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Dogs Available for Foster/Adoption

In a perfect world, every dog would have a home and every home would have a dog.
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Boise Bully Breed Rescue Policies

Bully Breed Ambassadors

All of our breed ambassadors have been spayed/
neutered, vaccinated, and micro chipped. A certified dog trainer is available to assist adopters and foster parents with training questions or behavior problems. You will have the opportunity to meet a few of our Ambassador Bullies at some of our events.

For Accepting Shelter Dogs

This Rescue ONLY accepts dogs from shelters that are kennel stressed or have run out of time. There are NO exceptions. If you need to rehome your dog please read here. If you have FOUND a dog, please take the dog to your local shelter and file a "found" report..

Owner Surrender & Strays

Boise Bully Breed Rescue, Boise Black Dog Rescue and Boxer Rescue of Boise accept dogs from Idaho shelters that are kennel stressed or have run out of time in the shelter. The dog information sheet (Intake Form) must be filled out by the designated shelter representative and submitted to BBBR prior to acceptance of the dog. Pictures of the dogs's entire body including face, legs and rear must be submitted. Copies of health records and transfer paperwork must be on the transport with the dog or e-mailed to the rescue at Adoption fees will not be paid by BBBR.

Educational Information

Parallel leash-walking, on neutral territory with two handlers, is a great way to introduce dogs. Neutral territory means an area where neither dog has been or where neither dog resides. Both dogs should be wearing properly fitted collars and be on nylon or leather leashes. Prong collars, choke chains, and Flexi-leads should not be used when introducing dogs.

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Dogs want and need to know a few things so they can be comfortable. They want to know what the other dog is about. Does she mean me harm? Is he someone I can trust? Am I safe? Do you belong here? What’s your story? Are we going to be friends or enemies?

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According to a study by the National Council on Pet Population, over 56% of dogs and puppies that enter shelters are killed. For this reason alone, it becomes clear why adopting dogs from your local shelter is the most ethical choice. Animal shelters have loveable dogs and cats of all shapes, sizes and ages. Only about 25% of shelter dogs are purebred. The rest of the population represents unique mixed breeds that are often one-of-a-kind. Many of these shelter dogs have already lived with families and know how to become an enjoyable member of your household.

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The Pitty Ranch ~ Because Good Dogs Don't Just Happen

Contrary to what many people may believe training your dog is not about “breaking their spirit” or making them a robotic machine in tune to every one of your commands.

Training is all about strengthening the relationship between dog and owner and making your dog a wonderful addition to your family. A well trained dog is one that will earn more freedom and contribute to your household in a positive way. A dog in the family should not add frustration or stress but rather be a joy to be around and a member of the family in every sense of the word.

If you have a dog with behavior issues, please don't surrender him to the shelter and pass on the issues to someone else. Yes, training is work! Work for you AND your dog! You have a commitment to your four legged family member. Many owners can't do it alone and need the support and guidance of a trainer. Please check out the list of trainers below, make the calls, get some advice, enroll in a class or two, and give your dog the chance it deserves....not abandoned at a shelter because you didn't try.

What's Wrong with Chaining Your Dog

Dogs are naturally social beings who thrive on interaction with human beings and other animals. A dog kept chained in one spot for hours, days, months or even years suffers immense psychological damage. An otherwise friendly and docile dog, when kept continuously chained, becomes neurotic, unhappy, anxious and often aggressive.

In many cases, the necks of chained dogs become raw and covered with sores, the result of improperly fitted collars and the dogs' constant yanking and straining to escape confinement. Dogs have even been found with collars embedded in their necks, the result of years of neglect at the end of a chain. Read more....   

Children and Dogs: Important Information for Parents

Living with a pet can be beneficial to children. Pets can enhance a child's self-esteem, teach them responsibility and help them to learn empathy. Parents must be willing to teach the dog and the child acceptable limits of behavior in order to make their interactions pleasant and safe.

Selecting A Dog

What age is best? Many people have a "warm fuzzy" image of a puppy and a child growing up together. If you have a young child and are thinking of adopting a puppy (less than one year old) there are a few things you need to consider. Read more....

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