So you want to adopt a Bulldog?

Bulldogs are great dogs, but they are not for everyone. If you have never owned an Bulldog, please read our page titled “The Bulldog”.


Austin Bulldog Rescue will consider adoptive families all over Texas, as well as some out of state adoptions for dogs that qualify to safely travel. All adoptions out of state will require the adopter to arrange and pay for the transport of their adopted dog. Transportation arrangements must be considered safe for the specific dog. We do not allow paid group ground transports as they are considered too risky for brachycephalic breeds.  Our goal is to make the best rescue match taking into consideration the Bulldog’s background and your family’s needs. Every Bulldog is different: personality, temperament, energy, comfort with kids and other animals, medical needs and more. As a rescue policy, all dogs adopted from Austin Bulldog Rescue require spay/neuter, for this reason, ABR WILL NOT adopt unfixed dogs to families outside of the greater ATX area. This includes any unfixed puppies under one year old, which are required to be spayed/neutered at an ABR-approved vet clinic only.

We take all these factors into consideration when making a furever-home match. We are very careful about the placements we make. We do our best to match the right Bulldog with the right adoptive home, because we want this to be the dog's permanent home.

If you are willing to wait for the right rescue to be matched to you, you are an ideal candidate for ABR. As our success rate proves, these precious dogs are well worth the wait. If acquiring a dog is a time sensitive issue for you or your family, rescue may not be for you.


Apply →


We appreciate you wanting to bring a bulldog into your home. In order for us to find the right bulldog for you, we need you to submit an adoption application.

Review →


We will review your application upon receipt. If we have any questions or concerns, we will contact you for clarity.

Virtual Home Visit →


Once your application review is complete, an ABR volunteer will contact you to schedule a virtual home visit and discuss all things bulldog. During the home visit we look for potential hazards for the dog that the adopter may not have considered. All household members must be present during home visit. This includes all pets.

Finding Your Bulldog →


Once approved to adopt, the search for your bulldog begins. Volunteers will begin to evaluate dogs currently in our foster care program who may be a good fit for you and your family. We would also be open to discussing dogs in our care that you are specifically interested in.


  • We will not discuss adoption details regarding any particular bulldog if you have not yet applied to adopt.
  • ABR is a 100% volunteer, non-profit organization. We will make every effort to schedule your home visit in a timely manner. Please be patient with us…bulldogs need our time too.
  • All bulldogs are spayed/neutered, microchipped and up-to-date on all shots prior to adoption
  • Adoption fees range from $350 to $800, based on the age and health of each individual bulldog.
  • After submitting an application, please ensure you have received a confirmation email.  If you did not, please check your spam folder and/or try resubmitting using a different browser.