My name is Gertie **ADOPTION PENDING**!

English Bulldog Dog for adoption in Park Ridge, Illinois - Gertie **ADOPTION PENDING**
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Gertie **ADOPTION PENDING**'s Info...

I am already spayed, housetrained, purebred, up to date with shots, good with kids, not good with dogs, and good with cats.

Gertie **ADOPTION PENDING**'s Story...
Greetings from Chicago English Bulldog Rescue (CEBR FOR SHORT). Don’t be fooled by our name, we cover a very large Midwest territory. Become a fan of Chicago English Bulldog Rescue on Facebook to learn more about our charitable work and get daily updates with our adoptable bullies!


Hi there. My name is Greatle but they have always called me Gertie. I’m an 8.5 year young tiny little bundle of sweetness who minds my own business and stays out of the way. I like to do my own thing. Heck, a girl my age knows what she wants. But wait, in human years I’m only about 55ish. So I guess I’m middle aged. In my eyes anyway!

I’m very well mannered and very quiet, except for the snoring my foster mom keeps laughing about (but I barely believe her when she says I make a lot of noise in my sleep. Please, I’m only 40lbs.)

My foster mom was really careful with me at first thinking I’d be nervous with new people in a new place, with all the sounds of the city, but COME ON I can barely hear them (my ears have been infected for a while so my hearing isn’t as keen as it used to be). But I love everybody I set my eyes on. I mostly have two moods; Sweet or Sleeping. And I can pretty much get my sleep anywhere and be comfier than can be. Believe me, I’m a sleeper; in my crate, on the floor, on the couch, upside down, half way off… it doesn’t matter where you put me or what position I’m in. And don’t expect me to wake up easily, you are going to have to make a lot of noise coming through that door if you expect me to interrupt my sleep and greet you.

I don’t need much or ask for much of anything at all. I don’t beg (I’m not much of an eater anyway) and don’t whine or bark. If you put food out for me, I will nibble on it here or there when I want, but a girls’ gotta watch her figure. I’m also pretty used to my crate as long as you give me a nice fluffy blanket to curl up in.

I love attention and love when you are giving it, but for the most part don’t mind finding my way around and doing my own thing. Unless of course you are going to be giving that attention to another dog, then I will get sassy. Speaking of other dogs, they are not my fav. O.K., if they are quiet and don’t get all up in my business, I GUESS I will tolerate them. But I get annoyed by the noisy and energetic ones, and will surely start a spat if they keep messing with me. Perhaps I would be happiest in a home where I am the center of attention. Or else with another senior dog that minds its own business.

Although, I’m pretty low key, I do need a little cleaning of course. I have dry eye so I need someone to give me eye drops everyday and keep my eyes clean, gunk free and healthy so I can see well. My ears also need a lot of attention to get them back to health. They have been pretty darn infected but every day they get cleaned and medicated and that feels good. You can’t be shy. You have to get in there with a Q-tip and clean them real good. But don’t you worry I don’t put a fight at all when you poke and pry at me. I am very patient and very calm. I also do great in the bath too!

I may be 8 and a half, but don’t you take me for an ole’ geezer. I have plenty of energy when it’s time to play, and I take the 3 flights up the stairs to my Foster Parents apartment like a champ!

All I really need in a forever home would be with someone who would love my sweetness, and let me give it back.

Here is my debut video:




Gertie’s adoption fee is $400. Our adoption criteria for Gertie are as follows:

  • CEBR Adoption Radius Only. NO EXCEPTIONS.
  • A quiet home where she can be the queen of the castle.
  • A family willing to provide a lifetime of eye care (her dry eye will not go away) and ear care as well.
  • She is great with other dogs for about the first 2 days, then she becomes very bossy. If you have another dog it would simply depend on the dog.


We are a 501c3 non profit charitable organization and the gold-standard in pure-bred English Bulldog rescues. We are located in the state of Illinois but serve much of the Midwest including Chicago-proper, Illinois, NW Indiana, SE Wisconsin including Milwaukee and accept intakes from Ohio and Missouri. To determine if you qualify to adopt one of our adorable bullies view our Adoption Criteria and Adoption Area Map. If you are interested in one of our bullies, the first step is to complete an application by visiting Simply click on ADOPT. We’re sorry but as an all-volunteer organization, we do not respond to individual phone calls or emails.

Facts about Gertie **ADOPTION PENDING**

  • Breed: English Bulldog
  • Color: Brindle - With White
  • Age: Senior
  • Size: Med. 26-60 lbs (12-27 kg)
  • Sex: Female

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Gertie **ADOPTION PENDING**, 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.