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If you don't think you can make a difference to the world by helping a dog in need of adoption, please take a minute to watch this heartwarming story about a Rescue named Winslow

Stay tuned! We receive wonderful Bullies looking for their new forever homes on a fairly regular basis.


 

 

 

Melanie

Gender: F, Color: White
Weight: 50, Age: 3 yrs
Housebroken? Yes
Leash/Crate Trained? Yes

Little Miss Melanie came to us as a stray so we don't know anything about her background. She is about 3 years old +/ - and weighs close to 50 lbs. She's healthy and happy, housebroken and enjoys hanging out in her crate when she feels like taking a rest. She is sweet and gets along well with other dogs, but we're not sure how she does with cats. She knows the basics but could use some fine tuning on her manners.

Call: Jan Collins, 303-584-9486
jancathome@msn.com

 







 

 

 

Eddie

Gender: M, Color: White
Weight: 40, Age: 1 yrs
Housebroken? Yes
Leash/Crate Trained? Yes

Eddie's around 1 year old +/- and about 40 lbs. He's mostly housebroken and fine in a crate. He's a very smart boy and has already learned some simple commands. He's just waiting for his new forever home and a new family to teach him more manners so he can show off his smarts. He plays well with other dogs but we're not sure if he can contain himself enough to get along with cats.

Call: Jan Collins, 303-584-9486
jancathome@msn.com

 

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Attila

Gender: M, Color: White
Weight: 30, Age: 1 yrs
Housebroken? Yes
Leash/Crate Trained? Yes

Atilla is a young BT (15 months on 2/17) who doesn't know that he's a true Mini BT. He is just shy of 30 lbs, full of personality and settles down to be a sweet young boy. He gets along with other dogs but may be too tempted to be around cats successfully. He is house-broken, fine in a crate and loves to exercise. He could also use some basic training on manners as he likes to jump up to get a closer look at you.

Call: Jan Collins, 303-584-9486
jancathome@msn.com

 

kane

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Misty

Gender: F, Color: White
Weight: 30, Age: 1 yrs
Housebroken? Yes
Leash/Crate Trained? Yes

Misty is a petite young bully at 33# with long legs (better pictures to follow soon). She's 10 months old (on 2/17) and FULL of energy. She is house broken and is fine in her crate. She's OK with other dogs but should probably be an only dog, at least initially, as she can get too excited and get a bit too rough when playing. Her new home should be experienced with bullies and/ or very dedicated to providing her the training and boundaries which she will need to grow up to be a good canine citizen. Given the chance, she does settle down to enjoy cuddles and quiet time. .

Call: Jan Collins, 303-584-9486
jancathome@msn.com

 

kane





 

 

 

Trixie

Gender: M, Color: White
Weight: 50, Age: 7 yrs
Housebroken? Yes
Leash/Crate Trained? Yes

Trixie is a sweet, mature bully at 7 1/2 years (better pictures to come). She weighs about 50 lbs, is house broken and is very comfortable in her crate. She knows several commands and loves her exercise and to go for car rides. She is a little shy around strangers at first but warms up quickly and loves to cuddle. Trixie is well behaved but should probably be in a home without other dogs, small children or cats. She will reward you with being a mellow, loyal companion for life with lots of kisses and snuggle time.

Call: Jan Collins, 303-584-9486
jancathome@msn.com

 

kane





 

Welcome to the MHBTC rescue page! We appreciate your interest in helping a homeless bull terrier find a new home that will meet its needs!  Our dogs have become beloved pets to many families. We do our best to match each dog to the best possible home for it’s individual needs. All of our rescue dogs are spayed or neutered prior to placement and have current vaccinations and are microchipped.

In recent years, we have seen an increase in the number of bull terriers that require our help. The introduction of several “backyard” breeders in the state, pet store puppies and dogs imported from eastern European countries has created a crisis for many dogs. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THERE ARE SEVERAL BREEDERS IN THE PUEBLO, COLORADO AREA THAT ARE, IN ESSENCE, BACKYARD PUPPY MILLS. These dogs are produced only for monetary gain with little regard for health and temperament and sold to any person willing to pay the asking price. On several occasions, we have received discarded dogs from these breeders when they no longer can produce puppies to pad their wallets.

