The RSPCA's Rutherford shelter has launched a campaign to deal with bullies - but not the schoolyard type.
The organisation's Adopt-a-Bull campaign is aimed at encouraging dog lovers to open their home to bull breeds - dogs often mistaken as aggressive.
The campaign has a strong focus on not only encouraging people to adopt "bullies" but to educate the public about them.
"Just because they have a "bull' in their breed doesn't mean they are aggressive," said RSPCA's Hunter Senior Manager Debbie Jaggers.
Adopt-a-Bull runs until Sunday, April 28 and the Rutherford shelter has 10 dogs considered bull breeds waiting to be adopted.
"Half of them are puppies which are very cute and named after Pokemon," Debbie said.
"Puppies are part of the Adopt-a-Bull campaign from an educational standpoint but do not feature a reduced adoption price," she said
Some local Hunter dogs include: Willow the Mastiff, Boots the Mastiff, Eclipse the American Staffordshire Terrier and Harvey the Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
The top incoming dogs breeds into RSPCA NSW are English and American Staffordshire Bull Terriers.
The unfortunate reality for these lovable pups is that they can often have a long wait to find their new home.
With bull-type dog breeds waiting 20 days on average compared to other mixed breeds who generally spend around a week less waiting for a new home.
Until Sunday, April 28 a desexed, microchipped, vaccinated, behaviourally assessed and vet checked adult bull-type dog breed at the RSPCA's Rutherford shelter can be yours for $199... and that's no bull!