The Bulldog Club of Indiana is a supporter of the network of the Bulldog Club of America Rescue. The BCA Rescue Network, Inc. is a non-profit organization (501c-3) with a staff of volunteers throughout the country who rescue bulldogs, provide medical care, food, shelter, and training to bulldogs awaiting adoption.
Deb Humphreys heads the local rescue network. Deb has a list of volunteers (names and numbers listed to the left) who can pick up dogs that are being surrendered for a variety of reasons such as life changes, behavioral problems, or health issues. We never ask questions about the person, just the dogs.
When a bulldog is taken in by the rescue network they are placed in a temporary foster home, they are usually kept from contact with the other dogs in the home until they are deemed to have no contagious health issues or aggression. Once the dog is in good health and properly trained they become available for adoption to a special home who can care for their specific needs.
How do I surrender my dog?
Contact a Deb Tahara or a volunteer (to the left) closest to your home? They will come to your home or mutual agreed upon location and pick up the dog. Once they arrive, they may ask you questions about the dog such as, how do they get along with kids, other pets, and people in general; do they like to eat alone, sleep in a crate, and are they potty trained? They will also ask you about the health of the dog, if they are up to date on their shots, are they on any medications, and do they have any alergies.
How do I adopt a rescued bulldog?
If you are interested in adopting a bulldog from the rescue network go to www.rescuebulldogs.org and fill out an application. The application will be reviewed and forwarded to the Indiana network for selection. Only the best homes are selected and contacted. An extensive interview and home visit is required. Once a home is selected the dog will be placed in the home on a temporary basis. In 2-3 weeks another home visit will take place and a determination of permenant placement decision is made. At that point all adoption paperwork is finalized. The entire process from application to final adoption takes about 6 months.
What if I have questions?
Contact the director, Deb Humphreys at email@example.com