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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. The forever home of Winslow (renamed Warn after the winch-manufacturer for off-road vehicles) is in need of a lung transplant. MHBTC is holding a charity auction with some unique and adorable Bull Terrier items to help raise money for the Robert Wollner Lung Transplant Support fund.


 

 

 

Rocco

Gender: M, Color: Black brindle
Weight: 45, Age: 1.5 yrs
Housebroken? Yes
Leash/Crate Trained? Yes

Rocco is about a 1 1/2-years-old and is one cool pup. He is a black brindle BT and weighs about 45 pounds. He's housebroken, crate and leash trained and gets along well with other dogs. Since he is still a youngster, he will need a home dedicated to teaching him good manners. He has lots of energy and will give you a lifetime of funny bully habits. His floppy ears are too cute!

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

 

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Gogo

Gender: F, Color: White
Weight: 45, Age: 1 yr
Housebroken? Yes
Leash/Crate Trained? Yes


Gogo is incredibly happy and very full of engery. She weighs about 45 pounds, loves her crate and is just over 1-year-old. She is spayed, microchipped, and is up-to-date on all of her vacciantions. Currently, she does not get along with the other Bull Terrier in the household. She needs a human who loves to run and will tire her out. She is being worked with and picking up quickly on basic commands and training and needs a home that will continue to work with her. As a puppy, she was left at the shelter with a broken back leg. She has been rehabilitated but does still favor it and may have some arthritis in the long run.

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

 

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Fiona

Gender: F, Color: White
Weight: 30, Age: 5 yrs
Housebroken? Yes
Leash/Crate Trained? Yes

This petite little cutie is Fiona. She just turned 5-years-old and only weighs 30 pounds. She’s very playful and sweet. Her family was no longer able to keep her. She doesn’t generally get along well with other dogs, especially other females. She is up to date on shots, a registered AKC full breed, micro-chipped, spayed and has been to obedience training, when she was a puppy and knows basic commands (sit/stay/come).

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

 

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Arthur

Gender: M, Color: Brindle
Weight: 35, Age: 1 yr
Housebroken? Yes
Leash/Crate Trained? Yes

This handsome little guy is Arthur. He is around a year old and weighs about 35 pounds. He has quite the personality and very funny mannerisms. He has gotten along OK with some dogs but has been very reactive to other dogs when on walks. He has been around a couple of cats and did just fine. This funny little guy will be a great addition to the right home.

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

 

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Oz

Gender: M, Color: White
Weight: 70, Age: 7 yrs
Housebroken? Yes
Leash/Crate Trained? Yes

Oz is a handsome 7-year-old gent who weighs about 70 pounds. His person and best friend had to move overseas and travel for his work. He has a funny personality and loves to play in the yard with his peeps. He's housebroken, fine in a crate, and walks well on a leash. Oz is rather particular about the canines he hangs with, so he should probably be an only dog in the family. If you're looking for a best buddy, Oswald is your guy!

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

 

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Pinto

Gender: F, Color: White
Weight: 40, Age: 4 yrs
Housebroken? Yes
Leash/Crate Trained? Yes

This is Pinto. She's mostly housebroken, fine in a crate and on a leash. She has a "dry eye" disorder which requires drop so she will need a special home to provide them for her every day. She's very spunky and loves to play with balls and go for walks. Pinto didn't get much attention growing up so will need some patience and training to teach her manners and she will reward you by being a terrific companion.

"Hey everybody it's me, Pinto. As you can see in my new pic, my eyes are looking much better. They're responding well to the drops and I can see better! I'll still need drops for the rest of my life but I should be down to only needing them once a day soon. I'd love to meet you and show you what a doll I am!"

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

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Newman

Gender: M, Color: White
Weight: 45, Age: 4 yrs
Housebroken? Yes
Leash/Crate Trained? Yes

This sporty guy is Newman and he is one terrific bully. He is 4-years-old, weighs about 45 pounds and has a great personality. He is fine in a crate and walks well on a leash. Newman is very obedient and can't wait to run around and play with his new peeps!

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

 

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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.