BullsEye Dog Rescue is a
Proud Sponsor of The Responsi-Bull Project
Make it your mission to be a
Responsi-Bull Pit Bull Owner!
A three part program, The Responsi-Bull Project includes FREE spay and neuter, a FREE responsible pit bull ownership workshop, and FREE obedience classes for pit bulls and their owners.
In the early 1900's, the American Pit Bull Terrier was so respected for its loyalty, intelligence and determination that the U.S. military chose an image of this iconic breed to represent our country on war posters. Today, due to irresponsible owners exploiting the very characteristics that once made pit bulls an All-American breed, they have become the most abused and misunderstood dog breed in history.
Despite their top-rated temperaments or their once respected status, pit bulls have become the breed of choice for many irresponsible people, and consequently are flooding animal shelters. An estimated 1/3 of dogs entering our shelters are pit bulls or pit bull mixes, and 90% of those dogs will not find a home.
RESPONSI-BULL IS NOW OFFERED IN THE SEATTLE AREA!
Due to low participation the September
Pit-Ed and Train-a-Pit classes have been cancelled. You can still sign up now for the classes in the spring.
Dates coming soon!
In the Pierce County region (no geographic restrictions),
the Pit-Ed workshop will be held TBD with classes beginning on TBD.
Part I: Pit-Fix
Offered in Tacoma again in June. Beginning September 15th, for a limited time, owners of Pit Bulls can have their dogs spayed or neutered FREE at the Northwest Spay & Neuter Center in Tacoma. Each dog altered will also receive a FREE micorchip. To make your appointment:
1. Go to Northwest Spay & Neuter Center's website and fill out the online appointment request form. Mention 'Responsi-Bull' where the form asks for 'Animal Welfare Organization, Special Program, or Voucher Assistance'.
2. E-mail a photo of your dog to email@example.com. Put YOUR NAME and RAB in the SUBJECT LINE so we can match the photo with the appointment request.
The clinic is located at 6401 Pacific Ave., Tacoma WA 98408. Space is limited. Restricted to those individuals of low income status and one animal per household. No rescue organizations please.
NEW! Pit-Fix in Seattle!
Offered in Seattle- We are so excited to announce that Seattle Humane Society is now participating in the Responsi-Bull Project as a spay/neuter provider! to sign up for the 25 spots they have available in June please contact their Veterinary Services Department at (425) 649-7560.
Part II: Pit-Ed
Offered In Tacoma-Do you want to combat the misconceptions about the pit bull breed? Worried about the Breed-Specific Legislation changes proposed in the Puget Sound? Tired of seeing people shy away from your beloved pit bull? Learn the “do’s and don’ts” of owning this amazing breed and help restore its family dog image. Attend a FREE Responsible Pit Bull Ownership Workshop hosted by BullsEye Dog Rescue & Play Bow Dog Training on Saturday, TBD from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m., held at the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County at 2608 Center St., Tacoma, WA 98409. Space is limited and registration required.
Part III: Train-A-Pit
Offered in Tacoma-Play Bow Dog Training, BullsEye Dog Rescue & the Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County have teamed up to offer a five week basic obedience class for pit bulls that is FREE to those who complete the class. You will be asked to pay a $50 registration fee and every week you attend you will receive $10 back. Attend all 5 classes and the class is FREE (normally a $150 value.) Classes will be offered from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and 12:30-1:30 p.m. starting on SaturdayTBD. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn leadership practices and bond with your dog! Space is limited. Restricted to those individuals of low income status and one dog per household. No rescue organizations please. Register here.
What is qualifies you as low income? Check the chart below to verify your status.
Puget Sound Animal Welfare Organizations Team Up to Promote Responsible Pit Bull Ownership
The Success of our Pilot Program!
BullsEye Dog Rescue, Northwest Spay & Neuter Center, Pawsitive Alliance, Play Bow Dog Training, The Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce Countym, PAWS, and UCLA Dogs announce “The Responsi-Bull Project”, a three part program, including free spay and neuter, responsible pit bull ownership workshop and obedience classes.
FREE!!! Spay and Neuter for Pit bulls
We are so happy to report since it's beginnnig in 2008,
547 dogs were altered through this program..
A countless number of lives saved!
FREE!!! Pit-Ed Responsible Pit Bull Ownership Workshop
"My "puppy" Balthazar is 5 years old. When my husband brought him home, I threatened divorce. We were not allowed to have animals at our duplex. I told him "We are hiding 5 cats, (4 are rescued strays that "found" my house), how are we supposed to hide a dog? And, these dogs eat their owners!". The landlords had us pay a nonrefundable deposit for the cats, and when they found out about the dog, advised us that we would have to move. They relented however, when they met him, and due to the fact that I was home with him 24/7 because I am on disability. Now, the husband is gone, and I have the dog! I am anxious to meet other owners, and get him into classes. I look forward to meeting you and attending the Workshop."
"Thank you very much for all that you and your staff have done to help us be better parents to Bella. She is a really good dog and we want to show our friends and the public in general that even though she looks a little intimidating that she poses no more a threat to anyone than any other animal."
"Thanks again for letting us bully breed owners get together and learn some basic information and helping me also with some self-esteem to not be scared to take my bully breed for walks."
Bullseye Dog Rescue would like to congratulate the particpants in our first Responsi-bull Project!
Thank you for being a Responsi-Bull Pit bull Owner!
Thank you to our Partners:
Northwest Spay & Neuter Center www.nwspayneuter.org
Humane Society for Tacoma & Pierce County www.thehumanesociety.org
Pawsitive Alliance www.pawsitivealliance.org
Play Bow Dog Training www.playbowdogtraining.com
We are currently seeking funding to continue this great opportunity. To support this amazingly worthwhile project please consider a donation.