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Brew City Bully Club, Inc

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Causes: Animal Protection & Welfare, Animal Training, Animals

Mission: To rehabilitate the reputation of pit bull type dogs while reducing fear in the community. We are Changing Minds and Saving Lives.

Results: Advocacy/Education Booths -203 ** Owners Supported - 1003 ** Rabies and Distemper Shots - 368 ** Microchips - 142 ** Supply Bags - 228 ** Spays and Neuters - 549 ** Rescues - 104 ** Animal Allies - over 2,500 children educated

Target demographics: People who own pit bull type dogs, the dogs themselves and people who are afraid...

Direct beneficiaries per year: 101 dogs served through Pups for Life health clinics, 5 dogs rescued, dozens of children taught basic dog care, compassion and bite prevention.

Geographic areas served: Great Milwaukee, WI

Programs: Advocacy & Education - Community Booths, Awareness Ads Owner Support - Low Cost Resources: Shots, Microchips, Spay & Neuter Vouchers, Food, Training, and Supplies Humane Education - Miikas Mission - school visits and summer camps Rescue - Foster, Adoption, Rescue

Community Stories

195 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

3 Amy_141

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a most excellent organization. I have been involved with them for over a year. They make sound decisions about the dogs that they rescue and foster. I have watched them work for good in our community and am thrilled to be part of their volunteer team. I choose to be involved with my time and money because I trust them and the work that they do

Andre O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Very good people that love dogs, bcbc has helped me out in many different ways. Thanks again bcbc

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Brew City Bully Club is one of the most amazing non-profit organizations ever organized; the women who make it possible go above and beyond to help animals in the Milwaukee area, and I am so honored that I have been able to volunteer with them. Changing Minds and Savings Lives is not an easy task and without the hard work of Michelle, Victoria, Alexis,and many others there are many people who would not have given a pit bull type dog a second chance at life — they’re truly heroes.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Brew City Bully Club is one of the best and most amazing animal rescues I have had the pleasure of volunteering for and getting to know; the dedication Michelle, Victoria, and their team have to helping animals in need is inspiring!! Not only do they pull animals from the local animal shelter and give them a second chance, they're committed to educating the public about the importance of spay/neutering, microchipping, and get involved in the community whenever they can by offering low-cost vaccine clinics! They're the best

Leah W.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Having bully breeds ourselves we have watched this organization grow over the past few years and it's been wonderful to see. Much needed in our local community

Elaine P.1

Volunteer

Rating: 1

Excellent group!!! Many community programs educating on the awesomeness of pitties!! Love volunteering when I can...

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Donor

Rating: 5

Brew City Bully Club is not just a Rescue, they are an Educator, Advocate and driven to make changes in the way people view the rescue world. They are dedicated and driven to hold seminars, clinics, fund raisers to educate the community. They really live up to their tag line, “changing minds, saving lives”. I have experienced first hand the work they do and the countless rescues they have already saved. This organization is getting bigger and stronger and need the recognition and support to continue working as hard as they do.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My wife and I have been volunteering here now for a couple of years and couldnt be prouder to be apart of such an amazing organization! Outstanding individuals working together for a great cause.
-changing minds and saving lives!

1 Erin133

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I would be lost without this group. As the mom of a block headed boy, having this group, this community, as my support system has meant the world to me. I love the BCBC!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with the BCBC since shortly after it's inception. I had just started to learn the plight of pit bull type dogs and wanted to help out in any way I could. I loved the work that the club was doing not only for pit bull type dogs, but for our community as well. This is an amazing organization and I am proud to be a part of it.

1 Angela94

Volunteer

Rating: 5

These are some of the most amazing ladies I have ever met. Their knowledge is out of this world!! Couldn't ask for a better group to run such a great organization. 10 years and counting!!! Keep up the good work. Changing minds and saving lives

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been attempting to volunteer for many years and failed. This year everything has changed and I couldn't be more excited!! All the ladies that run BCBC are fantastic and so welcoming. The volunteers I've met thus far are just as amazing!! This isn't just another organization. This is a family. They do so much for the community, trying to spread awareness and help those who are in need. Whether it be dog training or everyday life!! Community outreach days and this dream boat of a Rescue Retreat . We took our boys to Dog Days this past weekend and they had a blast!! Sleeping in 10 minutes!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

BCBC changed our lives when we were approved to adopt our beloved Bogey. Their mission is comendable. Their passion to save unwanted dogs who are condemned and find them loving homes is laudable. Thank you BCBC!

2 Masha M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

We had the opportunity to work with the organization and it’s great to work with people who care so much. Thank you for introducing us to pitbulls!!

Tina K.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the pleasure to volunteer off on and for the past 10 years since the beginning. Brewcity truly puts their heart and souls into helping the pit bull community. They truly want to do their best at not only helping but educating as well. I am honored to be part of such a great organization.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

BCBC is a great organization that does a lot for the pitbull community. They live up to their slogan of changing minds, changing lives. Love what they are doing!

