Pit Bulls in shelters across the country face tough odds of making it out alive.Those who come into the Darke County Animal Shelter in Greenville, Ohio are fighting an even more uphill battle because of a shelter policy that virtually guarantees they will be killed. Those aren't Plotts. Shelter Dogs Get Adopted. So for the purposes of this article, that’s what I’ll call them. About 1.5 – 2 M shelter dogs are euthanized. Haha wow, that is some bold false advertising! This may also be the very safest option since you have a cat, because a dog that's been in foster for a rescue may have had the chance to do lengthy cat testing, or even may have lived with cats. It's still adoption, but you'll have more control over the type of dog you'd end up with. Even though the other ones are still real, and their existence shouldn't be denied, to claim that they are the norm is obviously false. I went to a county animal care and control shelter in a not great area because I knew I wanted to get a dog that would otherwise be euthanized. What if my landlord had demanded I get rid of him? This is why I find it kind of sad they try to play these breeds off as lab mixes. This is interesting to me because in my area everything that looks even a tiny bit like a "pit" gets labeled "pit mix". If finding housing that allows pits is a big challenge in your area, then I would consider this as a factor in choosing a dog to adopt, just as much as I'd give consideration to adopting a dog who has been successfully tested with cats since you already have a cat. I was approached in the parking lot by two random men about "doing up her ears" as they could tell I was a new owner from the crappy nylon leash the shelter provided. In any case, though, she is so cute. edit: I read everyone else's responses and i think that makes a lot of sense. Just copy the code below: His Petfinder page listed him as a boxer/Lab mix. If you have time, driving to your nearest Humane Society could get you better options and less sleazy "lol lab-mix" sales practices. Try breed-specific rescues. — Dog fighting in the Helena-West Helena community has led to a rise in pit bulls coming to the animal shelter severely injured … Learn more about **LENCER** today. Most dogs at the local shelters are pit bulls with fake breeds written on them. I have heard just as many stories about dogs who aren’t pit bulls causing damage to a child v.s. A dog is a long time commitment and I think it might be in your interests to commit to a ~2hr drive or whatever to a different shelter, but ultimately that's up to you. The people involved have a new companion, and the dogs have someone to love and care for them. Have you tried checking out breed rescues as well as local shelters? 8/13/20 – brought in as stray (8/13) Per Finder -- got in a fight with finder's dog and now has bite in his left ear. Not sure how you missed that! Labs are a very common and popular breed. Only 3-4% of all pet dogs are pit bulls but 29% of all shelter dogs are pit bulls or pit mixes. Meet **LENCER**, a Pit Bull Terrier & Black Labrador Retriever Mix Dog for adoption, at Hoovers Hause All Dog Rescue in North Prairie, WI on Petfinder. Yes, occasionally such posts pop do up here, and the same sorts also pop up here with regards to dogs of other breeds as well. So anyway, a few options I'd consider in your situation: Adopt from a rescue. DogsBite.org - We begin this post with an image from dog bite attorney Kenneth Phillips, who began a Do Not Adopt a Pit Bull campaign in 2018.His latest video shows how the federal government mobilized after six vaping deaths, but the government says "nothing at all" about the many deaths inflicted by pit bulls over the past decade. In fact, many dogs who do have pit bull–like breeds in their DNA don’t fit the physical description at all. But they labeled non-pit-bull dogs as pit bulls … I already stated this is the plan if you reread. "Lab mix" when its clearly a pit. Even breeders may have adult dogs for adoption that get returned to them. http://m.petfinder.com/pet-adoption?location=23462&animal=dog&breed=Plott+Hound&age=&gender=&size=#results. Have you thought of volunteering at a shelter first? Nine times out of ten, this translates to, "Get a pit bull." Named Phantom and Sarah, the two pit bulls were rescued from shelters by organizations Animal Farm Foundation in New York and Universal K9 in Texas to train as police dogs. The show's 200th episode will air on Saturday, January 2, … It's something that develops later in life, so it can be really difficult to predict which pits will or won't be good around other dogs. All we have here is Pitts and Chihuahuas. If it was aggressive, it .....wouldn't be adopted. Edit: I just noticed our shelter has changed online two of the "border collie/pit mix" to just "border collie", the ones who looked the least pit-like. The bull breeds were all created to be extremely aggressive and violent, to attack and maul to death their own species and large, dangerous animals such as feral hogs. The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. For some dogs labeled as pit bulls, when their DNA is tested it’s nearly impossible to assign even one main breed. Cookies help us deliver our Services. Truth! According to DogsBite.org, a nonprofit public education website about dog attacks and dangerous dog breeds, of the 31 fatal dog attacks in 2016, pit bulls … “These dogs were able to eat their way out, for lack of a better term, and attack these cats. But most have some aggression issues, and many end up in shelters because of it. there is a rescue near me I will apply to but I'm not sure they will accept me as a new grad in an apartment. "Click here to view Pit Bull Dogs in Arizona for adoption. Table of Contents Part 1: How to start a Pit Crew to help shelter dogs. I second waiting. I gathered it was kind of common to adopt mean looking dogs or visually obvious pit-mixes for home protection services, and they were offering to cut up my new dog's ears to make her look meaner. A few months ago, I adopted this handsome guy. