French bulldog Saviours (FbS) originally started in 2013 when Lindsey Scanlon, the founder, saw a very badly abused French bulldog. It was on one of the many websites, that allow the sale of dogs with no regard for their welfare.
She paid for the dog (Dolly) herself, just so that she could take her far away from what was obviously a life of hell. It was Lindsey's mission to love her and mend her. She set up a Facebook page to help raise funds for Dolly's huge medical need,s and was blown away by the generosity of the Frenchie-loving public. Not wanting to turn her back on other French bulldogs in need, Lindsey made the decision to set up Dolly's Angels, and,with the help of the public, raise funds to rescue other Frenchies from a life of turmoil and neglect.
Fast-forward to 2014, and Lindsey realised that the breed was in deep crisis due to over-breeding, celebrity endorsement and the illegal importation of huge numbers of French bulldog puppies. The rescue needed to expand and rebrand in order to apply for charity status and by the end of the year Dolly's Angels had become French bulldog Saviours.
In 2015 FbS was awarded charity status, giving us a platform to inform, educate and spread the word about the dangers faced by this beloved breed.
To this day the charity is still run entirely on the kindness and generosity of volunteers, and there are many ways in which you can get involved; from donating or buying items from our weekly Facebook auction, collecting points for us every time you shop via EasyFundraising or Pets at Home. You can help us carry out home checks, transport dogs across the UK or even offer a foster home or fur-ever home to one of our dogs in need.
Lindsey appreciates the love, support, kindness and generosity offered by each and every supporter of FbS and knows that without you she couldn't have achieved what she has and what she will continue to do in the future.
If you'd like to get involved in any way then please do get in touch via the contact us page, we'd love to hear from you.