If you are looking to adopt an American Pit Bull Terrier or need to place a pit bull terrier, a rescue group or shelter may be able to help. Adoptable dogs are ideally evaluated for a stable temperament, spayed/neutered, vaccinated and have had basic veterinary care to ensure a healthy new pet. Other benefits include being on heartworm preventative and crate and obedience training. Dog breed rescue is mostly done as a labor of love and those who care for the dogs usually have a waiting list of dogs needing to enter the rescue, so a breed rescue may not be able to accept dogs immediately into their care. They can give referrals to breed friendly shelters. This category contains both actual rescues and referral groups as well as shelters which adopt out the American Pit Bull Terrier.
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Pit bull/American Staffordshire Terrier rescue that has a network of foster homes in northern Illinois. Pictures of adoptable dogs, online adoption application, memorial page, pictures of successful adoptions, how to donate and links to breed info sites.
American Bulldog Rescue
Bull breed rescue with volunteer network in several states in the U.S. Lists adoptable dogs, online adoption application, success stories, photo gallery and volunteer opportunities.
Animal Farm Foundation
Rescue organization that takes in Pit Bulls, spays or neuters them, provides obedience training and exercise, and then places them in loving homes. Pictures of available dogs, articles, and various resources. Bangall, New York.
Bad Rap: Bay Area Dog Lovers Responsible About Pitbulls
Organization placing homeless Pit Bulls in the San Francisco Bay area. Includes pictures of dogs available for adoption. Also working to support owners and dispel myths about the breed.
Bama Bully Rescue
Alabama pit bull rescue with state wide foster network. Pictures of adoptable dogs, adoption stories and pictures. Information on fund raising events, how to volunteer or make a donation. Pit bull artwork and merchandise. YouTube videos opposing breed specific legislation.
Braveheart Pit Bull Rescue
Rescues and places homeless pit bulls and pit bull mixes into responsible homes. Based in Lakeville, Massachusetts. Site lists adoptable dogs through Petfinder. Adoption application available online. Links to other sites of interest for breed info.
BullsEye Dog Rescue
Pit Bull rescue in Puget Sound area of Washington state. Lists adoptable dogs, online adoption application, adoption stories, how to donate or volunteer, e-newsletter.
Pit bull rescue with foster network in British Columbia, Canada. Pictures of adoptable dogs, adoption stories, memorials, volunteer opportunities, fund raising events, obedience classes and blog.
Pit bull breed rescue based in Buffalo, NY that also offers behavioral training and re-homing support to distressed owners along with community education. Site features adoptable dogs, breed info, articles on responsible ownership, breed specific legislation and information on volunteering.
It's The Pits K-9 Rescue
Bull breed rescue based in San Diego. Site lists adoptable dogs, adoption application, foster application, volunteer application and how to donate.
Michigan Pit Bull Rescue
Pit bull rescue located in Ypsilanti, Michigan. List of adoptable dogs on Petfinder. Information about the rescue and how to adopt a dog from them.
Mid-America Bully Breed Rescue
Rescue for bull breed dogs, especially pit bulls, located in Kansas City, Missouri. Lists dogs for adoption, explains adoption process, articles on bull breed characteristics and breed specific legislation. Volunteer and donation opportunities. Video memorials to dogs that couldn't be saved.
Missouri Pit Bull Rescue
Small network of foster homes and local boarding in Kansas City. News, breed information, how to help, and pictures of available dogs.
Our Pack, Inc.
San Francisco pit bull rescue that temperament tests and provides basic obedience training during fostering. Adopters receive free lifetime training support. Lists adoptable dogs, articles on breed characteristics and responsible ownership. Volunteer opportunities. Donations. Resource page. Cafe Press store.
Out of the Pits
A non-profit organization dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of pit bulls that have been abandoned and abused. Pictures of available dogs, information on upcoming events, and stories. New York.
Pit Bull Rescue Central
Virtual shelter and educational resource dedicated to the breed. Pictures of available dogs throughout United States and Canada, articles on proper care, training, responsible ownership and what to do if you've found a homeless dog. Free listing service and screening of potential adopters offered to individuals, shelters and rescues with a pit bull for adoption.
Pit Bull Rescue San Diego
Pictures of adoptable dogs, breed history, how to help, recommended reading list, and stories from owners. California.
Massachusetts based pit bull rescue. Lists adoptable dogs, articles on breed info, breed specific legislation, spay/neuter, training, events calendar and how to become a volunteer.
San Francisco group of volunteers who obedience train pit bulls from area shelters and offer them up for adoption. Pictures of available dogs and contact information.
Ring Dog Rescue
Rescues and places adoptable bull breed dogs with responsible owners. Based in Richmond, VA. Site lists adoptable dogs, outlines adoption process, how to become a foster, basic breed info and links to sites of interest.
Rocket Dog Rescue
Multi-breed rescue based in San Francisco that accepts American Pit Bull Terriers. Rescues dogs from overcrowded shelters to give them a second chance at adoption. Site features adoptable dogs, adoption application, events calendar, training and nutrition tips and how to give financial support or become a volunteer.
A Rotta Love Plus
Pit bull and Rottweiler rescue based in Minneapolis, MN. The group's primary functions are rescue, re-homing and education. Lists adoptable dogs, outlines adoption process, events calendar and how to foster or volunteer. Articles on breed info, breed specific legislation, training and health care.
Seneca County SPCA
Located in Romulus, NY. Specializing in bull breed rescue, but will accept other breed categories, space permitting. Petfinder listings of adoptable dogs, adoption application and success stories. Links to other sites for articles on breed info, responsible ownership and cruelty prevention.
Valley of the Sun Dog Rescue
Phoenix based all breed rescue specializing in pit bull terriers and American Staffordshire Terriers. Features pictures of adoptable dogs, success stories, adoption event info, breed info and how to donate.
Villalobos Rescue Center
Southern California ranch combines pit bull rescue with work program for former inmates and educational programs for high risk youth. Pictures of adoptable dogs and successful adoptions, breed information, volunteer opportunities and wish list. Grooming, boarding and training services are offered by appointment.
ohmidog! - "Judge upholds shelter’s pit bull adoption ban"
Blog article reporting on pit bull adoption ban at the Loudoun County Animal Shelter despite a Virginia state law that prohibits counties from banning pit bulls. (January 01, 2000)
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Pet Tales
Follow up to October 1999 article on Kip, the "killer pit bull" who was released to a rescue in Houston, Texas. (January 01, 2000)
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