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...
Donate to Bullmastiff Rescue
Rescue Application & Other Forms
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: email@example.com and volunteer. We are always looking for new volunteers to join the American Bullmastiff Association Rescue family.
Download the volunteer list (PDF) for more information or if you have shoes you would like to donate. Thank you for your generosity!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 978 424 1044.
News & Info
Read stories of people who have opened their hearts and lives to a rescued Bullmastiff and given them a forever home:
Ode to an Old Dog
By Joan Cavanaugh
They couldn’t take care of you they said through their tears, They raised you from a pup and you gave them your best years. We can’t take him to shelter, for his life would certainly be done. Please take in Goliath and find someone he can love. More...
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.