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Frequently Asked Questions

PLEASE READ THESE BEFORE YOU EMAIL OR CALL US. THE TIME OUR VOLUNTEERS CAN SPEND TO HELP THE DOGS IS LIMITED AND VALUABLE TO THE DOGS SO PLEASE CHECK TO SEE IF YOUR QUESTION IS ANSWERED HERE. THANKS SO MUCH!

The Application & Adoption Process

If you submitted an application, we most likely have it. You will eventually get a note from us acknowledging your application; however, it will not be immediate. What will happen immediately is that you will see a window pop-up that says “Application Submitted Successfully.” If you are really concerned that your application may not have gone through, please send an email to hsrescue@aol.com so we can check our database for you.

It depends. It could take a week or many months. We have some adopters who waited over a year to be matched with a bulldog, but they tell us it was well worth the wait!

Again, it depends. It could take a week or many months. We have some adopters who waited over a year to be matched with a bulldog, but they tell us it was well worth the wait!

We make every effort to return phone calls and answer email timely, however, that is not always possible. We are a very small group of volunteers working to help rescue, rehabilitate and rehome bulldogs to the best of our ability. We have many, many dogs to help and, sadly, only a fraction as many volunteers. We answer your inquiries in between fostering dogs in our homes, taking care of our own dogs and families, and then we have what we call our “real” jobs! It may seem to you that you are a wonderful candidate and there are so many dogs who need homes and you wonder, “why don’t they just call and give me a dog? I’m willing and there are dogs in need!” The answer is that it’s not that simple.

We have to foster and evaluate the dog first, and get them vetted and if necessary, schedule whatever surgery they may need. Then we start to look at applications, carefully looking for what each specific dog may need. We choose applications to fit a specific dog’s needs, then check your veterinary references, personal references and then we schedule a home visit. If we haven’t contacted you, it doesn’t mean we have rejected your application, it just may mean that we haven’t gotten to your application yet or haven’t finished reviewing it yet.

It’s not first come, first serve – we focus on the dog’s needs and then find the perfect family for that specific dog. An application that is not perfect for a Bubba might be perfect for an Abby! Think of it as match.com for dogs- we’re playing matchmaker here, too!!

We do not have a shelter facility. We are a rescue group, and we foster the dogs that we rescue in our homes, where they live with our dogs and the rest of our families.

We do not have a shelter facility. We are a rescue group, and we foster the dogs that we rescue in our homes, where they live with our dogs and the rest of our families.

We do not have a shelter facility. We are a rescue group, and we foster the dogs that we rescue in our homes, where they live with our dogs and the rest of our families.

Our adoption area is generally NJ/PA/DE/MD/NY. We will only adopt bulldogs to areas where we have a trained volunteer who can do a home visit for us to confirm that an applicant’s home is a safe and optimal environment for the bulldog. It is not enough that you are willing to drive to get the dog – while we appreciate your willingness, we need to see where the dog will be living, and be able to easily check up on the dog after the adoption.

We have a trained volunteer in the New England area, so in some cases we can consider applicants from Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.

Questions About Adoptable Bulldogs

If the bulldog is on our site, then the bulldog is available for adoption, unless the bulldog’s post is marked with Adoption Pending or Pending or Adopted.

Please check the description. If this question is not answered in the description of the bulldog, then check to see if the description says that more information is coming soon, or that we are still evaluating the dog. If we have just failed to include the answer to your question, please email us at hsrescue@aol.com

Please check the description. If this question is not answered in the description of the bulldog, then check to see if the description says that more information is coming soon, or that we are still evaluating the dog. If we have just failed to include the answer to your question, please email us at hsrescue@aol.com

We will not place a bulldog in a home with small children unless we know the dog has lived with small children in the past or our evaluation shows the dog can handle being around children. It’s not about your child having been around a bulldog before or anything about your child – it’s about the dog’s experiences. We don’t want to take a risk that could endanger your child or put the dog in a situation that could ultimately cost the dog his/her life!

We rarely get puppies into rescue, although it’s not impossible. We get dogs of all ages, although the average is approximately 5.

We’ve heard a lot of different answers to this question, and the best answer is, “it depends.” We’ve seen dogs come into rescue at 11 and 12 and go on to live very happy lives in their forever homes.

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