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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🚨URGENT🚨 SEEKING FOSTER | We are searching for placement for Joey, a 3 yr old Mastiff. Joey has been in shelter for a long time and is in desperate need of a change of scenery. The home environment we are seeking for Joey is one with only adults and preferably no other pets. Although, another dog is a possibility if it has the right temperament, and with slow and structured introduction. He will require patience and a home that is considerate of his needs. Our behaviour team will provide the training protocols and ongoing support throughout the process. If you’re interested and meet these requirements than please fill out an application (link in bio for Instagram). We can then discuss more specific details about Joey at that time.
Rocky comes to us as a medical case in need of a mast cell tumor removal surgery. He is thought to be around 8 years old and is looking for a new lease on life. He has a jovial personality and does not act his age- everyone who meets him thinks he is around 4/5 years. Rocky will be in our care until he receives a clean bill of health. Check back for updates! *In trial adoption.
A stunning Bullmastiff who can best be described as a puppy in a adult (2yr old) dog’s body. He is a bit late with many things developmentally as far as learning and training go due to his first years but is also very easily motivated! He is very athletic and energetic so an active home/lifestyle is key, and a rural or suburban setting is definitely best. A large fenced yard would be ideal. With limited exposure, he has shown good social skills with other dogs. We believe he would best served to have another dog in home but that is also dependent on a good fit. He will not go to a home with cats or other small animals as he has displayed prey drive towards them. We also are seeking a home either without children or at minimum teens and older as he is still very boisterous in some situations. If you have read this and meet the criteria please fill out an application. This boy will make a wonderful addition to the family he joins.