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Brew City Bully Club

Rating: 4.82 stars   102 reviews 5,651

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

Po Box 26041 Wauwatosa WI 53226 USA

Mission:

We're a non-profit organization building an educated and knowledgeable community where pit bulls and people live together safely, respectfully and happily. We are Changing Minds & Saving Lives.

Results:

614 - Owners/Pit Bulls Trained 49 - Pit Bulls Rescued 444 - Pit Bulls Spayed & Neutered 1,150 - Children received humane education *Numbers updated quarterly

Geographic areas served:

Milwaukee & Waukesha Counties in WI

Programs:

Educational Outreach, Owner Support - both group and private, Prevent A Litter (PAL) low cost spay & neuter, End Dogfighting in Milwaukee

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http://brewcitybullies.org

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 2 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I was also very discouraged with the decision to post about a dog being euthanized 14 days later. I am relieved to see I am no t the only one feeling quite uneasy about the situation. It really did appear that they purposely waited to make an announcement until after their Color walk. I was already skeptic al about this group and their finances , but this event really sealed the deal for me. I saw Charlie's review before mine, and it was his comment on the announcement that set me at ease for no t being the only one who had a lot of questions. All I saw was hi s original comment, when I checked back later it was gone. I don't know what that was all about but it sure didn't make me feel any better. I would recommend doing some thorough research before choosing what organizations you donate to. because you just can't seem to trust people these days.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I had been following this organization for quite a while on Facebook, but didn't think much of anything until I saw some pictures of a dog under their care that went by the name of Chance. He was severely burned and I assumed he would need a lot of extra medical attention due to the severity of his burns. Each month I save up and try to donate some money to a charitable cause, for the last few months I had chosen this organization. What can I say? As a dog lover and proud pit owner myself the pictures of that dog just stole my heart. I could not comprehend how someone could have purposely committed such evil acts against him so I wanted to do what I could to help him. I was very happy about my choice to support this organization until one day I logged on to Facebook and see a very vague post about Chance being euthanized. I was shocked, but couldn't help but notice that the post said he had officially been put down on August 8th. However, it was posted on August 22nd. As someone who was donating to this dog specifically, I saw quite a few red flags with this time difference and lack of communication with me as a donator. I was very disappointed and double checked my e-mail and previous posts to see if I had missed a previous announcement. Between the 8th and the 22nd I received several e-mails from BCBC: one about buying limited edition tee shirts, another one or two about some sort of event they were holding. I couldn't help but notice that the date of the event was that Friday, August 21st. I commented on the Facebook post announcement curious as to what they had to say about the time difference. I got a response, "We wanted to give our volunteers time to grieve, it was the least we could do for them." However it was apparent to me through the couple hundred comments left previously that volunteers were still having a rough time with this dog being put down. Which is not shocking. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate volunteers and wish I had the time to dedicate my time to being one myself. But I couldn't for the life of me figure out the correlation between volunteers grieving and a post about Chance being euthanized. I took it as a poor excuse to withholding the information until after their big event. I was very upset about the response and stressed how disrespected I felt about the situation. I even high lighted the fact that I won't be donating again and will no longer be pressuring my company to choose this organization as their annual charity donation. The response was, "Thank you for your time. Thank you for your previous support." It felt cold, careless and not very genuine. Just came across as though they had to post some sort of response on their public page. Nobody made a point to reach out or explain any information to me any further. I am still not even exactly sure what it is that happened to Chance, the dog I was helping support due to the minimal amount of details given in the post. It's very discouraging that things seem so secretive. It is blatantly obvious that making money is the highest priority here. When I look back and analyze this situation as a whole I really start to question what the money I donated was actually used for. I have put a lot of thought into it, and I see no valid excuse as to why there couldn't be at least a private email out to the donators. I would have been a bit more understanding of everything if this was the case. I am not just some sort of ATM machine, I am a person who cares about the well being of the dog I chose to support. I will have to admit I was a bit offended to find out this type of information over Facebook, due to the fact it was not combined with any sort of e-mail. It struck me as very unprofessional and I couldn't help but wonder if I did not have a Facebook if I would ever be informed of this information. My overall experience with this organization has been very unsettling. I'm not typically the type of guy to spread negativity, but I could not remain silent on this issue.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

