It Takes a Village

As a non-profit organization, Austin Bulldog Rescue is completely driven by volunteers ~ compassionate, dedicated and fun-loving volunteers. Our volunteers support our cause in a multitude of ways, from big jobs to little projects, yet we always are in need of more helping hands. As you can imagine, the more volunteers we have, the more Bulldogs we can save.


Without our network of Foster Families it would be impossible for us to continue our rescue efforts. We do not have a shelter where we can house dogs. All of our English Bulldogs are placed in private homes until a permanent home is found. We are ALWAYS in need of qualified foster homes.

What we expect from every foster family:
What you can expect from us:
  • Fill-out an Application
  • Allow a home visit by our an ABR volunteer
  • Provide transportation for needed vet visits
  • Medical care when applicable (medicated baths, bandage changes, etc.)
  • Basic feeding supplies (quality dog food, food bowl, water bowl)
  • Socialization
  • 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 family for your foster English Bulldog.
  • Supplies for each dog (kennel, special food if needed, collar, leash, harness). 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.

To become an approved foster home, please fill out a Foster Application. The process is similar to adopting a dog from our rescue. We will set up a convenient time to come visit your home and we can discuss fostering in more detail at that time. ABR will do their best to not match each foster with the best foster family for the dog’s needs. We do not want to give you more than you think you can handle.


Do you have a Bully-safe mobile? Then you can help transport! Transport volunteers may help us pick up dogs from shelters and surrendering owners, move dogs from foster homes or take dogs to vet appointments. Many times we need to rescue dogs from other cities which may entail longer trips.


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!