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about our organization

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 kill shelters and placing them in foster homes located all over the state of Illinois 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. We are committed to rescue, rehabilitate, and when they are ready, re-home the many bully breed dogs in need 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. We partner with many respected 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.


Our Adoptables



Bacon is just another name for meat candy. Bacon is a 4-year-old tall drink of water. He wants everyone to say hello to him and doesn’t understand how anyone can refuse him and his floppy ears. He is a big, goofy, gentle boy who is potty trained and crate trained. He is a cuddle monster who won’t pass up a meal or any treat. He enjoys walks and lots of couch time. Bacon lights up around kids but would do best in a quiet, calmer home.

Bacon does require an experienced adopter. He has displayed some guarding behavior that we are working on rehabilitating with a reputable, positive reinforcement, force free veterinarian behaviorist.

He truly is a special boy that is looking for his special family. Could that be yours? Visit our website at www.dontbullymybreed.org to fill out an application or email info@savethepitbull.org for more info!

*Due to the location of our volunteers, foster homes and training resources, all potential adopters need to be within 2 hours of Chicago.

Fostered in Chicago.


Happy to meet you! My name is Bowser, Bow-wow-wowza, the black beauty! I love affection and have been through basic obedience and I revel in learning and working.

I would even love a forever family that is interested in running but also love to lounge around inside after too. Not only am I handsome but I don’t come with puppy issues like potty training or chewing. I am crate trained and would do great in apartment living too. I would do best as the only pet as I like to soak up all the attention.



Willie is a year old pitbull mix who is very much a puppy! He is just about house trained and gets along well with other dogs and cats. He loves to cuddle with his foster momma and play with foster siblings. He is eager to learn and please and would benefit from a basic obedience class with his new family.