My name is Crowley!

English Bulldog Dog for adoption in Chicago, Illinois - Crowley
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adoptaBull English Bulldog Rescue NFP

Facts about Crowley

  • Breed: English Bulldog
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Young
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
adoptaBull english bulldog rescue only adopts within our Midwestern radius. Our radius includes Chicago and suburbs, most of Northern Illinois, SW Wisconsin, and NW Indiana. If you fall within our adoption radius and are interested in adopting, please apply on our website: Thank you!

Hi I’m Crowley! I came to Adoptabull from a family that was overwhelmed by my medical needs. I was purchased at 12 weeks old, and within a short time my family knew something was very wrong with my rear legs. They couldn’t afford the surgery the vet recommended, and I was in so much pain that when I was just about one-year-old, they surrendered me. X-rays of my hips revealed severe left-hip dysplasia with bone grinding on bone and no salvageable hip joint. I had a femoral head ostectomy to remove the damaged femoral head. My body is now in the process of developing a false hip joint with muscle and tendon regrowth. My leg is slightly shorter and I will always limp. But I have been relieved of most, if not all of that horrible constant pain. I take a daily Previcox pill to reduce inflammation. For now the vet recommends my right hip be left alone as there is more of a hip socket and I can use my leg. My front legs are stronger but I am fully mobile and can handle 4 or 5 steps.

It appears that my breeder was trying to breed “mini bulldogs” because I have a very small head, upright ears and a very short roach back. My back could a reason why I’m not able to hold my pee and poop longer than 4-5 hours. I want to potty outside, but I can’t always wait. I sometimes go overnight without pottying but not always. My foster mom puts waterproof pads by the door for me to use when I need them. And, although my foster family has tried to help improve the situation with medical tests, different foods and probiotics, my bowel movements are mushy and require a thorough wiping.

Sometimes my behavior resembles gremlins, like in the movies! I am absolutely loveable but if I’m tired or crabby, watch out! I will bark and try to bite anyone trying to wipe me after potty. My foster mom does it by holding my harness. My foster mom says I’m very food motivated and it’s easier to toss a treat in my direction rather than trying to move me by pulling my collar. I do well with a harness and a leash. I will charge and bark at things that make strange noises like garbage disposals, blenders, motorcycles, and lawnmowers. I know I sound scary! But I am very affectionate and love to rub up against people and be petted. I just let you know when I’ve had enough!

I’m looking for a forever home that tolerates occasional accidents and can let me potty frequently. A few stairs would be okay. Oh, and a family that accepts my grumpiness!! I really am a good dog. I just get overwhelmed sometimes and I let it all out. Older kids (age 10+) only, and other dogs would be great. I’m not sure I feel about cats, but let’s meet one and I’ll tell you!

About adoptaBull English Bulldog Rescue NFP

About Our Rescue Group...

Welcome to adoptaBull! We're reinventing English Bulldog rescue in Northern Illinois, Southeastern Wisconsin and Northwest Indiana. Our founding volunteers have over 50 years experience with English Bulldogs and know and understand the breed.

Our mission is simple- to provide the finest English Bulldog care in our service area and to make offering a home to a bulldog in need a rewarding and memorable experience for our adopters.

We are a 100% foster home program which allows us to provide every bulldog with the attention and care they need through their journey to their forever home.

Come Meet Our Pets...

adoptaBull English Bulldog Rescue participates in various public events throughout the year where you can stop by and meet some of the bulldogs in our program.

The dates and locations of these events are posted on our web site at

Our Adoption Process...

If you are interested in adopting one of our English Bulldogs, our process begins with an online application. This application can be found on our web site at

This page also contains a complete overview of our adoption process as well as answers to many frequently asked questions about adopting a bulldog through adoptaBull English Bulldog Rescue. Once we receive your application, one of our Case Managers will guide you though our phone interview and home visit steps.

Our adoption fees vary based on the age and ongoing health of the bulldog but generally average around $550. All of the bulldogs we place are current on vaccinations, heartworm tested and heartworm free, microchipped and spayed or neutered.

If you are interested in adopting one of our bulldogs and live within our adoption radius, we suggest that you complete our online application as soon as possible. Homes with approved applications on file are given first preference to the bulldogs appearing on this site.