We Believe In Second Chances. Do You?
We are longest standing and one of the only registered non-profit rescue in the Portland Metro area, dedicated to giving Pit Bull Terriers the lives they deserve. Read more about us, our mission and how we are working every day to achieve it.
Born Again Pit Bull Rescue (BAPBR) operates under our "Foster one, save two" motto. We partner with crowded animal welfare agencies to create much needed kennel space for incoming dogs by transferring primarily Pit Bull Terriers out of those facilities and into our foster program. We educate the community about the importance of giving equal treatment and opportunity for all dogs, regardless of physical appearance. We strive to instill responsible pet guardianship amongst all dog owners in the community.
Who we are
BAPBR is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit, no-kill organization, based in Portland, Oregon, dedicated to creating a better future for pit bull terriers. We believe there will be a time when all dogs are treated equally, without prejudice, and we know there is large portion of the community who is of the same mind, who stands with us. We are passionate about helping repair the reputation of these dogs as the “family dog” through responsible guardianship, while working to educate the general public to stop their abuse, over-breeding, and neglect. We are leading the way for Pit Bull Terriers and Pit Bull Terrier like dogs, and with the help of impassioned community members, we will make this future a reality.
BAPBR was founded by Angela Adams in 2007 as a private animal rescue through meeting a friend's puppy, falling in love and researching to learn as much as she could about pit bull terriers. Through that research, she learned about the undeserved negative media image. Knowing from first-hand experience what great dogs they are, she continued to educate herself and eventually began working towards advocacy for these dogs. The statistic that changed Angela's life, and ultimately the course of hundreds of dogs' lives? “Pit Bull Terriers and Pit Bull Terrier like dogs average about 33% of shelter intakes nationally, but in large cities the numbers are as high as 40%-65%.” BAPBR was founded to address that shocking statistic. BAPBR became a non-profit in 2011, formed the Board of Directors, which provides organizational leadership and management, and has been growing to expand our business of saving lives ever since.
What we do
- We have created a foster home network that allows us to place our dogs into a temporary home environment while they await their “forever home”, increasing crucial kennel space for the never-ending line of dogs in need. We are always recruiting to expand our foster home network
- We strive to educate the community about the importance of treating all dogs as individuals, eliminating prejudices created through misinformation and sensationalized stories in the media
- We combat pet over-population through our community spay/neuter program, "Snip Your Pit", and fight breed discriminatory legislation through education and talking points, wherever it appears
- We advocate responsible pet guardianship amongst all dog owners in the community, recognizing that it is the only way we will attain equality and compassion for all dogs
- We are passionate about setting our adoptees and their new guardians up for success from step one: By carefully matching you with the right companion for your lifestyle and family. We then provide ongoing support after adoption through private training sessions, continued education resources, advice and regular follow up