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a little bit 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. 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.

 

Our Adoptables

 
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Eli

My name is Eli and I am just as sweet and smooth as an Eli’s Cheesecake. Who doesn’t love cheesecake, right? So nice to make your acquaintance. 

I am a younger guy, approximately 2.5 years old. I haven’t met a person I didn’t want to drop into their arms and lap. I’m a very docile, fun loving, food motivated guy. I’m a little on the skinny side right now but my foster parents are helping me get to my ideal weight of 6-65 lbs. I am working on potty training and crate training but getting better every day. You see, I was found as a stray extremely underweight and maybe never had a real home, or at least one I was allowed inside. This inside life is pretty darn good though. Getting to eat twice a day is amazing and this soft, plush stuff you call blankets and carpets…..heaven. I currently live with 3 4 legged foster siblings and doing very, very well with them. They are showing me some of the ropes on living the good life too. 

That’s me in a nutshell. Please let my good friends know if you are interested in meeting me at info@savethepitbull.or or fill out an application at https://form.jotform.us/DBMB/guardianship-application-form and they will handle all the details on my behalf. 

Being fostered in Bloomington, IL.

 
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Bacon

FRIENDLY boy alert!! Are you looking for one of the friendliest, most special dogs almost ever? Look no further. Bacon is your boy! Bacon is a 3 year old tall drink of water that lights up when he is around kids. He would be best with older kids. 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. He enjoys walks, couch time oh and he can’t resist a good bully stick.

Bacon can display guarding issues in high traffic homes so it is best that he be in a more quiet and calm environment. He is a special boy that is looking for his special family. Could that be yours? Email info@savethepitbull.org for more info!!

Bowser

 

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.

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Ruby

Please meet our precious jewel Ruby. This gem just wants to be your best friend for life. 

Ruby is a 3 year old happy wiggle butt who is a little clumsy from time to time but if she bonks into things, she bounces right back with her huge smile. She simply can’t get enough of her belly rubs and will even give out her happy snorts once in a while. Ruby is potty trained, does well with other dogs and she is learning to keep all paws on the ground. We would recommend a home with older children as she masters the all paws on the ground. She is very eager to please and so willing to use her noggin. 

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“I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving” Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr

My name is Oliver and I am so pleased to meet you. I am looking for my genuine forever home. My journey has not been an easy one but I am determined to finally find my people. You see I have met a lot of people and although they all loved me, none of them were able to keep me. That’s how I ended up as an adoptable with my good friends at Dont Bully My Breed. 
Some call me Mr Manners because I walk so nicely, look to my people for guidance, even know a few tricks too. I am big eater. Love my food. Love any food really which is really a plus in helping me learn even more mannerisms. I am about 1.5 years old, crate trained, potty trained. I am learning how to use food puzzles and its blowing my mind how fun, active and wonderful it is that these things feed me and give me exercise; mentally and physically. I have lived with small dogs and a cat and am learning the ropes from my same size foster sister now. She’s a good influence on me. 

I love the outdoors but I have yet to see if I am a water boy. I can be an active guy and then a lazy dud too. I'm kinda the best of both worlds in that respect. 

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Spirit

Are you looking for your "spirit" animal?

Meet Spirit! She is a petite, tail wagging, bundle of love looking for her forever home. She is 3 years old and absolutely loves to play with Frisbees. When she plays with you, she lets out a “squeak” like a little puppy playing. She was surrendered as her owners and her were a victim of breed discrimination. We kept her name Spirit, as it means character; the soul and she has one special one. Her spirit is infectious and she is one little love bug. She is cat friendly, requires a slow introduction to other dogs and prefers a male companion over a female.