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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



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

Ruby is a 4 year old happy wiggle butt who loves snuggling and learning tricks. She is the dog version of having two left feet. She may be clumsy, but always bounces back with a huge grin. Ruby is potty trained and does well with other dogs, but needs a slow introduction. She prefers older kids and up. Ruby would love a low key home with endless belly rubs and quality time with her humans.



Stop. You found me! Don't get too overloaded by my cuteness. Save some for when you actually meet me. Buster is my name and smiling is my game. I even smile in my sleep. 

Buster is considered middle age at about 6.5 years young. You know what they say about wine, right? It gets better with time. Well, this is also true for Buster and he is hoping the best is yet to come. 
Buster lives with 3 other dogs his size and gets along great with all of them. He prefers not to be crated but is non-destructive and potty trained. Due to his size, he would do best in a home with older children and sorry but no kitties for Buster. 

Aged to perfection and ready for his forever home. Fill out an application today at www.dontbully.mybreed.org so we can meet each other. 

Being fostered in the Elgin area.
Dont Bully My Breed does not have a central shelter facility. Please read the bio carefully to learn where the pet you are interested in is being fostered. DBMB places animals in homes throughout central IL and the greater Chicagoland area. We do not ship or transport animals.



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 due best in a quiet, calm home. 
Bacon does require an experienced adopter because he does display 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?  Fill out an application here 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. 





Birch is a handsome young man that is pretty chill, but still has some of that puppy energy. He is a perfect medium size and only around 45 pounds full grown. He is still working on some manners like jumping, but is a smart boy and is learning so quickly! He is currently in foster with 3 kitty companions, 2 female dogs of similar size and a human brother around 7 years old. Are you looking for this wonderful addition to your family?

Birch is being fostered in Dixon, IL




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.




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.





Thor is an easy going guy that's happy to do whatever it is you're doing! Wanna go for a hike? Thor's your guy. Day at the office? Why don't I join you? He's happy to co-exist with his foster sister, or is down for some play time as well. He's a respectful guy that knows how to give space when needed. He's even learning not to jump at the resident chickens - though to be honest, it is pretty fun watching them jump and flap their wings. 
Are you looking for this wonderful addition to your family?

Being fostered in the Chicago area.




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.