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Bringing bully breeds back home

We are a Minnesota non-profit, 501(c)(3) bully breed animal rescue. 

4 Pits Sake Rescue is a local non-profit volunteer bully breed dog rescue organization. Our team is dedicated to rescuing dogs left homeless for whatever reason. We focus on dogs in public shelters where they are at elevated risk of euthanasia. We take in owner surrenders on a case-by-case basis.

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 build relationships with local shelters, our fellow rescue warriors 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.

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Fostering is FREE! We supply the crate, food, supplies and pre-approved vetting.  If you are new to fostering, we help every step of the way, including assistance in training the dog. Fosters are strongly encouraged to attend adoption events and meet and greets with their foster dog. We have several dedicated volunteers willing to transport dogs if foster parents are unable to attend. To apply to become a foster, please complete the application.  An approved application including a home visit are required before bringing a foster dog into your home. 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.  Professional dog training is a requirement to adopt a dog from our rescue. Our approved trainers are listed in the resources section of our website. **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, fundraising and much more! 

Owner Surrenders

*We are currently unable to accept owner surrenders*





***No longer accepting applications***



In a Foster-to-Adopt home






In a Foster-to-Adopt home





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