Founded in 2007 as private animal rescue by Angela Adams, BAPBR officially became a nonprofit in 2011. We are the longest standing registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the Portland Metro area dedicated to improving the lives of pit bulls and their communities. We advocate for pit-bull-type dogs through community awareness and education and strive to combat misinformation, over-population, shelter crowding, low adoption and high euthanasia rates for these family dogs.

Angela’s beloved pit bull, Sway, was rescued the summer BAPBR was formed. He is the inspiration for our logo and a sweet, sensitive guy who loves to to go for walks then snuggle his human.


Give us a shout if you have any questions or would like to get involved.

Our Team

We are an all-volunteer team passionate about animal welfare and we’re growing. 

Meet our team

Bully Buddies

Our friends and partners help ensure we continue to provide support to needy dogs and their families as well as the shelters who work tirelessly to find them forever homes.

Meet our Bully Buddies