Frequently Asked Questions about Bully Breeds

Detroit Bully Corps is a 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity dedicated to helping and advocating for abused, neglected and homeless dogs through education, adoption, rehabilitation and training. We advocate for Bully Breeds, especially the American Pit Bull Terrier and any strain of the Molosser category of canine. We are located in metro Detroit, Michigan.

If you found a dog, don’t assume it is a stray or has been abused or neglected.
The dog’s family could be desperately looking for their beloved pet. Even after a few days on the streets, a dog can start to look thin and neglected, or it could be sick and need its medications.

  1. Report the dog to Animal Control or the local police department in the city where you found it.
  2. Have a vet scan the dog for a microchip. Be sure to scan the entire neck area. Some chips ‘float’ away from their insertion point.
  3. Post photos & info on these sites
    For The Love of Louie Michigan Lost Pet Lookers
    LostPetUsa.net
    Michigan Humane Society Lost/Found
  4. Post on your local Craigslist Lost/Found.
    Tractor Supply, Kroger, Meijer, Walmart, Home Depot, gas station

If you witness a dog fight, the first thing you should do is call 911, since dog fighting is a felony crime in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Provide as much information as you can to the 911 dispatcher including the date and time, a description of the activities and those involved (both people and animals), and the location of the fight. Photographic and video evidence can also play an important role in prosecuting abusers, but never put yourself in harm’s way or become a spectator.

If you have not witnessed a dog fight, but suspect this type of activity is happening in your community, you can contact your local animal control and provide a description of your concern which may include identifying the signs listed out in action step number two. You can also call a dog fighting hotline such as the HSUS tip line, which offers a reward of up to $5,000 if a tip leads to the conviction of a dogfighter. Check out One Green Plant’s Animal Rescue Hotline directory to find dog fighting hotlines in your community.

No. We rarely take in an owner-surrendered dog. We have several great dogs in our care that we are trying to find good homes for. They are our priority. We generally try to find a solution that will let you keep the dog in your home.

Dog ownership comes with a great deal of responsibility – time, money. You need to think long and hard before bringing a canine into your home.

$150 Includes:

  • Spay/neuter
  • Microchip
  • Current vaccines & rabies certificate
  • Basic obedience training & socialization
  • Leash, collar, crate
  • Up to 12 months of free training
  • 30 days of pet insurance