Bringing dogs and people together to end discrimination

We’re ending exclusionary breed restrictions that are often used to violate people’s rights and discriminate against marginalized individuals and underserved communities

Excluding My Dog Is Excluding Me

Help us end exclusionary breed restrictions in housing insurance.

Our Philosophy

Dogs and humans live so closely together and share a unique relationship. All of our work is designed to include mutually beneficial roles for dogs and people.

Our Work

Laws and policies that exclude dogs based on how they look aren’t about dogs at all. Most often, these practices are put in place as a way to uphold discrimination against humans. We won’t stand for racism, classism, or ableism. We challenge these laws and policies with science, facts, and logic.

Our 2021 grant applications are now open!

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BSL Legal Action Fund

We help dog owners affected by breed-specific legislation sue their local governments because no one should have to lose their home or their pet based on stereotypes.

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Advocacy Library

Research shows that breed restrictions disenfranchise dog owners and lead to discrimination and they do not make communities safer.

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People, dogs,
and their stories

Our Service Dog Program →