About Us

Bless the Bullys Pit Bull Rescue & Education is a safe haven and foster home for bull breeds in need.  We are located in Middle Tennessee on the beautiful Cumberland Plateau.  Working in conjunction with animal shelters across the state, Bless the Bullys rescues pit bulls who have been abandoned, abused, neglected or are the victims of other unfortunate circumstances.   Bless the Bullys is dedicated to matching responsible breed advocates with our wonderful breed ambassadors!
I started this blog as an outlet to discuss my life and love for pit bulls, an overview of pit bull rescue, breed specific legislation and the outrageous and blatant bias not only against the dogs, but also against those who choose to own this incredible breed.  Those of us who love this breed face many challenges and, unfortunately, the majority of those challenges come in the form of human ignorance and bias.

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In 2005, I encountered my first experience with breed specific legislation (BSL).  Ever since that time, Bless the Bullys has become extremely active in the fight against BSL in Tennessee, as well as across the country.


In 2007, Bless the Bullys started National Pit Bull Awareness Day, which has been celebrated by breed enthusiasts across the country, and has grown bigger and better every year, since that time.
In the beginning…
My life has been blessed by the love of a “pit bull” for several years.  I adopted Tiffin, my first pit bull, in 1998.  My heart was broken when Tiffin passed away on February 7, 2011, at the age of 13.  During those 13 years, my life was forever changed by the love of and for that incredible creature.  That love blossomed into a desire to help other pit bulls in need.  It also inspired me to advocate for the breed and for responsible pit bull owners everywhere.

Me and Harlan

My life is currently blessed by the love and companionship of 2 of my own pit bulls, as well as a house full of “adopt-a-bulls”…..   and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

12 responses to “About Us

  1. We need more people like you! I have a rescue and shared some misgivings when I met my first pitty. What a wonderful teacher! She is so gentle and kind, so loving. She is now 15. My companion of choice is a pit! Keep up the good work. I help when I can.

  2. Michelle Gilliam

    I come to you in hopes that you may be able to help. I am trying to locate a Pitbull rescue in or around North Alabama. If anyone knows of any Please let me know. Thank you

  3. Thank you so much for what you are doing. Please post any help you need on my FB page “loveapittie” and I will see what I can do with my network. Thank you for spreading the positive love for this beautiful breed.


  4. Hi! I love your site, and also support the anti-bsl cause. I volunteer with Indy Pit Crew, and would like to ask you about linking to your page from our BSL Information page. Could you please email me at rmiller1011 at att dot net? Thanks so much!!

  5. thank you for all that u do, i never had a pit until my boyfriend moved in and now i dont think ill ever be without one, he loves his rottie/boxer sister and everyone he meets…its not the dogs its the people!!

  6. I do not have pit bulls, but I do have Alaskan Malamutes, and a German Shepred, which in some places are banned too. As I said in another post that I wrote is why can’t people see that it is not the dog, it is the people that are the problem if they do not want to train their dog to be a good citizen. It takes leadership to do this. I am for any dog and try to help because I beleive that it is the people that are the problem because they do not understand the dog, or what the dog is doing or why. I think you are doing a good think Jodi even though I do not have a pit bull. Thanks Sandy

  7. I would really like some input on what the citizens of kirksville can do to repeal the pit bull ordinace the city of kirksville mo. Any input would be greatly appreciated!!! By the way wonderful program you have!!! SAVE THE BULLYS!!

  8. First of all, THANK YOU Jodi! It is so wonderful to see you on such a great mission. While doing a bing search on my name to see if the article in our local paper on the current proposed BSL, we saw that you were reaching out and helping us fight this insane ordinance. Myself not being as computer savey as I would like, it’s nice to know there are angles out there to help. I am very greatful for your dedication and support. Thank You!

  9. You have a wonderful site & GREAT cause! We have two Pitties, they are the loves of our lives. I tried to find a list of counties in the US that ban breeds (so I can be sure to AVOID moving there) but was unsuccessful. Can you have a list or a website that might contain this information? Thanks, keep up the great work and Merry Christmas! Michele in East Tennessee

  10. I think what you are doing is great!!!! I am licensed vet tech in Michigan. I currently have a 1 year old, male neuter, pitbutll that was dumped at my house by my brother in law. I current life style doesn’t permit me to keep him. He is to good of dog to dump at a shelter and deserve a family to call his home. I have contacted numerous rescue groups here in Michigan with no luck. The rescue groups are all over load due to the economy here in Michigan. I was wondering if you had any advice for me in helping to find “Oso” a new home.

  11. My love for this breed is new, and I’m hooked! I have 2 pit mix’s and I’m fostering a blue Pit Bull, that I have fallen in love with! I’m in Athen’s Ga. If you need any help in the Ga area, let me know, bless you for all your hard work 🙂

  12. you are doing such a wonderful thing . I have had a love for the breed ever since I owned my first pet bull 🙂 in 1990. Since then there has not been a time where I have been without one and I doubt I ever will.

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