Dogs Available for Adoption

Welcome to our most popular page.

Although the bulk of our work is centered around education and advocacy, we would be lost without our rescue focus to keep us tied to the souls of the dogs. Our foster dogs remind us every day why it's important to keep pushing this project into the future. The faces in this gallery all came from crisis situations but are eager to show you why dogs live in the present instead of dwelling on the past. A small team of dedicated volunteers stay busy shining up their halos while they wait for new homes.

Interested in adopting? Great! Visit our Adoption Process page to find out what's next. 

Want inside scoop? Our Facebook Page is worth watching for up to date photos, videos and news.

Available:
Hennie

She's brave, social, funny and full of mischief. The quintessential pit bull puppy!

Keep your eye on our Facebook page for updates. 

Talk to BADRAP about Hennie

Available:
Foxy

This husky/shepherd pup is named Foxy. She's timid with people and will need patience and gentle guidance as she learns about the big, scary world. We envy the family who gets to bring her home and bond with her. What a special relationship!

A solid 6' fence is required as well as having an appropriate (ie, social) 'mentor dog' within the home. Born 5/24/17.

PHOTOS

Talk to BADRAP about Foxy

Adoption pending:
Winter

ADOPTION PENDING. Frightened but hopeful, Winter's entire litter was rather feral when they came to us from a high volume husky-x breeder who's retiring. The pit bulls in our program have been doing a wonderful job helping them find their courage, but they'll likely always be timid with people.

Their adopters will have to be patient and ready to provide supported guidance to help them grow up to be the best they can be. Is this the best match for you? Applicants may be asked to work with the pups at one or more shifts at the Rescue Barn before making a decision about adoption.

A solid 6' fence is required as well as having an appropriate (ie, social) 'mentor dog' in the home. All females. Born 5/24/17.

Thank you for checking. PHOTOS

Talk to BADRAP about Winter

Adoption pending:
Bernadette

ADOPTION PENDING

She's LOVELY. Warm eyes, friendly wiggles, happy smiles. A settled adult at about 2-3 years old. Bernadette is so agreeable and waiting to be adored.

Talk to BADRAP about Bernadette

Available:
Scamp

This gorgeous little girl is still under a year old. A true tomboy; she's spunky and loves a good romp with her dog friends as much as she loves a good cuddle. Miss Smartie - Her favorite trick is to spin like a ballerina to ask for a treat. So motivated and excelling with leash training in Pit Ed classes.

Watch her VIDEO

This is a good dog for someone who
- Loves the energy and optimistic spirit of American Pit Bull Terriers
- Wants an enthusiastic get-about town partner
- Wants a friend for another playful dog at home
- Wants to wake up to this beautiful face every day for keepers!
 

Talk to Tim Racer about Scamp

Adopted:
Chappy

ADOPTED. This is Chappy: Jolly. Optimistic. Derpy and FUN.

VIDEO

Gosh, is he sweet. He's a lap-seeking softie who turns to mush whenever he sees a smile. The dogs boss him around a bit and he just loves it - it's attention after all. He knocked our socks off in Pit Ed class - following directions like a pro. But of course he did. He wants you to like him!

Talk to Donna about Chappy

Adopted:
Lolo

ADOPTED Lois, Lolito, Lolo

PHOTOSHow pretty is she? (Short Vid)

Adoption Pending' means a dog has been matched to a new family and they are either prepping to bring their new pup home (fence fixes, etc) or the dog is already at home and is taking some time to get acclimated to the scene and other pets. In almost all cases, Adoption Pending situations become full Adoptions. 

 

Talk to Donna about Lolo

Adopted:
Spock
 
ADOPTED!

Mama's Boy.

Oh my gosh, have we got a sweetheart on our hands here. Spock is close to a year old, and he's doing a fabulous job keeping us entertained with his youngster antics. He's a fetching champ and if you get distracted, he'll toss the ball at your feet as if to say, "Hey. Wake up! Let's play ball." He's also a big fan of watching televsion at your feet. Adorbs.
 
Adoption Pending means a dog has been matched to a new family and they are either prepping to bring their new pup home (fence fixes, etc) or the dog is already at home and is taking some time to get acclimated to the scene and other pets. In almost all cases, Adoption Pending situations become full Adoptions. 

More PHOTOS 

Talk to BADRAP about Spock

Available:
How-To Videos

Do you have another dog at home? Watch our animated videos to learn how to set your dog up for success when you bring a new buddy home.

When you adopt from BADRAP, we'll hold your hand through the process to ensure success, but if you don't adopt from us, we still want you to have the best experience possible!

 

 

Compassion hold:
Sapphire / Rest In Peace

"No grit, no pearl."

Sapphire did not have the easiest life. She came to the Rescue Barn for some quality care for her final days. After she settled in and bonded with her caretakers, it was time to send her home. She died peacefully surrounded by her new friends, knowing that she was safe and loved.

Talk to Donna about Sapphire / Rest In Peace

Adoption pending:
Hank Panky

ADOPTION PENDING

Funny Man Hank. What a character. He's a lap-seeking low rider with round saucer eyes. Hank makes friends easily and will find himself in the middle of just about every play group session going on. 

