My name is Darla!

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

I am purebred, good with kids, not good with dogs, and not good with cats.

Darla's Story...
Greetings from Chicago English Bulldog Rescue! We are one-and-only English Bulldog rescue in the state of Illinois recognized by the Bulldog Club of America and the Bulldog Club of America Rescue Network! What that means for adopters and surrendering families and shelters is that 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. CLICK HERE TO DONATE. All donations are tax deductible as provided by law.

Our adoption area includes Chicago-proper and the surrounding suburbs, Northern Illinois, Southeastern Wisconsin, Northwest Indiana, Rockford, and parts of Milwaukee including the Waukesha and Burlington areas. To determine whether your town is in our adoption radius please VIEW OUR ADOPTION AREA MAP.

Hi everyone! My name is Darla and I’m an English Bulldog (or so they tell me). I’m about 4 years old, although no one can say for sure. You see I was a puppy mill girl who spent my days in a cage only to have litter after litter of puppies. I have bad cysts on my paws, a mammary tumor and a life that I am glad to leave behind! I’m a 54 pound female bully, was just spayed, and am happy to be done having all those puppies! I am microchipped, heartworm free and working on getting up to date and healthy!

Coming into a real home out of a puppy mill has been a challenge for me but I am a champ! I still have some issues I need to work on; I don’t really like to go outside. There is so much going on that it scares me, so I give my foster mom and dad a hard time when they try to get me out the door. Usually someone has to carry me out and then I just run around – What do they expect me to do out here?! They keep talking about housebreaking and having to do my business outside but I don’t get it! I think I am going to need a lot of help with that one!! I’m also a little unsure about eating out of this thing they put on the floor called a food bowl. I didn’t have one of these before and was used to eating directly off the floor. I’m working on that too….wow, I sure am trying to learn a lot but I know I can do it!

I also have a bully foster brother and sister I am living with and I have to tell you, I am not too keen on the idea. I am separated from them because I just want my own space. I like to whine and bark. Who can blame me, I want to be out and with everyone! They say it’s mostly because of that housebreaking thing that I need to be in my crate– I hope I pick that one up soon! I’ve also discovered this brown furry thing that runs really fast – a cat?! Hmm….I think I might like her but I can’t seem to get close enough to find out, she runs up the stairs and when I try to follow her I get stuck and someone has to come help me. But just wait, I am going to learn how to do stairs too and then look out! And did I mention TREATS? I don’t think I have ever had one before and I am not quite sure what to do with it -but I am catching on really quick. YUM.

My foster family is working really hard on this housebreaking thing with me but I still need A LOT of work. It would be great if someone could be home with me all day to help me learn. I’m not a big fan of the leash either and a training class or two might really be good. It’s tough to learn how to be a dog! But I promise that I am as sweet as can be and will do my best. Did I mention I am as lovable as they come?! I like to put my paw on my foster mom and dads hand and just lay there, I really like when someone is close to me.

I am picking up really well on everything they are trying to teach me, and when I’m tired I usually go right to my crate and take a nap. I really love living in a home by myself. A brown furry thing (a.k.a CAT ) should probably be out of the idea too. I am not sure about kids, I’ve never meet them but I am such a sweetheart I bet I would do just fine as long as they are gentile with me, I’m still pretty scared. I just know that I would make a great sidekick for one very lucky family!!




Darla’s adoption fee is $575. Our adoption criteria for Darla are as follows:

-- CEBR Adoption Radius Only. NO EXCEPTIONS.

--Willing to work on housetraining.

--Someone around much of the day. Lots of interaction top help bring my out of my shell.

--Home with no other dogs and cats

--Children over 10 years old ok

Before moving forward with an application, please read our Adoption Criteria and view our Adoption Radius Map. Spending a few minutes doing this will ensure you are qualified to adopt from us. We wouldn’t want you to apply only to realize we can not adopt to your home.

Because we receive so many inquiries about our dogs, we’re sorry to say that we can’t follow up on all them. If you are interested in one of our bullies, please complete an application by visiting and click on Apply To Adopt. We will not be able to respond to individual phone calls or emails.

Facts about Darla

  • Breed: English Bulldog
  • Color: Red/Golden/Orange/Chestnut - With White
  • Age: Adult
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female
  • ID#: 2

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Darla, 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.