Rescue places French Bulldogs, and helps people who need to place theirs for whatever reason.
Things to Consider Before Adopting a French Bulldog – Or Any Other Dog Breed
- If you have your heart set on a cute young French Bulldog puppy, be aware that the majority of dogs placed through rescue are older dogs and adults. You’ll miss the ‘cute’ stage, but you’ll usually miss things like housebreaking, leash training & furniture chewing, as well. Older dogs will repay you with love and gratitude that more than make up for their mature status.
- Sometimes rescue dogs have special needs or considerations. Some may have health problems, others behavioural issues. A reputable French Bulldog rescue will make you fully and clearly aware of all of these, so that you can make an informed decision.
- Many rescued French Bulldogs need extra time and attention to help them become acclimated to their new homes. Do you have the time to spare to make sure they are able to make the transition successfully?
- Some rescue French Bulldogs need to go to homes where they will be the only pet in the house. Are you willing to make the commitment to own only one pet, for the rest of that pet’s life?
- Rescue relies on donations to help French Bulldogs with special needs. Are you ready and willing to pay an adoption fee?
- Some rescue French Bulldogs – many, in fact – are not able to be shipped. Are you willing to drive if needed to pick your new dog up?
- Rescue French Bulldogs will tug at your heart strings, but they need consistent training and set guidelines to let them know their place in your home. Are you willing to train your dog as needed, or to work with a trainer?
If you’ve answered ‘yes’ to all or most of the above, then please do consider adopting a dog from French Bulldog rescue. They will more than repay you for all of the extra time and love you put into them!
The Plus Side of Adoption:
â€¢ Housebroken – Rescued dogs have generally been in a foster home for a number of days or weeks and are usually housebroken.
â€¢ No Puppy Teething – Older dogs have gone through the “teething stage”, (some of them end up in rescue because of the teething stage) and are content chewing a dog toy or bone.
â€¢ What You See Is What You Get – How big will that cute puppy get? What kind of temperament will she have? These questions can be readily answered when you adopt an older dog. You can pick a dog that is mellow or active, large or small, goofy or brilliant. Rescue groups will help you choose a dog that will fit into your lifestyle.
â€¢ Instant Companion – With an older dog you instantly have a companion that can go everywhere with you. You won’t have to wait for your pup to grow up, and you have the benefit of being able to choose a dog that suits your needs.
â€¢ Bonding With Adopted Dogs – Often times a dog that has been uprooted from his previous home tends to bond very quickly and deeply with his new owner.
â€¢ A Match Made in Heaven – Choosing the right dog is imperative, and mismatches often result in a dog being surrendered. Consider that your dog will live anywhere from 12-17 years – that’s a huge commitment! Rescue groups diligently work to match you with the right dog so that everyone involved will live happily ever after.
The Dark Side of “Adoption”
There has been a disturbing trend lately in groups that claim to be “rescues”, but which are actually fronts for puppy mills or puppy brokers. Read this article for more details on how to spot and avoid these scams.
French Bulldog Rescue Groups from Around the World
The purpose of the French Bulldog Village is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome French Bulldogs and French Bulldog mixes in need, and to provide financial assistance and support services to groups and individuals helping French Bulldogs and French Bulldog mixes in need.
The French Bulldog Rescue Network is a nationwide, independent French Bulldog rescue network, not affiliated with any AKC breed clubs. Our sole and exclusive purpose is to find homes for Frenchies who need them. FBRN is a Massachusetts non-profit corporation, with 501(c)(3) federal tax exempt status as a publicly funded charitable organization.
Rescue, re homing, placement and adoption of French Bulldogs and Frenchie mixes in Eastern Canada, including Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces. Contact us if you need to surrender a French Bulldog, if you have an older Frenchie to re home or if you know of a French Bulldog in distress in need of rescue.
More French Bulldog Rescue Groups – http://www.frenchbulldoglinks.com/html/french_bulldog_rescue/index.html