Pit Bull Terriers and other “bully breeds” make up more than one third of dogs in animal shelters in the United States but spend triple the amount of time awaiting adoption than other dog breeds, according to the World Animal Foundation. These disheartening statistics are driven by the unfair stigma placed on these animals as a result of the actions of a small minority of dogs who have been mistreated, neglected and abused. Local Pittsburgh family-owned-and-operated dog food brand, Bully Max is looking to change the narrative around these often-misunderstood pups and help them find their forever homes.
“Despite their sweet, nurturing and playful demeaners, bully breeds have received so much negative attention throughout the years, predominantly due to the actions of neglectful and abusive humans,” said Matt Kinneman, Co-owner of Bully Max.
“In the right environment, bully breeds are the most gentle and sweet dogs. They were even nicknamed the “nanny breed” because they’re so good with little kids,” said Lea Kinneman, Co-owner of Bully Max. “We want to help change the stigma around these sweet pups and help more find their forever homes.”
To that end, Bully Max will host an “Adopt-a-Bully” event on Saturday, May 27 from 12 – 4 pm at their headquarters in Allison Park in partnership with East Coast Bulldog Rescue, a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring a better quality of life for dogs that are abandoned, treated poorly, surrendered or neglected in the Pittsburgh and extended areas. Click here for full event details.
“All of the dogs available for adoption have been fully vetted and have received a clean bill of health,” said Sara Hornbeck, Director of Rescue Operations and Animal Care for East Coast Bulldog Rescue. “We are thrilled to partner with Bully Max to help these wonderful dogs find their forever homes right here in Pittsburgh.”
All families who adopt a dog from the event will receive a Bully Max Adoption Kit, complete with one five-pound bag of Bully Max dog food, one bag of Bully Max supplements, a stainless-steel dog food bowl, a high-resistance dog leash and a heavy-duty chew ring.
In addition to adoptable dogs, the event will also feature food trucks, live music, performances from The Frisbee Dogs and an appearance from the Pirate Parrot, who will be available for photos with guests in the Portrait Princess photo booth. Families can also visit with local vendors, including Healthy Pet Products and The Everywhere Dog Dog Trainer, as well as enjoy free face painting, balloon and caricature artists.
What’s more, local radio station, Y108 will be hosting a “Take Me Back Stage T-Shirt” Drop and Star 100.7 will also be broadcasting from the event. The brand will also offer fun raffles and product giveaways, all benefiting East Coast Bulldog Rescue.
Bully Max is headquartered at 4035 Alpha Drive, Allison Park, PA. Full details about the “Adopt-a-Bully” event can be found at Bully Max.
Bully Max’s specialty dog food recipes are nutrient-rich and meat-based to meet the unique nutritional needs of bully breeds. As the number-one-rated performance dog food brand worldwide, Bully Max recipes are formulated to support the muscle, growth and overall health and longevity of bully breeds. Learn more at BullyMax