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.