Hi there! We are Philly Bully Team. A husband and wife duo supported by the absolutely most amazing and most nuruting foster homes and volunteers. The people behind us allow us take on the most abused, neglected and forgotten about pitbulls in Philadelphia. We take these blocky headed land seals under our care. We work out their behavior issues, we tend to their medical needs and we get them ready to become the most upstanding pitizens they can be before going into their forever home. We frequently pull dogs from death row from the city shelter, with only moments to spare. Our dogs are the dogs that adopters look over, rescues are appreehensive to take and the city wants to euthanize. We fight for the underdogs. We show the trials and tribulations, along with the victories that our dogs encouter while in our care through our social media.
Because we take so many at risk dogs, we are faced with higher medical and training bills. We are frequent fliers at UPenn's Ryan Hospital, which is one of the most well regarded animal hospitals in the country, but also very expensive. We never want care to take back seat to finances, so we ensure that our pups get comrephensive and thourough medical care. We work with almost a dozen different trainers, many of them that offer board and train programs. We believe that there is not "one size fits all" behavior plan for ANY dog. We tailor our treatment plans based on the dogs needs and which trainer in our rolodex would provide the best care for that dog.
The money we raise here specfifically will go toward a small (6-10) kennel facility. This facility will enable us to take on even more at risk doe euthanasia cases that need more intensive care. THe facilility will have 2 quarantine rooms for severe medical cases, one of those rooms being a dedicated room for parvo puppies in reccovery. We wil not warehouse dogs here as some other faciitities do. We will still be focused on being foster-based, as we believe that foster based is best for the dogs. This will be a place for our emergency cases to go, so we have to say "no" less to the dogs that need us the most. We have several trainers on board for this idea to ensure that any dogs in the facility will be recieving daily rehabilitation care. We also plan to incorporate a training facility into the building. This wil create a space for others who have dogs that need work to come and get the help that they need, therefore, keeping more dogs OUT of the shetler system. We also hope to offer comunity outreach such as food banks and vaccine clinics. Behavior issues are the #1 reason dogs are surrendered to the shelter, and we are aiming to help the issue at the root to save as many lives as possible.