Amy has loved English Bulldogs for as long as she can remember but never realized how life changing they can be until she brought home two little balls of wrinkles and rolls just before Christmas in 2017. She was hooked and hasn’t looked back! Daphne and Penelope provide hours of laughter and no end of love. Amy now describes her life as BB (Before Bulldog) and AB (After Bulldog). Amy moved to Atlanta with Daphne and Penelope from Southern California in 2019 and immediately got involved with GEBR by attending Bully Ball! She’d been in town only a few weeks and when she walked into a ballroom filled with bulldogs and 300 people that all loved bulldogs, she knew she had found her people! She thoroughly enjoys chauffeuring our amazing rescues around to vet appointments, supporting intakes and helping out at various events. Amy was privileged to start fostering in 2021 and has fostered three of the sweetest bullies ever. While she has a soft spot for senior bulldogs, she hasn’t met an English Bulldog (or their human) yet that she didn’t like!
Joseph Martin was highly active for many years at DFW Pug rescue in Texas before moving back to Georgia. He has a special heart for and loves the seniors! “Nobody wants to adopt the seniors. Everybody wants a puppy. The seniors have so much love to give and need someone with them when they cross the bridge.” Joseph met Ruthann in January of 2009 and they clicked immediately on their passion for Bullies. Soon after GEBR was formed and the rescue took in 24 Bullies that year. Joseph is currently owned by two English Bullies, Spike, a GEBR Alum, and Waffles. Joseph is also owned by a Pug, Taz, who is a DFWPR Alum. Joseph owns ANGELFIRE7 BBQ and enjoys meeting new people and new bullies.
Toni found her love for the bulldog breed when she experienced the endless love and vibrant personality of her first bulldog, Groot. It was because of him that she and her husband found GEBR and quickly ‘foster failed’ their second bulldog, Maddie. Groot sadly passed away at just two years old, and while Toni already loved being part of the bulldog community, his short lifespan has reinforced that the rescue work and vet care that GEBR provides is so critical.Toni grew up in NY/NJ, and relocated to Atlanta with her husband, Ian, in 2017. She enjoys exploring new places, including Atlanta, planning events or activities, and most of all, making new friends.