Looking to Adopt, Rescue, or Re-Home?

Thank you for your interest in the Bolognese breed. The ABC acts as a hub for any Bolognese with paperwork that needs rescuing or re-homing.  Please understand that there are many inquiries and long periods of time when there are no dogs available, as our breed, thankfully, is rarely found in shelters.  Most of our Bolos are re-homed from our ABC breeders, who want to either place their Bolos or retire them.


What do I need to do to get on this list?

1.    Fill out the contact form below.

2.    Please be sure to type "Adoption Inquiry" for the subject of your email & fill in all boxes. In the Message section, please list any preferences you have for a dog (eg., male/female, rescue only, younger/older)

3.    Joyce Eisert will reach out to you via phone or email when a Bolognese becomes available. If you do not hear from her, there are no dogs available at that time, but you will remain on the list in the order you called.

4.    When a dog is available, Joyce Eisert will call you & send you an ABC adoption application. The fees for adoption will depend on various factors (age of dog, transportation, etc., which the adopter determines). 

If you are in need of placing a Bolognese in our ABC Rescue & Re-Homing/Adoption program or know of one that needs help with our rescue services, please use the contact form below or call 573-207-5107 to leave a voicemail.  Joyce Eisert, our Rescue and Re-Homing/Adoption Director, will contact you.


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Bolognese Rescue

In January 2017, the ABC was alerted that Second Chance Companions, located in SW Washington and the Portland Metro Area, recovered  fifteen Bolognese dogs from a dismantled puppy mill. 

The American Bolognese Club donated to SCC in order to help with their veterinary care, food, vaccinations, and other supplies.  SCC was in charge of placing these precious lives in forever homes.  The ABC wanted each new owner to understand the Bolognese breed and be able to keep up with their new homes by offering a free ABC membership.