Adoption Procedures

Miniature Bull Terriers are rare and rarely homeless. The MBTCA’s goal is to adopt our homeless bullies into permanent, loving, and responsible homes.

Before you decide to contact us, please research this breed to be certain that this is the right companion for your family. (Click here to get started.) Also visit our health page to see what diseases are common in this breed. Also, please read “6 Common Mistakes Adopters Make When Bringing Home a New Dog”.

Who can apply?

Our club is responsible for rescue all over the nation and will consider applications throughout North America. You MUST be 21 years of age or older to be considered as an applicant.

Homes with fenced yards are preferred; however, applications that do not have fenced yards will be reviewed and may be approved on an individual basis.

How will I get my dog if I am approved?

Personal pickup is preferred. We can arrange volunteer transport legs if the distance is not great. Please note our organization does not typically ship rescue dogs; shipping is considered case-by-case.

How do I get apply?

Potential adopters are required to complete and submit an adoption application as the first step in the adoption process. MBTCA adoption applications will not be processed if the form is not completed in full, or if the application does not contain the signatures of the applicant and their spouse/significant other. The information provided in the adoption application will help us find the best bully for you and your family. All information provided in the form will be kept confidential.

If you live in an apartment or other rental, we will check with your landlord to verify that you are permitted to have an animal at your residence.

We will check with your veterinarian about the consistency in the level of care that your current animals receive. Please call your veterinarian and give them permission to allow the MBTCA to check the records for your pets. Without this permission your application cannot be approved.

View and download the Adoption Application here.

Please note that adoption application may take 7-10 business days to process. Processing time may vary as we are all volunteers, so your patience is appreciated.

How much does the adoption cost?

A minimum adoption fee of $350 in cash is required and will be payable at the time of adoption. The adopting family also will be required to sign a final adoption agreement at the time of the adoption. All dogs are spayed or neutered, inoculated, dewormed, heartworm tested and kept on monthly heartworm preventative prior to adoption.

How can I help?

If you are interested in adopting or fostering a Miniature Bull Terrier or know of one that needs to be surrendered or rescued from a bad situation, please contact MBTCA Rescue at