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Adopting A Friend

The Bull Terrier Rescue of Virginia rescues and places Bullies up and down the East Coast.  As you can imagine, doing so can be expensive.  To help defray our costs we require a minimum $400 tax deductible adoption donation for each Bull Terrier we place.  All proceeds go back into the BTRVA's rescue effort so that we may continue helping Bull Terriers in need. 

If you think you would like to Adopt an English Bull Terrier, please fill out the adoption inquiry form found at the link below:


Who We Are

The Bull Terrier Rescue of Virginia is located in the Northern Virginia area, with boosters in several different states. The BTRVA was incorporated on May 19, 2010 and is a non-profit tax exempt 501(c)3 organization. Our mission is to rescue abused, abandoned, homeless or unwanted Bull Terriers, by bringing them together with new adoptive families. We provide care and permanent placement and promote education on the breed to new owners. We require an adoption donation of no less than $400 per Bull Terrier we place. The adoption donation may be greater depending on the cost of medical expenses or any expenses incurred while the dog was in foster care. This will be discussed with you in depth before any commitment from either party is made.

We have a screening process that we follow thoroughly. The entire process normally takes approximately 30 days or less. The following bulleted items are the steps that must be taken in order to adopt a dog from our rescue:

  • The Inquiry form must be completed. After the Rescue Committee receives a completed Adoption Inquiry form, telephone contact is made. At this point we would be happy to discuss any questions you may have regarding the breed. Questions from the rescue will also take place. (i.e. experience with the breed, research you may have done on the breed, any items in question on the inquiry form, etc.).
  • Please offer personal references, vet references if applicable when you submit your adoption inquiry.
  • During this process we will be looking at our list of available dogs and looking at your family/home situation in order to choose an appropriate match for both you and the dog. A member of the Bull Terrier Rescue of Virginia will phone you to set up a home visit. This visit is to ensure your home is "bully proofed" as well as a safe haven for the potentially new member of your family. (i.e., fencing is secure, trash cans have lids, etc.)
  • We will then have you meet the dog at the foster home. We require all family members to be present for this visit. After this visit the foster family and the applicants will be contacted by a rescue committee member to discuss the outcome of the visit. The applicant will be notified within a week if foster family feel the dog is considered a match for the adoptive family.
  • The foster family will then contact the adoptive family to arrange for the adoption date. At this time the adoptive family will sign all pertinent paperwork and furnish payment to the BTRVA for the adoption fee indicated on the adoption agreement.

Please remember that adopting a Bull Terrier is a SERIOUS commitment. Your newly adopted Bull Terrier could take several weeks or several months to settle into their new environment. They cost money and require lots of attention and love. Please seriously consider the decision you make when you adopt. Sadly, some Bull Terriers are returned to our rescue because folks did not think thoroughly enough about adopting a dog. So that the adoption experience is a positive and lasting one for you, your family and your Bull Terrier, the BTRVA strongly encourages you to research this breed and plan to participate in a training course with your new dog.

It is the BTRVA’s responsibility to place the Bull Terriers we rescue into an environment compatible with their needs and to ensure adoptions are in the best interest of the dogs and the adoptive families. As such, please answer all questions carefully and completely on our Inquiry form.

Thank you for your interest. The Bull Terrier Rescue of Virginia will be looking forward to working with you and your family.
BTRVA Board Members

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