Check back on the regular to see our dogs in care!

Our Adoption Process

A trial adoption at Benevolent Bully Rescue consists of a minimum of TWO MONTHS, but can extend to as long as is needed. Throughout this time there are at least THREE complimentary training sessions with one of the professionals from our behaviour team. There will be an initial veterinary appointment for general assessment and to update all vaccines.

BBR provides support through any extraneous circumstance, finding the right solutions for each individual dog and supporting the adoptee. If all goes well and both parties are in agreement, the adoption is finalized.

We receive many adoption applications which are reviewed by volunteers. If selected, we will aim to reply within 7-14 days of receipt of your application.

*PLEASE NOTE: we do not currently adopt outside of Ontario.

Our 5 Step Process:

1. Complete and submit the online adoption application

2. If selected, virtual meeting with a BBR team member

3. Meet-and-greet with rescue dog

4. Home visit & dogs first visit to potential home

5. Begin trial adoption



Please help us in welcoming Lola into our care. Keep an eye out for updates on this beautiful lady.


**IN TA** This lovely girl is an 18 month old English Bulldog. Ellie is very well socialized, high energy, and so far good with dogs, kids, and cats! Spayed, microchipped, and up to date on her shots.


Petey - This lovely boy was found as a stray. He is an American Bulldog mix, approximately 5-7 years old. Low to medium energy. No children, cats are a possibility.


**IN TA** Larry is a beautiful rust coloured Dogue de Bordeaux, approximately 2 years old.

Please Read Before Applying

Our Multi-Step Adoption Process is longer than most rescues, and for good reason.

Here at BBR we aim to find the best possible match for the dog, not the other way around. We are not a rescue that practices fast adoption or ‘dog flipping’, rather we commit serious time and attention to each and every dog that comes into our care. Like us, each one is different and has its own set of needs and requirements for a happy home, and we do our utmost to find the best fit possible for all involved.

We will not proceed with applicants in the following scenarios:

  • homes with children who do not understand and display respect and boundaries with animals and people

  • homes with unstable animals (food/toy/space guarding, human or animal aggression, etc.)

  • animals for gifts or surprises· dogs are planned to be used for the purpose of personal or property protection

  • plans for aesthetic surgery, i.e. tail docking, ear cropping, etc.

  • homes with intact animals – male or female 

  • We do not adopt out into homes that have intact dogs, unless the dog is intact for medical reasons and proof can be obtained from the veterinarian.

happily ever after

Scroll to see a handful of the success stories from here at BBR