There are many volunteers nationwide who love the Bulldog breed and are dedicated to its continued well-being. TABR is a subset of the BCARN national organization. Many thousands of dollars are spent to provide medical care, food, shelter, and training while the rescued Bulldogs are awaiting adoption.
In recent years, TABR has taken in 100-200 bulldogs that needed rehomed. An average year of vet bills for the rescue amount to $125,000 – $150,000. The rescue takes these dogs into foster homes as there is no physical facility, evaluates their personalities and medical needs, then proceeds to get them healthy and ready for a forever home. Many thousands of dollars are spent to provide medical care, food, shelter, and training while the rescued Bulldogs are awaiting adoption. TABR receives all of these dogs as owner surrenders, breeder surrenders, and as strays from the local shelters. The average vet cost to get one of the bulldogs coming through TABR healthy is $1,000. These dogs often come into rescue overbred, with horrible allergy outbreaks and neglected vet care.
TABR is 100% volunteer based with no paid employees. There are about 50-75 consistent volunteers that work tirelessly holding adoption events, transporting the bulldogs to vet visits, and working applications for adoption. TABR has a thorough application process to ensure the bulldogs are going to forever homes. The volunteers request vet records, personal references and home visits before placing a dog in their adoptive home.
With the average vet bill for a TABR dog being $1,000, the rescue relies heavily on donations and supporters to remain running and assisting these bulldogs in need. Monetary donations to TABR go directly to the vet bills for the 40+ bulldogs in rescue at a given time. TABR is made up 100% of volunteers and fosters who run the rescue in their free time after work and on weekends so all donations go directly to the dogs’ benefit. TABR also accepts donations for the current foster dogs while they are receiving their vet care. These items include: dog beds, blankets, towels, crates, toys, leashes, collars, harnesses, and treats.