frequently asked questions
Is VBTR Inc. a registered charity?
Yes, we (Victorian Bull Terrier Rescue Inc.) are a registered (not-for- profit) charity,
located in but not exclusive to Victoria.
We are registered with the ACNC (Australian Charities and Non-for- profits Commission) HERE
and are also registered as an Australian Business. ABN: 46 467 901 932.
Are my donations tax deductible?
YES!, Victorian Bull Terrier Rescue Inc. Is a registered DGR (Charity).
This means that any donation over $2 is tax deductible. '
ABN 46 467 901 932
I want to donate, what are your PayPal/Bank Details?
Our PayPal E-mail is:
Banking Details: Commonwealth Bank Australia
ACC NUMBER: 1024 1347
ACC NAME: VICTORIAN BULL TERRIER RESCUE INC.
How do I foster a dog?
Head to the forms section on our web page and complete a Foster Application.
Once this form is received by VBTRinc,
one of our representatives will contact you to discuss your foster application.
Part of the foster application process is to also allow a VBTR member to
visit your home, meet with you and conduct a house check of your property.
As part of the foster application, VBTRinc will and assess whether the dog you are
enquiring about would suit your home/family situation. If there are no dogs in VBTR’s care
that match your situation, your application will be kept on file and you will be contacted
when a suitable dog arrives in care.
If you are successful in fostering a dog, we offer ongoing support and assistance.
How do I adopt a dog?
A similar process to fostering is undertaken to assess suitability for the dog to your home
and your home for the dog. Approved families will be required to attend a Meet and Greet
to meet the dog to see if you are an initial match. If all goes well, you will be offered a 4
week adoption trial, where the dog will live with you to ensure that they fit into your
household and daily life and also to ensure that the dog’s needs can be met. Following a
successful adoption trial we will ask you to complete an Adoption Application and to pay the
adoption fee to allow us to transfer ownership to you.
During the fostering period and prior to adoption, we ensure that all of our dogs are micro
chipped, desexed, up-to- date with all vaccinations, flea/worm treated and have heartworm
We offer ongoing support and assistance, not only during the adoption trial, but for the life
of the dog should you need our assistance.
How much is the adoption fee?
The adoption fee for all dogs is $485. The adoption fee covers expenses such as; general
health checks, microchipping, desexing, vaccinations, flea and worm control, heartworm
control, pound release fees, food, leads and collars
If at any stage during the trial adoption period, it is found the dog is not suitable for you
and/or your family, the adoption fee will be refunded. The refund will be processed once
the dog is collected and returned to the care of VBTRinc.
What if I don’t want a desexed Bull Terrier?
Then don’t expect to get a dog from us.
Victorian law states that all animals that come through shelters and pounds must be
desexed, micro chipped, up-to- date on vaccinations, flea and worm controlled. We abide by
these laws and applaud the high level of standards that operate within Victoria.
Spaying also reduces the risk of mammary tumours (which can be life threatening to dogs),
tumours of the ovaries, uterus and cervix and pyometra, a gross infection of the uterus and
Castration also reduces the risk of prostate disease and eliminates any possibility of
We do not support backyard breeding or puppy farming/milling.
Does VBTRinc have Bull Terrier Puppies?
We rarely get puppies in rescue. Generally we are asked to take in dogs when people have
had enough of them as cute little puppies and they have entered the hard work adolescent
age. We do have ‘younger’ dogs from time to time but rarely any puppies, most of our dogs
are from the ages of 1 to 6 years old.
If you are looking for puppies and breeders then please visit http://dogzonline.com.au
What trainers do you guys recommend?
VBTRinc only use force-free, cruelty-free, positive reward based training systems (DELTA
and PPG trainers) Of course our bull terriers need boundaries; but we do not enter into a
pack with them, as they are dog, we are human. We can be a great leader and family
member to them that they respect. Bull Terriers specifically respond to force free, cruelty
free, positive reward based training.
To find a PPG or DELTA approved trainer in your area use the links below:
Why must some of the dogs up for adoption and foster go to only animal homes?
Some dogs that we take in under VBTR care have endured some pretty horrific things. Some have been abused, some neglected, some have been chained and some have been starved. These are the dogs that we need help with the most. These are the dogs we need only animal foster homes for.
I know a lot of people look at and think 'why do they always want only animal homes, their dogs must be aggressive!' This is not the case, a lot of the time, the last thing on our minds is introducing an animal to another animal when they have been through such horrible things. We don't want to base their reaction to another animal on how they were feeling at the worst point in their life? Then base their whole life on that reaction taken in that moment?