501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization
Tax ID # 46-3665141
NORCAL BULLY BREED RESCUE IS A FOSTER BASED 501(C)(3) RESCUE DEDICATED TO HELPING BULLY BREEDS THAT ARE IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE, WHETHER THEY BE SHELTER DOGS OR STRAYS. WE DO NOT OPERATE OUT OF A FACILITY, RATHER WE RELY ON FOSTER HOMES TO CARE FOR THE DOGS THAT WE TAKE IN. WE ARE ONLY ABLE TO TAKE IN DOGS IF WE HAVE A FOSTER HOME AVAILABLE
WHAT WE DO:
NORCAL BULLY BREED RESCUE IS DEDICATED TO REDUCING THE NUMBER OF HOMELESS PETS THROUGH THE SPAYING, AND NEUTERING OF ALL OF OUR RESCUED DOGS, AND THROUGH EDUCATION ON THE IMPORTANCE OF SPAYING AND NEUTERING ALL ANIMALS. WE PROVIDE INFORMATION ON LOW COST OR NO COST SPAY/NEUTER CLINICS IN OUR SURROUNDING AREAS.
EACH DOG THAT COMES TO US HAS BEEN:
UPDATED ON SHOTS
SPAYED OR NEUTERED
MANY OF OUR DOGS HAVE ALSO BEEN TREATED FOR VARIOUS MEDICAL CONDITIONS:
AND MANY OTHERS
ONE OF OUR DOGS CAN TAKE ANYWHERE FROM ONE MONTH TO ONE YEAR TO GET READY FOR ADOPTION, AND THE COST FOR THE DOGS WE TAKE ON CAN RANGE FROM $100 TO SEVERAL THOUSAND DOLLARS.
WE TAKE ON DOGS FROM SHELTERS THAT ARE SET TO BE EUTHANIZED FOR VARIOUS REASONS, INCLUDING SIMPLY THAT THEY'VE BEEN THERE TOO LONG, OR THEY HAVE A MEDICAL CONDITION MAKING THEM "RESCUE ONLY", MEANING ONLY A RESCUE CAN PULL THEM, BUT ALSO LEAVING US TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY COSTS TO BE INCURRED BY SAID RESCUE DOG.
WE ALSO TAKE ON STRAYS AND INCUR THE COST OF HAVING THEM VACCINATED, SPAYED, NEUTERED, AND MICROCHIPPED.
WE ENSURE A SAFE HOUSE FOR ALL OF THE DOGS THAT WE TAKE ON, AND PROVIDE ALL NEEDED SUPPLIES FOR THE FOSTER HOMES THAT CARE FOR THEM UNTIL THEY ARE ABLE TO BE ADOPTED.
WE ALSO ENSURE THAT THEY NEVER END UP IN A SHELTER, RUNNING THE RISK OF BEING EUTHANIZED DUE TO LACK OF SPACE OR BECOMING "AGGRESSIVE" IN A SHELTER ENVIRONMENT.
Anna and Leslie
We have many adoptable Puppies, Adults, Seniors and Special Needs Dogs
Ask about our Seniors for Seniors Program and our Special Needs Dogs
Blueberry is a 1 yr old female mix breed.
She is sweet and loves people!
Her favorite thing is to go swimming!
OUR ADOPTION PROCESS
The first step in our adoption process is completing an adoption application.
After we received a completed adoption application we review the answers and may reach out to you to clarify responses or ask additional questions.
The next step in the adoption process is a home visit where we visit your yard and make sure there aren't any areas that could cause your new dog to get loose.
Once the home check is complete we set up a meet and greet with the potential adoptive dog; we require that you bring any dog you already have in residence to meet the potential adoptive dog so we can ensure it's a good match.
We assess each individual application and need to assess the specific situations of renters or anyone living out of the area so please understand our need for correct and up front information.
Our adoption fees are set based on the dog.
Adult Adoption Fee: $200
Puppy (Up to 1 yr old) Adoption Fee: $350
Our adoption fee includes spay/neuter, vaccines (age appropriate and up to date at the time of adoption), microchip, and deworming (if necessary).
Once an application is emailed please allow at least 24 to 48 hours for a reply.
Thanks in advance.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO FOSTER A DOG?
