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Can you help Liz find her English Bull Terriers a new home?

Liz Haslam runs Beds For Bullies, a rescue for English Bull Terriers and has helped thousands of dogs find homes.

She lives in Thetford, Norfolk with 16 rescue Bullies and runs a boarding kennel to help pay for their care.

Her landlord is looking to redevelop the site and Liz is desperate for people to help find a new home for herself and the dogs.

“I would love to hear from anyone who can help me find either a home or some land where I could live in a mobile home,” she said.

“I need space to put up the boarding kennels and somewhere for myself and the 16 Bull Terriers to sleep and keep warm.

“It’s hard to admit this as I am proud, but I have been struggling over the last year or so.

“We had no oil for the heating or wood for the fire and I had to burn my wardrobe and a chair to keep us warm.

“I fear the same will happen this winter. If we have nowhere to live I’m terrified they may have be put to sleep.”

(To adopt a dog, you can find all the information you need here including a form to download and contact details for Liz and her team:

Liz is so dedicated and goes above and beyond to help animals.

We first spoke three years ago while I was investigating bait dogs when she shared the heartbreaking story of Della and Dotty.

They’d suffered horrific injuries after being used in sickening dog fights. Della was dumped outside a nursing home and Dotty in a coal shed.

Liz lovingly nursed them back to health. Della is now 13 and Dotty is six, and healthy and happy. You can read their story here.

Because of the remarkable work she did, police also re-homed another bait dog Etta, three, with Liz last year.

(To adopt a dog, you can find all the information you need here including a form to download and contact details for Liz and her team:

Liz also cares for Eric, six, who she rescued from Turkey. He had been shot in the head and was found running round a refugee camp.

He still has bullets in his face and needs hundreds of pounds of surgery to rebuild his jaw.

Dave, a recent arrival from Italy, was shot in the face and had his tail chopped off and had been living in a van for months.

These photos may be distressing but they show the amazing work she does.

(To adopt a dog, you can find all the information you need here including a form to download and contact details for Liz and her team:

There’s Niamh, four, rescued from France. She was about to be put to sleep after being born with disconnected bones in her front leg.

Ernie, now four, came to Liz when he was just four weeks old. He’d been dumped by the side of a bin in the hope he’d be thrown away like rubbish.

He needed a hernia operation and Liz bottle fed him back to health.

Boudicca, now four, had her leg amputated when she was just ten days old.

As it was removed so early, her other leg couldn’t form properly, but thanks to Liz taking her for hydrotherapy it’s strong again.

(To adopt a dog, you can find all the information you need here including a form to download and contact details for Liz and her team:
Little Widget, eight, is a Bullie and Jack Russell cross. He was a stray who found his way to Liz after he saved a drunk man from drowning in a river.

Molly, five, is deaf and lost her eye due to an ulcer. Liz took her from Manchester Dog’s Home after the devastating fire in 2014.
Molly loves Betty, three, who has also lost an eye and was rescued from a stables.
Liz has two more deaf dogs, Dodger, eight, mini EBT Enid, two, and Sheila, two, who she rescued from France who needs surgery on her hip.
Her oldest Bullie, is Pixie, aged 17, and finally, her guard dog is feisty Skye, seven, who came to Liz as her owners couldn’t care for her.

Amazingly, Liz also takes in foster dogs before they go to their forever homes, but her 16 can only live with her.

She explained: “They have had difficult lives and aren’t in good health so I must care for them. It is expensive though and I have struggled.

“My vets at Swayne and Partners are amazing as are the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, and wherever I go must be near them.

“It needs to be somewhere remote where I can put up my boarding kennels, so the dogs can settle.

“We are very short of funds, and I have 25 dogs to care for so any help would be amazing, whether it’s a tin of food or a suggestion of some land where we could relocate.

“I just want to be able to help the dogs and give them a happy life.”

To help Liz, you can donate via PayPal.

Her e mail is

To adopt a dog, you can find all the information you need here including a form to download and contact details for Liz and her team:

To buy food and blankets, you can visit her Amazon Wishlist here

If you’d like to contact Liz you can do so via her website at or find her on Facebook on Twitter on Instagram

If you found this post interesting, you might like to read Beds For Bullies Liz overjoyed at response to appeal or Appeal to help English Bulldog Duchess who was stolen by puppy farmers. 

19 Responses

    1. Thanks so much for getting in touch Jasmin.
      You can contact Liz through her website and it’s great to follow her on her social media pages.
      Facebook is best for appeals for homes.
      Thank you for commenting and for your kindness towards the dogs. xx

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    1. Hello Adam, thanks for commenting, the best thing to do is to go to the Beds for Bullies website, it’s or to their Facebook page which is here and speak to them about what you are looking for. They rehome dogs from all over the country, in fact the world, so it’s a good idea to follow them and the right Bully may find you! Please let me know if they do! Rachel

  2. You are by far the kindest, strongest, most instinctively unselfish woman i have come across in a very, very long time. Admiration rushed from every part of my soul seeing those beat up beautiful, gentle, loyal dogs.
    Peace and love and strength and good luck. Humbly yours boboland

  3. I have owned 6 bullies (4 from rescue) and my last wonderful friend died 2 months ago aged 14 from bone cancer. The lockdown has been a curse and I am desperate to obtain another Bully companion.

  4. I would love to adopt an English and give one a loving home I’ve had bullies in the past and fine them so loveable. Jean x

  5. I’ve sent you a letter to tell you my animal history we just lost our last dog before. Xmas I’ve had dogs since I was 5 when my dad saved one from some kids throwing one in a sack in the river all my dogs have been in trouble when I’ve came into there lives , were not quite set to adopt cos in flat but are moving soon as we can, I want to help you any way I can whether it be getting my landscaper friends to bring you trailers of wood up or try to collect money for you I’m not wealthy but my will is strong and heart is big and I will do anything I can to help, I’ve helped a lot of people in reading and for the 1st time I’m going to recall the favours I don’t know if your situation is the same I’m a bit of a techno phone so don’t greatly understand the tech, so I’ll give you my no so you can ring direct , I hope this gets through to you respect Liz haslam your a woman after my own heart p.s. could you give me an address to send letter to , my email address only seems to get spam so my no is 07340 640824 Kevin McGrath the bull terrier that I had was from a bull terrier rescue in white Waltham near reading I have no idea if it’s still going it was when I was 27. I’m 57 now but very active . So call me let me help in whatever way I can take care kev

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