My name is Bella!

English Bulldog Dog for adoption in Park Ridge, Illinois - Bella
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I'm being cared for by:
Chicago English Bulldog Rescue, Inc.

Facts about Bella

  • Breed: English Bulldog
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
My name is Bella. I am 5 years old. I love spending time with my foster parents. I love to play with them and go on walks. Every morning when I greet my foster parents I have a toy in my mouth as I’m ready to play with them. I make all those fun bulldog noises especially during playtime! I sit nicely and give my paw for treats & for feedings. I walk on a leash well…in fact during walks I will walk on your right side and look up to you for direction/guidance. My foster parents say I’m a good girl because I do not jump, I do not chew on furniture, shoes, or get into anything laying around the house. I only chew on my toys. I also behave well when my foster parents are sleeping at night and while they work. While I don’t cuddle much with my foster parents I do give them kisses on their face to tell them I love them. . who wouldn’t want a kiss from this girl?
I am potty trained but once in a great while I may have an accident. Have I mentioned I love to play, play and play. I bring my foster parents toys and put them in their laps so they play with me. If they don’t want to play I remind them by giving them a nudge….Why would anyone not want to play with my adorable self…I mean who could resist me!? The next thing I love is going on walks-I love exploring the neighborhood. I meet a lot of people on my walks and others dogs too. I get on well with the other dogs but if they get in my face too much I may get a little grumpy. I do okay with stairs however if I do too many at one time I may get tired! My foster parents have a big backyard to explore which I love and am getting used too, as I lived in an apartment/condo before. With my previous owners I never used a crate however I am beginning to sleep in the crate my foster family gave me with the door open-it makes me feel safe and it is so comfy.
I love my foster family so much I want to protect them so I let out a bark if the doorbell rings or see someone that I don’t know walking by. When someone comes into the house I will let out a bark, go over to the new guest and sniff them…then about 2 minutes later I bring the houseguest a toy and demand they play with me!!! Because I am a bit protective of my foster family they think it is best if I am in a home with no other dogs or cats. Because I have so much energy when I play with my toys, my foster parents think a home with no children or an older child would be okay.

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so we can continue to help bullies like Bella!
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.