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Our Featured Dayton, OH Partner:

Luv-A-Bulls Rescue, Inc.

Dayton, OH 45410

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

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We serve Dayton and the surrounding areas.

About Our Rescue Group:

WE ARE CURRENTLY UNABLE TO TAKE IN ANY ADDITIONAL RESCUE DOGS. PLEASE CONTACT LOCAL RESCUES TO SEE IF THEY HAVE OPEN FOSTER FAMILIES.PLEASE READ FOR A LIST OF PLACES YOU CAN CONTACT! We recommend Eleos Bully Rescue & Rehab, Adopt A Pit, and Miami Valley Pit Crew. You can also see a list of other pit bull type dog specific (or ANY BREED SPECIFIC DOG) rescues at: Courtesy of! You can also post your dog up for adoption there and/or here on petfinder!

Luv-A-Bulls Rescue, Inc was the first and only pit bull breeds rescue in Montgomery County for 10 years. Fighting against BSL and general ignorance with many hard working, dedicated volunteers. Our Founder retired due to illness and since then 3 former volunteers started responsible bully breed rescues locally! We are proud of the work we have done in rescuing hundreds of abused, neglected, unwanted chained pitties. Our motto and logo is 'Public Education & Responsible Ownership'!!

(Founded in 2006) Luvabulls Rescue Inc is a network of volunteer foster homes dedicated to rescue and rehabilitation of abused, neglected, unwanted dogs and puppies. We specialize in Bully Breeds, ie: Bulldog Breeds, Pit Bull Breeds, Mastiff Breeds, and any mixes of those.
We are a registered state non-profit rescue. We are not a 501c3 so your donation to any of our worst case dogs is not tax deductible. We do not deal in high volume numbers and rescue a few dogs here and there when we have available foster homes. Most of our rescues are from chains, pens, been through torture, starvation, and solitary confinement and have had severe suffering. We also pull dogs from Ohios worst gassing pounds and heartstick pounds and long term fosters are needed due to rehabilitation. We believe all dogs deserve a chance, but especially the ones who have only known suffering and pain.
We MOSTLY provide free COURTESY POSTING and free facebook and online networking to help people who have either found a dog or need to rehome their own dog. We can run applications and do home visits on potential adoptions for your dog free of cost to help ensure these dogs are going to safe and financially responsible homes. Please take advantage of this opportunity to get your dog networked in the right places.
We also educate owners, and the public, on bully breeds, Breed Specific Legislation, and freeing chained or penned dogs. We specialize in dogs but we respect all living creatures and encourage others to do the same by education.
We work with dogs with special needs like; fear,socialization, and food issues when we have openings with the appropriate foster homes who are familiar with rehabilitating dogs with these types of issues. There are so many wonderful loving pit bulls looking for homes! It is unnatural for a pit bull to be aggressive. A REAL pit bull LOVES everyone!! All dogs NEED exercize and socialization. We work hard locally to educate bully breed owners and speak out against Breed Specific Legislation.
For more information on BULLY BREEDS please visit:

For more information on BREED SPECIFIC LEGISLATION Please visit:

For more information on CHAINED/PENNED DOGS and how you can help them please visit:

Or you are welcome to email us the address as well. We work in the Dayton and surrounding areas. If you see a dog in need outside our area please go to Dogs Deserve Better website and find your closest Area Representative! Dont give up on the dog. Be his/her voice!!
It is cruel and inhumane to leave a dog alone, hungry, unexercized, and uncared for, chained or penned. These dogs eat, defecate, and sleep in the same small area for YEARS. Laying in the mud, snow, and/or ice ... Chained on a short lead or closed up in a small pen, and many times BOTH, they suffer without love, exercise, interaction, and usually not enough food. They suffer for years....many die that way never knowing a kind touch or voice. MANY have embedded collars. Chaining and/or penning an animal is NOT humane and should not be legal! Dont just drive by and think it is sad, day after day...DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!! You can offer to walk their dog or bring it food/a better doghouse..etc... or call us (in Dayton) and we will help!! (Again, if you are outside Dayton please go to DogsDeserve They have many wonderful volunteers all over the US willing to help!! If you see a dog who is being neglected or abused PLEASE CONTACT YOUR LOCAL HUMANE SOCIETY or police department!
For more information on humane education and an ethical way of living please go to:

Come Visit Us

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Come Meet our Pets:

We are run soley by volunteer foster homes, so contact us and we can set up a time for you to meet the rescue you are interested in.

Ongoing, we are at the Mingle with the Mutts at the Animal Resource Center every second Sunday and at SuperPetz, by the Dayton Mall, every 3rd Sunday.

Yearly events include Adopt-A-Thons at local SuperPetz in Dayton, Kettering and Troy, SICSA's Walk for Strays at Delco Park, Dog-O-Rama, The Everything Pets Expo in Cincinnatti, Dogfest in Cincinnatti, Petpalooza, and The Pet Affair in Northern Ky

Our Adoption Process:

If you are interested in adopting a rescue dog we have an adoption application, you can request an application by email. We do request a vet reference if currently have any pets or have recently had one.We do home visits, background checks, and our adoption fee varies from 150-250 depending on dogs age, breed, health, temperament. We are very serious on where our dogs go and ask that you be responsible and financially stable with prefereably a fenced in yard but if not a willingness to walk often. We do have a contract that is legal and binding stating at any time during the dogs life you will not chain or pen it up and if for any reason you do not wish to keep the dog you are to contact us and we will take the dog back.
All dogs are UTD on vaccinations and fixed before adoption.
Adoption Donations vary from dog.. On average pups under 6 months are 125$ -175$, dogs over 6 months are 175$-300$ depending on breed/age/health. All donations go straight back into the rescue dogs or dogs we are currently trying to help that are still on chains or in pens and need vet services.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.