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French Bulldog Second Chance Rescue - Canada

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

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Our rescue is an incorporated public charity in the state of Iowa, but our foster dogs are scattered in foster homes all across the United States and Canada. We are a national French Bulldog rescue!

About Our Rescue Group:

French Bulldog Second Chance Rescue is a 501(c)3 non porfit organization. We rescue, rehabilitate and rehome French Bulldogs in need located within the United States and Canada. Formerly French Bulldog Last Chance Rescue, we have reincorporated in the state of Iowa and are now known as French Bulldog Second Chance Rescue! All of our volunteers are non-paid volunteers from all over North America, from the U.S. and Canada, who have a special interest in seeing that homeless French Bulldogs get at least a chance at finding a home.
As French Bulldogs continue to grow in popularity that is unfortunately, accompanied by an increase in the number of French Bulldogs shunted off into rescue. The numbers are so alarming that French Bulldog rescue groups nationwide are finding themselves faced with the horrifying reality of having to turn dogs away for lack of funding, lack of resources, and lack of prospective foster homes. The first group of Frenchies to be turned away are the French Bulldogs who are deemed to be too “difficult” to place. For example, dogs that are showing any type of aggression or behavioral issue for being frightened, poorly socialized or distrustful are many times turned away by other rescue groups due to lack on resources and qualified foster homes for these dogs. That is where French Bulldog Second Chance Rescue comes into play.

While we do our best to welcome and take in any French Bulldog in need, French Bulldog Second Chance Rescue is focused mainly toward helping and taking in those Frenchies who other rescues are not able to take in – those who need more time, socialization, training, and rehabilitation due to behavioral issues.

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Come Meet our Pets:

Because all of our dogs are fostered in private homes across the United States and Canada, there is no central location where you can visit them. We do our best to screen adopters carefully and ensure that any potential adopters and the adoptable dog in question will be the absolute best match possible!

Our Adoption Process:

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1) If you have made the decision that a French Bulldog is the right dog for you and your family and you are interested in adopting from French Bulldog Second Chance Rescue, the first step is to review each dog’s bio on the Available Dogs page. Please read through each dog’s full bio to help you determine if that particular dog’s temperament and/or physical needs will be the right match for your family and lifestyle.

Also, please be aware that some of our foster French Bulldogs have special needs – temperament or health issues, or both. Please consider all of the dog’s needs, and that you are prepared and able to handle these needs, before you apply for any of our dogs, but especially for one of our special needs French Bulldogs. Please email for any questions that you might have regarding any of our dogs and we will forward your questions to the appropriate person.

2) Complete the online adoption application. Please make sure that you provide as much information as possible about yourself, your family and your household in your adoption application. The more information that an application contains, the easier it is for us to determine if the French Bulldog you have applied for is a good match for your home/lifestyle/family.

We only accept applications for dogs that are currently available for adoption and on the Available Dogs page. We do not accept applications for French Bulldogs that are on the Foster Dogs page.

3) Upon submission, your adoption application will be received by the French Bulldog Last Chance Rescue Foster Coordinator. Adoptable dogs are available for 1-2 weeks after they first become available. This should allow any interested parties enough time to submit their application. We do not adopt on a “first come, first serve” basis. Our goal is to find the best match we can for each French Bulldog and each family. When it is time to review applications, the Foster Coordinator sends all adoption applications for that dog to the foster family. The foster family reviews each application and conducts phone interviews to help determine which applicant may be the best match. If you are chosen as a potential adopter, your veterinary reference will be checked, and your personal references will be called. If all goes well up to that point, a home visit will be scheduled and conducted by either the foster home, a French Bulldog Last Chance Rescue volunteer, or a FBSCR representative closest to you.

4) Once the home visit is completed, the home visit report will be reviewed by the Foster Coordinator, foster family and the French Bulldog Second Chance Rescue Board of Directors, and a final adoption decision will be made.


All of French Bulldog Second Chance Rescue dogs are spayed or neutered (unless a prevailing medical condition indicates that spaying or neutering is not in the best interest of the dog), current on vaccinations, and micro-chipped prior to placement. We try to ensure that all French Bulldogs placed are in good health, or alternately that all KNOWN health conditions and temperament issues are identified to the potential adopter prior to placement.

Before you adopt a dog from the French Bulldog Second Chance Rescue, you will be asked to complete and sign an adoption agreement and a liability waiver. The liability waiver is a requirement for ALL dogs adopted through FBSCR. Please read the agreement carefully and make sure you understand and agree with the all of the terms before signing.

Adoption fees are listed on each individual dog’s available bio once they reach the available page. The French Bulldog Second Chance Rescue Adoption Fee Schedule is as follows:

8wk – 2 yr old – $700
2-4 yr old – $600
5-7 yr old – $500
8 yr old + and special needs – $350.00

It is the sole responsibility of our adopters to make transportation arrangements to pick up the adopted dog in person. FBSCR will not pay for transportation for any adopted dog nor will we include transportation fees in the adoption fee.

We make every effort to complete the adoption process as quickly as possible, but it can take 2 to 6 weeks after the dog has been posted, so please be patient!

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email us at

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.