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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

194 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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

Client Served

Rating: 5

Brew City Bully Club did my family a great service. We were unable to have our puppy spayed due the high costs in the area we live in. I contacted them and they responded very quickly, and helped us with getting her spayed at a cost very affordable to us. Without this organization I dont know that we would have been able to keep our sweet Sookie due to the fact that we didnt want any accidential litters. I can only say great things about them. They help and educate people about this wonderful breed.
Gina W.

Review from Guidestar

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have referenced the Brew City Bully Club when we were searching for another dog. We were considering adopting a pit bull, but were uncertain. We found all the information we needed to make a decision on their website. Ultimately we decided to adopt a pit bull. I feel blessed to have come across such an informative website and incredible breed. Since adopting our pit bull, we frequent Brew City's Bully Club website for ideas of how we can better educate community members regarding the breed. We have also referred others to the organizations on several occasions. All those individuals have reported that the organization was able to answer all their questions/solve their problems. Finally, I have "friended" Brew City Bully Club on facebook. The organization is very active on their page and encourages involvement of the general public and facebook "friends". Very pleased with this organization!

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

It's a great organization very much needed in that area. They have made an enormous contribution to the community by helping financially strapped pet owners with low cost spay/neutering program. I know someone who adopted their pit bull from bcbc and had nothing but great things to say about the whole process.

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Leann G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

BBC has offered a tremendous amount of support and education to the public and myself personally. I am a first time owner of a lovely, kind, gentle Pitbull. When I wanted to know EVERYTHING about making Lily an ambassador for the breed I turned to Brew City Bully. The organization offers fundraising, events for humans and pitbulls to get together, merchandise and recently Pit..ures with Santa. We need to support BBC to educate the city and the world about the breed so that these lovely dogs stop getting the rap for the humans that train them to fight. They are innocent dogs and we need more organizations like them to stop dog fighting and prejudice.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I have a pit bull that is judged unfairly by neighbors who don't know her and form an opinion simply on what type of breed she is. A group like Brew City Bully Club helps spread the word that aggressive dogs come from bad owners.

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Rachel N.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization is very passionate. They have achieved so much in such little time. They are truly an inspiration.

Kelly S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

They do so much to help the plight of the most misunderstood breed of dog in the world -- the "pit bull!!" From the huge Pittie Palooza event held in October in Milwaukee to the daily rescues of abandoned &/or mistreated pitbulls -- they do amazing work!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization has done so much amazing work in the Milwaukee community to help not only raise awareness about the extreme problems Milwaukee has with dogfighting, but also directly HELPING the dogs who are victims. They rescue, foster, do community outreach & education, and work with local law enforcement to help rescue and investigate. BCBC also works collaborativly with other local animal & pitbull welfare organizations.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Brew City Bullies is committed to rehabing the publics perception of the American Pit-Bull Terrier. They are consistenctly involved with community activities to bring awerness to their cause. By involving the public to personally have a hands on approach with their mission, they are enhancing the quality and self-efficacy of those individuals who would not have been as personally involved in the treatment of these dogs. This organization has driven 2.5 hours to my house to help me with my dog on several occasions. They are open and honest with what their expectations are of their members and are always in touch when it comes to lending a helping hand.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

When you need questions answered or tips on how to best take care of your four legged friend - Michelle and Jeremy are the ones to ask! They helped out me and my little girl tremendously! The classes they provide were also great for us. Not only did we get to bond as parent and puppy, but she gained knowledge, gained courage, and mastered the agility course. Thank you so much Brew City Bully Club for the help that you have provided us, but the help that you provide to the entire breed!

