FRENCH BULLDOG RESCUE

Dogs in care

Tobie is a big, handsome, healthy, 4 year old Frenchie that loves belly rubs. Unfortunately, his drive to guard his house and home by trying to chase away any visitors or passersby (human or animal) with loud persistent barking made rehoming necessary. While in our care, Tobie will be assessed and receive any training etc that he may need. He is not currently available for adoption.
Donations to help with Tobie’s care can be made via etransfer or by cc through donation links.

LOCATION: Central Ontario

HEALTH/BEHAVIOUR: Good health. – Protective of home

COMPATIBILITY-PEOPLE: Under Review

COMPATIBILITY-DOGS: Under Review

COMPATIBILITY:CATS: Under Review

REQUIREMENTS: Will be determined following assessment .

Harley is an adorable little 4 year old french bulldog with a lot of energy and a chatty, inquisitive nature. She recently suffered a ruptured disk and was examined by specialists at the Atlantic veterinary college. It was determined that her injury was not surgically correctable so she will be managed medically with physio/alternative therapies and assistive devices as required. She will remain in foster care during treatment and recovery and is not currently available for adoption.

Harley’s medical needs and expenses will be ongoing and donations to help us with her care would be most appreciated.

LOCATION: Nova Scotia

HEALTH/BEHAVIOUR: Recent disk rupture, mobility impaired. Treatment in progress. No known behavioural issues

COMPATIBILITY-PEOPLE: good

COMPATIBILITY-DOGS: Calm dogs only due to health restrictions

COMPATIBILITY:CATS: No

REQUIREMENTS: Requirements will be determined following treatment and recovery.

Penny is a sweet 4 year old French Bulldog. She  was surrendered to rescue as the result of care challenges from mobility deficits and continence concerns 

Neurological investigation showed that she suffers from an inflammatory spinal condition (myelitis) of undetermined origin. 

We have found her to be smart, affectionate and social. She is great with people and other dogs and lives with a cat in her foster home. Due to her condition, Penny has rear end weakness and decreased control of bowel and bladder. We are hopeful that the  medical treatment she is receiving will lead to functional improvement.  

Penny will need further followup appointments to monitor her response and adjust her treatment when needed and she is not yet available for adoption 

Donations to help with Penny’s care can be made by etransfer or donate link(see below)

LOCATION: Southwestern ON (Toronto area)

HEALTH/BEHAVIOUR: spinal myelitis(under treatment) with resultant mobility and elimination deficits. Spayed, routine vetting up to date. No behaviour concerns

COMPATIBILITY-PEOPLE: good

COMPATIBILITY-DOGS: good. Due to her physical limitations, interaction only with calm dogs preferred

COMPATIBILITY:CATS: shows curiosity. Lives with a a cat

REQUIREMENTS: Penny will need a quiet home with owners that are able to manage her care and ensure that the lifestyle structure she requires is followed. She would do well with a resident dog or cat as long as he/she is calm and well mannered. 

Overall she is adaptable, sociable and affectionate. The choice of a forever family will be based on best match

Winnie has been with us for a long time. She has a very challenging personality that requires routine, knowledge and management. Although she has had a number of applications, none have been the fit she needs.
With Winnie’s best interests at heart, she is now designated as permanent foster and applications will no longer be accepted. She will permanently remain in the care of her amazing foster family where she is happy and all her needs are being met.
Congratulations Winnie, you are home.

As the popularity of French Bulldogs increases in Canada, so too do the number of French Bulldogs in need of rescue. Help French Bulldog Fanciers of Canada to help them! We are always in need of foster homes, transporters, people to do home checks, fund raise and donate to help cover the costs of veterinary and other care expenses. Above all, we need caring individuals and families to open their homes and hearts and give our ‘rescues’ the love and security that comes with family of their own

Volunteer – Foster a French Bulldog

Fostering can be a rewarding experience and it is the heart and soul of our rescue efforts. Without our foster families we could not do this work. If you can help in this area, a foster application is available by clicking the button below. * Please Note * Foster homes must be matched to the dog in need therefore a questionnaire, reference and home check will be required prior to placing a dog in your care.

Surrender a French Bulldog

If you wish to surrender a French Bulldog into our care, or alert us to a French Bulldog  that is possibly in need of help, contact a member of our team for assistance. For your convenience an online surrender certificate is available by clicking the button below.

Frenchies Adopted

Click on the button below to take a look through our Gallery of successful placements. 

For your information

Please review the information provided on each dog and if you think he/she would be a good match for your family and lifestyle, an adoption application button can be found below each dog. Applications will be reviewed and those most suitable will be contacted. Do not apply for a dog that is clearly not recommended for your situation (e.g. if noted as no small children and you have small children, even if you feel your children are good with dogs) We must be firm on our assessment requirements to maximize the chance of a successful and long term placement.

We do not do same day adoptions and we do not ship dogs. Reference and home checks are required prior to adoption finalization. Applicants selected as potential adoptive families (including any other family dogs) must initially visit the rescue dog to assess compatibility. Adoptive families are asked to provide regular updates following adoption. Additional protocol information can be found in the Adoption Contract & Home Checklist above.

*Please Note*


To contact us regarding Surrender/Adoption/Fostering a French Bulldog, use the “Contact Rescue” form below.




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    rescue coordinator

    Deborah Alce – fbfcrescue@gmail.com

    asst. rescue coordinator

    rescue coordinator - Financial

    Margaret Au

    General Inquiries

      President

      Heidi Merkli – hmerkli@hotmail.com

      Treasurer

      Margaret Au – suki88@shaw.ca

      Ontario director

      Anne McIntyre – lacasadel@bellnet.ca

      BC Director

      Patricia Sorrentino – patjamessorrentino@gmail.com

      Past President

      David Berrey daberrey@deloitte.com

      Vice President

      Brenda Anwyll – anwylls@shaw.ca

      Secretary

      Rachel Crane – r_cranervt@yahoo.ca

      Quebec/Atlantic Director

      Paul Watson – bootwatson@hotmail.com

      prairie Director

      Jackie Chysyk – incognitofrenchies@yahoo.com