Love-a-bull is probably one of the best organizations for pit bull advocacy, rescue, adoption, training, activities and education in Austin My husband and I have been members since 2012, after adopting our late love-a-bull rescue Joplin, surviving horrific abuse the first two years of her young life at a South Carolina dog fighting compound, the perpetrator sentenced to a year in prison for animal cruelty. Along with our Chi mix, Doc, we as family participated in many Love-A-Bull activities including but not limited to organized fun walks, pints for pits fundraisers and the annual Pittie Pride Walk, advocating and celebrating pit bulls. Through love-a-bull’s free beginning and advanced training classes, Joplin was able to earn her Canine Good Citizen certification in July of 2013. After a break from training, we planned to enroll Joplin in the Spring Austin Dog Alliance Agility Camp Weekend to nurture her love of running, jumping, and catching. Joplin’s sudden illness was any pet owner’s worst nightmare as we helplessly watched our playful, sweet-natured pup develop atypical, serious and progressive health issues at only four years of age. Not even a year later, we ended up letting Joplin pass, due to extreme complications from progressive polyneuropathy, usually a geriatric disease, but occasionally affecting young dogs. Exceptionally supportive, Love-a-Bull memorialized Joplin’s short life on their website. This special effort meant the world to us, overcome with grief. Relying once again on the organization’s expertise and guidance, we adopted another love-a-bull rescue, Brisket, abandoned with her very young siblings and found in a box on a highway. Like Joplin, Brisket has already participated in a number of love-a-bull activities, most notably the monthly fun walks and a few pints for pits fundraisers. At one point in the upcoming year, we’re planning to take Brisket to the same free training classes, mainly for fun and socialization since Brisket works very well on-leash. Finally, we’ve kept in touch with other love-a-bull members who adopted Brisket’s siblings. Schedules permitting, we’re hoping to have a reunion. All of this wouldn’t be possible with most other animal rescues. But love-a-bull is exceptional: we’ll forever be part of their pack and family.
This organization is all talk and no action. They do what they do just for self glory and rarely help any animals in the process. So much misappropriation of funds and terrible treatment of volunteers. So many good animal rescue organizations in Austin and this is not one if them. Stear clear of LAB.
We are sorry to hear that you were displeased with our organization, but we are aware that a rescue and advocacy organization is not he best fit for everyone. Misappropriation of funds is a serious accusation that we do not take lightly. Public records of our monetary expenses and allocation of those expenses would directly refute such an allegation. To date we have adopted out over 350 pit bull type dogs, many of which we have pulled from local shelters, such as AAC and rural shelters that have little to no medical funding, such as the Lampasas shelter and the Marble Falls shelter from which we pulled Chariot, who is a special needs pup. Outside of shelters we have rescued dogs who have spent their lives on a chain and worked side by side with the HSUS to rescue dogs from multiple fight busts. We're sorry you were not able to see the wonderful affects that our organization has not only in the lives of the dogs we rescue, but also in the lives of those volunteers, fosters, adopters and community members who work side by side with us because they support and believe in our mission. We wish you luck in your future endeavors of working with other rescue and advocacy organizations!
Great organization with responsible, caring education for both pit owners and non-owners. Excellent basic training incentive and therapy dog program.
Thank you so much! We are so glad we get to help our community through the multiple programs that our awesome supporters help us keep running.
Everyone who works here is so wonderful to work with. I thoroughly enjoy every part of the volunteering experience because this is such a great organization with such lovely, kind, dedicated individuals. Thank you for all you do
What wonderful and kind words! Thank you for your support!
I am so happy with this organization!
I found my Georgia in 2013 after moving down to Austin Tx from Chicago. I met a great group of volunteers and my k9 BFF
I'm so proud to recommend them to anyone who will listen
We were so excited to be apart of helping you find your new BFF! Thank you for the support!
Love-A-Bull is a fantastic organization, working towards education of the bully breeds as well as finding new homes for the animals! Their fundraising projects are fun and informative!
Thank you, lora for all that you have done for us! Especially with transporting! :-D
i have been a side kick with Lov-a-bull for a very long time now and know when my pit bull and I hit a ruff road Lov-a-bull helped and always have supported us. I started volunteering with Lov-a-bull when I moved back to Austin in 2012. I helped walked abused neglected pit bulls. I love showing the world what real responsible pit bull owners train and love pit bulls. It shows in our dogs and who we are as owners.
Thank you Erin for taking over leading our monthly fun walks! We are truly appreciate of the time you give to help show the world how awesome these dogs can be.
Love-A-Bull posted an adorable dog on FB that was in a kill shelter and had heartworms. I adopted her, but heartworm treatment is expensive. The shelter paid for half of the treatment and Love-A-Bull paid for the other half. I was relieved to have their support when I adopted my heartworm positive pit bull. Without them, I wouldn't know her and I wouldn't have been able to pay for her treatment.
We are always so pleased to be able to help our communities keep the pups they love healthy and happy! Thank you for your support!
I love transporting our love-a-Bulls! They enjoy the car ride, and I appreciate knowing that they have a real chance at finding a fur-ever home one of these days!
Thank you, Laurel! We love our transporters!
I absolutely LOVE what Love-A-Bull is all about. They are always keeping me informed, and they have such a passion for the sweet pitties. They really utilize every version of communication to keep members/future adopt-a-bulls informed about dogs, or what they need help with as an organization.
Thank you so much for the kind words!
Love-A-Bull is amazing! I wanted to find a Pittie that I could train to pass the CGC test, and go on to the Pit Crew. I'm a social worker and wanted to be able to take my doggie to places that I volunteer. Love-A-Bull had a beautiful little girl, who I named Piper, that they handpicked for me! She has been a perfect fit for our home (she even loves our cats!). Also, Love-A-Bull doesn't just put out their doggies for adoption and then forget about them; they stay part of the Love-A-Bull family for life! For first time dog owners, this has continued to be a huge help. Our home loves Love-A-Bull and will stick with them for future adoptions!
You guys are awesome adopters! We're so glad we found the perfect match for your family and Piper! We hope to see her in the Pit Crew when she's old enough! :-D