As most of you are all aware
there has been a recent influx of several Bullies into
rescue and many have needed Vet care. Unfortunately,
this has greatly
depleted our Rescue Fund and we are in desperate need of
funds to continue to help Mari-Lou with the rescue and
re-homing of these wonderful animals.
We are currently trying to put together Fund Raising
Events to raise money for the Club and Rescue and would
greatly appreciate anything you are able
to do by either participating in the event or very
generously donating money if you arenąt able to be
there. Rescue is a very important part of your
Club and the reality is that most Bullies surrendered to
rescue are in need of some sort of medical attention and
that requires funds. This is an
ongoing issue. Unfortunately, the fund raising events
are local to the central Ontario area mainly due to the
fact that that is where the Executive
is and we are typically the ones organizing the events.
I realize that this makes it impossible for some more
distant members to actively
participate so I would like to encourage you to take the
time to arrange a fund raiser in your area. Perhaps
there are other Bully people close to you
that would also like to participate.
The only way to help is either by participation or
donation. Please choose one to help Bullies in need. Please help the BTCC by making a donation today!
Currently Available for Adoption -
Pearl is a beautiful senior who was saved just hours
before being euthanized by a shelter in New York City. A
US Rescue and a wonderful friend in Vermont ensured that
Pearl received the vet care she desperately needed, and
then transported her to us. She needed a mammary tumor
removed, and that operation was very successful. Pearl
is doing great now! Pearl does have an old injury to her
shoulder which needs to be watched, since she aggravates
it when she gets too excited and bounces up and down.
She is on medication for that and we have to keep
reminding her that she’s not 2 years old. Pearl is
crate-trained, house-broken (if she’s not left alone too
long) and a real sweetie. Pearl would like to be the
only dog so she can relax in her retirement years and to
keep that shoulder pain-free. This old girl does not
If you think you can give Pearl a nice, quiet and
relaxing retirement home, please fill out the online
Frieda is approximately 7 years old and came to us from
the Montreal SPCA. She was surrendered because of some
skin and allergy issues, but we have had allergy tests
done so we know what she is allergic to. We have managed
to remove all medications and she is doing very well,
she just requires a weekly bath to remove air borne
particles from her skin and coat. Frieda likes to
sunbath and go for walks and is very good on a leash…she
will even carry the leash for you! Frieda would also
like to be the only dog, with a nice fenced-in yard so
she can play with her favourite rope toy. Frieda is
crate-trained and completely house-trained.
If you think you can give Frieda a loving home, please
fill out the online application at
Recent Rescue Success Stories -
Many thanks to Mari-Lou
Powell (BTCC Rescue Co-ordinator) for these submissions
and for her hard work and dedication to the breed!
Roxy arrived in November 2014 with her Mom, Jackie
from Vermont. These two were brought to the vet to be
euthanized as the owner did not want them anymore.
Thankfully the vet refused and contacted one of J4K’s
friends there and we started the ball rolling for them
to become Canadian citizens.
As older gals they were a little more difficult to
adopt. Jackie is now 13 and still here, but Roxy found a
home just in time for Christmas 2015.
Kush and he has a new home!!
came in as an "Owner Surrender" on Feb. 22, 2014.
He spent quite awhile in foster care waiting for the
perfect home and as always it came along in 2015.
After suddenly losing their beloved Newman, the
family needed another handsome guy to help them
through the shock of losing him and Kush was their
man. As you can see he has settled in nicely and is
being spoiled and loved like they all should be. A
huge thank you to the Gray's for being very special
On June 28, 2014 I went to pick up an "elderly" lady
named China. Unfortunately the owner who had China from
a puppy was going through a rough time so contacted us
to find her another home. China is 11 years old and
will be celebrating her 12th Birthday on Dec. 22/2014
After some badly needed dental work (and thanks to all
who donated to get that done) I was sure China would be
staying with me due to her age but a wonderful woman
had other plans....China attended the BTCC Rescue Parade
and spent the day with a woman who would soon be her
forever Mom. We had one hurdle to get over and that was
the Frenchie who already existed in the home. On August
15, 2014 China and I drove to Fenwick to meet Ava (The
Frenchie) and things were a bit iffy in the beginning as
Ava had been attacked previously by a Mini Bull Terrier
but China's temperament soon won Ava over and she knew
there was nothing to worry about. So "The Girls" are
living it up and enjoying life to the fullest.
Meet Cookie formerly
know as Christmas
Cookie formerly known as Christmas was one of the 22
Bull Terriers surrendered in December 2013. This
beautiful tri colour was a bouncy, happy bully that just
wanted to play all the time. She needed to learn a few
things first like how to go up and down stairs which she
quickly did. She loved the other dogs and I had a family
that had been waiting a long time to add another bully
to their home, one that would be the perfect fit and I
thought of her immediately.
