Reprinted from StubbyDog.
March 13, 2013
Hello Bully / Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Mission statement: To rescue, rehabilitate and repair the reputation of the American Pit Bull Terrier.
About the organization: Hello Bully is a rescue, education, and advocacy group founded in 2005 with one simple goal – to make the world a better place for pit bulls. A 501c3 non-profit made up of non-salaried volunteers that dedicate their time and their hearts to the organization, Hello Bully supports spay/neuter, responsible ownership, and education, and believes that the “pit bull problem” is not a problem with dogs, but a problem with humanity.
Hello Bully maintains Pittsburgh’s only free pit bull spay/neuter and vaccine program, Pit Fix Plus. Since 2009, the program has operated at a rate of more than a dog a day – that’s over 1,800 Pittsburgh-area pit bulls that have been through the program! The Pit Bull 101 community educational program is suitable for all ages, and is available to interested groups and organizations at no cost. The Pit Bull Academy training seminars bring the benefits of private training to the community for free – lessening the chance that these dogs will be surrendered to shelters due to lack of training. Hello Bully volunteers are also active at local shelters, helping dogs in need.
In the summer of 2011, Hello Bully purchased a property in Cranberry Township, PA, and now operates the Hello Bully Halfway House, taking in homeless Pit Bulls and adopting them into loving, forever homes. Currently, this is a private facility and not open to the public.
Admission policy: Dogs are selected on a case-by-case basis. As a small, all-volunteer organization that focuses on quality, not quantity, Hello Bully incorporates both home and kennel settings to acclimate dogs before they find their forever homes.
Address: 4885-A McKnight Road #197 Pittsburgh, PA 15237
How to Volunteer: hellobully.com/volunteer, or email the Volunteer Recruiter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Post-adoption support: Hello Bully strives to develop a long term relationship with adopters and offers support for the life of the dog and beyond, including training and health support.
- Why Single Out Pit Bulls? (dish.andrewsullivan.com)
- Quiz: Can you spot the Pit Bull? (wtvr.com)
- Pit bulls get a second chance (mtexpress.com)
- Saving Pit Bulls: The Merit Pit Bull Foundation (myfox8.com)