Review from Guidestar

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered, along with my 11 yr old daughter, at one of their events. Everything was run in a very professional manner and it was clear what our task was. They reached many new people who had not come out for one of their events before, and are doing amazing work helping in the community! They also had many repeat participants who are glad the have been a part of their work. Many of these people are dog owners who, with out this group, wouldn't have been able to spay or neuter there dogs. Important stuff!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We adopted our first Pit Bull from a local animal shelter four years ago. Our dog was abandoned as a stray, and she has many fear issues with new people and new situations. We quickly learned about the stigma that goes along with this wonderful breed. We also learned about the cruel and inhumane things these dogs are subjected to, including dog fighting. We were saddened by the way these dogs are over-bred for sport and profit. We first met BCBC at a Pit Bull Awareness Day event in October of 2008. We were enthused about the steps they were taking to help Pit Bulls in our community. We joined their bi-weekly dog group, which gave us a chance to get out and socialize our dog around other dogs. The class is designed to help build confidence of both dogs and owners alike with an agility course, one-on-one mentoring and socialization around new people and dogs. This exposure helped us, and our dog slowly overcame some of her fear issues. BCBC is working to curb overpopulation by encouraging residents to spay and neuter their dogs. They are also working to educate people in the community and hosted over two dozen educational booths about responsible ownership last year. BCBC launched the End Dog Fighting campaign in Milwaukee to address the root cause of a number of problems associated with dog fighting by educating the target community youth groups to love and respect their dogs rather than fight them. BCBC is dedicated to changing the negative perceptions and stereotypes around this breed to build positive awareness and save lives.

Review from Guidestar

8

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Working on the national level at The Humane Society of the United States, I rarely see local groups as professional, driven or successful as the Brew City Bully Club. They have clear goals, are well organized, and extremely efficient, resourceful and innovative. They've taken on some difficult subjects and are patient and persistent. They are a pleasure to work with and watch grow.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I learned about BCBC from my doggy daycare provider almost 2 yrs ago. I had adopted my first dog 4 months before and was looking for additional ways to challenge her and enhance her training. We started going to the dog groups. She loved it! I even emailed Jeremy and Michelle one morning while I was waiting for an oil change, the mgr had let me bring my dog inside. As I sat there inside with my calm and well behaved pitbull, it hit me that all of our hardwork in dog groups was working! I also had in home training to work with specific issues we were having. Jeremy took the time to listen to my concerns and walk my neighborhood with me to see the issues I was having. He taught me how to handle her and helped me learn how to read my dog's body language. To be able to have in home training that is so tailored to your individual needs is fantastic, and BCBC makes it affordable too! From the very first night of class, BCBC has been a group of welcoming and caring people. It's the environment that they have developed. We all love our pitties and we all have the same goal.... to rehabilitate the breed and reduce the fear. No one judges a newcomer whose dog may be having some issues, but that person and dog is immediately welcomed in and given support and help to correct the problem. I don't know where I would be without BCBC, they have been a very important part of the training and confidence building of both me and my dog.

Review from Guidestar

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This non-profit organization is vital to my community. They provide much needed education on pit bull dogs in low income neighborhoods. They educate people on the harmful effects of dog fighting. Most people involved in said activity are violent criminals. They are involved drugs and other various gang related activity. They also educate people on the proper care of a dog. Many people think it is OK to just tie up a dog in their back yard, garage, or basement. This drives dogs mad and makes them frustrated,aggressive and want to attack. They also help provide low cost spay/neuter. This is vital in helping the stop of unwanted dogs who end up in the streets where agencies funded by tax dollars are sent out to catch and house these unwanted animals.

Review from Guidestar

8

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been amazed and impressed by the achievements of this group in the short time they have been around. They are organized and clear in their vision. They are providing a much needed service to the community and would highly recommend them as a worthy non-profit to contribute to.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I fostered a lab mix from the humane society. After our 2nd week check up they told me he would be "unadoptable" and would be put down. I couldn't have that happen, so we brought "Buddy" home for good. After having hime home, and knowing he had an abusive past with men, I frantically looked around to find someone to help. My vet recommended Brew City Bullies and I have been blessed to have them work with my dog. Buddy is lovable, kind and gentle, still has some issues with men, but with their help we have made great strides towards a happy dog. I cannot thank Michelle and Jeremy enough for all they have done for my Buddy. He just is over 18 months now, and every day we see vast improvement using the methods taught to us by Jeremy. They are great people with good hearts and a sincere love of the breed. I can honestly say they have changed my attitude towards the breed.