More PHOTOS

Adoption Pending' means a dog has been matched to a new family and they are either prepping to bring their new pup home (fence fixes, etc) or the dog is already at home and is taking some time to get acclimated to the scene and other pets. In almost all cases, Adoption Pending situations become full Adoptions. 

Talk to BADRAP about Hank Panky

Adopted:
Zelda

ADOPTED. Born sometime 11/16, Zelda showed up as an unclaimed stray pup. Good thing she's confident -- the unsettled beginnings didn't seem to rattle her at all. Quite possibly a cattle dog mix - she's got a stubby tail, and that special 'Bossy Pants' personality that draws people to cow dogs. She's house trained to a dog door, feisty, adorable and fun.

This pup is perfect for:

  • An adopter who enjoys intelligent, strong willed dogs.
  • A home with cats and/or dog-savvy children.
  • A home with another confident dog or two who can lay down the law and help Zelda grow up with great dog/dog manners.

More PHOTOS. Watch our Instagram page for videos of this little vixen.

Talk to Tim Racer about Zelda

Adoption pending:
Lil Duzi

ADOPTION PENDING. Party Girl is Duzi is looking forward to meeting families in her search for home. She's about five years old and full of spunk. She's been fostered with other dogs and enjoys their company. More PHOTOS.

'Adoption Pending' means a dog has been matched to a new family and they are either prepping to bring their new pup home (fence fixes, etc) or the dog is already at home and is taking some time to get acclimated to the scene and other pets. In almost all cases, Adoption Pending situations become full Adoptions. 

Talk to BADRAP about Lil Duzi

Adopted:
Zilla!

ADOPTED!

Miss Personality! She's as awesome in person as she is in her photos. This girl is smart, connected, patient and eager. She wants to sit in your lap as badly as she wants you to throw a toy for her. What to do first? Do it all!

Zilla has such a good attitude that whatever you decide you want to do is her favorite part of the day. We are green with envy for whoever adopts this dog! More PHOTOS.

 

Talk to Donna about Zilla!

Adopted:
(Funny) Bunny

ADOPTED. Wee Bunny tells us that she's a Staffordshire Bull Terrier (a la Jonny Justice) and she's about as cute and happy as they make'm. About 1.5 years old, loves other dogs, adores people and is generally just a good time Charlie.

Here she is, the first time she was set loose in the yard during a break from her cone: VIDEO

 

Talk to Tim about (Funny) Bunny

Adopted:
Toby Elf

ADOPTED! With delicate features and melting eyes, he's simply remarkable, isn't he? He's also very connected, responsive and affectionate. 

Born the first week of May, Of course he'd love to live with other pets and/or dog-friendly children.

VIDEO!

More PHOTOS!

Talk to Tim about Toby Elf

Adopted:
Big Elf

ADOPTED. Born the first week of May, Big Elf and his brothers are clearly mixed breed pups although it's anybody's guess what they might be. With delicate features and melting eyes, they're simply remarkable, aren't they? They're also very connected, responsive and affectionate. 

We're currently looking for three separate homes (honestly, it's better for everyone!). Of course they'd love to live with other pets and/or dog-friendly children.

VIDEO!

More PHOTOS!

Talk to Donna about Big Elf

Adopted:
Snorkles

ADOPTED. What a doll! Snorkles is a lovely little ball of muscle and sweetness. She's sensitive, social, affectionate and thrilled to be enjoying her new friends at the Rescue Barn. Round about 2 years old, very neat and clean (house-trained) and patient in her kennel. We just adore her.

Yes, that's quite the overbite she has. It's part of what makes her so special and does not affect her ability to chew. 

VIDEO

PHOTOS!

Talk to Tim about Snorkles

Adoption pending:
Freckles

ADOPTION PENDING for this Elf!

Born the first week of May, Freckles and his brothers are clearly mixed breed pups although it's anybody's guess what they might be. With delicate features and melting eyes, they're simply remarkable, aren't they? They're also very connected, responsive and affectionate. 

VIDEO!

More PHOTOS

Talk to Donna about Freckles

Available:
Dogs in the Wings

At any given time, we have a small handful of dogs who are not listed on the website. These may be dogs with medical issues or basic behavior challenges that are getting sorted out, dogs who are part of custody holds or compassion hold cases, OR dogs who are waiting for a foster home or barn space before they can come in our program.

Please let us know if you'd like to discuss...

Finding a dog of a specific age, size or personality style that you don't see here

Being a foster parent to a shelter dog

Providing a safe, temporary space for a dog that needs a gentle end (compassion hold)

Talk to BADRAP about Dogs in the Wings

Compassion hold:
Kizzy

A tragic turn sent Kizzy down a new path when her young owner died. BAD RAP adopted her out back in July of 2005, so she’s now approaching 14 years old. Though still has a lot of spunk, she doesn’t need much more than a walk or two per day and she’s good to go. Kizzy is a typical lap dog who loves the heck out of people of all ages, but she should probably be an only dog as she can be picky about her dog friends. She is house trained and loves her dog crate, but a sofa would be her personal preference.

UPDATE: Kizzy has been safely fostered with a wonderful family and is starting to decline. We've changed her status to 'Compassion Hold' - Meaning she will live out her last few weeks/months with them.

Talk to Tim about Kizzy

Securing the future of America's 'blocky dogs' as a cherished family companions.