American Bullmastiff Association Rescue Service (ABARS)
The mission of ABARS is to find homes for unwanted Bullmastiffs that come from shelters or are owner surrenders from people whose lifestyle or financial situation has changed. 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. ABARS is not a placement service for our members' unwanted or returned dogs.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 re-home a Bullmastiff that has any history of aggression to adults or children. ABARS cannot accept for placement, 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. Learn more...
Extra Special Plea to Find a Home For Zeus
Zeus is a handsome 4-5 year old male in Michigan. Zeus came into rescue when his owners divorced and went their separate ways. Zeus is crate and house trained, loves his antlers, and a rug or blanket or bed to lay on. He has been attending obedience since January and he was stellar. Zeus enjoyed his training and learned what was expected of him: HEEL, SIT, STAY, WAIT, DOWN, and COME, are all part of his basic training. Zeus would prefer to be the only dog in the house as he doesn't like pushy dogs or rambunctious play.
Here is why this request is to special. We found out today that Zeus has Progressive Retinal Atrophy which means he will eventually go blind. Prognosis is that in two to three years Zeus will be blind. He needs to get into a home where he can learn the house and be very familiar with the it, so when that time comes he is comfortable. Zeus is a very low key boy that doesn't require much exercise. He is content with half mile walks and then back to the house right by your side. We'd love to see him in a quiet home where he can be settled in before he looses his sight. Adopters will obviously be informed of his condition and his adoption fee will be reduced as he is now a special needs dog. Anyone out there that can give his boy his furever home, he and his foster mom, Colleen Ewald and I will be forever greatful. We just love this guy so much.
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Adoption Application: Anyone interested in adopting a Bullmastiff from ABA Rescue Service must complete the Rescue Adoption Application online or contact the National Rescue Coordinator, for a paper application via e-mail: email@example.com or by phone: 978 424 1044.
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If you can volunteer by fostering, identifying, or transporting dogs in need, please download, fill out and e-mail the volunteer application to Virginia Rowland at: firstname.lastname@example.org and volunteer. We are always looking for new volunteers to join the American Bullmastiff Association Rescue family.
Recycle Your Shoes and Help Support Rescued Bullmastiffs
Donated shoes earn money for rescued Bullmastiffs and provide shoes to the needy! We can take all paired men's, women’s and kids' shoes that are still usable. This includes athletic shoes, dress shoes, work boots, sandals, heels, and flats.
Download the volunteer list (PDF) for more information or if you have shoes you would like to donate. Thank you for your generosity!