We Believe In Second Chances. Do You?
We are one of the only registered non-profit organizations in the Portland Metro area, dedicated to giving pit bull type dogs 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 type dogs 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 type dogs. We are passionate about helping repair the reputation of these dogs as the “family dog” through responsible ownership, while working to educate the public to stop their abuse, over-breeding, and neglect.
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 type dogs. 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 type 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 eye-opening, disheartening statistic. BAPBR became a non-profit in 2011, formed the board of directors 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 and fight breed discriminatory legislation
- 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 education, advise and training opportunities