We must receive a fully completed adoption application.
PLEASE NOTE, WE DO NOT ADOPT TO ANYONE RESIDING OUTSIDE OF THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO.
Our Adoption Policy
1. Complete application
2. Virtual meeting with a BBR team member
3. Screening / matching process, the right home for the right dog
4. Meet-and-greet with rescue dog
5. Home visit & dogs first visit to potential home
6. Begin trial adoption
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 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 aim to do our utmost to find the best fit possible for all involved.
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.
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.
The benefits of adopting are exponential! The obvious is that the life of a dog is forever changed for the better. But it also makes room for another life to be saved, in the shelters, fosters, and so on. Adoption keeps money out of the hands of the vast amount of greedy ‘back-yard breeders’ and puppy mills, who more often than not keep dogs in deplorable conditions. As for you, there are many great rewards that come with adopting, but none more important than the love you receive from your dog.
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View Dogs in Care
Please welcome Dekker he will be turning 7 on August 10th. He is a Boston x Bulldog. Here are some notes about him: “He is a good little guy. He is crate trained. He has an abundance of energy and will spend hours and hours outside if you let him. He loves playing ball, and never tires from it. He is great with the kids, but doesn’t acknowledge his craziness at times and will knock them over. He gets along with other dogs, they usually just bully him but he is a huge pushover. Dekker also loves the water. He is on a raw diet but has been given kibble in the past. He has allergies to the usual grains/chicken. If he eats either, he usually gets itchy ears. He has never shown any food aggression or any type of aggressive behaviours what so ever. He is neutered, and has had his rabies vaccine in the last 3 years.” Prerequisites for applying for Dekker are a cat and toddler free home.
Please help us in welcoming our latest intake, who has just been named Daisy by her foster fam. She’s had a rough start and is very cautious of the new world she’s now getting to experience. For instance grass was new and scary just a couple weeks ago. But as she incrementally learns new things aren’t all that scary she is gaining little bits of confidence. Although at 85lbs and only 8 mos old this Tosa pup seems like a full size adult dog, she is going to experience living in a home for the first time. So she will need guardians with patience and understanding to help her flourish. She has only met a couple dogs thus far and has done well but we will be looking for medium to large breed dogs in an adoptive home. She has not been tested with cats, nor infants and we will be seeking a home without either. If you believe you can be the guardian she needs please follow the link and send your application in.
Please help us in welcoming this handsome Bulldog boy Hercules to BBR. He’s 5 years old and approximately 85 lbs of muscle and squishiness. Hercules is an Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog (papered w pedigree etc) who is looking for a home without infants or small children. He would also do best as the only dog/pet in the home. He was raised and lives on a hobby farm, so a rural home would be ideal as too much environmental stimulus would overwhelm him. He loves people and is very affectionate. He has often spent time with his people at work, too. He also loves car rides. He isn’t high energy by any means, but does enjoy playing fetch and getting out to run. If you believe you fit the requirements we are seeking please fill out an application!!
*** IN TRIAL ADOPTION *** A beautiful 3 year old Boxer/Mixed breed girl. Mara is a sensitive soul who has made a ton of progress, but still has a way to go. Extremely loving and loyal, this crate-trained darling needs careful, slow introductions and doesn’t like surprises, especially at her house/in her own space. She loves her toys, going for walks, and cuddling up for snuggles. From what we know, Mara would do best at a home WITHOUT children. She tolerates cats, but is scared of them, so a home without is preferred. A stable, well-adjusted doggie friend may be an asset. In short, a calm, adult-only household with a predictable routine is best. A quiet neighborhood, and patient guardians who are willing to continue working with her will be the recipe for success. If you meet these requirements and are interested in working alongside this stunning girl, please submit an application!!