Please note that we review all applications for a dog and contact those that are best suited for the dog. It may take up to two weeks *after applications close* for us to reach out to potential adopters. Due to a large amount of applications, we cannot respond to every applicant. We apologize for any disappointment or inconvenience.
*yes, we do accept out-of-state applications*
For more information, please see our adoption process page.
Meet MALIN! Malin is a 1.5 year old, female, Pitbull Terrier. We got a call on the evening of Nov. 18th from one of our fosters, rescue mentors, & seasoned rescue friends… she had been contact by a woman who was involved in a domestic violence situation. She called to report a dog that was her abusive partners. She wasn’t allow back at the house due to a PFA and asked for her to check on the dog, the more conversation went on the more concerning the woman’s story became.
She stated the dog was 1.5 years old and had lived it’s whole life in a crate. That’s where she sleep, ate, drank, and was made to use the bathroom. She had never been consistently fed. She had only been outside when she was a puppy. She cautioned the condition of the dog was not good. She has a scar from an embedded collar. She has open wounds and sores from laying in her own filth.
After seeing her condition we immediately made room to save this sweet angel and named her MALIN which means strong little warrior.
She has a long road of recovery ahead, we are accepting donation for her care via Venmo @EastCoastBulldogRescue & PayPal Sara.EastCoastBulldogRescue@gmail.com
Pitbull Terrier Mix
Meet NOBLE! Noble is a 2-3 year old male Pitbull Terrier. Rumor has it he was dumped with a female dog, she hopped in a car with a passer by but Noble stayed, terrified, & refusing to move from a log he was standing on. After an extended decompression Noble is ready for his forever family. He is dog selective, no small kids or dogs or cats this boy has a high prey drive. House broken and crate trained. He is fully vetted, neutered, and microchipped. Please apply below to adopt Noble.
Pitbull Terrier mix
Meet JOHNNY CASH! Johnny Cash is a 3 year old, male, Pitbull Terrier mix, he showed up as a stray and spent 7 months in a Michigan shelter. The high stress environment was wearing on him and he ended up nipping a couple people, because of this he was marked unadoptable and was set to be euthanized unless a rescue stepped up to save him. The volunteers at the shelter knew what a good boy Johnny could be and believed he deserved a second chance. They been spreading the word to try and save his life. With no time to spare, only days away from his euthanasia date, one of our volunteers saw their plead for help and committed to foster Johnny. Instead of dying he got his freedom ride to East Coast Bulldog Rescue. This boy has had a dramatic start to life and still has some work to do to be the best dog he can be, but we are confident he's going to make someone an amazing companion.
Update! Johnny or Cash as his foster mom and dad call him is dog friendly and good with kids bigger than him. He has great leash & house manners, he is up to date on vaccines, and house broken. Cash would do best with an active family with bully breeds experience. To apply to adopt please follow the link below.
Pitbull Terrier mix
Meet LOCAL! Local is a 1 year old, male, Pitbull Terrier mix. Local is a very happy go lucky guy that knows exactly how cute he is, he loves people of all ages and is dog friendly. Local can be a little jumpy at times but only with adults or older bigger kids, he's excellent with smaller kids. He is house & crate trained and he knows most basic commands. Local would do best with an active family, he loves car rides and being outside he also would definitely benefit from having a doggy brother or sister. He is cat friendly with dog friendly cats. He is fully vetted and ready for his forever home, to apply to adopt please apply below.
Meet BAILEY! Bailey is a 3 year old Pitbull Terrier. She came to us when she was surrendered to Mahoning County Dog Warden because she nipped her owner, because of this she was going to be euthanized is a rescue didn't pull her. While in foster care Bailey was shown no aggression just very excited play. She is dog & (bigger) kid friendly, crate trained, and house broken. She is a super sweet girl with puppy energy. She loves to play and is working on her obedience commands. She is spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, has tested negative for heartworms & Lyme disease. Please follow the link below to apply to adopt.
American Bulldog mix
Meet ROHAN! Rohan is a 4 year old, female, American Bulldog mix. Rohan came to us when she kept resource guarding and causing fights with her canine sibling. Rohan is deaf which makes it hard for her to navigate play with other dogs. Rohan is timid of new people and needs some time and space to warm up. She would do best in a home with no kids and no other pets. Rohan is totally house trained, crate trained, and knows hand signals. She walks great on leash and loves to explore. If you'd like to open your homes and hearts to Rohan please apply below to adopt!
Meet HUSTLE! Hustle is a 9 month old, male, Pitbull Terrier. Hustle along with 2 of his siblings were dumped in Greencastle, PA, his one sibling was immediately hit by a car and didn't survive. A Good Samaritan took the 2 surviving dogs in with hopes of keeping them if their owner couldn't be located. Unfortunately no one stepped up to claim them and the finders dog didn't get along with the duo. Hustle's brother Nipsey already found his forever home with us last month and now it's his turn! Hustle is dog selective, a medium to large sized dog would be best as he does have a slight small prey drive. Hustle is good with humans of all size. He knows basic commands, has great leash manners, is crate trained, and working on all his house manners. Hustle has been neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and is ready for his forever home.