IT MEANS YOU OPEN YOUR HOME TEMPORARILY TO A DOG IN NEED. FOSTERING CAN TAKE ANYWHERE FROM A FEW DAYS TO A FEW MONTHS.
YOU WOULD NOT HAVE TO DO IT ALL BY YOURSELF. WE WILL BE THERE EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.
WE WILL ASSIST WITH INTRODUCING YOUR FOSTER DOG TO ALL MEMBERS OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD.
WE WILL PROVIDE ALL NECESSARY SUPPLIES NEEDED TO CARE FOR YOUR FOSTER DOG IE: CRATE, BED, BOWLS, LEASH, COLLAR AND FOOD
WE ALSO NETWORK YOUR FOSTER DOG REGULARLY AND SET UP MEET AND GREETS WITH POTENTIAL ADOPTERS.
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BECOME A FOSTER PARENT?
REALLY, ALL IT TAKES IS AN OPEN HEART AND OPEN HOME.
THERE IS A FOSTER APPLICATION THAT WILL BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO GETTING A FOSTER DOG. SOMETIMES ALL IT TAKES TO SAVE A DOG IS TO PROVIDE A LOVING TEMPORARY HOME FOR THEM TO LAY THEIR HEADS AT NIGHT.
WHY ARE WE SO PICKY?
WHILE IT IS EXCITING TO SEE SOMEONE COMMENT ON A FOSTER PLEA OR POST THAT THEY WILL FOSTER A DOG IN NEED, THERE'S SO MUCH MORE TO IT. FOSTER APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETED AND REVIEWED BY US BEFORE WE CAN EVEN CONSIDER SOMEONE TO FOSTER A DOG FOR US.
BECAUSE FOSTERING IS QUITE LIKE ADOPTING, (ONLY LESS PERMANENT) WE NEED TO ENSURE THE POTENTIAL FOSTER HOME IS A GOOD ENVIRONMENT FOR THE SHELTER DOG. WE NEED TO KNOW WHERE THE POTENTIAL FOSTER HOME IS LOCATED. WE NEED LOCAL FOSTER HOMES IN ORDER TO COMPLETE A YARD CHECK, BUT ALSO BE CLOSE ENOUGH TO ENSURE FOSTER DOGS MAKE IT TO THE ADOPTION EVENTS WE HOLD REGULARLY, BRING FOSTER DOGS TO VET APPTS, PARTICIPATE IN FUNDRAISERS AND BE ABLE TO MEET AND GREET NEW ADOPTERS WITH THEIR FOSTER DOG.
Living outside of a 50 mile radius makes all of the above nearly impossible. We also need our foster dogs to be close enough to us that if they begin experiencing behavioral issues with their foster dog, we can send our trainer to work with them.
The MAIN reason that we are so selective with our fosters is because once we pull a dog, they become OURS. Meaning if it just "isn't working out" at said foster home, we have to take the dog back.
Back where, you ask?
Well certainly not back to the shelter. And we can't take any more on at our home.
So where do they go?
They don't. They don't "go." A foster home has to be 100% committed to fostering a dog. Not just to "try it out" or "give it a shot". We have no plan B in place if the foster bails. So the foster can't bail.
It's a huge commitment. If dogs need to be kept separate and crate rotated, that's what has to happen. If a cat is being chased, the dog isn't allowed around the cat. If things get chewed up, then things get chewed up. If a foster dog pees on the carpet, it pees on the carpet.
Shelter dogs aren't going to come out of there perfect dogs that have no issues at all. They usually DO have issues. And we love them through those issues. We clean up the pee. We throw away chewed up shoes. We crate rotate. We get frustrated. But we don't kick them out. That's already happened to them once, and can't happen again. Everyone wants to help, but our fosters have to be willing to go the distance.
We provide EVERYTHING needed to foster a dog. Crate, food, bed, bowls, toys, leash, collar, treats, EVERYTHING.
Not every rescue does this. We do it because we know it's not easy to foster. In fact it can be really difficult sometimes. But in the end, the payoff is absolutely priceless. So when someone comments that they will foster a dog, we try not to get our hopes up until we've received the foster application back. That shows that they mean business.
We are so thankful to everyone that has offered to foster, and will be following up with each of them.