Our Adoption Process...
About San Diego Bulldog Rescue (SDBR)
SDBR receives many Bulldogs into our program that typically range in age any where from 1 to 10 years, with the average being 4-6 years. Our adoption fees range from $300 - $900. We are a non-profit group and raise money to cover costs only.
Process and Placement of Bulldogs
Our adoption process focuses on matching the right dog to your home and family unit. We ask you to complete a mandatory adoption application by visiting our national site http://www.rescuebulldogs.org/apply/release.htm Please complete all questions on the form - a non-response could lead to dismissal of your application. SDBR considers a Bulldog to be an "inside dog" and will not place dogs in a home where they are kept outside for long periods of time. We also will not place Bulldogs in a home with an unsecured swimming pool.
As we are staffed fully by volunteers, please allow us up to two weeks to review your application. After the review a volunteer will contact you and further discuss your expectations and options for a Bulldog. If you have not heard from us in two weeks, please follow up with us to the status of your application.
Our process also involves an inspection on your home and to meet your family (or those that will live with the Bulldog). Our volunteer will be evaluating the home for safety and environment purposes only. These rarely are a pass or fail experience, however, it can determine the Bulldog we place. For example, a Bulldog with bad hips may not be a candidate for a multi-story home.
Upon "passing" our screening process and successfully matching a Bulldog with you and your family we will set up a date to start your home trial. Please be prepared to either pick-up or drive to a meeting point to collect your new bulldog. You will also need a leash and collar along with water and a bowl for the trip home. Your new Bulldog will also expect some compliments; such as: "You're a good boy/girl", "Aren't you beautiful", and "your slobbering is adorable".
How long does the process take?
SDBR has placed Bulldogs quickly (1 week), however, often placement can take several weeks and sometimes months. Times frames are completely dependant of the number of Bulldogs surrendered to our program. So we ask for your patience. We welcome you to periodically keep in contact with us, via firstname.lastname@example.org, during this time.
Where do we keep the Bulldogs?
All Bulldogs in our program are fostered in the loving homes of our dedicated volunteers. Unfortunately, we do not have a central facility where you can come and view these deserving dogs. We suggest that while you wait for a possible placement that you visit the following websites, BCA Rescue Network, www.rescuebulldogs.org; and Pet Finder, www.petfinder.com to see adoptable Bulldogs available in your area. If any of these dogs appear to be what you are looking for, please contact the email listed and let them know that you have submitted an application.
Please understand that adoption is not a "cheap way" to acquire a Bulldog a number of our Bulldogs can have health and/or behavior issues that require ongoing care. SDBR will disclose any and all medical treatments needed and behavioral conditions prior to placement (if applicable).
Thank you again for considering "Adoption as an Option!"