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How Polk County Bully Project helps at-risk dogs find their fur-ever home

The rescue group needs volunteers, donors, fosters, and adoptive pet-parents to help in their mission of ending breed stigma and finding every dog a loving home.

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PCBP wants to end breed stigma and show the public every dog can be a great pet in a loving home.

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Hey, LAL: We’re excited to introduce you to Polk County Bully Project — one of our winners of the second Publix Giveback Giveaway. Get to know this local nonprofit and learn about the important work they do for the community.


Polk County Bully Project (PCBP) believes every dog deserves a loving home. But due to breed stigma, pit bulls and other dogs characterized as “bully” breeds are often the least likely to get adopted and end up on euthanasia lists.

PCBP wants to change that. Having saved 2800+ dogs since 2019, the nonprofit rescues any dog that ends up on a shelter euthanasia list, but they especially focus on finding homes for oft-mischaracterized bully breeds. PCBP’s aim: Change the Polk County statistic of being the top kill-shelter county in Florida.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Adopt — If you’re looking for a furry friend, take a look at PCBP’s adoptable pets.
  • Foster — Become a temporary home for a dog until they find their forever home.
  • Donate — The organization relies on community donations to transport + care for animals.
  • Volunteer — PCBP needs volunteers to care for their dogs and get them ready to become pets.

See dogs who need a home