According to the American Kennel Club, there’s a great deal of confusion associated with the label “pit bull.” This isn’t surprising because the term doesn’t describe a single breed of dog. Depending on whom you ask, it can refer to just a couple of breeds or to as many as five—and all mixes of these breeds. The most narrow and perhaps most accurate definition of the term “pit bull” refers to just two breeds: the American Pit Bull Terrier (APBT) and the American Staffordshire Terrier (AmStaff). Some people include the Bull Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the American Bulldog in this group because these breeds share similar head shapes and body types.
Pit bulls can make wonderful family pets. Before you adopt any pet however, be sure that you have the time and finances to socialize and care for them. Pit bulls have any easy to care for coat, but most do require lots of exercise. As with any animal, personalities differ, so take some time when you come to visit any of our shelter animals and see if you feel that dog or cat will be a good match for you and your lifestyle. Don't adopt a couch potato if you are looking for a hiking companion and don't adopt a high energy animal if you are the couch potato.
We are crowded at the shelter and are in need of foster homes. Many of our animals are scheduled to go on rescue runs in the next week or two but need to be housed out of the shelter for that time. This is a short-term commitment but helps us save lives. In addition to allowing a dog or cat to head to new forever homes, it frees up valuable kennel space at the shelter to provide a haven for the newly homeless to be cared for until they too will find their forever home.
NOTE: All animals are spayed/neutered before adoption.