Adopt or Surrender

Trooper found his forever family - will you open your heart and home to a bulldog in need?

Trooper found his forever family – will you open your heart and home to a bulldog in need?

Adopting an English Bulldog

Our adoption process is relatively simple. We require an application and a home visit by one of our dedicated SCBR volunteers prior to adopting one of our English bulldogs.

  • APPLY –  Visit our online application (when you apply thru this website, please check your email, sometimes spam folders, as you’ll need to acknowledge and return the email.)
  • REVIEW OF APPLICATION – A volunteer will review your application and forward to a volunteer in your area.  The volunteer will contact you via email or phone to coordinate a time to visit you and your family in your home.
  • HOME VISIT – We need all family members available for the home visit.  This gives us all a chance to talk about rescue and we can learn about your expectations for a rescue bulldog.  If you have existing pets, it gives us a chance to meet them, too.  We also check security of gates, fences and screen doors (if applicable).
  • FINDING YOUR BULLY – Upon approval, we’ll immediately contact our foster families, describe your situation and look for a bulldog we think fits your home dynamics.  We rarely get puppies. Typically, we’ll send you photos and a short bio on a dog we think will work in your situation. If you are interested, we’ll put you in touch with the foster home. You’ll then coordinate a meeting spot to meet the dog. Please keep in mind that not all bulldogs are listed. Sometimes a dog comes into rescue and is placed in an approved home very quickly.  Please be patient during the finding your bulldog process. We need to make sure we have the perfect match for you and our rescue bully.  We also have an adoption event the second Saturday of every month at Vet4HealthyPet in Orange (details are sent to approved homes).  This is a chance for approved homes to meet multiple bulldogs at once.

Click here for more information on the adoption process.


Surrendering Your English Bulldog

Southern California Bulldog Rescue has the goal to make sure that every Bulldog has a caring home and someone to love them.  We are here to help you, whether that be educating you on Bulldog needs, lending an ear or offering a referral  to a trainer if your Bulldog is having behavioral issues, or surrendering your bulldog to us where we will work to find and place him/her in a new home. All of our contacts are VERY bulldog knowledgeable and compassionate to your situation.

Please keep in mind that we are in desperate need of foster homes and it is likely that your surrendered dog is going to go into a kenneling facility until a foster home opens up or we find a permanent home for your dog.

Our goal is to keep as many dogs as we can out  of rescue and shelters and in the loving arms of their families.

Click here for more information on  how we can help your English Bulldog stay in your home or how to surrender your English Bulldog to rescue.