My name is Charlie!

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

Facts about Charlie

  • Breed: English Bulldog
  • Color: White - With Tan, Yellow Or Fawn
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Large 61-100 lbs (28-45 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Charlie's Story...

Charlie found himself in CEBR’s care after being hit by a car. Charlie's initial x-rays did not show any obvious breaks, but Charlie's back legs aren't fully functioning. Within in a matter of seconds Charlie went from being an active, carefree bulldog to suddenly paralyzed and unsure of how to move himself about. Despite knowing this was going to be a big undertaking (literally – Charlie is nearly 90lbs, and figuratively- MRI’s, wheels and physical therapy are not free) CEBR immediately took in Charlie knowing we would find a way to get him the help he needed. Charlie was treated at one of their amazing vets and then taken over to a specialty center for MRI’s of his spine and head.

The results of Charlie's MRI's showed that, unfortunately, Charlie most likely was born with many malformed vertebrae and the impact of being hit by a car acutely worsened his spinal condition. The hope is by reducing the inflammation in his spine and by allowing the spine time to heal Charlie will regain lower body function. At this point only time will tell, but that’s not going to stop us from trying everything we can do get this big guy walking again!

Since the accident Charlie has reached some MAJOR milestones:
Charlie began to wag his tail when happy!
Charlie has regained function of his bowels and bladder where he is now able to control when he has a bowel movement or needs to urinate. This may sound minimal, but Charlie was reliant on a catheter up until this progress was reached.
Charlie can stand on his own, unassisted for up to 8 minutes!
Charlie was fitted for a custom set of wheels to assist him with the freedom to be a “mobile” dog
Charlie began physical therapy, acupuncture and electric stimulation therapy to aid in his recovery
We are very hopeful with the progress that Charlie is making and want to continue to do all we can for him. While it may not be fast, it is progress and we are so proud to see Charlie moving forward on the road to recovery!

We are committed to giving each and every one of the Bulldogs we take in a great new life, but we can't do it without your help. We are very grateful for the generosity of our supporters and we are reaching out to you once again because we know you love bulldogs as much as we do. Please consider contributing to Team Charlie to help us complete our mission of helping him on a road to recovery.

No donation is too small. Any amount that you can contribute will go a long way to helping him heal. A special medical fund has been set up and your donation will sponsor their care.

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.