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Boise Bully Breed Rescue

Boise Bully Breed Rescue is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization, which means the rescue is dependent on generous tax deductible donations. The rescue needs donations for funding for medical, training and boarding needs.

To educate the public regarding bully breeds, promote responsible pet ownership, promote spay and neuter programs, advocate against breed specific legislation and the inhumane activity of dog fighting.

Use for all donations and adoption fees

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Boise Bully Breed Rescue will accept an abandoned dog from a shelter, board and train and take care of medical needs.  Please help us continue our mission by donating to a neglected, abandoned and abused rescue dog by clicking on the Donate link  above. Thanks to you abandoned dogs at shelters went to loving homes and many more will find homes, thanks to your help. 

These wonderful animals rely on your generosity to make their dream come true and for a 2nd chance!

BBBR Dogs Available for Foster and/or Adoption

In a perfect world, every dog would have a home and every home would have a dog.

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Volunteers & Foster Families

Quality foster families are always needed. Consider being a "bridge" for a pitty in need. Many are in need of loving humans to take care of them, in some cases to let them know not all humans are bad, until their forever families come along. Click on the Applications link fill out a Foster Parent application.

Going for a hike? Consider taking one of our kenneled dogs with you! (You must be pre-qualified....) A break from being in a kennel most of the day is always welcomed!

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. See below.

Owner Surrender & Strays

Boise Bully Breed Rescue, Boise Black Dog Rescue and Boxer Rescue of Boise only accept dogs from shelters across the country that are kennel stressed or have run out of time in the shelter. 

Accepting Shelter Dogs

Boise Bully Breed Rescue, Boise Black Dog Rescue and Boxer Rescue of Boise accept dogs from shelters across the country 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 boisebbbr@gmail.com. Adoption fees will not be paid by BBBR.

Owner Surrenders

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. Boise Bully Breed Rescue ONLY accepts dogs from shelters that are kennel stressed or have run out of time.  We do not accept owner surrenders for any reason. There are NO exceptions. 

Educational Information

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....

Recommendations for Dog Introductions

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. Read more....

Introducing New Dogs to Your Pack:

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? Read more....

Adopting a Shelter Dog

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.

Much more information at: http://www.lifestylepets.org/

Boise Bully Breed Rescue....

We are a group of volunteers devoted to re-homing unwanted bully breed dogs from shelters. We strive to place the best representatives of the breed into foster and adoptive homes that are capable of providing adequate care and training. We encourage BULLY BREED owners and lovers to unite to present a positive image of the breed and to clarify the controversy of negative press and stereotyping.

If you have a rescue inquiry please email BoiseBBR@gmail.com or click on the Contact Us link. Your email will be forwarded to the appropriate volunteer.

....is a volunteer only organization:

No salaries are paid. We rely solely on donations, volunteers, foster homes and community efforts to help the abandoned and neglected dogs that have run out of time in shelters. All tax deductible donations assist with medical, boarding and training for the rescue dogs. Please donate!

.... accepts bully breed dogs that have:

A very difficult time coping with the shelter environment
Have become kennel stressed
Have simply run out of time 

....owner surrender & strays:

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 re-home your dog please read here. If you have found a dog, please take the dog to your local shelter and file a "found" report. Shelter Intake Form

If you have a rescue inquiry please email BoiseBBR@gmail.com. Your email will be forwarded to the appropriate volunteer.

Boise Bully Breed Rescue Volunteers

Below is a list of all of the people and businesses that donate their time and expertise to BBBR or discount their fees to help us help the bullies. Please refer to this list when you need to board your dog, or need a veterinarian, dog trainer, photographer, website or a dog walker and be sure to mention you heard about them from Boise Bully Breed Rescue!

Website Designer - Tricia
Web-site designer and maintains the web-site

Graphic Designer - Lynn

Boarding Facility Coordinators - Alicia & Jennifer
Good CitiZEN Dog Training
Boarding Facility Coordinator Good Citizen Dog , Intake Acceptance Committee for new dogs, Orientation for new volunteers 
All Valley Animal Resort
Jennifer - jhalliday56@gmail.com 

BBBR Boarding Facilities
Escape Canine Retreat & Spa
Elisa: 208-362-0882
Joplin: 208-429-1111

Good CitiZEN Dog - Lou

Emerald Street Kennels

All Valley Resort Animal Care Center

The Dog House Doggie Daycare

Good CitiZEN Dog Training - Lou 

Alliance Dog Training - Shawna

Dog Walking Service

First Class Critters
208-908- 9166


The rescue always needs DONATIONS of crates, dog food, new or used dog toys, blankets, leashes, collars, beds....etc. If you would like to donate these items PLEASE TEXT OR E-MAIL: Foster/Adoption Coordinator Ashley at 360-402-7407 or ashley.marelius@gmail.com.

PLEASE NOTE:  These are donation drop off locations ONLY. No dogs or BBBR volunteers are present at these locations, nor is Northwest Pets Staff able to assist with any rescue related matters.

Northwest Pets - Eagle

3060 East State Street

Northwest Pets - Meridian

3036 North Eagle Road




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