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What is a bully breed?
Most common types of bully breeds are the American Staffordshire Terrier, the American Pit Bull Terrier, the Bull Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier, the American Bulldog, the American Bully, the Bullmastiff, the English Bulldog, as well as the Olde English Bulldogge. Please see “articles on adopting” for more information about bully breeds.


Is STXBA a non-profit organization?
Yes, STXBA is a non-profit organization awaiting the approval of our 501 (c) 3 exemption status.


Why does STXBA exist?
STXBA’s mission is to save the lives and restore the reputation of what is known as canine Bully Breeds in the South Texas region. There are many stereotypes and false negativities that are associated with our breeds, of which are mainly due to media misconceptions and exploitations. As a result there are breed specific laws (bsl) against ownership of bully breeds in various counties and states throughout the country. Our organization was formulated to not only rescue and re-home bully breeds from euthanasia; but to also educate the public, promote true responsible dog ownership, and bring awareness to the community.


Where is STXBA located?
At this time, STXBA does not have a physical location. However, we have already purchased property in which we hope to one day build a private no-kill shelter to provide safe and temporary shelter until we find forever homes to the often misunderstood and loving breeds in the bully breed class. All correspondence can be mailed to P.O. Box 2164, Spring, TX 77383-2164.


Does STXBA euthanize any of its animals?

STXBA is a no-kill organization; all of the canines in our organization will be cared for until their forever home is found. Euthanasia is only recommended by the Director of Medicine in any event a canine in our care is suffering beyond rehabilitation (terminally ill) or exhibiting extreme behaviors of undeterminable aggression in which situation is detrimental for both canine and human caregiver.


Where are your available bullies housed?
With plans for our future no-kill shelter on hold, we rely heavily on our foster network. Not only to temporarily place our bullies in a safe and loving home until there forever home is found, but also to provide them with the basic training and social skills they will need to become the loving and loyal bullies we all know they are.


I’m considering adopting a bully. What’s the next step?
Adopting a rescued bully breed is a choice that should be reviewed in detail and only considered if you are truly prepared. This decision should be in compliance with all members of the household and done so with proper research of the breeds. Please see “adoption info” for additional information on how you can adopt-a-bully from our organization.


What does my donation/adoption fee go towards?
All proceeds go towards the cost of animal shelter fees, spaying/neutering, vaccinations, de-worming, veterinary exams, and medical care necessary to rehabilitate and treat the bullies in our care.


How does STXBA fund its operations?
STXBA operates solely on donations from individuals and businesses. Without this generosity, STXBA could not fulfill our mission nor accomplish what we have set out to do.


Does STXBA accept public turn-ins?
Yes and no – this is done on a case by case basis. We do not take in dogs if we do not have an available foster home for them. Please be in mind that every animal taken from a home is one less which can be rescued from euthanasia. If you are unable to find a good, loving home for your pet, or you have found a stray we recommend that you contact BARC Animal Shelter & Adoptions or Montgomery County Animal Shelter. Both of these shelters do not discriminate against bully breeds and will put them up for adoption depending on temperament evaluation and health screening.