When looking to purchase a bull terrier puppy, please ask the breeder what accomplishments the parents have made (show dogs, obedience or other working) other than producing puppies. If no dogs in the immediate pedigree (mom, dad, grandma, grandpa) are “accomplished” in any way other than breeding, then you can be assured that these animals are only paying bills for their owners. These breeders will tell you anything they think you want to hear to convince you that they “home raise” and “socialize” their pups. Once their breeding career is over, these dogs will be discarded. Purchasing a puppy from mill breeders such as this only encourage them to continue in their unethical and uncaring ways.

While many people have good intentions when they purchase a bull terrier puppy, some owners are unprepared to provide for the long term needs of this active breed of dog or the home environment may not have been ideal to manage it. Please consider whether or not you are the right home for a bull terrier. Their unique appearance is endearing and because they can be somewhat difficult to find for sale, people often get caught up in the excitement of puppies available for sale without considering where the dog comes from or if their home is ideal to care for it. Click here to learn more about the breed and whether it is the right dog for you.

The MHBTC is dedicated to the protection of the breed. We will do our best to accept into our program any dog that has the majority of the characteristics of the breed. We have very limited resources and regretfully cannot accept dogs that are obvious mix breeds and do not meet the basic look of a purebred bull terrier. 

If you are interested in adopting a rescue dog, please take a few minutes to review our adoption guidelines. If you live outside of the state of Colorado, please pay special attention to our long distance adoption guidelines.

You must fill out an ADOPTION APPLICATION (pdf document - fill out and mail to determine your eligibility to adopt one of our rescue dogs. If you are out-of-state, please also read the LONG DISTANCE ADOPTION GUIDELINES.

Jan Collins
MHBTC Rescue Coordinator
mhbtcrescue@yahoo.com
303-584-9486

 

If you don't think you can make a difference to the world by helping a dog in need of adoption, please take a minute to watch this amazing video about a dog named Stanley...

 

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Living with a Dog-Aggressive Bully

Many of the rescues we get are good with other dogs, or children, or sometimes, even cats (!). However, we do get dogs that just simply DON’T like other dogs. My Scooter was such a boy.

I got him when he was 10 months old and had been abandoned to life on the streets. He hated cats, and squirrels, and other dogs. The Rescue coordinator explained the limitations – no dog parks, no overnights with friends’ dogs, and never, never any off-lead time in public.
I was so desperate for a Bully that I didn’t care.
He was all the things we love in bullies: silly, energetic, smart (too smart), affectionate, fun-loving. I had no other pets and knew that as long as I had Scooter, he would be my only pet.

WE WENT TO OBEDIENCE CLASS – with a trainer who was patient and caring and got him to the point where he could stand 6 feet away from another dog and ONLY growl and raise his hackles. And he learned to sit and stay and come.

WE WENT TO THE PARK - fairly often, but our route was always dictated by the location of the other dogs there. Steering him away from other dogs gave us random paths and happy time together with no straining on the lead.

WE WENT TO THE GROOMER - by appointment ONLY. A few times, we stood outside the shop and she came out to do his nails. Other times, we scheduled a “Full Monty” visit when the other clients were through, and I would pick him up as soon as he was dry.

We NEVER went to PetsMart or PetCo or any store with dogs roaming around.
We NEVER went to the off-leash dog park.
We NEVER went to the street fairs.
We NEVER got a cat or a bird or another dog.

None of the adaptations we had to make for the public ever interfered with our relationship. He adored my friends, both young and mature, and always treated them like family laps. He loved to help me garden and cook and we were both happy just to be together. I never really missed the forbidden activities, because I had my Bully.

If your circumstances permit, you could find a best friend for life. I did.

Eileen

 

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A forever home means the dog owner has made the commitment to create a safe and loving home for the dog for the remainder of it’s life. Prior to adopting a dog, do your research and fully understand the breed to confirm it’s the right breed for you and your life style. Dogs that have been put up for adoption require additional patience as they adapt to their new surrounds and build trust that you TOO will not give them up for adoption. Understand it will take time for them to learn their new human “Pack” and how to best fit in and please you. Go into the adoption knowing you will do EVERYTHING within your power to make the relationship work.