our adoptaBulls. We will have an expanded double booth with our signature Bulldog Lounge. You can pick up your adoptaBull branded merchandise and select gift items at this great show.

It's a DOG DAYS WEEKEND so please join us at the event closest to you. We look forward to meeting you!

Click our Events Tab for complete and current details on these events


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 2013. 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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