So, you've been thinking about adopting a Pit Bull?



Congratulations! Having a pit bull type dog is not for everybody. Unfortunately, breed discrimination is common; you need to stay positive and educate people when they criticize your companion. Renters struggle with finding pit bull friendly housing and some home insurance carriers won't cover them. Because we know how challenging it can be to navigate people's biases and misconceptions, we ask that you fulfill these requirements in order to adopt one of our dogs:

  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • Be able to meet the dog in question as well as do meet-and-greets with current pets.  We DO NOT ship dogs. All of our dogs are adopted to residents in PA or NJ within a 2 hour radius of our central location of Southampton, PA.
  • Fill Out an Application (below).  Impress us!
  • Show Solid References.  This includes your current veterinarian and non-relatives who can vouch for you.
  • Must Own or Have Landlord Approval.  Yes, we check!
  • Agree to a Home Visit.  We need to make sure your house is suitable and safe for a dog. We will guide you with any changes that need to be made.
  • Dogs living in a potential Adopter's Home:  All dogs living in the house of a potential adopter MUST be spayed/neutered and up to date on vaccines.  If there is a medical reason that prohibits this being done, verification from a veterinarian must be provided.  This also applies to any and all household cats.
  • Household Agreement.  Everyone needs to be on board for the adoption. Yes, we ask them.
  • Pay a Non-Refundable Adoption Donation Fee.  Puppies 6 months & under are $400; Puppies 7 months to 1 year are $350; Dogs 2 years to 5 years are $300; Dogs 6 years to 8 years are $200; Dogs over 8 years are $175. BRPBR has the right to modify adoption fees on an individual basisFor your convenience we accept cash, money order, credit/debit cards, and PayPal. (SORRY, NO PERSONAL CHECKS!).  Please note that there is an additional $15 service charge when paying via PayPal, debit, or credit.
  • Sign a Legally Binding Adoption Contract.

PLEASE NOTE:  We prefer to do opposite-sex placements when possible.

Apartments/Townhouses are fine!


What is BRPBR's adoption process like?

Fill out our adoption application (below) and either email it back to bellareedpitbullrescue@aol.com or fax it to 215-441-8593 (we do not recommend mailing your application unless absolutely necessary, as apps can get lost in the mail or your application may be "bumped" out of line due to the untimeliness of "snail mail."). You will hear from us via email or phone once we receive and process your app (be sure to check your email frequently after applying). This can take a few days, so be patient! 

Once the written application is processed and approved, we will need to schedule a home check. If all goes well with the home check, you will be eligible to meet the dog(s) you are interested in adopting.  We will need to schedule a meet-and-greet with other dogs in the home on neutral ground (a park, a field, etc).  All household members MUST be present during the meeting.  Depending on our volunteer/foster schedule, home checks and meet and greets MAY be done at the same time. 

If you still think you would like to adopt after the meet and greet, we require that you give us an answer after a 24 hour time period has lapsed. This gives all family members time to talk it out and think about it - we don't want any rash decisions being made about adding a new family member! If you decide to officially adopt, an adoption date will be scheduled to meet with a BRPBR volunteer to sign the legally binding adoption contract. At this time you will provide us with your non-refundable adoption/donation fee and we will provide you with your new companion!

If for ANY reason you can no longer keep your BRPBR adopted dog, you MUST contact us and we will take him/her back into our program. Adoption fees are NON-REFUNDABL

Adoption Fees:
6 months & under: $400
7 months to 1 year: $350
2 years to 5 years: $300
6 years to 8 years: $200
Over 8 years: $175

PLEASE NOTE:  Once a dog is officially "pending adoption", the actual adoption must be done within 7 days.
*BRPBR has the right to modify adoption fees on an individual basis.

For more information on what our adoption fees include, please download the document below.


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