New Orleans Bulldog Rescue (NOBR) is an all-breed dog rescue and advocacy organization, dedicated to furthering the human-canine bond, and advocating for the welfare of dogs in New Orleans and beyond. In addition to rehabilitation and rehoming dogs in need, NOBR coordinates a Bully Care Brigade to visit local hospitals and care centers; a Safe Haven program for pets of domestic violence victims in transition; educational programming on responsible pet ownership, and public campaigns for humane sheltering practices, breeding restrictions, and other efforts to reduce animal suffering. All programs are supported by the NOBR “Canine Aid & Pleasure Club,” which welcomes all human and canine members. NOBR is a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible, greatly appreciated, and 100% go directly to animal care.
Step 1 - Fill out a Pre-Adoption Application and/or Attend an Adoption Event. The first step is to have you fill out an adoption application. This application will help us identify which adoptable dogs might be a good fit for your home. You are welcome to attend an adoption event even if you haven't filled out an application. Step 2 - Application Review. Our application review volunteers will initially screen your application to determine if all necessary information was provided. If not you will be contacted to either fill out another application or provide additional information. Step 3 - Meeting. Once you have met a dog at an adoption event and would like to adopt, we will set up a private meeting. If you have other dogs, we will introduce them at a netural location and then bring the potential new dog to the home. This meeting will also allow you more time to ask questions about adoption and the transition process. Please note that we can't arrange individual meetings unless you have submitted an application and attended an event. Please email us at [email protected] with questions. Step 4 - Transition Meeting. A NOBR volunteer will bring the dog to your house and discuss the transition process more in detail. Step 5 - Adoption Trial Period. All adoptions begin with a trial period. This is the time for you to take the dog to the vet for a full medical exam, and make sure he/she is a good fit for your home. We try to avoid "sink or swim" scenarios, meaning that potential adopters should be prepared to work through any issues during this period with our help. Step 6 - Offical Adoption Granted. This is our favorite part of the adoption process!