Amanda J B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We started with BCBC when we saw a pup online. We went through the process and were very impressed by the steps they take for adoption. They don't just give these dogs to anyone.
We've had our dog for 4 years now. And have kept in touch with the organization. Volunteering, referring others, anything we can. We always recommend BCBC when people say they're looking for a dog.

1 Kate Z.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I’ve had the opportunity to work with Brew City Bully Club in various capacities almost since their inception 10 years ago. I’ve participated in socializing and agility-type classes with my dogs to organized neighborhood walks, community awareness and/or fundraising events, and the list goes on. I was really fortunate to work with many of the amazing volunteers to set up a place to host a vaccine/ microchipping event in a neighborhood that highly utilized the services offered and the program formerly known as Animal Allies, which on several occasions brought a therapy certified pitty into an urban elementary school to open dialogue about pit bull type dogs, proper care and treatment of pets and of course to interact with a group of students. The many experiences with BCBC staff, volunteers, events and programs have been nothing short of positive, organized and fun. The work that the BCBC is doing in Milwaukee and surrounding areas is so greatly needed and I’m proud to support such an amazing organization!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Everyone at Brew City is amazing and goes above and beyond to help the animals and the humans who love them. I am so happy to know them and work with them.

1 Megan R.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

BCBC truly cares about dogs and giving back to the community. They provide a fantastic platform where pitbull type dogs can have a voice. It's not an easy job advocating for this breed but they do it tirelessly and in the most positive way. I have fostered one dog through them and it was a life changing experience. I can't wait to foster more!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

We love the BCBC and everything they do to help these pups! We fostered 2 puppies through BCBC and ended up adopting our second foster. BCBC does such a great job of community outreach and education!

1 Julie

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I came to BCBC to learn more about my adopted pitbull-type dog. I stayed. For years. And, volunteer, fostered, adopted and continue to promote this group. A clear mission drives passionate workers and volunteers and their enthusiasm and professionalism captures the public they engage. From the open retreat/dog park facility to public events, educational booths and owner support, the group makes a significant, positive impact on the community. And, they're just plain fun. This is a great example of a well-run team with a clear mission; they're an excellent value to the community.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have been working with this amazing organization for a while now and see how much they care about these dogs. They are always making decisions with the dog’s best interest in mind and will try every option possible to help them.
They make sure their volunteers are on the same page to do things consistently and correctly - again in the best interest of the dogs.
The bottom line is that they truly and honestly care. They are in this organization with their hearts and love of the animals.

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering with Brew City Bully Club about a year ago. I had volunteered with several dog rescues/animal shelters in the past, but hadn't found the right fit since moving back to the area. I learned about BCBC through their Dog Days program, where my reactive dogs could run and play worry-free. I decided to attend a volunteer orientation and am so glad that I did! Brew City Bully Club is an amazing organization with an important mission and a dedicated group of volunteers that work tirelessly to accomplish great things! !

1 katiesmalls

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been involved with different aspects of the Brew City Bully club for almost 7 years now. From rescue to education and owner support, they are truly out there making a difference in the community. I'm so grateful to have watched them grow from the early years and to continue to be a part of such a wonderful organization!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I got involved with the Brew City Bully Club about 5 years ago after adopting my pit mix, and was so thankful to have found them! BCBC is a group of extremely passionate, dedicated individuals doing so much good in the community!

1 1blondie1968

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Brew City Bully Club is a life changing organization for dogs as well as people. Through outreach, education, and low cost spay and neuter programs, people are being helped to be better owners. The rescue retreat is a place where you can go and spend some time with your dog and not have to worry about a thing. It's totally enclosed, like a dog park setting, and you can be there all by yourself even if your dog doesn't prefer the company of other dogs. They also have some very special rescue digs available for adoption. There are fun events to attend, and when you volunteer, it's like being with family.

3 Tori H.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I'm not sure how to put my love and appreciation for Brew City Bully Club into words. Not only are they an amazing rescue who have saved so many block headed beauties but their mission of education about a truly misunderstood breed means so much to me. I have been blessed to adopt two dogs through BCBC. Sadly our first dog Mya passed away very unexpectedly and far to soon. It about broke my heart in half but BCBC was there to support me during my time of grief. They took the time to send me a flower arrangement and when I was ready to adopt again, they were there every step of the way. Thanks to them I adopted my furry soulmate Zelda and have had her close by my side for over four years. She lays cuddled up next to me as I type this now. Brew City Bully Club means the world to me. I could never thank them enough for all they have done and continue to do!!

1 Melissa B.3

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I found out about BCBC from a friend and then attended a Pitbull 101 class in Appleton in 2018. PHENOMENAL class! I was nervous that the class would be full of tension and debate but instead Michelle lead it with compassion, education, reality, and... FUN!
I bought two sweatshirts and wear them all the time. The sweatshirts spark so many positive conversations.
I am looking forward to attending more BCBC events and volunteer in the future!

