Don't Bully Me Rescue

Lago Vista, TX 78645

Shelters Service Area
Austin and the surrounding area

About the Animal Shelter

As an all volunteer organization, we are dedicated to improving the lives of the American Pit Bull Terrier/American Staffordshire Terrier and Pit Bull type dogs and restoring their image. We will improve their lives and restore a positive image through outreach, education, initiation of offering a spaying/neutering program for families who adopt or already own a Pit Bull type dog, and educating the community about responsible pet ownership. We rescue Pit Bulls that are abused, neglected, and that have ended up in high-kill shelters throughout the state of Texas. We are not a shelter; all of our dogs are placed into a foster care program where they will be kept indoors, socialized, housebroken, and taught basic obedience lessons. We would love to save every Pit Bull that ends up in a Texas shelter, but realistically, we can only save as many dogs as we have foster families. Responsible foster homes are one of the most important roles of this organization and without foster families we will not be able to exist.

Adoption Process

Adoption Process Dogs 7 months and up (over 30 lbs.) spayed/neutered -$100.00 Puppies 6 months and under that are already spayed/neutered -$150.00 Puppies that are NOT yet spayed/neutered - $150.00 (a deposit of $100 will be required. This deposit is refundable upon showing proof that the animal has been spayed/neutered.) Important Note for Dog/Puppy Adoptions: •We do NOT allow invisible fences •The dog/puppy is NOT allowed to be tied or chained out for any reason. •The dog/puppy is NOT allowed to run loose for any reason. Complete and submit the Adoption Application. Filling out the adoption application is not a commitment to adopt; it is simply the first step in the process. For an adoption application, please email or you can simply do it on line through our website. Step 2: Be interviewed by an Adoption Counselor. Our adoption counselors are well trained and are required to ask for detailed information about the potential living arrangements for our animals. Step 3: Meet the dogs to find a good match for you and your lifestyle. Step 4: The Application Review Committee will process your application. Don’t BULLY Me Rescue is not able to accept every application for adoption and reserves the right to reject an application. Applications are PROCESSED on a first come first serve basis but are APPROVED based on which application is the best match for the animal. We do perform a vet check and a reference check. For the vet we are looking to make sure all animals are current on their vaccinations, rabies, on a monthly heartworm preventative and spayed or neutered. If this passes we will schedule a home visit. We have set guidelines for application acceptance and realize that your opinion may differ from ours. Thank you for your understanding. Step 5: If your Adoption Application is approved, you will fill out an Adoption Contract and other important documents. The Contract is a legally-binding document that spells out your responsibilities as the owner of the pet you are adopting. In addition, the Contract provides you with a record of the medical care that our rescue provided for the animal. Note: Must be at least 20 years old to adopt. If you are renting we will require speaking with your landlord and getting a written document stating you are allowed to have pit bulls where you are renting. **Every penny of an adoption fee goes towards the dogs' medical expenses. In fact, in almost all cases, the adoption fee falls far short of the actual medical expenses spent on the dogs. We rely on public donations we receive The adoption fees are used to cover the cost of medical treatments incurred while the dog is in the possession of Don't BULLY Me Rescue prior to adoption. We may pull a dog from a shelter that is healthy and we may only have to spend a small amount of money to have that dog ready for adoption. In this case, the profit from that dog's adoption fee is applied to the vetting costs of the many others whose vetting costs are not so fortunate. There are times the adoption fee for a dog that is not healthy starts as low as $100 when it could easily cost Don't BULLY Me Rescue as much as $2,000 or more to vet this dog depending on the medical issues.**

Meet the Pets

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Animals at Don't Bully Me Rescue