At Wrinkle Social Time, an organization of mostly English Bulldogs and their people, Halloween came early. On October 19, the group met at Pet Supplies Plus in Burnsville for a Halloween costume contest to raise money for Bulldog Rescue, which helps re-home bulldogs.
Bulldog breeder Rita Reingold who helps run the rescue says that there are four bulldogs in rescue, one of which is currently available for adoption. “Rescue dogs are a good option for people who don’t want to have to house train a puppy,” she says. “Older dogs are calmer, they’ve been vet checked and are up to date on their vaccinations. And, they need a new home.” Prospective adoptive dog-parents will need to prove that their homes are suitable for this unique breed.
Reingold says that the rescue group offers people a 30-day trial period. “Sometimes the first week can be rocky and by giving people the 30 days, they dog and the people can adjust.” While prices for well-bred bulldogs can be high, rescue dogs cost between $400 and $500. Many local bulldog breeders believe that if you breed dogs, you should make sure all have good homes. “If you breed, you should rescue.”
People interested in adopting an older rescue dog can contact Reingold at firstname.lastname@example.org.