Sioux Empire Pit Rescue is a bully breed rescue based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
We do not have a shelter or facility.
SEPR dogs live in loving foster homes in the local area.
Our adopt-a-bulls enjoy every day as a loved family member, practicing the skills they will need to be a wonderful addition to a home.
1) The adoption process begins with the online application.
The application will ask you for information about your current living situation, past and present pets, to list personal and veterinarian references, and the top three dogs you are interested in.** All male and female dogs available for adoption have their own individual pages.
Take some time to look at their bios and think about which dogs might fit well in your home.
2) Volunteers check your references, and talk with you over email and the phone.
After we receive your application, you will be emailed a packet of information and a volunteer will check your references. We will call your landlord (if you are renting) to make sure they allow pit bull type dogs at your property. We also confirm that pit bull type dogs are allowed in your City (otherwise known as Breed Discrimination laws). We will also call you to have some preliminary conversations and answer questions you may have at that time.
3) Volunteers schedule a home visit.
We schedule a visit with you in your home. This is a when you and a volunteer can visit face-to-face and talk about the dogs, our process, and any questions you may have. This is not a time where we judge your home, but an important time for us to sit down and chat more in-depth.
NOTE: We will complete adoptions that are outside of the Sioux Falls area on a case-by-case basis. If you live outside of the Sioux Falls area, your home visit will be completed over a free video conference tool.
Please also note that all applicants must travel to Sioux Falls, South Dakota to complete their adoption.
We do not ship or deliver dogs.
4) The adoption team begins the match-making process.
Once we have completed all of the above information, successful applicants will work with their adoption team to determine which three dogs would fit your family, lifestyle, and home the best. We call this your Top Three! We know our dogs inside and out, and work very hard to help you choose which dogs will be a lifetime member of your family
5) You meet your Top Three!
Finally, we set up a meet and greet with your top three dogs! This is a time for you and your family to sit down with each of the dogs you are interested in one at a time, talk with their foster family, and learn more about each dog. This meet and greet helps everyone get acquainted and see each other's personalities. After meeting each of your potential pittie bachelors or bachelorettes, you get the opportunity to go on a group walk with each dog. You'll walk each dog, ask any additional questions, and learn more about each dog. After our walk, you get to think about your options. At no time are you obligated to adopt a dog! If you feel ready, you select a dog to adopt, do some brief paperwork, and then are on your way home with your new family member! Our adoption team will then follow up with you as you settle into your new life together.
NOTE: ** We work hard to make sure each placement is the best one possible for both the dog and the adoptive family. We know our dogs inside and out and we work with you to find the right dog for you. The dogs that you are originally interested in may or may not be the best fit for your family.