About Pit Bulls 101

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We rescue a significant number of pit bulls – pit bull type dogs are the most abused, neglected, and “bullied” breed in the U.S. There is no such breed as a pit bull.  It is a generic term applied to several various breeds, such as American Staffordshire Terrier, American Bulldog and Staffordshire Terriers.

There are many pit bull-type dogs in shelters due to overbreeding, neglecting to spay and neuter, and BSL laws.

Many untrue stereotypes and media story stigmas have given them a bad reputation.  They are not inherently dangerous. They are not “more aggressive” than other dog breeds.  Their jaws DO NOT lock and nor are they born to fight.  In fact, they were once America’s dog.

About Pit bulls:

  1. Fast learners and are eager to please.
  2. Very intelligent. Easy to train.
  3. HUGE cuddlers.  Extremely affectionate.  They often show their owners by licking and kissing you, snuggling, wiggling their bodies and wagging their tails, and more kisses!
  4. Loyal and 100% devoted to their human(s).
  5. They are strong.
  6. They are very sensitive creatures. They are the original “Velcro dog” – they can be very clingy!
  7. Like all dogs, they need exercise.  Pit bulls often like to swim, walk and run, play frisbee, romp, hike, and sometimes sit in puddles after the rain!  

Owning a Pitbull requires a RESPONSIBLE OWNER!

  1. ALWAYS leash them in public.
  2. SOCIALIZE your dog early, unless you have prior proof that dog is not good with other dogs, cats or kids.
  3. TRAIN your pit, either with classes or a private trainer.
  4. KNOW your dog’s (and any dog’s!) body language.
  5. AVOID off-leash dog parks.

Trainers

We work with several trainers to evaluate and trainour dogs.   Feel free to contact us for a referral.

BREED RESTRICTIONS for Fosters and/or Adopters

Some homeowner’s insurance companies, HOAs, and/or complexes have breed restrictions.   Educate yourself before adopting or fostering.

Facts
100% devoted to their people
Physical
Agile and energetic
Personality
They are eager to please.

Loyal
Common
Easy to train
Pit Bull Education
We rescue a significant number of pit bulls for all of the reasons stated on our Home Page. There is no such breed as a Pitbull. It is a generic term applied to several various breeds, such as American Staffordshire Terrier, American Bulldog and Staffordshire Terriers. Many untrue stereotypes follow them that have given them a bad name. they are not inherently dangerous. Their jaws DO NOT lock and nor are they born to fight. In fact, they were once America’s dog!
Never
leave them unsupervised with other animals or children.
Always
Leash them in public
Socialize
your dog early, unless you have prior proof that dog is not good with other dogs, cats or kids.
Tain
your pit, either with classes or a private trainer.
Know
your dog’s (and any dog’s!) body language.
Avoid
off leash dog parks