We Believe In Second Chances. Do You?
We are the longest standing 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.
BAPBR strives to save lives by keeping dogs out of local shelters through spay-neuter assistance, owner-support programs, and adoptions.
Who we are
BAPBR is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization. We are a family of volunteers and advocates dedicated to helping local Pit Bull Terriers and their guardians.
What we do
- 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 network with local shelters to raise awareness about the number of Pit Bull Terriers who are in need of homes
- We set our dogs and their new guardians up for success, matching families with the right canine companion to enjoy a shared lifestyle
- We support our adopters for life by providing on-going support, training, and resources
- We combat pet overpopulation and provide financial assistance for spay/neuter services to local pet guardians through our “Snip Your Pit” (SYP) Program
- We strive to eliminate breed discriminatory legislation and unfair prejudices created through misinformation
- We advocate responsible pet guardianship across all dog breeds in the community, recognizing that it is the only way we will attain equality and compassion for all dogs
- We give back to the community by helping other non-profit organizations achieve their goals
- We educate the public about Pit Bull Terriers in order to change current perceptions
- We support local guardians of Pit Bull Terriers by providing a variety of services to help them care for their beloved pets
BAPBR was founded by Angela Adams in 2007 as a private animal rescue, after meeting a friend's Pit Bull Terrier puppy and falling madly in love. Angela quickly began researching Pit Bull Terriers and uncovered a shocking statistic: at the time of her research, Pit Bull Terriers and Pit Bull Terrier like dogs averaged 33% of shelter intakes nationally, but in large cities, the intake numbers were as high as 40%-65%. Knowing first-hand what great dogs they are, Angela founded BAPBR to address this statistic. She has worked tirelessly to promote advocacy for these dogs, setting the example for our current BAPBR volunteers. BAPBR officially became a non-profit in 2011, and we have been expanding our business of saving lives ever since.