Getting a little help from our friends

Wednesday may have been Independence Day, but as of this week, there is one thing Wayward House is no longer doing independently:

Dog fostering.


I am thrilled to announce that Charlie Machete has officially been accepted into the Midwest Adopt-a-Bull rescue organization. You can peep his pretty shovelhead on the Adoptable Dogs page of the group’s website.

How does this change things?

Not a lot, actually. Charlie Machete will continue to exist under our care at Wayward House until he is adopted by his forever family. However, now we will get some help from the rescue group with such matters as routine veterinary costs and food.

Most importantly, we now have a larger network of experienced animal rescuers to help us ensure that whoever steps up to adopt this beautiful black dog is the right fit.


I can’t explain for sure why we didn’t enroll Charlie Machete into an official rescue organization sooner. Part of my reluctance stemmed from my knowledge that many rescue groups are overwhelmed and underfunded. In a way, I thought we were helping by not making a rescue group add one more dog to its already overflowing roster.

But sometimes you just need a little help from your animal loving friends in order to get the foster job done.

Midwest Adopt-a-Bull was founded by the dedicated and knowledgeable Mike Kitchens (a.k.a. the man who loves pit bulls), who has advised and inspired me many times over the past months.

Like us, Mike believes that Charlie Machete and so many animals like him deserve the chance to live up to their whole potential in a loving home for all of their days.

Check out Charlie Machete and all of the dogs available through Midwest Adopt-a-Bull at


About crystalwayward

I live with two formerly wayward dogs. I care deeply about the environment, and I think gardening is a revolutionary act.

Posted on July 6, 2012, in Dogs, Dogtography, Fostering, Machete and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. So glad he was accepted into Midwest Adopt-a-Bull! I think this time around, fostering Machete Man is going to be a whole lot easier!!

  2. We are glad to help Charlie find his furrever home. The main reason we cant help more dogs is the lack of foster homes. None of our dogs are kept in a shelter or similar type of facility. We believe that them being in a home environment with a loving family is key to their rehabilitation.
    We are always in need of foster homes. If you or anyone you know is interested in fostering a bully breed dog please go to our website and fill out a foster application. The list of dogs we deal with are: pitbulls, American and English bulldogs, boxers, bull terriers, bull mastiffs and Boston terriers.

  3. Oh Charlie, he is so handsome! Getting accepted into a rescue organization is a such a great way for more eyes to see him =)

  4. That’s AMAZING, congratulations Charlie!! Having a rescue behind you makes all the difference, I think. He’ll be on his way to his Furevers in no time!

  5. Exciting News – Congrats! Here’s to him finding his forever home:) Have a Great Weekend!

  6. That is great news! Good luck Charlie!

  7. Yeeehawwww! Support is awesome! He’s one step closer!

  8. How fantastic to hear that Charlie Machete will be getting extra help to find his “forever home”. That really is good news. You are right, much as we try to do everything ourselves, it is sometimes necessary to ask for help. Best of luck!

  9. Thanks for letting me camp out in your blog for a little while today. I had a great time and tried to leave my campsite as good as when I arrived. I’ll be back!

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