Posted by: Linda Trunell | January 5, 2014

The Princess Buttercup Foundation

Today I spent some time with Valerie Paster, the founder of The Princess Buttercup Foundation (PBF), and Laura and Brian Cressman who are volunteers.

I met two of the PBF dogs.  One was Kissable, Lovable, Adoptable Josephine (  There soon may be good news to share about her! I also met Leo.

PBFLeo (top row, 3rd box) and Josephine (middle row, 2nd box)

PBF is a small rescue and educational organization based in South Jersey.  PBF’s mission is to rescue primarily “pit bull” dogs from high-kill animal shelters or other urgent situations and do whatever necessary within reason to prepare them for adoption. PBF also provides humane education and “pit bull” education to the general public.

English Bulldog & American Staffordshire Terrier Mix

English Bulldog & American Staffordshire Terrier Mix

Josey Girl (Kissable, Lovable, Adoptable Josephine)
PBF was inspired by a dog Valerie met at a kill-shelter that would have been put to sleep if she had not intervened. The dog’s name was Princess Buttercup.  Valerie decided it was time for her to make some sort of change for “pit bull” dogs in shelters and formed her own rescue group. PBF is a very small, all volunteer-based organization with no facility.  They can only accommodate a few dogs at a time due to lack of available foster homes and funds. While PBF would never turn away a dog based on their breed, appearance, health, or age, their main focus is to rescue, train, re-home, and promote “pit bull” dogs.
Valerie Paster was featured in the Spring 2011 Mission Pets E-Magazine and received the Paw of Honor badge for her work through The Princess Buttercup Foundation. Valerie was also awarded with Gloucester Township’s Women Who Make a Difference award in March of 2013 for her work through The Princess Buttercup Foundation.
Mastiff & American Bulldog Mix • Adult • Male • Medium

Mastiff & American Bulldog Mix • Adult • Male • Medium

Valerie, Laura, Brian and the other volunteers and fosters of PBF have helped many dogs who otherwise may never have had a chance of finding a home.  They give so much of their time and energy to the dogs – playing, walking, socializing and training with positive reinforcement – so these dogs will be good family members.  If you are looking to add a new member to your family please consider a PBF dog.

(Note: PBF will be receiving their 501(c)3 status shortly!)

If you would like to know more about the PBF dogs see

To learn more about PBF or make a donation

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Leo made short work of a food puzzle!

Leo made short work of a food puzzle!

Here’s to being our dog’s best friend,



  1. Awww, they are just so adorable! Makes me wish I could adopt all of them. 😀


  2. Thanks for a great post about wonderful dogs, I love them all


  3. Someday, when I have my own house, with a massive fenced yard (with the fence extending a few feet underground as well for the diggers!), and a heated and air conditioned garage and finished basement, I’m going to rescue dogs. It’s always been a dream of mine. I figure if my garage is big enough, I can steal half from my future husband for dogs, and he can have the other half for his truck(s.) And I can use my basement as well. I just want to help dogs. Kill shelters shouldn’t exist. The only reason a dog should be “put down” is if they no longer have quality of life – illness, injury, old age etc. that cannot be helped.


    • Sounds like a wonderful place – every dog lover’s dream! Hope it comes true for you. 🙂



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