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Road Dogs & Rescue in Lomita, California rescues Bulldog breeds. Its primary focus is saving complicated medical dogs, seniors, and special needs puppies as these animals are most likely to be euthanized. They're often dumped at shelters or abandoned at veterinary clinics while some regard them as defective and shun them.
Road Dogs & Rescue sees them as just differently beautiful and dogs that deserve to live happy and full lives.
Maybe you’re asking, "Why Bulldogs?" Although they’re cute and expensive, many wind up in shelters or unwanted because people don’t realize how expensive they can be to maintain. Eye issues, skin issues, joint issues – you name it, bulldogs get it.
However, they’re the Lovable Lemons of the canine world!
Thinking about adopting a lucky animal from Road Dogs & Rescue? Keep reading below for more information on their adoption process and fees.
Road Dogs & Rescue has a straightforward adoption process:
Adoption fees depend on many different factors, including, but not limited to, breed, age, and known medical issues. They usually range from $250-$1,000.
This adoption fee helps Road Dogs & Rescue partially cover the costs they incur saving the lives of differently-abled medical, special needs, and senior Bulldogs.
Our writing team is hard at work researching this shelter's adoption process and fees, so this page will be updated soon!
In the meantime, here's some nice-to-know info that applies to nearly every animal shelter, humane society, and rescue.
Because shelter dogs are full of love!
Is it because they know you saved them and love you harder for it?
I can't say for certain, but yes.
Jokes aside, there are three things all shelter dogs need to thrive in their new home:
Older shelter dogs, generally 1+ years old, may have experienced a lot of trauma, which often results in one of 8 common behavioral issues:
These issues are correctable! Your dog isn't broken, they're just damaged. You can fix them with enough love, patience, and a good training plan.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, finding good dog trainers can be hard. Like everything else, dog training is moving only. but there are great online dog trainers that are proven to work and can help get your new pup on the right path.
You can learn a lot about an animal welfare organization just by looking at their name.
Adoption processes vary drastically from organization to organization, but here are some general tips that apply in most instances. Note that we'll use the term "shelters" here for simplicity but it includes all types of rescue organizations.
If you have any questions about adopting an animal (what you'll need, what to expect, etc.) feel free to contact the PetLists team!
If you're looking to adopt a new dog, our Dog Adoption Guide is a must-read. It has everything you need to know about bringing a shelter dog home:
And we're adding new guides all the time.