top of page
Reeds Fund
Letter to the Editor

Dear Bull-ievers,

        My name is Reed and, as many of you know, I am one of the namesakes of Bella-Reed Pit Bull Rescue. Unfortunately, I passed away on May 8, 2019 at the age of 14, but my legacy still lives on with every rescued pit bull. My mom rescued me when I was 6 months old, when I was just a little tyke. I was fortunate enough to leave my paw print next to every step in my mom's journey and knew nothing but unconditional love. She even says I was the one who opened her eyes to the discrimination against pit bulls, which led to the opening of Bella-Reed Pit Bull Rescue. 


  • Email
  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon


by Bella-Reed Pit Bull Rescue

McCready AKA Reed

As I got older, I watched my mom become increasingly heartbroken after reading the stories of the homeless senior dogs being left behind at our local Philadelphia shelters. I think it was (and still is) because she saw me in every single one of them, and she truly couldn't have imagined what it would have been like if I was to become one of the many forgotten or abandoned. Like so many other rescues, Bella-Reed wants to help every one of these senior pitties. However, the amount of time senior dogs wait in foster care for their fur-ever homes makes this task utterly impossible; not to mention the cost involved in providing seniors with the proper veterinary care, like senior blood work, necessary surgeries, dental extractions, and medications. As a result, often times rescues like ours are only able to take in a few senior dogs at a time, leaving dozens of other senior bulls in similar situations with minimal sponsorship or promotion in finding their hap-bully ever after.


           Unfortunately, senior dogs and pit bulls are often the most overlooked dogs in shelters, arguably making the elderbulls the most difficult dogs to be saved. And no dog deserves to die alone, scared, or unloved, especially the seniors, many of whom have been shown very little human kindness in their lives. Even though I may be gone, I am still working for the positive promotion of the elderbull from the Rainbow Bridge and, for the aforementioned reasons, I decided to launch my first campaign, “Saving ElderBulls.” I want to provide a single, exclusive platform where all of the homeless elderbulls in Philadelphia and its surrounding areas can be promoted together; this will make it easier for potential adopters to find my fellow homeless friends and learn their stories. I was even able to get my sister, and our other mascot, Bella, to jump on board! Don't tell anyone, but since she received her AARP card in the mail she now seems to have become much more understanding of my plight.


            Help us show some love to the elderbulls by supporting the Saving ElderBulls Campaign.

With many licks and wags,

Rest In Peace, 05/08/2019

We have added a fundraiser to honor all Bella-Reed senior dogs.  Please click on the DONATE button. The funds will be made available to Bella-Reed senior dogs that require treatment above & beyond what our normal adoption fees cover

PayPal ButtonPayPal Button

by Bella-Reed Pit Bull Rescue in memory of Reed & all the other elderbulls who have crossed to the Rainbow Bridge.

Furever Homes Needed




Furever Homes Needed

by Bella-Reed Pit Bull Rescue

If you are a rescue in the tri-state area and would like us to include your elderbull(s) on our social media, please fill out our online form here.

To browse elderbulls in need of an adoptive home, visit our

Saving Elderbulls Facebook Page!

"Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog."

 -Sydney Jeanne Seward

bottom of page