Staffordshire Terrier mix
Meet PERRY! Perry is a 5 year old, male, Staffordshire Terrier mix. Perry came to us after our friends at the Mahoning County Dog Warden's office found him as a stray and no owner came forward, he was adoptable but kept getting overlooked. Perry is an all around good boy! He is house trained, crate trained (even though he doesn't need to be crated), loves car rides, and belly rub! He would love a home as an only pet with someone who's looking for a cuddle buddy and best friend. Perry is neutered, microchipped, & vaccinated.
Meet DUG! Dug is a 3 year old, male, Hound mix. Dug came into rescue after being saved from a kill shelter in West Virginia. Dug is a super easy going guy! He is dog, cat, & kid friendly, he enjoys taking walks and cuddling on the couch. He's pretty quiet and would love a companion who works from home or is retired to spend his days with. He's a bit of a velcro dog but does not have separation anxiety. Dug is neutered & current on vaccines. To add Dug to your family please apply below!
Old English Bulldog
Meet MARLOWE! Marlowe is a 2 year old, male, Old English Bulldog. Marlowe was surrendered to us when the kids in his home were just too much for him. He is a very sweet loving boy, who doesn't know his own size, he very much still acts like a puppy. He is dog selective and a bit of a resource guarder, for those reasons he will do best as an only pet. Marlowe does have a cleft palate but doesn't need surgery or have any health related issues. He is crate trained, working on house training, and the biggest lover! Marlowe has been neutered, microchipped, and vaccinated. To give Marlowe a loving home please apply below.
Meet LOUIE! Louie is a 4 year old, male, English Bulldog. He came into rescue after his family moved and wasn't getting along with his canine brother anymore. Louie is cat friendly, crate trained, house broken, and walks well on leash. He enjoys playing and getting all the pets! Louie is totally vetted and ready to start making memories with his forever family. If you're interested in giving Louie a forever home please apply below.
Meet CRUZ! Cruz is a 10 week old, male, English Bulldog. He came into rescue when a breeder surrendered him due to his mobility issues. Cruz has spinal abnormalities and will likely need to wear diapers for life and use wheels in the near future. Cruz is currently getting physical therapy to strengthen his muscles and doing puppy things. He loves to play with bigger dogs and in true puppy fashion he loves to chew on everything he's not suppose to.
Pitbull Terrier mix
Welcome Papa G! Papa G is an 8 year old, male, Pitbull terrier mix. His story is a sad one, his owner ended up in a nursing home and asked his niece to take care of the dog she ended up moving to a place that didn’t allow pets so she asked her aunt to go let the dog out 1 time a day until she could get him registered as a therapy dog and keep her at her apartment. The aunt agreed, when she went to let him out the first time she found him in a kennel zip tied closed. She had to cut him out, then she discovered he was on the skinny side with soars on all four on legs, his butt, and elbows and his snout was extremely swollen from trying to get out of the kennel. She was extremely upset & looking for help. We immediately made room for him and picked him up. So far he seems to be in very good spirits and is an incredibly sweet boy.
He does need updated on vaccines and neutered, we are looking at between $350-$600 to fully vet him. We are accepting donations on his behalf via Venmo @EastCoastBulldogRescue & PayPal Sara.EastCoastBulldogRescue@gmail.com
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Old English Bulldog
Meet STELLA! Stella is a 1.5 year old, female, Old English Bulldog. She landed herself in a NJ Shelter after being found as a stray. Her owner came forward but decided he didn't want her back. The shelter reached out to us to see if we could help Stella. She didn't do well on her evaluation with them and was deemed unadopatble. Stella does have some behavioral concerns, she is a resource guarder, and needs work on her house manners.
Meet PRISSY! Prissy is a Shitzu around 10 years old. She came to us when her owner could no longer care for her. Prissy is dog and cat friendly. She seems like a very easy going senior lady who just wants to be where the people are. She is awaiting vet care and will be adoptable soon!
Meet HARLEY! Harley is a 5 year old, female, English Bulldog. Harley was surrendered to rescue when her owner couldn't care for her. She's currently battle an ear and tail pocket infection. Aside from that she's doing awesome and is enjoying her 4 legged foster siblings. She will be ready for a forever family soon.
Meet BEN! Ben is a 6 month old, male , Pitbull Terrier. He was found as a stray along with his brother and sister by a dog warden in Mahoning County Ohio. They were all emaciated, filthy, and cover in wounds when they were found. Ben is a super silly boy that loves everyone and everything. He is very dog friendly and gets along with both dominant & submissive dogs. Ben is crate trained and working on basic commands and house training. Ben would make a fantastic addition to any family! To add him to your family apply to adopt below!
