Adoption Process

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So You Want To
Adopt Your New Best Friend

Chicago English Bulldog Rescue will consider adoptive families in the Chicago and surrounding areas only. This includes Northwest Indiana, Chicagoland suburbs, Milwaukee and Madison and suburbs.  This adoption area is simply due to logistics and distance of travel for our volunteers. Our goal is to make the best rescue match taking into consideration the dog's background and your family's needs. Every dog is different: personality, temperament, energy, comfort with kids and other animals, medical needs and more. We take all these factors into consideration when making a furever-home match. We are very careful about the placements we make. We do our best to match the right dog with the right adoptive home because we want this to be the pet's permanent home.

If you are willing to wait for the right animal to be matched to you,
you are an ideal candidate for Chicago English Bulldog Rescue. As our success rate proves, these precious dogs are well worth the wait.




The most important step; submit an for an adoptable, or soon-to-be adoptable bulldog from our website. No one will be considered for adoption without a fully-completed application.  And the most well thought out applications are given priority.  So take your time and be thorough and thoughtful.



An adoption coordinator will respond to you 48-72 hours after we've received your application, please make sure to check your spam folder. If you still don't see a response, please email us at so we can help.



If you don't match with your first choice on your application, don't give up! We are experts are making matches happen.  Keep visiting our site to see new bulldog rescues we get regularly. Your application will stay on file for a year, so no need to reapply-- just let us know when another pup catches your eye.
Your bully is out there and we'll help you find each other!


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  • We will not discuss adoption details regarding any particular dog if you have not yet applied to adopt.
  • Chicago English Bulldog Rescue is a 100% volunteer, non-profit organization. We will make every effort to schedule your home visit in a timely manner. Please be patient with us…the dogs need our time too.
  • All dogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on all shots prior to adoption
  • Adoption fees range from $600 to $1000, based on the age and health of each individual animal.


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