Our Mission


We are a volunteer rescue organization, breed specific to Pit Bulls.  Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and re-home dogs identified primarily as American Pit Bull Terriers and American Staffordshire Terriers.  Our goal is to place these adoptable dogs into their safe and loving forever homes.


We will also educate the public on the true nature of the American Pit Bull Terrier and American Staffordshire Terrier, as well as provide information on the prevention of abuse and neglect associated with these breeds.  In addition, we will help reduce the number of abused, relinquished, and abandon-ed pit bulls.


Upon acceptance into Bombshell Bullies, all dogs receive an immediate vet check, any necessary inoculations, and are placed either in a licensed kennel or in a foster home.  All dogs will receive obedience training on site.  Bombshell Bullies attends pet expos, adoption events at pet stores, and other events that will give the public a chance to meet our rescue dogs.

bombshell bullies commits to a dog for its life.

Only dogs that are human aggressive, dogs that cannot safely be placed, or dogs that are terminally ill are humanely euthanized.  We try to match each dog appropriately with each adopter, and always do home, vet, and personal reference checks before placing any dog.

meet the founders


Heidi Huber Co-founder and President of Bombshell Bullies





Kelly Dalton Co-founder and President of Bombshell Bullies

My love affair with pit bulls began in 2003 when I adopted my own pit bull mix from a nearby shelter.  Soon after, I became involved with a local pit bull rescue and fostered my first pit bull in 2004.  This is where I met Heidi, co-founder of Bombshell Bullies.  She and I volunteered with two pit bull rescues before deciding to start our own in 2008.  My husband, Nick, and I have three dogs of our own:  Killian, Trinity, and Oliver…all of whom were foster dogs that never left.  When I’m not doing rescue work, I’m a Physical Education teacher at a middle school.  While teaching definitely has its rewards, nothing is as rewarding as saving a precious life.  Rescue is not always happy and fun…there are moments of sadness, frustration, and anger… but I love what I do and am so thankful of our supporters that make rescue possible.

P.O. Box 5122 | Vernon Hills, IL  60061