Meet JERRY! Jerry is a 6 month old, male , Pitbull Terrier. He was found as a stray along with his brother and sister by a dog warden in Mahoning County Ohio. They were all emaciated, filthy, and cover in wounds when they were found. Jerry is a shy guy that takes a little time when it comes to new things, he prefers to just kind of lay around and hang out and chew on his bones. Jerry is working on house training and his house manners. He it’s not a big fan of small children we recommend a home with older respectful children, 10 an up. Jerry prefers to be the only dog or would need a calm laid-back friend that would allow him to just do his own thing. Jerry is fully vetted and ready for his forever home. Please apply below to adopt Jerry.
Meet SAUCY! Saucy is a 6 month old, female , Pitbull Terrier. He was found as a stray along with her brothers by a dog warden in Mahoning County Ohio. They were all emaciated, filthy, and cover in wounded when they were found. Saucy is dog friendly and loves people of all sizes, but would do best with bigger kids, as she does like to jump and can play rough. She is crate trained and working on her house training. Saucy is fully vetted and ready for her forever home, to adopt please apply below.
American Bulldog / Boxer mix
Meet SASHA! Sasha is an American Bulldog mix, she was found as a stray at the beginning of February, stitches in her ears from being recently cropped, and drastically under weight. We believe she is around 2-3 years old, she currently weighs 75#, and is fully vetted, HW & Lyme negative. She would do best with a fenced in yard, she has a very dominant play style and would need to be the only dog or with a very submissive dog, she does not like cats, and because of her rough play style no small kids. If your home would be a good fit and you'd like to give her a loving home please apply below.
Meet EMMA! Emma is a 6-7 year old, female, English Bulldog. She was being given away on Craigslist! Thankfully one of our previous adopters spotted the post and immediately contacted the owner and did all the leg work to get this sweet girl into rescue. To say she was neglected would be an understatement.… her nails had grown so long her toe bones have been effected, she has a skin infection, her face wrinkles are infected, we suspect hip dysplasia from poor genes and/or breeding, possible uti & ear infection…. and there is a chance she is pregnant Emma will be seeing our vet asap to be fully vetted. Please consider making a donation towards her care..
Meet BUTTERS! Butters is a 1 year old, male, French Bulldog. He came into rescue because his hyper Frenchie personality was just too much for his people. This boy is very much still a baby. Butters is vaccinated, microchipped, & neutered, he is dog, cat, & kid friendly. He is young and will need a home with structure and young bully experience. To apply to give Butters a loving forever home follow the link below.
Meet SPUD! Spud is a 2 year old, male, French Bulldog. Spud is getting his second chance at life with us. He came into rescue after being reactive with his 4 legged and 2 legged humans & was going to be euthanized. Spud is neuter, microchipped, & vaccinated. He needs to be the only dog in a home with no young children. He is playful and affectionate, crate trained and house broken. If you're interested in giving Spud a loving forever home please apply below.
American Bully / French Bulldog mix
Meet BEEFSTEW, he is an almost 1 year old, male, mixed breed puppy. He is dog and cat friendly, crate trained and working on his house manners. Due to poor backyard breeding this boy is very bow legged and will have early arthritis and joint issues. He may have other health issues as he ages. He has been neutered, microchipped, vaccinated, tested negative for heart worms & Lyme disease & x-rays have been done to check his joints. Beefstew is extremely dog friendly, he would love a fenced in backyard and bully sibling to play with. He is also kid & cat friendly. If you would like to going Beefstew a loving home please apply below
Matthias is a 6 year old 80# American Bully aka a North American Velvet House Hippo. He came into rescue April 2021 as an owner surrender, after his owner was unable to care for him and he had been left in a crate to fend for himself. Matthias is dog friendly and good with cats. He would do best in a home with no children. Matthias is currently doing extensive training and is not yet available. He continues to make progress with his trust in new people. He is house broken, crate and muzzle trained, knowns all his house manners, and has excellent leash skills. He loves car rides, playing with toys, waddling around the backyard and lounging on the couch.
Meet FRANKIE! Frankie is 2.5 year old 18# female Frenchton (French Bulldog Boston Terrier mix) she was surrendered to us when she wasn’t getting along with other dogs in her home. Frankie needs to be the only dog in the home but would be fine with a kitty cat friend or 2. She will be spayed on 4/27 and ready for her forever home after that. If you're interested in giving Frankie her loving forever home please apply below.
Little Foot is a 3 month old Pitbull Terrier who was surrendered into rescue. He is the perfect little dude and has been placed in a foster home who plans to adopt him.
Dude is a 9 month old American Bully. He was surrendered to a local shelter when his owner couldn't afford his vet care. Dude has a prolapsed urethra and needs to have surgery to fix the issue. Duda has already been placed in a foster to adopt home.
LOKI is a 1 year old male English Bulldog, he is currently 45 lbs and growing! We are still getting to know Loki and is is not currently adoptable. So far we know he loves playing fetch and eating! He rides well in the car, is crate trained, and is learning his leash & house manners. Loki has endless energy and would benefit from a fenced in yard. He is very much still a puppy and will need work on his house training and obedience. He is neutered, vaccinated, & microchipped. After being in a foster to adopt home Loki has shown some behavioral issues. He will need an experienced owner who is going to work on training with him. He needs regular exercise and consistency.