English bulldog rescuers should learn about breed-specific characteristics, such as sensitivity to heat, and specific needs. Bulldogs cannot swim, so owners must carefully supervise outdoor activities around water; if an unattended bulldog falls into water, it can sink and drown, according to Adopt-a-Pet.com.
Potential bulldog owners should be committed to the time and patience it takes to give a fear-free and loving home to a dog. Rescues sometimes initially demonstrate potty training problems in new environments. Owners must train rescues with patience and consistence, avoiding harsh methods. Bulldogs love being with people. Neglected bulldogs may chew or demonstrate other destructive behaviors, states Adopt-a-Pet.com.