ml_rickyPresident: Mari-Lou Powell


I have owned and loved Bull Terriers for over 25 years.  Inspired by my own Bull Terrier,  Ricky, and my desire to be  successful in my efforts to properly socialize him both outside the home as well as inside, I decided 8 years ago to begin my dream with my boy by my side. We started fostering all breeds with the Southern Ontario Animal Rescue (SOAR) – Ricky was more than welcoming to each and every one and to this day continues to assist me in making each one feel comfortable and relaxed in their temporary home.

I am extremely passionate about ensuring that the rescues I work with find happy and loving homes but more importantly that it is the proper home. I have successfully adopted out 23 Bull Terriers over the last 5 years.

I am the Rescue Coordinator for the Bull Terrier Club of Canada and a member of the Canadian Kennel Club.

I am joined by a small group of volunteers – all Bull Terrier owners with a total combined 100 years’ experience with the breed.  Together we work diligently to place these rescued dogs in ideal, loving homes where they have the chance to live the happiest of lives, sharing their own infectious Bully magic with their new families.