I want to adopt from hbr. how do i begin?
Can I come visit your dogs? Do you have a shelter?
- We do not have a facility; we are completely foster-home based. Once you have been approved to adopt and we have matched you with a dog we feel is right for you family, we will set up a Meet & Greet.
- We also have local events where you can come meet our availabull dogs. Check our Facebook page for upcoming events.
I'm interested in fostering, what does that entail?
- Our fosters are required to provide a loving home. Our fosters also agree to provide transportation for dogs to and from veterinary appointments, as well as attend events to get the dogs exposure (we understand that sometimes a foster may be unavailable to transport a dog and we can try to accommodate those occasions).
- We provide all food and medical care.
- We do expect our fosters to be in close communication with us regarding the dog's well being and progress- providing updates and pictures for us to share on our website and on Facebook.
- Fosters are eligible to adopt; however you must go through an approval process and pay an adoption fee just as any other adopter.
- Some foster dogs require more work than others when they come into rescue -some may not be completely housetrained, some have bad skin/ear infections, some need daily medications and eye drops, etc. - fosters should be aware of and prepared for these possibilities.
what are your adoption fees?
Why aren't rescues free?
- All dogs are seen by a veterinarian and any necessary medical treatments are completed, which often includes treatment for skin infections, ear/tail pocket infections, cherry eye/entropion surgery, as well as spay/neuter and much more. Once we accept a dog into our rescue, we dedicate ourselves to giving them comprehensive care. Often times this care far extends what we ask as an adoption donation.
- English/French bulldogs are frankly a very expensive breed to own. Many people look to rescue for a "cheaper bulldog." However, it's important to remember that the price of a bulldog extends far beyond the "price tag." Bulldog owners need to be prepared to spend $1,000+ a year on bulldog care. Feeding a high quality, grain free diet reduces the number of vet visits for skin/ear/tail infections.