||Bully for You
Bulldog Rescue & Sanctuary
in seniors and special needs*
This site is dedicated to Bella,
my first bully, who made me want to become a more knowledgeable
and responsible pet owner; and Spike, my first rescue, who
opened my eyes to the world of abuse and neglect that touches
even the most loving of breeds.
Welcome to the Bully for You
24-hour full service English bulldog rescue!
I have owned and rescued English bulldogs since 1996,
and had dreamed of one day owning my own rescue. My
dream came true in 2009 when my husband and I opened
up our hearts and our home to the first official rescues
of Bully for You. (Bully for you, like the saying,
as in "good for you" for wanting to support
or adopt an English bulldog in need!) We had two bullies
who I had raised since they were puppies - Keats (2001),
and Kelso (2003). In January 2008 we rescued 3 yr
old Lola from a pound in Kalamazoo, MI. Used repeatedly
as a breeder, she had developed serious untreated
eye, ear, and skin infections. Uncorrected entropian
had scratched her corneas to the point of near blindness.
No longer able to serve her purpose as a viable breeder,
she was then discarded on the street, picked up as
a stray from a snowy cemetary, and taken to the shelter
to be euthanized. Instead, she now naps peacefully
in her bed, lounges on the deck, and noses through
We felt our family was complete, but still wanted
to do more. I decided to use my time and resources
to start a rescue to assist other organizations working
toward the same goal. There are so many bulldogs in
need that our cause can use all the help it can get!
We search online every day for bullies in shelters,
strays, and owner surrenders to take into our rescue.
We get them medical care and rehabilitation they need,
and then find them a stable and loving adoptive home
they can call their own for the rest of their life.
We perform home visits, require completed adoption
applications, signed contracts, and continued communication
regarding the welfare of our adopted rescues.
We need your support! We are always looking for bully
lovers who would be interested in helping out in any
way possible. From participating in fundraisers to
making donations, we appreciate anything you can do
for us and our four-legged friends. Use the Contact
Us page and we will be happy to get in touch with
you to discuss how you can help! Thanks so much for
your time and interest in wanting to make a difference
in the life of an English bulldog! -Jen
Keats came into my life as a puppy,
and while he wasn't a rescue, he was an incredible
addition to our family, the biological uncle of our
Kelso, and the perfect big brother to all of the fosters
with whom he shared his home with over the years.
He had the chance to travel all over the U.S. with
us, including OH, MI, WI, KY, and all the way down
to OK for our cross country move. He began having
breathing issues, and passed away from heart complications
in January 2012.
Louden was a 9 yr old male who was dropped off at a
shelter in Gladwin, MI in February 2009. He had horrible
eye infections that led to loss of vision, and arthritis
and elbow displasia that required pain management and
help getting around on bad days. All of this led to
him being very skiddish around people and making an
outside adoption very unlikely. When he started to suffer
severe edema in his limbs and then throughout his body,
we knew he was with us to stay. We lost him a few months
later in April 2010.
Pearl was an 11 yr old female who came from a family
near Pittsburgh, PA in March 2010. Their young children
had just become too active for her senior lifestyle
and she needed a new retirement setting. After having
her in rescue with no potential adopters for almost
a year, we decided to adopt her ourselves on her 12th
birthday so she would not be forced to make another
start with someone else at her stage in life. We lost
our spunky old lady to what the vets believe was a tumor
near her heart in October 2011.
Bubba was an 8 yr old male whose home was damaged by
a neighborhood disaster near Cleveland, OH in July 2010.
The owner had been boarding him at a kennel, but then
decided she no longer had time to care for him. He was
in rescue with us for two years before being diagnosed
with heart disease. Knowing that he was about 10 years
old at that point, we announced we were adopting him.
He passed away later that week from related causes in