Dixies' Voice Bulldog Rescue, Inc. knows that
surrendering your dog is a very, very difficult decision. Perhaps you got your
dog a short time ago and realize you don’t have the time to properly care for
him. Your dog may have been a part of your life for many years, but as your
circumstances have changed, you now know that owning a dog isn’t the right
thing for you anymore, or perhaps financially, you are unable to care for your
dog at this time, or medical issues are too overwhelming. Surrendering your dog
to DVBR, another rescue group or animal shelter is an incredibly difficult
decision but sometimes, it is the only one to make.
you consider surrendering your dog, you should ask yourself a few questions:
- Do I have
the time, energy and resources to provide adequate care for the bulldog?
- Does my
schedule permit me to spend quality time with my bulldog every single day?
- Is my bulldog
not behaving well because I don’t have or want to spend time on basic
- Do I have
young children and don’t have the time or desire to show them proper dog
- Has my
health taken a drastic turn and because of it; I’m not able to walk and
socialize my bulldog?
are just some things to consider when making the difficult decision to
surrender your dog. If you realize that your dog would be better cared for in a
rescue group and eventually, with a new owner, perhaps the time has come to
surrender your bulldog.
you choose to surrender your bulldog to DVBR you will be asked to complete a
surrender contract. This legally binding contract gives full ownership of
the bulldog to DVBR. This allows us to provide veterinary care and down the road,
legally adopt out the dog to a carefully pre screened ‘forever’ home.
will take on full legal and ethical ownership and responsibility for your bulldog.
All of our rescue bulldogs are vetted, microchipped, neutered/spayed, brought up to
date on vaccinations (as necessary) and put on heartworm prevention (where
necessary) before being placed for adoption.
at time of surrender are ALWAYS appreciated. Vetting costs for almost all bulldogs
that come into our care can run into the hundreds and sometimes thousands — per bulldog. Your dog will also appreciate it if you surrender him/her with all of his/her belongings, including bed, leash, harness; toys and a supply of food, to make
his/her transition to foster care an easier one. Finally, copies of vet records are
always helpful to allow us and the adoptive home make necessary and important
decisions regarding the bulldog's future care.
you have additional questions about surrendering your bulldog, please do not
hesitate to contact us. We are happy to answer your questions and help you make
the best decision for your bulldog.
you are ready to surrender, please complete the form below and our intake
coordinator will contact you.