Animal Coalition Unlimited: Giving hard to place dogs a second chance

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Statistics show there are 70 million unwanted animals in the U.S. Many of these animals will enter the shelter system and the majority of them will die simply because no one wants them or gives them a second chance. Each puppy born into the world wants nothing more than we as people want. These simple needs include shelter, a warm bed to sleep in and someone who loves and cares about them. But what about dogs that never find this? Dogs that spend their lives in and out of the shelter system, what kind of life do they have?

Animal Coalition Unlimited believes that every dog deserves a second chance at a good life. Bullet, a female Staffordshire Terrier mix was born on 12/22/2016 and has been with the Coalition since birth. Bullet’s original name was Lilly, but quickly changed to her current moniker when it was discovered how high energy and fast she was.

Despite being fast and energetic, and requiring a lot of exercise, Bullet is not a fence jumper nor is she a crazy barker. She loves people and will follow her humans like a little shadow. But Bullet, for all her love of humans, does not get along with puppies or other young dogs. She will test her boundaries with older dogs too. To date, she has only gotten along with one older dog because they themselves were good-natured.

The best environment for Bullet would be as the only dog in the house, no dogs or cats around. Sweet Bullet, for some reason also suffers from separation anxiety.  You can’t leave her outside, even for just one minute, she will scratch the door, bark and howl.

She needs to relieve herself every three hours. This has led to accidents and messing up her crate or living area. There is nothing wrong with her medically; she simply cannot hold it.   When she does go outside, she will do her business in less than five minutes. Bullet cannot be in a home where she is left alone for long hours.

Animal Coalition Unlimited is looking for a special person for this very special dog. If you think you can help this good girl be the best companion she should be, let the Coalition know. They work with a six-month foster to adopt option for their dogs.

Out of state adopters are welcome to apply as long as they are willing to go to Portland and meet Bullet in person. It is imperative that the Coalition see the interaction between her and her adopters.

If interested in meeting Bullet or have any questions about her, please email

Animal Coalition Unlimited has other homeless and hard to place dogs in their care. They could really use help for their ongoing care.

To donate any amount, use the following link:

Animal Coalition Unlimited also holds fundraiser events on their site. They have over 150 items available for sale on this page. .

Thanks to Animal Coalition Unlimited, dogs like Bullet who have some behavioral issues and would most likely not have a chance in a county shelter, now have a chance to live a normal, loving home life.


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4 replies
  1. Adrienne says:

    This dog should have a wee wee pad near the door for accidents and it seems still feels uncomfortable in a home. Bullet has a good advocacy group-Animal coalition Limited, and will get into a home where she will get the training she needs as well as love and training.

  2. Nancy Raymond says:

    Until breeders are regulated to only one litter a year AND puppy mills are banned nationally shelter animals will suffer and pay the price. No animal should be put down – this is not a dog/cat problem it is a HUMAN problem and those that live off animals need to be held responsible for overcrowded shelters. ALL shelters should be mandated to spay/neuter any animal that is up for adoption.

    • Lola Olive says:

      Agreed 100%! However in my opinion breeders should be prohibited from breeding at all. At least until the overpopulation problem is under control. And then breeding should be EXTREMELY regulated!!!


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