Information Regarding AdoptingThe first step to adoption is to fill out an adoption application on our site.
About Our Rescue Group…
We are a private, volunteer, non-profit 501(c)3 organization. We are dedicated to the rescue of unwanted, neglected, and abandoned bulldogs.
We provide food, shelter, medical attention, and TLC during our rescues wait for the “RIGHT” forever home. All of our dogs are in foster homes throughout the Northern California area – we do not have a shelter that you can visit.
The first step to adoption is to fill out an adoption application on our site.
We do not discuss adoptions over the phone unless we have an application on file. We have to know what kind of a home you can provide. If and when we have a dog in that we believe to be a “fit” for you, we will contact you to set up a home visit. The home visit is for us to get to know you a bit better, and to see where our rescue will be living. We also do a vet reference check, and a “pets ok” verification if you are renting. Once all of those steps are complete, we will set up a time and place for you to meet your prospective new bulldog.
Our dogs are cared for in foster homes during this wait. They are temperament tested to the best of our ability to ensure a perfect match into their new home. Our number one concern is for the safety of the adoptive family and the happiness of the pet. We strive for a FOREVER placement – not all dogs are perfect for all families. We don’t want to place “A” dog in your home – we want to place “THE” dog in your home!
Please be patient with us, we are an all-volunteer based rescue, and we spend so much of our time with the rescues, that we don’t always respond as quickly as we would like.
We can’t save every dog but we can make a difference…one dog at a time!
We are desperately seeking foster homes for our wonderful dogs! We also accept used crates or donations of any kind!
Any other way we can meet a bulldog?
WE CHOOSE NOT TO DISRUPT OUR FOSTER HOMES LIVES WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE ‘JUST LOOKING’. WE TRY TO MAKE THE ADOPTION PROCESS MOVE AS QUICKLY AS WE CAN FOR BOTH THE DOGS AND THE HUMANS, SO PLEASE GET YOUR APPLICATION IN ASAP.
Can I apply for a specific rescue?
ABSOLUTELY! IT’S HARD NOT TO FALL IN LOVE WITH THE PICTURES OF OUR RESCUES, BUT IT’S IMPORTANT TO KEEP IN MIND THAT NOT ALL DOGS WILL MATCH ALL HOMES JUST LIKE ALL HOMES WON’T MATCH ALL DOGS. THE FOSTER HOME KNOWS THEIR RESCUE BEST AND WHAT TYPE OF HOME WILL BEST SUIT THEIR FOSTER.
I want a puppy, do you have puppies?
RESCUE IS NOT THE PLACE TO BE LOOKING IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN A PUPPY! THE AVERAGE AGE OF OUR RESCUES ARE BETWEEN 2 AND 5.
Will you ship the dog out of state?
ABSOLUTELY NOT. OUR RESCUES ARE NEVER PLACED OUT OF STATE.
Are all of the rescues spayed or neutered?
Northern California Bulldog Rescue