My name is Rocky!

English Bulldog Dog for adoption in Park Ridge, Illinois - Rocky
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Rocky's Info...

I am already neutered, housetrained, purebred, a special needs pet, in need of an experienced adopter, up to date with shots, good with kids, good with dogs, and good with cats.

Rocky's Story...
Adoptable ROCKY

Allow me to introduce my fine self! My name is Rocky, but I am nothing like my name. Actually, I am a silky-soft, super-snuggable and really wrinkly bundle of bulldog love. Right now, I am just hangin’ with my foster family until CEBR chooses the extra-lucky very best furever family qualified to adopt me! I say “qualified” for a good reason, though. You heard the saying, “Anything worth having is worth the work,” right? Well, I am living proof that this is 100% true!

My foster mom and dad tell me what an irresistible, sweet and wiggly little boy I am. And it’s true – people LOVE me!! Sheesh, I mean, how could you NOT, I ask you? And, hey, I love people right back! I love to wiggle on my back for belly rubs and I will tap you with my paw just to let you know it’s okay to keep rubbin’ for a few hours or so. That’s the “worth having” part. Seriously, people, I am SOOO worth having!

However, I was born with Ehler Danlos Syndrome (or “EDS” for short). It’s genetic and pretty rare in dogs. EDS makes my skin saggy and kinda fragile, so there are some important instructions to follow on how to keep me healthy, handsome and huggable 24/7! Don’t let that scare ya off, tho. It’s just that I need weekly medicated baths and extra vitamins and stuff like that. It’s not a heckuva lot, but that’s “the work” part that I was tellin’ you about.

So, you get the idea . . . like, since I am a bit more delicate than the average bulldog, CEBR feels the best household for me will not have kids under 12 years old or other really active dogs.

I am not built for leash-walking, so I’d love a house with a nice yard. My paws are too sensitive for a lot of wear-and-tear on sidewalks or in really cold weather. I would much rather chill with my new family in the house or on a car ride, anyways.

I am not a big boy – about 53 lbs. – but, boy, do I have a BIG personality! I am all about cuddles and kisses and snuggling with my family as much as I can! I love napping with you (or on you) on the couch or just chewin’ my toys near you.

My foster mom says that, although I am 99.99% perfect, I play kinda rough with my toys and I like to chew on hands, too, so we are working on that and I hope you will work with me, too. We could be a real dynamic duo!!

My foster mom works during the week, but my foster dad is retired and we are best buddies! I guess I never realized how much I really like being in a home where someone is around most of the day. It allows me plenty of time for cuddles and snuggles -- my two favorite things!

So, that’s about it. I am an ultra-excellent and handsome fellow. I am four years young. I am potty-trained. I am not really active outside due to my physical limitations, but I am a lively fellow with my toys. I am a good eater. And I really love my two foster siblings. They are bulldogs, too, and really laid back, so we are one big happy herd of bullies.

To sum it up, I am 150% ready for my very own furever family. So, as long as you promise to take extra good care of me, I promise to pay you back in oodles of cuddles and kisses.

Our adoption criteria for ROCKY are as follows:

--Chicago and surrounding suburbs only. NO EXCEPTIONS.
--No children under 12 years of age.
--Preferably no dogs unless very easygoing and not active.
--House with yard.
--Bulldog-experienced only.

To determine if you qualify to adopt one of our adorable bullies start by viewing our Adoption Area Map. If you fall within the boundaries and are interested in our bullies the first step is to complete an application by visiting

Facts about Rocky

  • Breed: English Bulldog
  • Color: Tan/Yellow/Fawn - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Rocky, a Park Ridge English Bulldog dog was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a English Bulldog for sale in Park Ridge, or seeking a English Bulldog dog from a breeder in Park Ridge.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in Park Ridge already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a Park Ridge breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even English Bulldog breeders who help with English Bulldog rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in Park Ridge paves the way for another one to be saved.