Please follow the steps below before completing the application to learn about our very special dogs, and what you can expect from us and what we expect from you.

  1.  Read our Policies and Procedures page.
  2.  Read our FAQs page.
  3.  Read our Crating page
  4.  Click on Our Dogs page.
  5.  Click on the picture of any dog you are interested in.  You will find all of the information regarding the dog such as adoption fees, location, and bio.
  6.  Visit the Application page and complete.

We are a 501c3 non profit organization dedicated to rescuing dogs from breeding facilities who are no longer useful or puppies who cannot be sold and dogs from euthanasia lists from selected shelters. We occasionally can take an owner surrender if space allows.

All donations go toward the rescue of these very at risk dogs and are greatly appreciated.

Hey everybody we're trying to upgrade our dog beds to the Kuranda bed. They are able to stand up to intense abuse, and are the standard bed for shelters nation wide. Right now the beds we use are easily destroyed by chewing or scratching. Help us improve the comfort of our four legged friends.  Click on the picture of the bed to go to the Kuranda wish list.  Kuranda has given us a special rescue price to help keep the cost down.  Your help is greatly appreciated. 

Adopt Me

Hi! My name is Hattie and I am a very scared Maltese girl who is 9 years old and I weigh 10 pounds. I was adopted & in a home for almost a year, but was returned to BRAS, because I continued to stay fearful and my Mom didn't know what else to do to get me to trust her. I am looking for a home where someone will be committed, and not have any expectations for me. I am a mellow, quiet, senior girl who needs a stay at home parent with no children & who has experience with very fearful dogs. I know I will learn how to love with lots of patience & attention, and I will be your best friend. I don't have any teeth & do have some staining around my mouth area, but we will be working on keeping that area clean by wiping with damp washcloth daily, after I eat. I am already following around my foster mom and enjoying the attention and petting. If you have the perfect home for me, please ask for me on your application.


Wanting to love, Hattie 071016-35



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Make A Donation

Help support our 2019 goal of 600 rescues.   You can use the PayPal button to make a donation, or to pay an adoption fee for your new friend.  Also click on the "Big Red Donation Button" to see the other ways you can donate to help our cause.  All donations are tax deductible.


House Training

         The Majority of the dogs we rescue have lived their entire lives in less than ideal conditions so will need to be house and leash trained.  Most have never lived in a house, walked on a leash, had a treat or sat in a lap.  For many of them, their feet have never touched the ground until they arrive at our main facility after spending years on wire.  In other words, most things that dogs take for granted all of their lives.  However, they will learn with time, love, patience, and most of all commitment.  You must have an ample supply of all of these to reap the rewards of watching these very special dogs become your wonderful companion.

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