About STXBA

South Texas Bully Alliance (STXBA) is a volunteer-based, 501(c) (3) non-profit organization and future no-kill shelter with a charitable purpose of animal welfare. Our organization specializes in the restoration and rehabilitation of bully breeds in Houston and the South Texas region. Several breeds of dogs are commonly referred to as pit-bull types or bully breeds. Primarily, these are the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Bull Terrier, the American Bulldog, etc. These all share common ancestors and some history. The development and recognition of pit-bull types have been inextricably bound to changing social norms and volatile public opinion since their inception, but simply put good dogs start with good owners and our organization intends on implementing proper responsibility and education of the loyal breeds in the bully breed class.

Mission Statement

  “A righteous man has regard for the life of his beast, but the compassion of the wicked is cruel.” 
- Proverbs 12:10


STXBA’s primary mission is to save the lives and restore the reputation of what is known as canine bully breeds in the South Texas region.


This mission will be held through proper education and sharing the knowledge of the breeds deriving from the original bulldogs ancestry; implementing proper responsibility while providing temporary sanctuary for these forgotten canines until their forever home is found.  

Our Vision

Extensive fenced yards with adequate sunlight and shade give kind and hospitality to the once forgotten bullies; from various age ranges and charming personalities these wonderful beasts will once again confide in mankind and exemplify courageous and loyal characteristics of true companionship between a man and his dog…..We are “South Texas Bully Alliance.”
 

Board Members

Giuseppe Cooks - Founder/President   Jake Garza - Vice President   Ashley Cooks - Secretary/Treasurer   Dr. Keidra Carmen - Medical Coordinator  
Giuseppe Cooks
Founder/President
 
Jake Garza
Vice President
 
Ashley Cooks
Secretary/Treasurer
 
Dr. Keidra Carmen
Medical Coordinator
 
       
Nancy Truong - Event Coordinator   Joshlyn Bryant - Volunteer Coordinator   Charlene Mays - Foster Coordinator    Wesley Yim - Adoption Coordinator
Nancy Truong
Event Coordinator
 
Joshlyn Bryant
Volunteer Coordinator
 
Charlene Mays
Foster Coordinator
                   Wesley Yim
        Adoption Coordinator

An alliance is an agreement or friendship between two or more parties, made in order to advance common goals and to secure common interests. STXBA is an alliance of Bully Breed advocates who recognized the true nature of the wonderful beast that make up the Bully Breed class, and the defaults associated with Breed Specific Legislation (BSL). All members have extensive backgrounds in animal handling and/or animal shelter administration. These experiences brought the alliance together to realize the must needed opportunity to restore the reputation of canine Bully Breeds in Houston and surrounding areas (the breeds most often euthanized in a sheltering environment). Our principal goal is to properly educate and share the courageous and yet family loving traits that are often misconstrued by media exploitation.



-    Photos by Robyn Arouty Photography www.robynarouty.com