Frequently Asked Questions
1. I want to adopt from BBR. How can I do this?
Get all the information you need on adopting from BBR on our Adopt a Do page.
2. I want to come meet your dogs. Is there a shelter where I can do this?
No, we do not have a kennel or shelter. All of our dogs are fostered in private homes. They are reacclimatized to family life and their temperament is assessed. After a brief foster period recommendations for placement are made based on information provided by our foster families. You can meet our dogs at events.
3. What does fostering entail?
Our fosters are required to provide a loving home and food, and agree to provide transportation for dogs to and from veterinary appointments, as well as attend events to get the dogs exposure. We would like for our fosters to be in close communication with us regarding the dog's well being; providing updates and pictures for us to share. Some foster dogs require more work than others when they come into rescue with some not being completely housetrained, having bad skin/ear infections, etc. and fosters should be aware of and prepared for these possibilities.
4. Can I please adopt a puppy?
On some occasions we do get puppies, but often they have medical issues needing addressed that are either short or long term. Be sure to visit our Available dogs page to see which dogs we have in and read their bios for more info.
5. Do you ship your dogs?
Short answer: not a chance. Long answer: bulldogs are not the healthiest creatures and the added stress of traveling across the country has led to the tragic deaths of other dogs (not from our organization). It's simply not something we are willing to risk with ours. Additionally, we require our dogs come back to us if it's not working out and the logistics of that becomes a challenge. Plus - they don't fit very well in a box ;) --------------------->
6. Can you contact me when you get a bulldog in who may be a good fit for our home?
Sorry, no. While we would love to be able to do that, we get far too many inquiries to be able to track everyone and maintain a database in that way. We encourage you to keep checking back to see which dogs we have and when they're available
7. Can I volunteer with BBR
Yes! (FINALLY A YES!) We can use volunteers in many capacities - not just fostering. Please visit our Ways to Help section for more details and to complete a volunteer form!
8. I see that you have a rule that preference will be given to families with kids over 8 or none at all. My kids were raised around animals and I have extensive experience working with animals - can you make an exception
We understand that this can be very disappointing. Many of us have kids of our own! That being said, though, we know that at the end of the day, kids are kids and dogs are dogs. Both can be unpredictable creatures with minds of their own. We've all seen the "look at my cute kid sitting on my dog - he/she just loves my child" pictures. If we can avoid a potentially dangerous situation for both our dogs and your kids, we will.