When they came to meet
Cookie of course they fell in love instantly and
wanted to pursue the adoption process. On April 16,
2014 we drove to Newmarket to meet her new "brother"
Boca. (who is also a very handsome rescue dog that I
I wasn't the least bit
concerned if Cookie would like Boca or not but due
to an unfortunate incident with Boca and a previous
bull terrier that was placed there the family took
the introductions very slow to ensure it's success.
Well I am pleased to report that Cookie is doing
wonderful and her brother Boca loves her. Thank you
to Cookie's new wonderful family for taking it slow
and their patience and understanding of both dogs
Rosie was one of the original 22 surrendered to the
OSPCA last December and was adopted from there but
things weren't going so well so she was surrendered to
us on September 25/14. After a vet check up and some
badly needed dental work, Rosie is a healthy, happy
little bully in her new home with Steve and Tina, oh and
a Habs fan too! lol
Snoopy arrived Sept.20/14 from Montreal SPCA after
having been returned to them twice for his rambunctious
behaviour (nothing out of the ordinary for people who
know the breed) and was suspected deaf. After fostering
him and having him checked by our Vet we strongly
suspect he is deaf in one ear only. After a perfect
score in the blood work department he met his new
parents and brother Ollie (A Bernese Mountain Dog) and
is now happily entertaining everyone in his new home.
Huey - Now with a new owner!
Huey arrived Feb.7/2014 from Toronto Animal Services as
a shy but oh so handsome young man. He wasn't a big bull
terrier but he was in very good shape. He immediately
adapted to my home and after knocking me down in the
backyard one night I found he was a very polite dog.
Instead of thinking that I was playing (like most of
them do) he came and gave me a little lick while I was
still on the ground wondering if I had broken anything.
lol We did have a little scare with Huey as he sort of
"passed out" one time after eating some grass. So off
to the vet we went to have everything checked out before
we would even consider adopting him out. All checked out
and Huey had the medical clearance to find his new
forever home. He did just that on August 1, 2014 to a
wonderful man who understands Huey's needs and the fact
he does not like to socialize with other dogs. So the
two "guys" are happily living and walking together every
day and the best part is Huey comes back to me for "pet
sitting" if his owner needs to travel.
On October 28, 2011 I received an email from a man who
had just lost his 14 year old Bull Terrier named Oliver
and he was inquiring about a rescue. On November 15,
2011 I received another email from a small shelter in
Quebec who had found a
female Bull Terrier tied up outside their door on
October 23. As I was just ready to leave for Nova Scotia
in 2 days I contacted this wonderful man and asked if he
could foster this little girl (not knowing how close he
was to this shelter or anything) and if things didn't
work out we would arrange to have her come back to me
once I was back from NS. This trip could not be
cancelled as I was going to pick up my Frankie puppy and
a few others that were to be delivered. For two weeks we
corresponded via email on the now named Zoe and her
progress. Well 2 years later she is still there and
thanks to Tommy and his wife Donna for opening their
hearts and their home to beautiful Zoe she is a very
well adjusted and loved bull terrier. She even attends
racing events with them. Thank you Tommy and Donna for
all your hard work and determination with this sweet
gorgeous girl! Some things are "just meant to be"
Popeye and his new buddy, Lucy!
Popeye came in as an Owner
Surrender in September 2013 at the age of 11. He
celebrated his 12th Birthday on November 28, 2013 with
me and after a clean bill of health went to his new
wonderful forever home on December 24, 2013. He is
living a very happy and comfy life with his new sister
Lucy and 2 cats. Popeye was never allowed on furniture
and was confined to the laundry room but has now taken
to jumping on the couch and beds like his sister. I'm so
happy she is teaching him the things he was missing out
Lily and her big brother, Max!
In Jan 2011 I was contacted by
Toronto Animal Services about a severely neglected bull
terrier found as a stray, soon to be called "New Man" .
I picked him up immediately and we drove straight to the
vet. This beautiful tri colour bull terrier was
emaciated and had a severe skin problem and was just in
terrible shape overall. We had some work to do with this
guy. Through all this there was a sweet loving dog who
still trusted women, not so much men, and treatment
started immediately. Newman continued to improve and
even appeared on Animal House Calls with Dog Trainer,
Jill Priest and already had an angel waiting to adopt
him. With the assistance of SOAR and the BTCC with
numerous vet visits, he was ready for his new loving
home in March 2011. Newman is living in "the lap of
luxury" and is an extremely handsome boy. His new Mom
and Dad have provided him with the best care and
guidance any dog could ask for and ensure he receives
the best of everything always.
Newman has his own Facebook page which
tracks his whole life from January 2011 till now and can
be found on this link.