HOW IT STARTED
"Dolly” (pictured here) was a Bully Breed dog who opened the heart of the man who adopted her and taught him how loving, sweet and gentle these dogs can be. No different than any other type of dog.
Today, in her honor, Dolly’s Dream is to give dogs like her a second chance at life and the type of home every dog deserves.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Walk through the kennels of Halifax Humane Society and many other larger animal shelters in Florida and you’ll discover quite a few dogs we lovingly call “Bully Breeds.” Big, tall, short, small they have one thing in common – a head that looks a bit “square.” Often referred to as “Pit Bull” or a “bully breed”, these are simply the mixed breed dogs that are now one of the most popular and most beloved dogs in America!
Dolly’s Dream is a project to encourage the adoption of our bully breeds” and to help counter the unfortunate stereotypes and myths that some people still believe about these dogs. Halifax Humane Society finds homes and new families for thousands of these dogs each year. They are adopted by a wide variety of people – single people, couples, grandparents, and families with children of all ages.
Havarti is a 9.5 year old male. Havarti came to the shelter as a stray with his sister Brie. Havarti was adopted out and brought back as he thought it was fun to chase the cat, we recommend a home with no other cats or small children. In that home, he also lived with a 3-year-old female dog in which they became pals. Havarti is house-trained and crate-trained. He also knows to sit and take treats easily. Havarti spends most of his time napping and enjoys walks.
Dude is a 2-year-old male. He came to the shelter as a stray, information on Dude is limited. From what we have learned about Dude is that he loves receiving affection from people, as he is a people person. Dude is happy to see his other dog friends as he walks by to go play in the yard. Dude enjoys playing with all sorts of toys. Dude knows to sit and is a very high-energy pup who gets the zoomies. He would benefit from a home where he gets lots of physical exercise. Dude is also very food-motivated.