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A few of the wonderful faces that we hope you'll fall in love with. We know we have.

(professional photos courtesy of, and copyright to, Jen Petit and Alicia Anthony. Please ask before using any photos on our site.)

Mission Statement

San Diego Bully Rescue dba Pit Bull Rescue San Diego is devoted to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming pit bulls in San Diego area shelters and educating the public on responsible pet ownership.

We are a 100% volunteer run, foster-based non-profit organization (EIN 45-3746757). We do not have a facility as our goal is to have the pit bulls that are in our program live in homes to best determine their fit for future adoption and provide us with the best opportunities to help them be good house pets.

How You Can Help


Foster parents open their homes to the dogs we save. They care for them as their own and give them a temporary home while we look for their forever homes.


Our volunteers are the life-blood of our rescue. They do everything from training to transport to events and puppy socialization.


Donating isn't all about money, although money definitely helps! You can donate any of the things that a dog needs day to day - beds, food, toys, treats, leashes, collars... See our Wish List of items we can use. You can also donate a car, boat, jetski, even an airplane to benefit pits.


Once a dog is in our rescue, it is our faithful monthly donors who sponsor our dogs to help us care for that dog's expenses until they are adopted. It is only when we are sure that the dogs in our charge are well cared for that we can help other dogs that need to be brought into the program.

Housing Resources

Don't give up your pit due to housing limitations. We have some tips for how to find pit friendly housing and a list of some of the pit friendly landlords we've found in San Diego.

Need to rehome your pit?

Unfortunately we do not have the resources to take owner surrenders into our program. We try to take back dogs that have been adopted from our program but will first do all we can to counsel you about ways to be able to keep your pet in your home.

Please read about ways that you can continue to care for your pet before making a final decision.

For a small donation, we can list spayed/neutered pets on our courtesy listings page.

Limited edition PBRSD wear

Maple Wear

Adopt Me Shirts

Show off your love for pit bulls with the Adopt Me shirt, starring Amelia. This super comfortable shirt is available in these options:

  • Men's T Shirt, Black
  • Men's Tank Top, Black
  • Women's T Shirt, Black
  • Women's Tank Top, Charcoal Black

    Available in Small, Medium, Large, XL - $20
    2XL - $22
    *plus S&H

Maple Shirts

Maple was a very special puppy, who was with us for her very short 6 months on this earth. We knew she was ill when we brought her into our rescue, but she was determined to live her short life to the fullest with the help of a wonderful foster family. We made this shirt to honor her memory.

  • Unisex Long Sleeve Shirt, Heather Grey

    Available in Small, Medium, Large, XL = $25
    2XL = $27
    *plus S&H

Email Alicia to order shirts and obtain payment link.

Shop for PBRSD Logo'ed Items

Cafe Press Store

Available on Cafe Press
A portion of every sale made in the PBRSD shop on CafePress will benefit the dogs we care for.

PBRSD Wish List

Every item that we don't have to purchase, allows us to spend more of our dollars on the medical needs of the dogs we take in. You can purchase items from our wish list on and have them shipped directly to us at 6755 Mira Mesa Blvd, Ste 123-395, San Diego, CA 92121.

In addition, if you purchase any of these items from our Amazon store for yourselves, PBRSD will receive a portion of your purchase as a donation. How's that for a win-win!?!

Rainbow Bridge

In honor of the dogs that share our lives that will eventually cross the Rainbow Bridge, we have set up a special page to honor your deceased family members. For a minimum donation of $25, we will list a photo, your pet's name, your name, and 25 word tribute to your pet.

Check out iGive

Want to help Pit Bull Rescue San Diego on a more regular basis? Check out the iGive program where most online purchases can help us raise moneys to save more dogs.