Puppy Mill French Bulldog with number tag around neck

Puppy Mill French Bulldogs – No Longer Just a Number

There’s always SO much debate about whether or not rescues should ‘pull’ dogs from puppy mill auctions. The common belief is that doing so is wrong, and creates a self perpetuating cycle – purchasing that dog puts money into the pocket of the mill, so they can buy new dogs.

Most of the rescues who do so, however, know that the dogs they are buying are the ‘end of day’ dogs – the dogs that, if they are not purchased, will go on to less than kind ends (a bullet behind the barn, in many cases).

In May of 2013, Chicago French Bulldog Rescue helped 14 puppy mill French Bulldogs get a name, instead of just a number. After you see their faces and read their stories, I think you’ll agree that while purchasing mill dogs won’t change the world, it can at least change the world for one dog.

Thanks to Mary and her team for all that they do for French Bulldogs.


Lucy is an available French Bulldog Rescue in Ontario Canada

I love Lucy! French Bulldog for Adoption in Ontario Canada

Occasionally, we run into a French Bulldog who is incredibly lovable, incredibly smart and utterly adorable, but still just can’t seem to find her forever family.

Lucy would be one of those dogs.

Now, we’re not saying she’s perfect – to love Lucy, you’re going to need to willing to understand her limitations. She’s not a fan of cats – I mean, really, really, really not a fan of cats, unless you mean ‘cats as lunch’, which is obviously not acceptable. Ditto other dogs – Lucy prefers to be the only Princess in her castle. Small kids? Well, we’re not quite sure, but she seems awfully interested in them, so it’s just better if she goes to a home that only has older, dog savvy kiddos for her to play with.

So, why, in spite of that, would anyone love Lucy?

Well, because she’s sweet and lovable with the people she knows. She’s a shadow dog – wants to be around you, part of what you’re doing. She’s active – if you always wanted a Frenchie who can go with you on walks, or a Frenchie who’d fetch a ball, she’s your gal. If you want a lap dog couch potato, well, Lucy is OK with that, too. Mostly, what Lucy really wants is  family to love – and a family who will love Lucy, too.

If you think you have room in your life for Lucy, and you want to know more about her, click here to read her full profile on French Bulldog Last Chance Rescue.

Lucy is in Ontario, Canada and will not be shipped – she must be picked up in person.

And, if you can’t adopt, remember – sharing is caring.

FBLCR Auction Donations Needed

French Bulldog Rescue Auction Donations Needed!

Hey Frenchie people – we are gearing up for the French Bulldog Last
Chance Rescue MEGA auction, and we need YOUR help.

Do you have an item you can donate that will help us raise much needed
funds for the dogs I affectionately refer to as “The Island of Misfit
Frenchies”? The dogs that sometimes fall through the cracks – the
maybe not so conventionally cute dogs that need a little bit of extra
time, love or work. As you can imagine, these are the dogs that tend
to need the MOST financial help and support, and yet have less heart
tuggingly cute stores to impel people to donate.

Because of that, we have to work a little harder, and ask supporters
to dig a little deeper. You can help, by rooting through your closets
and finding us items we can auction off for FBLCR! Your donations
don’t have to be Frenchie themed (altho it’s great if they are!) –
instead, think of this as a virtual Frenchie focused Facebook Yard

Heck, your items don’t even have to be ‘items’ – if you can offer a
service, a skill or even a restaurant meal, we’ll auction it to
someone in or willing to travel to your community!

So, come help us to help Frenchies!

All we need from you is an email to fundraising@fblcr.org with the following info:

  • A description of the item
  • A photo of the item
  • Measured dimensions of your item (so we can estimate shipping costs, if there are any – or let us know if you’re willing to donate shipping costs)
  • Your name
  • Your email address
  • Your postal address (for shipping cost estimates)

That’s it! Auction starts April 27 – stay tuned for details!!

Over 100 people and their French Bulldogs joined us for the Eastern Canada French Bulldog Club Social Meet Up.

Eastern Canada French Bulldog Club Meet Up at Pet Social in Toronto

Sunday was the Eastern Canada French Bulldog Club French Bulldog Social, held at Pet Social Pet Supplies & Boutique in Toronto. We were amazed at how many people attended!

I want to thank everyone who helped – Suzanne Singh of Pet Social and her wonderful staff, Rhichard Devrieze , Ashleigh De Vries and everyone who spread the word or came out. I think most of us had a really great time, and Suzanne’s team were great (and her store is gorgeous!!). A huge thanks to all of my puppy family people who came out and let me hug “my” dogs again, which always make me get weepy and act like a sentimental goofball.

I spoke to SO many people who were sincerely looking for referrals to good breeders, and I handed out almost 100 business cards for Eastern Canada French Bulldog Club (umm, Karen Williams? they were the ones with your phone number on them, sorry about that!). It was nice to be able to suggest they start with the ECFBC Breeder referral list, and to be able to refer so many people to French Bulldog Last Chance Rescue.

That said, I am super, super sorry to everyone who wasn’t able to get into the venue due to space issues. We all of us *seriously* underestimated the number of people and their Frenchies who would attend. In context, at our last event we had approximately ten attendees and six or so Frenchies – this time, we had OVER 100 people, and forty or so French Bulldogs! I was quite honestly in shock when we arrived and saw how many people had come out. I might be wrong, but I believe this is possibly larger even than most of the NYC events.

I take responsibility for not doing a better job of pre estimating how many attendees we would end up getting, and I apologize to anyone who either felt over crowded, or who simply were not able to come inside. I know it must have been really frustrating for everyone.

We will do our best to make SURE nothing like this ever happens again, and to ensure we have space that is large enough to accommodate everyone who comes out.

Our next event will hopefully be some time in May, and I hope everyone will attend. I promise we’ll do a better job 🙂

French Bulldog attacked at dog park needs help

Rescued French Bulldog Attacked on Beach – Please Help

We were just having a discussion of how dangerous dog parks are – this is the perfect illustration of how your French Bulldog can be injured if play gets too rough. Ellie, our special needs French Bulldog girl, was attacked at a park in Toronto once by a German Shepherd, so I know first hand just how terrifying this is.

If you can, please donate to help Arabella. She needs and MRI and spinal surgery, and her adoptive mother just can’t afford the $2,000 deposit the vet clinic requires to begin treatment. In the meantime, Arabella is suffering.

Here’s Arabella’s story:

Arabella, a FBRN dog, lovingly adopted by Jessica, a single professional, was attacked during their afternoon walk on the beach in Del Mare Dog Beach in CA. The boston terrier people who attacked Bella have now stopped answering their phone and are avoiding contact. They are military people so the base commander will be notified, but in the mean time Bella is in a situation were every second counts. A back/neck injury needs immediate attention to try an avoid paralysis. The vet wants a 2000.00 deposit to do surgery and MRI in the mean time Bella in lying in pain with intravenous meds as Jess frantically tries to raise money and contact those responsible for her loved companions injuries. Please help. we all go for walks and this could happen to any of our loved companions…just out of now where her dog now is in danger or dying or being crippled because someone had no control of their dog and now is not taking responsibility for their actions. Shameful. Lets help Jess have faith in people – we can help Bella. Her companion of 2 yrs. She has lovingly helped Bella over come her puppy mill issues to become the girl that runs on the beach in glee.

Donate here – https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/mhn3/mri-and-surgery-fund