If you’re ready, willing, and prepared to bring a Bully into your home, then it’s time to begin the adoption process.
MABBR does not have a physical building and dogs are not available to be viewed by the public until the adoption process has been started and we feel you are a good candidate for the dog you are applying for. Our intentions are not to make the process difficult. Pit bulls are the most exploited and abused dogs in the world and we make a solemn oath to each dog in our program that they will not ever have to endure that sadness or pain again. The public is welcome to meet our dogs at our adoption events and public appearances.
When you have selected the dog(s) you know that you are interested in, the first step is to fill out the adoption application. Once we receive your application, an adoption specialist will be in touch with your within 72 hours. (There are times it may take longer depending on application volume.)
The second step of the process is the phone interview. One of our application specialists will contact you by phone to discuss your application, your home situation and the dog you are applying for. Upon the completion of the phone interview, the application specialist will then report to the rest of the adoption team. At this time we will verify references, conduct additional screening, contact your veterinarian and determine if the area you live in is a safe place for a dog.
Once the screening process is complete and we feel that a dog in our program is a good match for your home, then we will conduct a home visit. A home visit not only helps us get to know you and your situation better but it also finally gives you a chance to meet the dogs. At the home visit, our adoption specialist will talk to you more about breed education, help you see the areas in your home that may need to be addressed to keep your pet safe and contained and will answer additional questions that you may have. It also gives you a chance to spend some time with the dog you are interested in to see if that particular dog is a good fit for your family.
If all goes well and your home and the dog are a match, then the adoption specialist will again report back to the adoption team. Upon approval, MABBR will start the trial adoption process. We do a two-week trial period to ensure that the new home and the dog are a good match for each other.
It seems like a lot of steps and hard work, but we do this because we love these dogs and it is our duty both to them and to their prospective homes to make sure that each and every placement we make is a good one and one that will last for the rest of their lifetime.
Once the adoption is complete and we’ve said our good byes to our rescue dog, MABBR will stay in contact with their new adoptive home. We are always available to help with any questions or concerns. By this time we’ve not only found an excellent home for our beloved bully but made a new dog loving friend as well. We take our adoptions personally and work to ensure an open and honest relationship with our adopters.
Now that the process has come to an end and after shedding a few tears of both joy for our happy bully and sadness because we will miss them, MABBR volunteers will now visit the shelter to rescue another bully to add to our program, because your adoption just opened up an available spot for a new life to be saved.
It’s easier to buy a dog from a breeder, but we hope that if you’re considering adopting a rescue dog that you understand buying from a breeder only perpetuates the overpopulation problem. We owe it to our dogs to make sure we are placing them in the best home possible. At MABBR, we believe in quality placements and we will keep a dog in our program as long as it takes (normally between 6 months to a year) to find their perfect forever home. We believe that dogs are family and should be placed as such.
Please note: MABBR reserves the right to decline any application. Though your home may be an excellent place for a dog, it may not be the best place for a bully breed dog.
We require an application, home visit and adoption contract on ALL placements. ALL MABBR dogs are spayed or neutered prior to adoption. No exceptions.