My name is Rocky!

English Bulldog Dog for adoption in Park Ridge, Illinois - Rocky
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Chicago English Bulldog Rescue, Inc.

Facts about Rocky

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

About Chicago English Bulldog Rescue, Inc.

About Our Rescue Group...

We are the gold standard, the oldest, most experienced, top-notch pure-breed English Bulldog rescue in the Midwest. Our bullies get the highest level of care and commitment. They spend their time with us in foster homes where they get daily love and attention. No cages, no institutions.

We are an Illinois licensed shelter and a 501c3 charitable organization. The care we provide our English bulldogs, including a high quality diet, the best veterinary care from a bulldog specialist, and behavioral evaluations, exceeds any rescue organization around. Your contributions to help care for our bullies would be so appreciated as each rescue typically costs us more in care than the adoption fees we collect. All donations are tax deductible as provided by law. To donate, visit our secure online donation site:

Come Meet Our Pets...

Please join Chicago English Bulldog Rescue at our events and at our monthly Meetups! To learn more about where to find us visit and click on the Events Tab, or visit the Chicago English Bulldog Rescue Meetup site at:

Stop by an event to meet our friendly volunteers, our beautiful bullies, and to learn more about how you can get involved!

Our Adoption Process...

1. If you would like to know if you are in our adoption area, please View our Adoption Area Map.

We know there are so many wonderful homes out there in other states and other parts of Illinois that we simply can't get to.

2. We will only consider a home with an application on file. So, if you don't have your application on file with us, please fill one out. To fill out our application, please visit:

3. Each application is thoroughly reviewed and will either pass through to a phone interview, or will not move forward. We will contact you if we feel you make the cut. We also require an in-home interview and will advise if you have made it through to that round.

4. Each bulldog will come with an adoption fee that varies from around $575 and up depending on the age and health of the dog. In addition, we require a contract that indicates that if for any reason, you can no longer keep your rescued bulldog, you will contact us directly for rehoming.