Review from Guidestar

7

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization is phenomenal. I had the pleasure of working with them first hand, from the beginning, as their lead dog trainer and it was the best expereince I've ever had. They really know how to find the root to a problem in order to fix it, rather than putting a "bandaid" on everything. They are so dedicated to their cause and have what it takes to implement every one of their goals. I personally adopted a dog from them, and they were there every step of the way, on top of everything. Very organized and passionate about what they do.

Review from Guidestar

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

I have worked with the Brew City Bully Club as a resource for deaf dogs. Deafness runs in bully breeds and I have worked closely with this organization to share information, training techniques and support. I am thankful that BCB Club is willing to work with deaf and special needs animals and help advocate for their health and well-being.

Review from Guidestar

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is by far the most dedicated group of individuals I have ever dealt with in regards to a non profit organization. The amount of time and energy the founders put into their cause of educating people about pitbulls is in need of recognition and praise. This group started out as a supportive family with their pet and has grown into full time organization that is planning to open a shelter in the very near future. This club is very well organized and extremely dedicated.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Brew City Bully Club may be new to the Milwaukee area but they are making a big difference fast. This group was started by two very caring and dedicated people who are trying to change the reputation of pit bulls. The group is putting on many fundraisers and using the proceeds to help educate people about this wonderful breed of dogs. Furthermore, the founders of the club have started a fostering/adoption program to help save pit bulls from falling into the deadly trap of the fighting ring. Several dogs have already been adopted into good homes and several more are in foster care. This is a wonderful organization that is working hard to make a big difference for the pit bull breed in the Milwaukee area.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We cannot express enough how fortunate we are to have found Brew City Bully Club, specifically Jeremy and Michelle Serocki. Below is our story and why Jeremy and Michelle are truly lifesavers: We rescued Hugo from an unfit home about two months ago with the intention of giving him the best life imaginable. After getting the one-year-old pup caught up on shots and meds, and getting him neutered, we found out that Pit Bulls are on our apartment complex's restricted breed list. We decided to surrender Hugo to the Wisconsin Humane Society, knowing he would have no problem getting adopted (he is such a lover!). Although the Humane Society's website states that an evaluation of a surrendered pet takes an average of five days, we got a call less than two days later because they considered him unadoptable!! The reasons they gave us that led to their decision: 1.) Hugo get too excited when people approach him and 2.) Hugo pulls too hard on his leash. Unbelievable! Thankfully, we indicated on the Surrender Contract that we would like to redeem Hugo if the Humane Society unadoptable because, according to them, Hugo would have been better off DEAD!!!! The WHS told us we had 24 hours to redeem Hugo, or they were going to put him to sleep! Needless to say, we frantically called and e-mailed anyone and everyone in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois and Indiana, trying to find a rescue center with room to take in Hugo. Just when we were about to give up hope, Mindy called a number that she got from someone during our search. The number happened to be Jeremy and Michelle Serocki's, from Brew City Bully Club, which is right in our backyard. After hearing this story, Jeremy told us to take Hugo to their house as soon as we got him out of the Humane Society. The next day, we picked Hugo up from the people (WHS) who thought there was no reason for him to be alive and brought him over to Jeremy and Michelle's. We spent a little time at their home (we even got to meet Capone!), just thanking them and letting them know how much they mean to us and Hugo! They could not have been any nicer and were more than willing to give Hugo the opportunity at life that he deserves. Since then, Hugo has been getting training and is doing wonderfully. He is currently going for his Canine Good Citizen certification!! Good job, Hugo! We love you!! And we also want to extend our deepest gratitude and appreciation to Jeremy and Michelle Serocki, and Brew City Bully Club, for everything they have done for us and for Hugo!!! Mindy Lloyd Cory Noel

