Fostering Saves Lives!

Without our network of Foster Families in the Austin, San Antonio, and Houston areas, it would be impossible for us to continue our rescue efforts!  We do not have a shelter where we can house dogs, so all of our Bulldogs are placed in private homes until a permanent home is found. We are ALWAYS in need of qualified foster homes.  Even if you've never owned a bulldog before, if you are eager to learn, we are here to help!

What we expect from every foster family:
What you can expect from us:
  • Fill out an application
  • Meet with our volunteer team for an virtual interview and home visit
  • Provide transportation for needed vet visits
  • In-home medical care when applicable (medicated baths, bandage changes, etc.)
  • Basic feeding supplies (food bowl, water bowl)
  • A lot of TLC
  • Updates and photos to ABR so we may learn more about the personality and behaviors of your foster dog. This will assist us in finding the perfect forever family for your foster English Bulldog.
  • Supplies for each dog (kennel, food, collar, leash, harness, medicated shampoo, gate/crate). Foster parents willing to provide these supplies themselves will be helping the program out immensely.
  • Medical care (we will arrange payment directly to the vet for medical assistance, check-ups,microchips, shots and spaying/neutering).
  • Assistance with any training or behavior issues that you may not be familiar with.
  • A support chat with your very own foster advocate to help guide you

Emergency Fostering and Dogsitting

Austin Bulldog Rescue ALWAYS needs families willing to open their homes to bulldogs in need, even on a short term basis.  If you are outside our foster area (not located in Austin, San Antonio, or Houston areas), you can still sign up to become an emergency foster for dogs who urgently need a place to go while awaiting transport to their longterm foster home.

ABR also needs folks who are willing to open their homes to dogsit for our foster families who leave town or have other commitments.  Being able to keep a bulldog close to our network of voluntneers who can help with medical care or facilitate adopter meet and greets is so important!  This is also a great way to get to know bulldogs and volunteer with us, even if you have a busy schedule!

If you're interested in either of these volunteer opportunities with Austin Bulldog Rescue, please fill out a foster application to be consdered!


Austin Bulldog Rescue is funded entirely from donor support, so our dogs depend on the generosity and commitment of our supporters. Every dollar we receive is spent directly on saving the lives of bulldogs in need and finding them loving homes. You can make a tax deductible donation via right now or you can donate food, dog medications, equipment and supplies through our Wishlist.

For more information on any of these opportunities, please contact us at

We urge you to get involved today. It takes a village!