150px-AdoptThe French Bulldog Village is a unique organization.  Yes, we are a rescue group;  we foster and rehabilitate French Bulldogs  that are rescued by or surrendered to French Bulldog Village volunteers.  Our volunteers open up their homes – to give comfort, healing and training to the dogs that come under our care.   We rely on discounts from our wonderful network of vets and donations from the public, to do the work that we do.

However, we don’t stop there.   The French Bulldogs that are  available for adoption in The Village come from many different sources.   They come from  other rescue organizations,  private rescuers  and  responsible breeders who are seeking to find new homes for dogs that they are retiring.   We have also taken in Frenchies  with medical issues or handicaps – that require more extensive help from us.  The criteria for moving into The Village is quite simple:  If a Frenchie needs a new home and a fresh start – they are welcome at The Village.

This is not a commercial venture for the French Bulldog Village.  We receive no compensation for the foster dogs that we place.  Any donations made to the French Bulldog Village go directly to help care for French Bulldogs in need.   We support not only the French Bulldogs that are in the custody of the Village,  but also those who are in the care of other rescue groups or private rescuers.

THE ADOPTION PROCESS

1). If you have made the decision that a Frenchie is the right dog for you and your family, PLEASE carefully review the descriptions of any of the available French Bulldogs to be sure that the dog’s temperament fits well with your particular needs and lifestyle. Let each description, about each particular French Bulldog, be your guide.   Read through the information provided carefully, as pictures of the dog do not tell the whole story!

While every effort is made to complete the adoption process as quickly as possible, it may take 2 to 6 weeks – or longer, after the dog has been posted.   Please be patient.

2). Complete an online adoption application. Each Available Dog Profile has a link to an adoption application specific to that dog. Please make sure that you provide as much information about yourself as you can. List your entire household,  including frequent visitors, such as grandchildren and stepchildren.  Include all animals currently living with you – dogs, cats, birds, and reptiles.  The more information included on the application, the easier it is for the foster home to decide if the Frenchie you have chosen is a good match for your home.  Applications are not kept on file. You must fill out a separate application for each dog that interests you.

3). We only accept applications for dogs that are listed as currently available.  We do not accept applications for foster dogs who are not yet listed as available for placement.  Once your application is submitted to adopt an available dog – the application will be carefully reviewed by the FBV volunteer fostering the dog.  Email us any questions that you might have regarding the dog – and those questions will be answered by that particular dog’s foster person. If your application is chosen as a potential adopter, your veterinary reference will be checked (if applicable) and the foster home will call you and do a phone interview with you.  If all goes well, a home visit will be scheduled by the foster home or by a FBVillage volunteer close to you.  We encourage our volunteers to bring along one or more of their own French Bulldogs to the home visit.

4). Once the home visit is completed, the completed report will be forwarded to the Board of Directors.  With input from the foster home, the Board will make the final adoption decision.

5).  All of the FBV available dogs are spayed or neutered  (unless a prevailing medical condition indicates that spaying or neutering is not in the best interests of the dog), current on vaccinations, and micro-chipped prior to placement. We try to ensure that all French Bulldogs placed  are in  good health, or alternately that all KNOWN health conditions be identified to the adopter prior to placement.

6). Before you adopt an available dog from the French Bulldog Village, you will be asked to complete and sign an adoption agreement (or in the case of a breeder placement, a sales agreement).  Please read the agreement carefully and make sure you agree with the all of the terms before signing.

7).  Adoption fees are listed for each individual dog and are at the sole discretion of the French Bulldog Village.

It is the responsibility of the adopter to pick up the dog in person or make transportation arrangements for the dog.  No dog will be shipped.

We hope this helps.  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

PLEASE NOTE:  The French Bulldog Village ONLY reviews or approves the adoption applications or the placement of our own rescue dogs.  We DO NOT review or approve the adoption applications or the placement of French Bulldogs that have been listed by other rescue organizations, private rescuers or breeders.  The applications for these dogs are forwarded to and screened by  the other rescue organizations, private rescuers or breeders who listed those dogs  and all decisions are made by them.