FAQs
What if I can no longer care for the Bulldog I adopted?
Please contact Susan at 801-750-0587 immediately if you have concerns, or are dealing with difficult issues so we can help you resolve them. If you are no longer able to keep your adopted bulldog, they MUST be returned to our rescue.

How do I volunteer with your organization?
We are a very small rescue organization with only a few volunteers. We do not have a physical shelter location and we use foster homes for our rescues. If you would like to help with a fundraiser, or possible transports or events, please contact Susan Tibbitts, at 801-750-0587 or at bulldogrescueofutah@gmail.com .

What if I need to surrender my bulldog or know someone who does?
Please contact Susan, at 801-750-0587. You can also send us a Facebook message and we will coordinate the surrender. We do not charge a surrender fee but we greatly appreciate donations in order to help care for your bulldog during their time with us.

Do you adopt to people who live outside of Utah?
Yes. We do not have the ability or resources to provide transportation outside of the state and we do not ship our bulldogs. If you live outside of Utah, you must travel to us in order to meet the dog. If you are outside of Utah, please visit Bulldog Rescue Network for a list of rescues across the United States and Canada.

Do you accept Olde English Bulldogges into your rescue?
We have accepted OEBs into our rescue under certain circumstances, however, we generally refer people with OEBs to other local rescue organizations. Our main focus and mission is rescuing the Bulldog, also known as the English or British Bulldog.

Can you recommend some local Utah vets who specialize in Bulldogs?
Our rescue uses Midvalley Animal Clinic in Salt Lake City (801-269-1213) and Bayview Animal Hospital in Farmington (801-451-2359.) Both hospitals have veterinarians who specialize in and understand the unique needs and challenges of Bulldogs. Aaron Barney at Willow Creek Pet Center (801-942-0777) in Sandy also specializes in treating Bulldogs. They offer 24-hour emergency services.

How can I donate to your rescue?
Covering medical bills for our rescues is always the biggest expense we have. You can send in a donation via PayPal to bulldogrescueofutah@gmail.com. We have an Amazon Wishlist if you would prefer to donate physical items.We are also an Amazon Smile recipient and you can find us by searching for “Bulldog Club of Utah.” You can sign up for the Smith’s Community Rewards program and add “Bulldog Club of Utah Rescue” as your charity of choice for us to receive a portion of your purchases.

Do you have information or tips on adopting a new pet? 

We recommend checking out T he Ultimate Guide to Pet Adoption for more information about the adoption process, myths about pet adoption, what to expect when bringing home a new pet, and more! 
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“Saving one dog will not change the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.” 
Karen Davison
Frequently Asked Questions


What is the EBRU adoption process?
The first step is to fill out an application on our
Adopt page . We look through the applications regularly and will contact you when we have a dog that may be a match for your family. If you are interested in meeting a dog we feel is a fit, we will set up a meet and greet with your family members and the other dogs in the home. If it’s still a good fit, we often do a home visit before placement in order to make sure the home meets the needs of our dogs. We generally do a 1-2 week trial before proceeding with the adoption. When a final decision has been made a contract is signed and you can welcome your new bulldog into your family!

How long does it take to get a Bulldog?
We typically average 30-35 bulldogs a year for our rescue. As such, it may be up to six months before we are able to place a bulldog in your home, or it could be under a week after filling out an application, depending on the needs of our dogs. Many of our dogs have behavioral issues that may not allow them to be placed with younger children, other dogs, or cats.



Do you have any puppies?
We very rarely get puppies into our rescue. If we do, they typically have serious medical conditions. The average age of our bulldogs is between 5-7 years old. If looking to add a puppy to your family, visit Bulldog Club of America to find an ethical breeder in your area. Ethical breeders will never sell their puppies online, such as on KSL, Craigslist, or Facebook. Many dogs purchased from online sellers have health issues and the sellers often will not take the dog back in the event it does not work out.



What is your adoption fee?
We typically ask for a donation in an amount between $300-$500, depending on age and health status of the dog. The fee includes spay/neuter, all vaccinations (Bordatella, DHPP, and Rabies), as well as a microchip. Most of our bulldogs have also had extensive medical issues resolved while in the care of our rescue, such as dental work, surgeries, and frequent medications. We are a 501c3 non-profit agency that runs exclusively on donations. All adoption fees help us care for current and future bulldogs in the rescue.