My name is Cooper!

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

Facts about Cooper

  • Breed: English Bulldog Mix
  • Color: Brindle - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Male
Hello pals! My name is Cooper, may I sit on your lap? I’m 7 years old and came to CEBR because I had a terrible ear infection that my owner couldn’t afford to treat. My whole head was swollen with infection and I had 103 degree fever when I arrived in rescue but after a bunch of nice people cared for me and gave me a lot of medicine, I am told it’s healing nicely. I’m just ready to get this silly cone off my head so I can stop knocking it into everything. I was also recently neutered and had my chompers cleaned (and some pulled out). When I was having my ear treated, they discovered there is possibly an additional issue in my ear but I’m going back to the doctor after my initial ear infection is healed to find out more. I am 61 pounds, microchipped, and up-to-date on my vaccines.

My foster family likes to say I am a gentle giant. I’m actually not that big, but my paws and head are so big, it seems like I’m bigger than I actually am. I am a little clumsy, and knock into things regularly, and sometimes stumble on stairs, but I recover. I do have some calcification in my eyes but the doctor thinks I can see fine. My hearing may have been impacted by my ear issues but if you whistle or say my name loudly, it will get my attention. I am mainly potty trained but if you miss taking me out on schedule, I may poop in the house. A boy’s got to go when a boy’s got to go! I like my schedule and want to stick to it! I have a small trachea which means I pant a lot too. I love walks but I need the hoomans to make sure I don’t overdo it since it’s harder for me to breathe.

I really like to lay on the hoomans laps and let them pet me. It’s one of my favorite pastimes. Sometimes I have to have a reminder to be gentle as I forget that I’m a big boy! When I first arrived in my foster home, I was very anxious as I didn’t know what was happening. It was a lot of change! I humped a lot in response to my anxiety, but as I’ve settled in, this has gone away. I can be redirected when this happens or sometimes need a time out in my quiet space so I can calm down. I’m not used to being kept in a confined space when left alone so I don’t really like it, but my foster family says I have to do it until I get my cone off to keep me safe. They gave me an entire room to myself but I prefer to just have the whole house to myself. I mainly just want to lay on the different air vents and let the air conditioning keep me cool.

I would really like a home where my family lets me have a lot of freedom, while also keeping me on a strict schedule. I have a walker right now that comes midday for a break, and that works fine for me. I LOVE the car and going on trips. I just came back from Michigan and that was so much fun! My foster family said I did super good on vacation and when we came back, I kept on trying to make them take me back by finding the car on the street. I get along well with my foster brother, even though sometimes he can be a bit bratty to me. I am totally non-reactive to him and mainly just want to keep to myself. I would do fine in a home with other dogs, though they shouldn’t be smaller than 20 pounds. I want to chase the tiny ones and don’t realize my strength with them. I need a daily walk and will refuse to go outside unless my leash is on if I don’t get at least one a day. My forever family should also be committed to continuing to keep up with my frequent ear cleaning so I don’t ever have to have such a terrible ear infection again. I am very patient and still while this is done so it’s no problem at all. I am just a sweet, mild mannered pup looking for a family to care for me and love me as I move into my golden years.

Our adoption criteria for THIS DOG are as follows:
-Willing to commit to Cooper’s continued ear care
-Home with other dogs over 20 pounds is okay
-Prefer a home that allows Cooper to have freedom and would take him on trips with them
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

If you would like to contribute to his care you can donate safely here

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.