By: DogTrekker Staff
Puit Bull

Bay Area Doglovers Responsible About Pitbulls (BADRAP) is an animal welfare and rescue group based in Oakland, California. It was founded in 1999 as a resource for pit bulls and their people in the San Francisco Bay Area. BADRAP has grown into a nationally recognized resource for both dog owners and shelters. The organization is devoted to caring for and improving the public image of pit bull terriers as pets.

BADRAP has been working for over a decade to help the bully breeds when they landed, as they all too often did, in shelters. The rescue came to national prominence for its role in saving the canine victims of Michael Vick’s horrific abuse, as documented in Jim Gorant’s bestselling book The Lost Dogs.

In addition to rescuing hundreds of dogs, BADRAP is a strong force for owner responsibility. It offers free and low-cost Pit Ed classes weekly in Berkeley to promote responsible ownership. BADRAP also offers quarterly fairs in low-income areas where collars and leashes, vaccines, spay/neuter vouchers, training and behavior counseling, and microchips are available free of charge to pit bull owners in the community.


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