KCEBR understands this is a very difficult decision for any Bulldog owner to make.

  1. Please complete the Surrender Questionnaire as this is the information the Intake Coordinator will need to discuss accepting your Bulldog. Please be totally honest in your assessment of your Bulldog. The more information you can provide the better. KCEBR may be able to offer help and advice to allow your Bulldog to remain with you if that is an option. 
  2. KCEBR will also need veterinarian information, all records and any registration papers that you may have for your Bulldog. We will also need pictures of your Bulldog face, body and tail. These pictures can be emailed to 
  3. KCEBR is a foster home-based network, so we may not be able to take your Bulldog immediately. There may be a wait if we do not have an available foster home.
  4. KCEBR only rescue purebred English Bulldogs, Olde English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs. KCEBR does not take American Bulldogs, Pit Bull Breeds or Shorty Bulls.
  5. You will have to sign a surrender form that transfers ownership of your Bulldog to KCEBR.
  6. KCEBR cannot buy your Bulldog from you.
  7. KCEBR is entirely managed and operated by volunteers, who have jobs, families and pets and may not be able to take your Bulldog immediately. We do not have a shelter facility.
  8. Bulldogs come to us because of family changes, financial challenges, shelters, law enforcement, illness or death of the owner and we do our best to work with everyone who needs help with their Bulldog.

PLEASE NOTE: The Missouri Department of Agriculture requires all surrendering parties to include a copy of a State ID or Driver’s License. Copies of these can be securely emailed to 

After completing the Owner Surrender form, email the following:

  • A copy of your driver’s license or state ID
  • Photos to verify this is an English Bulldog, French Bulldog, Olde English Bulldog:
    • Dog’s head
    • Dog’s body
    • Dog’s tail area

Before completing the Surrender Questionnaire, please see if you can answer “YES” to any of the questions below and explore the options provided before surrendering your dog.

If they are a reputable breeder, you likely signed a contract at the time you purchased the dog that stated you would need to return the dog if you could no longer keep them. If you do not want to keep your English Bulldog, reach out to the breeder first.

You are in luck! Most English Bulldogs make wonderful family pets. If you are able to care for a baby, you can definitely care for an English Bulldog! Here are some resources to assist you in the process:

First, please explore options such as a dog-walker or doggie day care in your area. We suggest you use a review site such as Yelp to look for well-reviewed resources in your area. Yes, your Bulldog or Pug does require time and attention, but it can be as simple as cuddling in bed while you watch television, playing with a toy while dinner is cooking, or just going for a short walk. Remember, having a pet reduces personal stress and can add years to your life! Make the effort to make time for you AND your bulldog or pug.

We understand that owning an Bulldog can be costly, especially when they get sick. Please reach out to us and we may be able to educate about some more affordable alternatives or have you see a vet that may be able to offer you a better price for treatment/surgery.

If they are reputable rescue, you would have signed a contract at the time you adopted your dog, stipulating that the dog must be returned to them if you decide to no longer keep him or her for any reason. Please reach out to the rescue organization first before surrendering your dog.

There are plenty of apartments, townhouses, condos and hotels that accept English Bulldogs. Many places will even allow you to spread payment of your pet deposit over multiple months as part of your rent.

Is your dog having trouble getting along with other animals in the household or are there other behavioral issues that have led to the decision to give up your dog? If so, let us help you. Contact us – we can most likely recommend a trainer in your area or offer you some advice. If you didn’t socialize your dog as a puppy, it’s never too late to enroll him in obedience school. It’s fun and it’s a great way to spend time with your dog! If you choose to find a trainer/behaviorist on your own, be sure to do thorough research to make sure they are qualified.

Your dog also may be suffering from an undiagnosed medical condition. If your dog is barking, biting, or suddenly acting abnormal he/she could have something wrong medically and should be checked by a bulldog knowledgeable veterinarian.




K.I.S.S. Dog Training


Dr. Hunthausen

Westwood Animal Hospital

4820 Rainbow Blvd.

Westwood, KS 66205


Dr. Kennedy

Kennedys Animal Clinic

8000 Woodson Rd

Raytown, MO 64138


The Pet Connection Sanctuary & Rehabilitation Center

1301 Asherville Rd., Lot E

Beloit, KS 67420

Training and Rehab Facilities

9010 Rosehill Rd.

Lenexa, KS 66215

6204 Arlington Avenue

Raytown, MO 64133



The following groups exist to assist people who truly want to keep their pets, but are experiencing financial difficulties. They may be able to help you.

A credit card company for health care:

Non-Profits who offer financial assistance:

Lantz Tucker Memorial Fund