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. "I already have a job so after I am settled I will likely look to get a new dog. And in some cases, the adopters are quite literally saving the shelter dog’s life. Like a dog might be part Boxer/Lab but that equals "pit" somehow? In fact, many dogs who do have pit bull–like breeds in their DNA don’t fit the physical description at all. I'm sure that an actual lab or lab mix will turn up at some point. I think many times it's not to put people off from adopting the dog. This subreddit is a great starting point for a lot of information, but you should always verify and expand upon what you've read before putting it to use in your daily life. You can choose a specific breed or mix, and at least in my experience, rescues are more likely to be honest/accurate about the breed(s) of the dogs they have. It passed a temperament test, was described as charming and friendly on their website, and the new parents had to drag it off their child's head. The pit bulls responsible for the attack had been dropped off at the shelter the day before. About 60% of the euthanized dogs are pit bulls or pit mixes. My vet told me he was a pit bull, but when I showed him the shelter paperwork, he shrugged and put him down as a boxer/Lab mix. Most dogs at the local shelters are pit bulls with fake breeds written on them. Shelters typically identify dogs’ breeds based on information from owners or appearance. A Pit Bull Adoption Disaster. Pit Bull mix!". Consider looking outside of your immediate area. I have to say... your dog is the most pit bullingest pit bull who ever pit bulled. I don’t see the pit bull crisis stopping anytime soon. He has the appearance, dog wariness, and body structure of a pitbull. If a person chooses to go to an animal shelter to get a dog, odds are in favor of them leaving with a pit. Finally, pits have a tendency to have aggression towards other animals, so having a cat may be a problem. This is my pup Kota who was listed as a "lab mix". Because some of you don't believe this is an APBT in spite of his perfect APBT head shape, flews, muzzle, etc. Some research indicates dogs labeled American pit bull terriers are the most prevalent breed … For some dogs labeled as pit bulls, when their DNA is tested it’s nearly impossible to assign even one main breed. To say that dogs that kill children are pit bulls almost every time is ignorant. I've seen both real Plott hounds and Brindle pit bulls called "plott hounds", they are in no way able to be mistaken for each other once you know the difference. Kota is so pretty! I have to say... your dog is the most pit bullingest pit bull who ever pit bulled. But are these really good reasons for choosing a dog to live with for the next 15 years? The people involved have a new companion, and the dogs have someone to love and care for them. Advice on this forum is absolutely not a substitute for professional advice from a certified behaviorist, trainer, lawyer, or medical professional. This would be the first dog I own on my own, but I have had dogs all my life with my family. Especially consider rural shelters, which (at least in the U.S., though it varies even by region) often have a lot of non-pit dogs. Rescue4All takes dogs who are out of options who come into our program from shelters, law enforcement, rural counties, or … They had a doll on a stick and would make it interfere with the dog while it was eating. Think of it like this - yes, there are a lot of pit bulls in the shelter, so it would be easy to choose one and it would feel like you're doing something extra special by providing a home for one of this overpopulated breed. I'm glad you get to keep him though. I told a dog trainer friend of mine what happened and she said it was a problem, and to look on Petfinder at all the obvious pit bulls and pit bull mixes that are called "Lab mixes" and the like. Unfair and sad as it is, in the U.S. many, many landlords and leasing companies forbid pit bulls. ALL dogs should be monitored closely around children period. I would be cool with a pit if it can do all of the above, but I'm worried about if I were to move in the future how hard it would be to find an apartment with the dog. And in some cases, the adopters are quite literally saving the shelter dog’s life. It seems the rule is if it isn't an obvious breed then, "Does it look like a pit if you squint? Search by Name. The website in question looks like this, and that's how I even found out they had a St Bernard. You're smart to consider this potential problem. Filter. Or a Rottweiler/GSD mix=pit mix? Sigh. I've noticed that at some shelters, every brindle dog that weighs more than about 10 lb is a "Plott Hound". Shelters are dominated by pit bull type dogs. Donate. It may take longer, but what's a few months