About Don't Bully My Breed

Adoption Event

Dont Bully My Breed is a registered 501c3 non-profit animal rescue and advocacy organization, primarily focusing on saving 'pitbull' type dogs from animal controls and kills shelters and placing them in foster homes located all over the state of IL and Northwest Indiana. We are a 100% volunteer organization and foster-based network operating solely on the generous donations we receive from our supporters and funds we raise through events and adoptions, all of which goes right back to the dogs. In 2014, we rescued, rehabilitated, and, when they were ready, re-homed over 40 bully breed dogs into loving forever homes.

While our mailing address is Peoria, we have volunteers in both Central IL, the Chicagoland area, and from as far away as Oregon. We are a small core team of 5 main volunteers who all have "full-time" regular jobs and operate the rescue as a passion together. One of our volunteers is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and is able to give in-house training advice and recommendations as well as behavior expertise, however, we also partner with many other area trainers who only use positive based, force-free training methods & approaches. We also have strong relationships with several local veterinarian offices who help take wonderful care of our adoptables until their forever homes are found.

Care of Foster Dogs

While our dogs are in foster care, they are provided with absolutely everything they need to be happy, healthy, and ready for adoption including but not limited to routine and/or emergency vetting and medical care, training, basic supplies such as crate, leash, harness, toys, etc., and anything else that is needed.


We are always seeking volunteers to help cultivate ideas and attend adoption events, fundraisers, and help with marketing/networking our adoptables in safe, positive ways. Below are some links that may be helpful in learning more about our organization


Illinois // NW Indiana