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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Frequently Asked Questions.

What is your adoption process?
How much does it cost to adopt a bulldog?
Why do bulldogs need air conditioning?

How active are bulldogs?

 

Question:
What is your adoption process?
Answer:
Our adoption process begins once you complete and submit your adoption application. This is mandatory and no information about a bulldog is released until this is done. All applications are reviewed in detail by Bully for You. Due to our requirements on caring for the breed and the volume of applications we receive, Bully for You will not contact those who do not meet our minimum qualifications. Upon approval, we begin matching you with our available bulldogs based on your preferences and lifestyle. We then schedule a home visit to assess how the bulldog interacts with you, your family, your pets, and home conditions. If it is agreed by all that they will be a good fit, we proceed to the final step of the adoption, which is the transfer of ownership. Please note: This is not conducted on the same day as your initial home visit. You will be required to sign an adoption contract and make a donation in the form of an adoption fee ranging from $100 to $750. You will also be required to have the bulldog taken to your veterinarian within the first week after the contract is signed. The bulldog then begins their new life as part of your family.  Back to Top

Question:
How much does it cost to adopt a bulldog?
Answer:
Our adoption fees generally range from $100 to $750. These fees vary based on the age and health of the particular bulldog. Senior (8-12 yrs) bulldogs are generally $100 to $250 in consideration of age and special needs. Adult (4-7 yrs) and Young (1-4 yrs) bulldogs are generally $250 to $500. Puppies (0-1 yr) are not typically seen in rescue and are set from $500 to $750. If a bulldog is on permanent medication or may need special care, their fees may be lowered to compensate for the care you will be providing. If a bulldog has needed surgery, their fees may are raised to help cover the rescue's cost of having the surgery performed. Please take into consideration that it is rare for us to take in a bulldog that needs only minimal care, so in the event that this does happen, we use their adoption fee to help offset those bulldogs whose cost of care exceeds their adoption fee. Back to Top

Question:
Why do bulldogs need air conditioning?
Answer:
Bulldogs in general have physical or respiratory issues that make it difficult for them to breathe. In excessive heat, their lungs are working overtime to keep their massive bodies cool. Because of this, they can quickly overheat and experience adverse issues, including death.  Back to Top

Question:
How active are bulldogs?
Answer:
Bulldogs are typically laid back and do not require a lot of exercise. Activity level of a bulldog depends primarily on their age and gender. Short walks and light play times will keep your bulldog fit and happy. Too much exercise for a bulldog could lead to adverse issues, so it is best to have your veterinarian provide you with a personalized workout regiment.  Back to Top