What is the Don’t Breed a Bully Program

The Animal Shelter of Sullivan County has noticed a LARGE volume of these breeds being surrendered to the shelter and we want to help!

For every bully/pit/pit mix the shelter adopts or sends to rescue, WE will “spay it forward” and assist in the cost of spay/neuter of one bully breed in the community. You may also sponsor a spay/neuter in our community!!

Want to submit your beautiful pit or bully dog to be on the “spay it forward” list?  Go online to www.animalshelter-sullivancounty.org and complete the application.

Please contact the shelter at 423-279-2741, option 4  if you have any questions.

We will schedule appointments in the order requests are received.

The cost for the bully/pit to be fixed is $50 which includes a rabies vaccine (if the dog is not current with their rabies).

Remember to advocate for our beautiful shelter bullies to help promote them to get adopted or rescued faster!

What is a Bully Breed?

Bully Breed” is a term to describe a certain type of dog breedBully breed types are often muscular with large heads, which means that several different breeds of dogs are considered bully dogs. Some are more easily identifiable than others.

It is important to understand that pit bull is not a “BREED” of dog. It is a term used to identify a bully dog.

American Pit Bull Terriers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers, along with cross-breeds are the most well known of the “pit-bull” type.

Below is the official bully breed list:

  • American Bully
  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • American Bulldog
  • Staffordshire Terrier
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
  • Boston Terrier
  • Boxer
  • Bull Mastiff
  • Bull Terrier
  • Miniature Bull Terrier
  • English Bulldog
  • Olde English Bulldog
  • Cane Corso Italiano
  • Caucasian Shepherd Dog
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Dog De Bordeaux
  • English Mastiff
  • English Bulldog
  • French Bulldog
  • Great Dane
  • Neapolitan Mastiff
  • Pug
  • Rottweiler

Some of the dogs listed on the list are not traditionally thought of as bully dogs. Pugs, and some of the terriers, most people would be surprised to learn fell on the list. However, the dogs on this list, along with their owners are often subjected to more distrust and hate than other dogs.