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Client Served

Rating: 5

well... One day out of nowhere i literally had this dog by the name of spot thrown into my hands! I wasn't ready for this commitment! Two days later i knew for sure i didn't want him, but seeing that he was a pitbull I certainly didn't want to give him to just anyone.. I was afraid of his well being. Time went by and I knew I had to get rid of him fast because he was growing so much. I found out about the Brew city bully club and they were my last hope they took spot in with no hesitation and i felt so relieved because I knew he would be in good hands. A week or two went by and i was missing spot sooo much it was heartwrenching... I fell in love with him the time he was with me, I called them back and asked what are the chances of me adopting him? And from there we went through the whole process for adoption, and i have my sweetie back! To me this is a true love story :) I can't stop thanking michelle and jeremy! Brew city bully club is the best thing that has happend for these sweet dogs in Milwaukee. My spot couldn't be sweeter he's just a very good dog truly!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Brew City Bully Club has done an amazing job of raising awareness, providing support and a multitude of other ressources related to Pit Bull and Bully breed issues in and around Milwaukee, WI. In a VERY short period of time thay have initiated several programs including fostering & adoption which has successfully adopted several pit bull puppies to acceptable homes. They have begun fundraising to help in efforts to pay for dogs to be spayed and neutered, particularly female dogs and their puppies who may have been bred accidentally or because of owners being unaware of the benefits. And closest to my heart, they have shown initiative to determine the best way to approach fighting Breed Specific Legislation and education largely to prevent dog fighting. All in all, this is a GREAT organization of which I am very proud to being a member. I look forward to many events to come. Michelle and Jeremy (the founders) have truly shown wonderful initiative and sincerity in wanting to give pit bulls and bully breeds the best possible reputation through education and awareness.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is the best thing that could have happened in the Milwaukee Area. I know both of the founders of Brew City Bully Club and could not say enough great things about them. Education of this breed and dogs in general is very important for the public. I encourage all dog owners to get involved with and support this group.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I have 2 Pit Bulls, a male and a female. I came across this Club through Craigslist.com. I am so glad I responded! Michelle and Jeremy are the best. I was having some behavior problems with my male and Jeremy and Andrea (the trainer) came out to my house and sat with me, and my dog to try and help him. They dont judge, they just listen and help. Even though he isnt perfect, I can see a huge improvement in his temperament and the way he listens to me. We still have a long way to go but I feel confident that with their help my dogs and I will continue to build on and improve our relationship. I enjoy the meetings we have and really look forward to the new doggy play groups we will be having. Its nice to know that I'm not alone out there and that there is someone who loves my dogs as much as I do and understands what its like to be a Pit Bull owner.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

If this club could exist on nothing more than love for the bully breed, it will be around forever. This club is devoted to the Bully Breed and educating the public to eliminate the "assumed" fear of this breed as well as the false assumptions associated with the dogs. They focus their efforts and resources to eliminate the "backyard breeding" problem, helping place unwanted animals and raising awareness to eliminate the dog fighting rings.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I can't tell you how impressed I am with the founders of this organization. There are a lot of "support groups" out there, there are dog play dates, there are trainers, there are rescues - I had my pick at organizations to volunteer my time to, and this was the first one that really got me to respond. I had been advocating for dogs in general, especially the misunderstood ones - and to find a group that wanted to do just that, especially for a breed that is HORRIBLY misunderstood, I figured I could at least help with fund raising :) I found people more passionate, and more determined than I ever imagined. They added a "rescue" part to their mission - but they set themselves apart from all the other rescues by TRAINING the pups in the foster homes, so they have a great start to be ambassadors for the breed - I just think it's fantastic. They are going to actually do it this time - they WILL rehabilitate the reputation of this wonderful breed.