Bully for You
English Bulldog Rescue & Sanctuary
*specializing in seniors and special needs*
This site is dedicated to Bella, my first bully, who made me want to become a more knowledgeable and responsible pet owner; and Spike, my first rescue, who opened my eyes to the world of abuse and neglect that touches even the most loving of breeds.
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Welcome to the Bully for You
24-hour full service English bulldog rescue!

I have owned and rescued English bulldogs since 1996, and had dreamed of one day owning my own rescue. My dream came true in 2009 when my husband and I opened up our hearts and our home to the first official rescues of Bully for You. (Bully for you, like the saying, as in "good for you" for wanting to support or adopt an English bulldog in need!) We had two bullies who I had raised since they were puppies - Keats (2001), and Kelso (2003). In January 2008 we rescued 3 yr old Lola from a pound in Kalamazoo, MI. Used repeatedly as a breeder, she had developed serious untreated eye, ear, and skin infections. Uncorrected entropian had scratched her corneas to the point of near blindness. No longer able to serve her purpose as a viable breeder, she was then discarded on the street, picked up as a stray from a snowy cemetary, and taken to the shelter to be euthanized. Instead, she now naps peacefully in her bed, lounges on the deck, and noses through her toys.

We felt our family was complete, but still wanted to do more. I decided to use my time and resources to start a rescue to assist other organizations working toward the same goal. There are so many bulldogs in need that our cause can use all the help it can get! We search online every day for bullies in shelters, strays, and owner surrenders to take into our rescue. We get them medical care and rehabilitation they need, and then find them a stable and loving adoptive home they can call their own for the rest of their life. We perform home visits, require completed adoption applications, signed contracts, and continued communication regarding the welfare of our adopted rescues.

We need your support! We are always looking for bully lovers who would be interested in helping out in any way possible. From participating in fundraisers to making donations, we appreciate anything you can do for us and our four-legged friends. Use the Contact Us page and we will be happy to get in touch with you to discuss how you can help! Thanks so much for your time and interest in wanting to make a difference in the life of an English bulldog!  -Jen


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Keats came into my life as a puppy, and while he wasn't a rescue, he was an incredible addition to our family, the biological uncle of our Kelso, and the perfect big brother to all of the fosters with whom he shared his home with over the years. He had the chance to travel all over the U.S. with us, including OH, MI, WI, KY, and all the way down to OK for our cross country move. He began having breathing issues, and passed away from heart complications in January 2012.


Louden was a 9 yr old male who was dropped off at a shelter in Gladwin, MI in February 2009. He had horrible eye infections that led to loss of vision, and arthritis and elbow displasia that required pain management and help getting around on bad days. All of this led to him being very skiddish around people and making an outside adoption very unlikely. When he started to suffer severe edema in his limbs and then throughout his body, we knew he was with us to stay. We lost him a few months later in April 2010.


Pearl was an 11 yr old female who came from a family near Pittsburgh, PA in March 2010. Their young children had just become too active for her senior lifestyle and she needed a new retirement setting. After having her in rescue with no potential adopters for almost a year, we decided to adopt her ourselves on her 12th birthday so she would not be forced to make another start with someone else at her stage in life. We lost our spunky old lady to what the vets believe was a tumor near her heart in October 2011.


Bubba was an 8 yr old male whose home was damaged by a neighborhood disaster near Cleveland, OH in July 2010. The owner had been boarding him at a kennel, but then decided she no longer had time to care for him. He was in rescue with us for two years before being diagnosed with heart disease. Knowing that he was about 10 years old at that point, we announced we were adopting him. He passed away later that week from related causes in July 2012.