AKC Parent Club of Bolognese Dog Breed
573-207-5107 for Club Inquires Only
Thank you for your interest in the Bolognese breed. The American Bolognese Club acts as a hub between those in need of placing a registered Bolognese and those who wish to adopt. Before contacting us, please check the contract you signed with your breeder. Most reputable breeders state that they have "first right of refusal". This means that the dog will not be transferred to another party without informing the breeder in writing, and must acknowledge approval of the transfer in writing. Many breeders will help you re-home the dog or take the dog back.
At this time, we do not have an official rescue and re-homing program. Instead, the American Bolognese Club offers
· Guidance to those in need of re-homing
· A wide network of interested contacts across the country
· If possible, fostering
Our Rescue and Re-Homing Coordinator, Joyce Eisert, maintains and updates a network of contacts across the country to aid in the re-homing the breed. She has the ability to put you in contact with individuals interested in adoption closest to your location. It is always the responsibility of the individual that wishes to re-home to contact the interested parties, vet them, and decide if they are a good fit for your Bolognese. The Adopter determines all fees for adoption. Our Coordinator does not pair the Adopter with Adoptees. She merely links several potential homes to the Adopter.
At this time, the American Bolognese Club does not rescue Bolognese, but will aid local rescue programs in finding homes and disseminating information on the breed. If you should find a Bolognese in a shelter, in a dire situation, or if you are a rescue club that believes you have rescued a Bolognese, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, on our Facebook page, or at 573-207-5107.
You will find two contact boxes below (scroll down). The BLACK contact box is for those that wish to add their information to our database of contacts that we distribute to anyone looking to re-home a dog. The BLUE contact box is for those that need to find a new home for their pure bred Bolognese.
We have listed a few questions that you may use during a discussion between those that would like to re-home a dog and possible adopting families. Click "Download" to see the document.
It must be noted 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. Also please understand that most of the dogs that are in need of re-homing are older, at least 5 or 6 years of age. If you are only interested in a puppy then may we suggest visiting our Breeder Directory section of this website.
****Also, while you can call any member of our team if you have a question, please understand that CALLING US WILL NOT SPEED UP THE TIME IT TAKES TO HAVE A DOG PLACED WITH YOU. We never know when a new dog will need to be re-homed or rescued. ****
If you are only interested in a puppy or are not comfortable waiting for long periods of time, we suggest visiting our Breeder Directory section of this website. Click the button below to view.
At this time, the American Bolognese Club does not rescue Bolognese, but will aid local rescue programs in finding homes and disseminating information on the breed. If you should find a Bolognese in a shelter, in a dire situation, or if you are a rescue club that believes you have rescued a Bolognese, please contact us at email@example.com, on our Facebook page (see link below), or at 573-207-5107.
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.