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Badges for Bullies

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.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

Cleveland Area

About Our Rescue Group:

Badges for Bullies was started in 2012 by Cleveland Police Officers with the assistance of Friends of the Cleveland Kennels. A volunteer organization dedicated to ridding the community of animal cruelty and underground dog fighting operations.

The Mission of Badges for Bullies is to bring awareness to the community of the atrocities of animal cruelty and neglect occurring all around us. The vicious “sport” of dog fighting, coupled with the breeding and training to support it, survives because we as a community at large are not aware of what it takes to recognize and stop it. “Badges for Bullies” is an non-profit organization of dedicated volunteers from your local police departments working side by side with devoted animal rescue agencies to help seek funding, educate the public, create awareness, and ensure that all animals are protected and treated humanely.

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Our Adoption Process:

The adoption process for Badges for Bullies includes an approved application, reference and home check, and adoption fee. For more information on providing a forever home for any of the Badges for Bullies’ dogs please contact

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.