The Buster Foundation

Rating: 4 stars   4 reviews

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Location: P.O. Box 233 Belleville MI 48112 USA

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Rating: 1 stars  

Our dog recently passed away unexpectedly and we decided to adopt another dog. It was important to us to rescue a dog because there are so many pit bulls in shelters and rescues that are in desperate need of a chance at a good life. We were going to provide an exceptional home for whatever dog we ended up with. They are like our children. We were going through the Buster Foundation and found the perfect dog. The day that we were suppose to have a home check and possibly keep him if all went well they canceled on us. Instead we drove an hour away to go meet him and introduce our two other dogs to him. He was perfect and all of the dogs got along very well. He was exactly what we were looking for. We still had to have our home check done and the earliest date was a few days from then according to their schedules. We got out the crate they asked us for and took off work and my volunteer shift that day. Everything in the house was ready for the new dog. The day after our meeting with him they called and told me that their foster family decided they wanted to keep him. Now they have had him for over two months and when someone show interest in him they all of a sudden want to keep him. That is not how you run a rescue. The ultimate goal is to find good quality homes for the dogs. Adopting out pit bulls is a tough slow process. We know and love the breed and to take away that dogs chance at a good home is just ridiculous. We were broken hearted. She tried to tell us about some other dogs they had but we already looked through all of them and we picked this dog for a reason. Needless to say we will be going through a different rescue. -Esko/Theresa

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

None

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

The buster foundation exceeded my expectation for a rescue group! They're so compassionate with their animals and take such great care to make sure each dog is placed in its perfect fur-ever home. The biggest thing I love about them is that they're not just trying to get homeless pittbulls rescued... They're educating the public and taking a stand against the ignorance and stereotypes of this amazing breed. I'd highly recommend adoption OR even just education with them!

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Buster does amazing work in and around the community, saving and rescuing pitbulls, and education about the myths that surround the breed.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

17 people found this review helpful

I first met Joanie, one of the founders of the Buster Foundation through a friend of mine who had adopted from the rescue. She was such a warm, REAL, person, with nothing but truth and compassion for pit bulls. I knew that I wanted to work with this rescue, and began volunteering almost immediately. Now being a part of Buster, I am humbled and excited to be a part of such wonderful things in the Pit Bull world. I look forward to all of the great things this rescue will do in the future!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

education of the general public. Finding GREAT homes for some of the best, but most misunderstood dogs.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

develop more programs to get involved with the public and the media (which we are already working on!)

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

learning that the people involved, who know and believe in these dogs, will do everything in their power to help them.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind, smart, and TRULY committed. It takes special people to see the horrible things we see and still push on every day.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

build a huge shelter/sanctuary. We could house more pit bulls, saving them from euthanasia and worse. Be able to take the best care of them until loving homes were found.

Ways to make it better...

we had to spend less time explaining away the negative image, and could just show people how great the dogs are. Also if we didn't have to see all of the horrific mistreatments of dogs by their "owners"

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

pit bull-haters, and those who simply believe the media. Ignorance and fear are our biggest competition. There are few people out there that understand these dogs, and can provide them proper, loving, responsible home. If more people understood, our job would be much easier!

One thing I'd also say is that...

I find it truly sad that there are so few people willing to give these dogs a chance, and even fewer that are willing to give it their all and FIGHT for the breed.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-4-01

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