We are a no-kill, non-profit 501C3 Bully breed animal rescue.
4 Pits Sake Rescue is a non-profit, no-kill, volunteer Bully breed dog rescue organization serving the Twin Cities, metro area. We are dedicated to rescuing dogs left homeless for whatever reason - dogs in public shelters where they are at elevated risk of euthanasia due to pet overpopulation, dogs given up by their owners because of difficult circumstances, and those in danger of abuse or neglect. Our goals include opening a medical wing for dogs with ongoing medical needs, create a hospice program for senior dogs to live out their final days in a home, and partner with vets to help address PTSD and the benefit of having a dog as a companion while overcoming this.
We place dogs in loving, responsible, committed foster homes until the comprehensive adoption process is complete. The adoption process includes taking considerable care in finding good matches and educating prospective adopters about the responsibilities and costs of bringing a Bully breed dog into their homes and lives.
Animals in our care are spayed or neutered, receive all appropriate veterinary care and treatment. To the extent our finances allow, dogs in the greatest need take priority. Our strategic plan will include a hospice program as well as a special medical cases program.
We are determined to keep administrative expenses extremely low so that virtually every dollar taken in goes directly to the care of the animals. Our group remains interested in and committed to the welfare of the dog beyond the adoption process.
Finally, we strive to work with area shelters and other rescue and humane organizations to develop a network of supporters and volunteers to create a better world for homeless pets. We will have an educational & community services program to help educate the community on rescue and ongoing stigma and discrimination of Bully breeds.
Fostering is FREE! We supply the crate, food and supplies. All pre-approved vetting is covered as well. If you are new to fostering, we help every step of the way. Fosters are required to attend adoption events and meet and greets with their foster dog. To apply to become a foster, please complete the application. An approved application including a home visit are required to foster. We also require that all resident animals are up to date on vaccinations. Animals must be spayed/neutered unless there is a documented medical reason not to spay/neuter.
The process requires an approved application, a home visit and a meet and greet. We do not allow meet and greets outside of adoption events without an approved application on file. You will be contacted by a rescue director or approved volunteer to schedule the meet and greet and home visit. A board member or a rescue director will attend the meet and greet with the foster to answer questions that the foster may not be able to answer. **We do not adopt dogs to any adopter outside of a 2.5 hour radius of the metro area.**
Rescue takes a village! We’d love to find dedicated animal lovers to join our team. To apply, complete the application. Volunteer duties include: transporting animals, helping at our fundraising events, walking dogs in boarding, photography, marketing and much more!
*We are currently unable to accept owner surrenders*
Owner surrenders are taken in on a case by case basis. The first step is to complete the owner surrender form. We will review the form and may contact you with additional questions. Upon submission of the form, we require vetting records along with pictures of the dog you’re looking to surrender to rescue. We must be able to safely place the dog into a home. If your dog has been deemed dangerous or potentially dangerous by animal control we cannot take this dog into rescue. A fee is charged prior to intake. Current owner surrender fees are $100.00 for non-vetted dogs and $50.00 for dogs with proof of up to date vaccinations and spay/neuter.