Pit Bull That Eluded Rescuers Turns Out to be Quite the Gentleman


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Photo Courtesy of Born Again Pit Bull Rescue
Photo Courtesy of Born Again Pit Bull Rescue

Once abandoned at Kelley Park in Portland, Oregon, Solomon, aka “Sully,” is now a favorite among the volunteers at Born Again Pit Bull Rescue (BAPBR) and everyone is confident that there are many happy tails in store in the sweet guy’s future.

Solomon’s story with BAPBR begins last summer, when they were contacted by a concerned citizen who noticed a stray roaming Kelley Point while she was out with her own dogs. The stray, Solomon, had no collar on and there were no other people in the area who could possibly be his owner.

After several hours, this good Samaritan was able to get close enough to give Solomon a few treats, but he remained too frightened to follow her to her car. Knowing that he wouldn’t survive long without food, water or shelter, she contacted BAPBR and Multnomah County Animal Services (MCAS) to save him.

Over the next few weeks, BAPBR, MCAS, and many good Samaritans tried to help him. Solomon would follow people with kids and other dogs, but when it came time to get in a car, he would become afraid and run away.

Animal Control finally caught Solomon and brought him to the MCAS shelter, where he struggled for three weeks. He was stressed, sick and inconsolable in his new environment.

Photo Courtesy of Born Again Pit Bull Rescue
Photo Courtesy of Born Again Pit Bull Rescue

Solomon was finally transferred to the BAPBR “Pit Stop” Program and, to everyone’s surprise, thrived in his new foster home. Now called Sully, he impressed his foster family with his incredible house manners and sweet disposition towards children and other dogs.

As it turns out, Sully is not only a gentleman, but he is also quite the lover boy. Next to daily walks, snuggling under the covers with his humans is his favorite activity.

This sweet, affectionate boy is living proof that everyone deserves a second chance in life and BAPBR is determined to find a forever home that he so greatly deserves. To learn more about Sully or BAPBR, visit their website or email inquiries to [email protected] .


Born Again Pit Bull Rescue is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization located in Portland, Oregon. They are a family of volunteers dedicated to helping pit bull terriers and their guardians. They do this by partnering with crowded animal welfare organizations to create much needed kennel space by transferring pit bull terriers out of those facilities and into foster homes. They also network with local shelters to raise awareness about the number of pit bull terriers in need of homes and strive to eliminate breed specific legislation and unfair prejudices.

BAPBR additionally works to combat overpopulation and provides financial assistance for spay/neuter services to local pet guardians through the “Snip Your Pet” Program (SYP).