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    Re: Helpful Suggestions when applying for a rescue

    Quote Originally Posted by Kazzy220 View Post
    When we get apps from people who do not have pets and so no vet to call, we call their references. Do a telephone interview with them to get a feel for what they're like and go from there.

    But, as I said, all rescues are different and they may be set up a completely different way. sorry I can't be of more help!
    No, you've been very helpful. I appreciate the input and helps me understand a little more. Like you said, this rescue (French Bulldog Rescue Network) may work differently, and they may not..... The only reference the application asked for was for a vet, no other references.

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    Re: Helpful Suggestions when applying for a rescue

    Quote Originally Posted by Kazzy220 View Post
    I can only comment by telling you what Rescue Ohio English Bulldogs does with every application.

    When we get an app in as long as everything looks ok on the form, we go ahead and call your vets to do a vet check. We're looking for up to date vaccinations, heart worm test and meds. And I usually come right out and ask the person I'm talking to if they would consider the applicant a responsible and loving pet owner.

    If you fail the vet check or don't even get that far then we email you and tell you why.

    If the vet check goes ok then we move on to the home check.

    You also have to please remember that the people who run a rescue do everything voluntarily. So in between juggling work, home, family and other responsibilities they have to somehow fit in rescue work too. I know that people often get very frustrated and angry with us because they don't hear from us for a couple of weeks. I'm sure they believe we all sit at desks working purely for the rescue. So if it's been a couple of weeks since you sent in your application then it may still be getting processed.

    Now I'm going to tell you a secret ..... become a volunteer. Go to their fundraising events, transport for them, offer to make phone calls, become a foster ... absolutely anything. And if you can't help out physically, then donate stuff. Crates, food, collars, blankets, money ... whatever. Show them you are fully committed to the rescue and rescuing bulldogs. Getting a foot in the door and letting them see how dedicated you are sure can fast track any application!!
    I would love to get involved in volunteering for a rescue... I also work FT so don't have a tremendous amount of time, but would be willing to help in any way I could. Just don't know how... FBRN seems nationwide. Is best way to go on-line and contact them that way?

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    Re: Helpful Suggestions when applying for a rescue

    Quote Originally Posted by winginit66 View Post
    I would love to get involved in volunteering for a rescue... I also work FT so don't have a tremendous amount of time, but would be willing to help in any way I could. Just don't know how... FBRN seems nationwide. Is best way to go on-line and contact them that way?
    Yes, FBRN is nationwide. I've been looking over their website this morning and trying to find an easy method of contact, but their Volunteer page is not very specific. They do have a form to fill out if you are interested in volunteering, but again, is somewhat vague in my opinion. As far as donating to them, I see where I can donate money, whether it be in general or to a specific Frenchie, but no where can I find where I can donate items they may need.... (maybe they don't need items, and need the money more, I don't know). Out of all the rescue websites for this breed I've looked at, they seem the largest and may be because they are nationwide. For volunteering, they seem to want experienced folks, which is understandable, don't get me wrong, and I have some experience, but with Boxers, not Frenchies.

    I feel like I'm going down a dead end road (not giving up though), and not sure where else to look...... I'm leary of websites, but have glanced at petfinder and Oodle Marketplace (I found 1 ad on there that might be of interest, but again, I'm so paranoid about it, that even if there aren't red flags, I feel like there are red flags!

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    Yes, FBRN is nationwide. I've been looking over their website this morning and trying to find an easy method of contact, but their Volunteer page is not very specific. They do have a form to fill out if you are interested in volunteering, but again, is somewhat vague in my opinion. As far as donating to them, I see where I can donate money, whether it be in general or to a specific Frenchie, but no where can I find where I can donate items they may need.... (maybe they don't need items, and need the money more, I don't know). Out of all the rescue websites for this breed I've looked at, they seem the largest and may be because they are nationwide. For volunteering, they seem to want experienced folks, which is understandable, don't get me wrong, and I have some experience, but with Boxers, not Frenchies.

    I feel like I'm going down a dead end road (not giving up though), and not sure where else to look...... I'm leary of websites, but have glanced at petfinder and Oodle Marketplace (I found 1 ad on there that might be of interest, but again, I'm so paranoid about it, that even if there aren't red flags, I feel like there are red flags!

    Have you looked on facebook to find out the rescue that covers your paticular state?? FBRN is nationwide ... as in one big umbrella for all the french bulldog rescue groups. For example, we are Rescue Ohio English Bulldogs but we come under BCARN .. Bulldog Club of America Rescue network. But we still have our own facebook page and our own website.

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    Also, go on petfinder and type in your zip and french bulldog and look at all those organisations who do french bulldog rescue in your area. It may take a little detective work but you should be able to work out what specific frenchie rescue covers your area. Forget FBRN .. it's too big, and you need to get down to the individual rescues.

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    Re: Helpful Suggestions when applying for a rescue

    Quote Originally Posted by Kazzy220 View Post
    Have you looked on facebook to find out the rescue that covers your paticular state?? FBRN is nationwide ... as in one big umbrella for all the french bulldog rescue groups. For example, we are Rescue Ohio English Bulldogs but we come under BCARN .. Bulldog Club of America Rescue network. But we still have our own facebook page and our own website.
    Hmmm, no I haven't.... not sure how to go about searching facebook for that....

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    Re: Helpful Suggestions when applying for a rescue

    Quote Originally Posted by Kazzy220 View Post
    Also, go on petfinder and type in your zip and french bulldog and look at all those organisations who do french bulldog rescue in your area. It may take a little detective work but you should be able to work out what specific frenchie rescue covers your area. Forget FBRN .. it's too big, and you need to get down to the individual rescues.
    I've been looking on petfinder, and unfortunately, not finding a whole lot for my area. I will continue to search a little more....... I've tried to google French Bulldog rescues for my area, but coming up either empty, or the big organizations are coming up, like FBRN...

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    Re: Helpful Suggestions when applying for a rescue

    Quote Originally Posted by mhuinker View Post
    I've been looking on petfinder, and unfortunately, not finding a whole lot for my area. I will continue to search a little more....... I've tried to google French Bulldog rescues for my area, but coming up either empty, or the big organizations are coming up, like FBRN...
    Keep all breed rescues and your local shelters on your checklist too.... When a particular area doesn't have a breed specific rescue this is likely where they will end up.


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