Adore-A-Bull Rescue is Cincinnati, Ohio’s first pit bull rescue. Adore-A-Bull Rescue is non-profit corporation, which has 501(c)(3) taxable contribution status with the IRS. We serve the greater Cincinnati and tri-state area by rescuing bully breed dogs and puppies (specifically pit bulls and their mixes) from high kill shelters where they would have no other hope. We provide all of our rescue dogs with comprehensive veterinary care, which includes and is not limited to; vaccinations, spay/neuter, microchipping, flea prevention, and heartworm testing & prevention, and treatment prior to placing them with loving families. We firmly believe that the American Pit Bull Terrier, a dog with a once noble past, is deserving of rescue, rehabilitation and a loving home.
Our Mission: Our mission to save pit bulls begins with rescue of the neglected, abused, and misunderstood. Through our caring fosters we nurture and rehabilitate. Through our voice we educate and change minds. Through our work we match companions to families. Our mission will never end.
Adore-A-Bull Rescue (AABR) was founded in 2010 by a small group of individuals dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of the American Pit Bull Terrier. With limited resources and few homes to foster our dogs, AABR started with only 2-3 dogs in the rescue at a time. Over the years AABR has grown the organization from this small beginning group of advocates to a full network of volunteers, foster homes, and core group members all working together to help save bully breeds in the greater Cincinnati area. Today AABR houses from 20-30 bully breed dogs in our series of fosters throughout greater Cincinnati at any given time.
In the past 3 years AABR has positively impacted the Cincinnati community and beyond through education and rescue of pit bulls. Our mission does not simply include saving the lives of abused, abandoned, and neglected pit bulls, but encompasses the importance of breed education and responsible pet parenting through understanding the specific needs of the pit bull terrier. Our goal to change minds and reverse the negative stereotype of the pit bull is predominate in what we do. If we are to truly make a difference we must look past placing as many dogs as possible, and focus on the quality of our adoptions and educational outreach. The root of our educational outreach is the importance of spaying and neutering because, only 1 in every 600 pit bulls will be spared from euthanasia, nearly 2,800 pit bulls die each day in our shelters making them one of the most misunderstood, and highest euthanized breed at nearly 1 million per year. In addition to preaching the importance of spay and neuter, Adore-A-Bull has also been a loud voice to help end breed specific legislation or BSL in Cincinnati and surrounding communities. Through letters and discussions with our local legislators AABR led many groups and community members in seeing an end to BSL in the city of Cincinnati in 2011.
As a responsible rescue we expect the quality of homes which we place our dogs into, to reflect our passion, love, and understanding of the pit bull breed. We do not believe every home is a good candidate to be a pit bull parent, but those that seek a loyal, extremely intelligent, high energy dog may be a perfect match for our pit bull companions. While seeking a loving and safe home for our rescue dogs is vital, we place great importance in an open honest discussion of what it takes to be a pit bull parent. Because our dogs are typically high energy, driven, and intelligent dogs we seek a home that can fulfill their specific needs. With the understanding that our dogs need daily mental and physical attention to create balance and obedience, each home that is selected is educated on the AABR expectations of care. Typically our adoption process takes about 2-4 weeks depending on the case. Applicants are screened for previous vetting history if an animal resides in their home, healthy living conditions, ability to financially care for the dog through completion of his or her life, dedication to professional training, and willingness to understand and fulfill the breed’s specific needs.
As we move forward and look to saving many more lives of our pit bull friends, and have a positive impact on the way our community sees this breed, AABR continues to reach high. In 2012 we saved over 175 dogs in our community. Through networking, a focused effort on marketing, and creating a presence by attending group and community events, we have become a recognized rescue and have built quality relationships with shelters, fellow rescues, and individuals.
Our goal to save more pit bulls each year will continue, but never losing sight of the quality of work we strive to do each day.