American Bouvier Rescue League Mission

The mission of the American Bouvier Rescue League, the rescue arm of the American Bouvier des Flandres Club, is to coordinate breed clubs, breeders and fanciers into a rescue network to assist in the rescue of purebred Bouvier des Flandres. An all-volunteer organization, the ABRL provides ongoing information and support to interested clubs, breeders and fanciers to ensure the humane and effective rescue of any Bouvier in need. The ABRL is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, funded by the Ralph Goldman Rescue Fund, which was created solely for the welfare and protection of the Bouvier through the American Bouvier des Flandres Club.

We are here to protect and serve our breed. We are dedicated to finding responsible and loving homes for misplaced, neglected and unwanted Bouviers. Our goal is to educate the public, breeders and fanciers on responsible dog ownership. This includes spaying and neutering of pets, behavioral guidelines to ensure problem behaviors are dealt with before the dog is abandoned, and informing prospective Bouvier owners of the special qualities, characteristics and requirements of our breed before they acquire a Bouvier. With proper education of future Bouvier owners, we hope to eventually eliminate the purebred Bouvier from any and all rescue programs.