When it comes to animals and those who work with them HONESTY and RESPECT are important. I saw little of this at BCBC. I highly recommend talking with people OUTSIDE of the "in group" of the people who work(ed) at BCBC before getting involved or supporting them in any way.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Amazing organization! They educate, advocate, help with training, and rescue. Most of all their passion to make a difference comes through and engages people to listen and to think about their message. I love volunteering for them and look forward to every event and helping being apart of their mission.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This a great organization. They helped me get my dogs spayed and neutered. They were very sweet.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Brew City Bully Club is different from many other bully breed rescues in that they don't just stop at rescuing, fostering, and adopting. They go above and beyond by educating the public and mass media on the plight of the bullies and how we can better serve and appreciate them. I'm also a big supporter of their involvement with children, taking breed ambassadors into schools, teaching children not to judge a book by it's cover and also teaching them the importance of proper treatment and respect for animals. Way to go, BBC!!! Thank you from a bully lover, for all you do.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

BCBC is a group of passionate people who are devoted to spreading the understanding and awareness of a misunderstood group of dogs, the pit bull. Without BCBC many of the dogs would meet an unfair end but since the people at BCBC work so hard for the cause, they have saved many wonderful dog lives and given joy to the people that grow to love those dogs.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

I work with another non-profit dog group (GPA-WI). We are frequently at the same events as Brew City Bully Club. I have to say how fun and interactive this group is at these events. They get a lot of people stopping by. I do believe they are changing many people's minds in a positive way about the breed! My breed is a pretty easy because they don't have the negative stigma. I really give credit to all the individuals who give thier time to a more misunderstood breed! Their facebook website is also extremely well maintainted and entertaining.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Great organization! They really give everything they can to the dogs. Great at educating the public about this very misunderstood breed.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

They do great work for a misunderstood breed. Don't miss their Rescue Ride. Other events quite fun also and for a great cause. Check them out and very easy to set up a monthly donation.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I currently have 2 pit bulls who are both rescues. One was 5 weeks old and already being taught to fight (Stoli). The other was almost 5 and had lived a very undesirable life. He had "one kill" under his belt (as it was put to me) and spent time in drug houses and even lived in a van (Joker). Both of these dogs are now enjoying the good life. They have 3+ acres to run and play with each other and our other dog who is a chocolate lab. Joker is probably the most gentle soul you would meet - he is a lover and I can't imagine him hurting anything. Both are great with kids. This organization is striving to do great things, and hopefully educate a wide variety of people - from the kids who may live in an area where they have met a Joker who has killed or even a Stoli who is a fighter in training, to the people who are "afraid" of pitbulls but have never met one. Thank you!!!

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

This breed oriented nonprofit does more for it's chosen breed than any group I have ever met. They cover it all from going out of state to help rescue to local school education. They fully support all the Pittbull owners. And the one thing that I think is most important: they regularly combat the general public opinion of Pittbulls. They take the dogs out into the public streets, the schools & special programs for the public to discover how nice these dogs really are. This is called: CHANGING MINDS.

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

Find a way to get them more volunteers and more money to carry on with.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Likely

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

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My special field is therapy dogs. I helped get the BCBC going with therapy dogs of their breed and they now have many. This is a very good way to show off the natural temprament of any breed, but it is a great way to combat the public opinion of this breed. Also, I have 52yrs. in dog training and I have never seen any dog club put forth more effort to get their breed trained and into the public eye. I know and they know that Pit Bulls are wonderful dogs. The BCBC is the best at proving that.

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

Public events and schools where others come into contact with their dogs.

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

NOTHING! Their dedication is unblieveable.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of advisors?

Likely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

How did you learn about this organization?

It was so long ago, I don't remember.

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Stop dog fighting.

What is its top priority in the long run?

To have the PIT BULL breed accepted as is any other breed.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I met the people of the BCBC because I am a tester for Therapy Dogs. They wanted to get some of their dogs into this wonderful work. I know a lot about dogs due to my 50years of experience, but I still got an education about Pit Bulls from Jeremy, Michelle & Danielle. When I observed them with their dogs working with the children for the R.E.A.D. program, I got to see some of the best dog handling I have ever seen.

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

the area of Therapy Dog visits. I have seen these people talk innercity teenagers into the proper way to handle and live with a Pit Bull.

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

get them more help to be tutored by Jeremy & Michelle inorder to expand their operation.

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

I have a chance to further my knowledge about a great breed of dog from people who are very goal oriented.

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

ordinary people that acted in a very professional manner.

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

expand the great work these hardworking people are doing now with very little money.

Ways to make it better...

all of us had more time to devote to the Pit Bull cause.

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

Breed prejudice, lack of staff and lack of time.

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

I enjoy all the time I get to spend with these people and their beautiful dogs.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

 
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