Kayla W.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

For years I have wanted to volunteer with a dog rescue organization and had looked into the WHS and it just was not a good fit for me. BCBC has changed my life and love volunteering for them. Their pit bull advocacy has inspired me and I know it does to several others too. I could never imagine volunteering for a different organization and I am glad I’ve had the opportunity to work with them

1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

BCBC is a fantastic group that does tons of amazing things for pitbull type dogs not only in the city of Milwaukee, but throughout the entire state of Wisconsin!

ampupluv

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have many wonderful words to describe Brew City Bully Club however the one that stands out the most for me is dedicated. Michelle, the founder, bleeds the rescue's tagline of Changing Minds and Saving Lives. Never passing up an opportunity to talk to someone, to answer a question. Always seizing a moment of education.
Michelle and the whole Brew City team immerse themselves into the communities they find themselves in. They learn to understand other people's point of view of the bully breed. They observe how the children in the community are raised to view the pitbull. For it's only by going to the root of the problem that one is able to make a difference. This is both challenging and necessary and it's something that Brew City Bully Club has been able to focus and zero in on and therefore help by educating the youth, our next generation. Offering time and again, the tools and knowledge to our young minds so that they may join the efforts to end dog fighting. It is not always easy to root for the underdog. Especially when there's so much public stigma surrounding them. However Brew City Bully Club and their supporters continue to rise up from the ashes and face each defeat with new clarity and perspective in a very chameleon type way, molding and melding, transforming into exactly what the bully breed and the community need them to be time and again. BCBC is commitment at its very core. If you have ever thought of dipping your toes in the water of volunteering and would like to be part of an amazing crew, don't hesitate to reach out to Michelle and her staff. Your heart and soul and that of each human and dog you encounter from that point on will never be the same.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I can't say enough great things about Brew City Bully Club! As pitbull owners it's a great feeling to know there's a group like this out there for us and so many others. Michelle Serocki and her family of volunteers have always been there to answer any questions we've ever had, had programs in place that we could bring our dogs and work with any issues they may be dealing with, the clinics to help get proper care, spaying and neutering and vaccines to pets that may not be able to receive due to financial reasons, education to our youth and older generations, all of the events that bring awareness to the Bully breed and now that they've secured their property "The BCBC Retreat". We have already taken advantage of that!! Our dogs can run and play in a completely fenced in area for 30 min, where they are safe and can just be dogs. Love these guys!! It really feels like a huge family because we all share our love for pitbulls and want only the best for them by bringing positive awareness and hopefully one day end BSL.

1

Donor

Rating: 5

I was there on a Saturday. My daughters and their dogs were at the rescue for 30 minutes of fun. They spent time in the great outdoors, sniffing, running around the huge outside area chasing tennis balls and sniffing everything on the ground and in the air. Talked with visitors, volunteers and rescue personnel. Fun was had by all.

ash22ley

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a follower of BCBC for years now and have recently stepped up to be a volunteer for them. I am beyond excited to be helping out. The women in charge are sooo incredibly friendly and smart. Their knowledge about dogs and pitbulls specifically is unlike any other I've seen. After second of being around them you can see and feel the passion they have. Which makes me enough more excited to be helping anyway I can. Changing minds and saving lives!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have been affiliated with BCBC for ~ 4 years. It truly is an outstanding organization with a lifelong cause dear to my heart. The team is extremely knowledgeable and sincerely care about the welfare of all animals, volunteers and families!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This group is pure awesome!! They do tons of stuff for not only the pitbull breed but for people who need help with their dogs. They specialize in pitbulls but will help anyone in need. Thanks you brew city Bully club

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thier heartfelt compassion for the good of the pit bull breed as well as all dogs is awesome! They participate in many nieghbor awareness and parades to promote the positive side of properly educating people about the wellbeing of these kinds of dogs.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Brew City Bully Club truly is changing minds and saving lives. There is community education, health fairs, and the desire to help in any way possible! I have had the honor to volunteer with them for years and look forward to continuing to change the perception of this amazing breed.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is amazing! Brew City is a true advocate for pit bulls in offering our community, schools, and police education on these loving dogs. The owner, Michelle, is as genuine as they come and has a passion to make a difference for the better. I have been volunteering for Brew City for years and truly respect all the work this organization does in the community.

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Amy_141

Volunteer

Rating: 5

LOVE this organization. They are out in the community helping dogs and people. The educate and inform and rescue!! Incredible organization that cares about the communities it serves.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is a most excellent organization. I have been involved with them for over a year. They make sound decisions about the dogs that they rescue and foster. I have watched them work for good in our community and am thrilled to be part of their volunteer team. I choose to be involved with my time and money because I trust them and the work that they do

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Tammy121

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with BCBC since 2014 and have never been disappointed. They are a tireless group of advocates for the voiceless and have restored my faith in humanity more than once.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Brew City Bully Club is a group of wonderful people who live to help people understand how dogs, especially bully breeds, need to be treated as individuals. We advocate for the protection and understanding of all dogs and help people find ways to keep their bully breed dog with education and vetting.