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.
Occasionally ABARS will get Bullmastiffs that have been abandoned at a local veterinarian's office or from a good citizen that has found the dog and exhausted all means to locate the dog's owner.
We do accept owner surrenders from people who have purchased their dogs at pet shops or backyard breeders, but most of the dogs we place are of unknown origin and unknown age. ABARS will not rehome a Bullmastiff that has any history of aggression to adults or children.
ABARS cannot accept placement for dogs that are Bullmastiffs mixes - we only take dogs that are known to be Bullmastiffs or can be represented as such. The Bullmastiffs are neutered or spayed before they are adopted and receive all the vet care they need so they can be represented as being in good health.
We rarely have dogs under six months of age and the average age of the dogs we place is around 2 years.
To meet one of our special dogs, please contact the listed party in the dog's bio and request the adoption application. Once the application is completed, and returned, someone from our adopton team will contact you. Then a possible meet and greet will be scheduled.
Anyone adopting a dog must pay an adoption fee which will reimburse the Rescue Service for the expenses involved in adopting the dog from the shelter and getting the necessary veterinary attention, altering, vaccines, etc. Adoption fees vary with each dog listed.
Thank you and we look forward to helping you find your new companion.
~~~We could use your help~~~
Would you like to become a volunteer? We need foster homes and help with adoption events too.
Adoption application and home checks will be conducted.
To meet one of our sepcial dogs, please contact the listed party in the dog's bio.
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.