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Where to Adopt a French Bulldog in Florida

Have you decided that a Frenchie is right for you?

When adopting, you’re giving a Frenchie in-need a forever loving home without spending thousands on a puppy from a breeder.

It can be hard to find a Frenchie for you in your area, but you’re sure to find a Frenchie at one of these rescue shelters in Florida…

French Bulldog Rescues in Florida

Rescue ShelterLocation
French Bulldog Rescue of Georgia S.E.Fellsmere, FL
A E IVDD French Bulldog Rescue Inc. 501(c)(3)West Palm Beach, FL
Adopt-a-Pet.comAcross Florida
Rescue Me — FloridaAcross Florida
French Bulldog Rescue NetworkAcross Florida

What to know when rescuing a French Bulldog

If this is your first time rescuing a dog, there are a few things that you’ll want to know that are a bit different than getting a dog from a breeder.

You may have heard about Frenchies’ ridiculous price tag, health problems, or any other Frenchie issue… but when rescuing a dog, be aware of the following:

Things to know when adopting…

Rescue Shelters in Florida

1. French Bulldog Rescue Of Georgia, S.E. Inc (Fellsmere, FL)

French Bulldog Rescue of Georgia S.E., commonly known as F.R.O.G.S., is a nonprofit organization that is based in Fellsmere, Florida.

Despite its name, the organization is not limited to rescuing French Bulldogs in the state of Georgia— they are actually based out of Fellsmere, FL. The name “Georgia S.E.” likely refers to the organization’s focus on the Southeast region of the United States.

They provide rescue, rehabilitation, and rehoming services for French Bulldogs in need. The organization works with other rescues and shelters nationwide to help French Bulldogs find the right home.

If you are interested in surrendering a dog to F.R.O.G.S., you can contact Melissa Peacock at 305-972-4420 or

Rescue and Adoption Details:

Address: 97 S. Oleander Street Fellsmere FL 32948


Phone: (386) 209-3790


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2. A E IVDD French Bulldog Rescue Inc. 501(c)(3)

A E IVDD French Bulldog Rescue Inc is a non-profit organization located in West Palm Beach, Florida.

The organization’s mission is to rescue as many French Bulldogs as possible, with a focus on those with Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD), and provide them with the care they need to recover and find loving forever homes .

The organization was founded on October 5th, 2022 by Amy Galarza. They operate through a Facebook page and are incorporated as a 501(c)(3) organization, with their entity number N22000011394.

Rescue and Adoption Details:

Address: West Palm Beach, FL

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3. French Bulldog Adopt-A-Pet is a website founded by Jeannine Taaffe that helps connect available rescue dogs with potential adopters.

You can find French Bulldogs for adoption in your area by clicking here.

The website allows animal shelters, humane societies, and other pet rescue groups to advertise their adoptable pets to millions of potential adopters each month, free of charge.

The website also provides information and resources to help adopters succeed in their new pet parent journey.

Additionally, the website offers a free and reliable program called “Rehome” which helps pet owners directly rehome their pets to private owners.

Rescue and Adoption Details:

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Phone: (800) 728-3273


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4. Rescue Me — Florida is a website that helps animals across the nation find the forever homes.

It is run by Jeff Gold, who founded the organization in 2008 with the goal to help all breeds of dogs, cats, and other animals find homes anywhere in the world.

What is Rescue Me?

The website provides a free service that provides the world’s largest and most up-to-date directory of animal rescue organizations for all breeds of dogs, cats, and other animals, including a comprehensive directory of wildlife rehabilitators in over 150 countries. They also focus on assisting other rescue organizations and the general public.

Their goals

The mission of is to empower and educate the community, to end the cycle of violence in the lives of animal companions, and to serve the community by rescuing, rehabilitating, and rehoming the animals in their care.

Rescue and Adoption Details:

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Phone: (800) 800-2099


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5. French Bulldog Rescue Network

French Bulldog Rescue Network (FBRN) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2001.

Its mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and rehome French Bulldogs in need. The organization is 100% volunteer-run and operates in all 50 states and Canada.

FBRN rescues French Bulldogs from commercial breeding kennels, import brokers, shelters, private rescue groups, or Good Samaritans.

The organization’s foster volunteers provide education, training, and care for the rescued French Bulldogs with the goal of placing them in their forever homes.

FBRN is a Massachusetts non-profit corporation with federal tax-exempt status and its federal tax ID number is #01-0704651. Its corporate records and financial statements are public and can be viewed here.

Rescue and Adoption Details:

Address: 41 Crossroads Plaza Suite 232, West Hartford, CT 06117


Phone: (319) 214-3276


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Know any other FL based Frenchie Rescues?

If you know of any other French Bulldog rescues based in Florida, please leave us a comment!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to rescue a French Bulldog?

The cost for rescuing/adopting a French Bulldog can range anywhere from $0 to a couple hundred dollars.

Compared to buying a French Bulldog from a breeder, the costs of rescuing a Frenchie are much much lower.

According to U.S. News, the average costs when adopting a dog are around $100. I’d expect to pay more than $100 for a Frenchie, though.

What are the differences between rescue Frenchie & one from a breeder?

When you get your Frenchie from a breeder, you can bring them home when they’re 8-10 weeks old.

A rescued Frenchie could be any age. The average age for dogs entering shelters is 18 months old.

With a breeder, you have more information about the dog’s genetic health history & pedigree.

Can I rescue a French Bulldog for free?

Yes, it is possible to find a rescue French Bulldog for free, however, there are tons of other costs that come with owning a Frenchie.

I highly recommend setting aside $1,500+ in case your Frenchie were to have a medical emergency and at least $100-$200 if you don’t have any dog supplies. If you’re not sure what you’ll need, check out our new Frenchie checklist.