to save possibly a decades worth of headaches? And the possible dog aggression and inability to go to dog parks. Actually, most pitbulls live their whole lives without hurting anyone. When I went in to meet him, I thought he looked like a pit bull, but assumed I didn't know as much as a shelter would about dog breeds and brought him home since I fell in love with him. That can be a big factor for a lot of people. The Statistics. So overall, I'd suggest waiting until you find one that's not a pit. It's not a guarantee that every pit bull will be, but a lot of them are, or at the very least they are dog selective (meaning they may be fine with 99% of the dogs they see, but that one dog will set them off). Individuals & rescue groups can post animals free." So I did and she was right. Link to us! This is Ali who is actually an American pitbull terrier, lab mix. Show your support by linking to PitBulls.org. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. “Typically when a bonded pair of dogs come in the shelter, they’ve spent their whole life together,” Kristen Hassen-Auerbach, director of animal services, told The Dodo.. “But with these two, they didn’t know each other. That's hilarious. Also, I know you have some dog experience, but pits really require someone who is confident in handling this kind of dog. I agree with this, especially since they tend to be dog-aggressive. I'm 21 and graduate college in a few months. If you're expecting your dog to act like a typical lab mix, you're in for a really bad surprise when he gets a hair across his ass because there's a dog at the park he doesn't like. They were all in excellent condition and we could tell the people running the shelter really tried their best to take care of them. It seems they prefer single family homes with fenced yards. He looks completely like a pit bull. This work has made the show beloved by many animal lovers and has helped Pit Bulls and Parolees reach 200 episodes. I really don't like when shelters sugar coat bully breeds. The American Pit Bull Terrier is technically the only true pit bull, although the American Staffordshire Terrier and Staffordshire Bull Terrier are often referred to as pit bulls. Pit bulls were originally used for bull- and bear-baiting, and later were bred to fight dogs in an arena. About 1.5 – 2 M shelter dogs are euthanized. My wife and I adopted a pit mix. I personally have reservations about bringing home an adult Pitt to a family of children while not knowing it's upbringing, but people did it all the time. I have fostered over 100 pit bulls for a prominent California rescue (mind you, spread out over 30 years give or take a few) and he could be a poster pup for APBT. This is a dog forum. This means that nearly half a million Pit Bull-type dogs are killed in shelters annually. No idea but the same thing happened to me. Pit bulls were originally used for bull- and bear-baiting, and later were bred to fight dogs in an arena. So are a handful of other breeds and mixed breeds. I'm glad you get to keep him though. I looked at the Niagara SPCA website. “We do not adopt them out to the public,” shelter director Duane Sanning told BarkPost. They are pit bull users and they care about self, ego and their ability to breed, own and monger fighting dogs. You're lucky your landlord isn't having more of an issue with your dog. Pits are banned entirely in my province so it's not really an issue for me... but even if they weren't banned I'd rather wait months than deal with the headache of renting with a pit bull, or even a dog that resembled one. If you are sure that you are living in an apartment for a while, I think that you should wait until you find one that's not clearly a pit. I looked at the Niagara SPCA website. This subreddit is a great starting point for a lot of information, but you should always verify and expand upon what you've read before putting it to use in your daily life. Try taking this test to see if you can identify which dogs are pit bulls or pit bull mixes. About 60% of the euthanized dogs are pit bulls or pit mixes. There are a couple of shepherd-type mixes and the rest of the dogs are pit bulls or mastiffs. I also think it's so weird that in general now there is no difference between any of the Bully breeds. Poncho – 67lb adult male pit bull ACCT-A-72748. I know this DNA is a bit of a cliche now, but I still like to think about how a lot of breed combos can come up with the "pit" look. There is no central data reporting system for U.S. animal shelters and rescues. I don't know how roseclaire didn't know right away, but she (assuming) got one handsome dog. I have a cat so it would have to be cat friendly. Maybe next summer or winter. /r/dogs is a discussion-based subreddit, meant for asking questions, sharing information, and learning about our beloved canine companions and related dog-centric topics. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. It's very easy for a shelter to label a dog as a lab mix since the general appearance of the breed is pretty broad: floppy ears, long tail, short coat, medium-large size. A Pit Bull Adoption Disaster. I don’t see the pit bull crisis stopping anytime soon. Adopted out Of these, 444 were recorded as pit bulls, making pit bulls 13 percent of the shelter population. So are a handful of other breeds and mixed breeds. The name refers to a kind of dog, not a breed. only people that will argue with stats are pitbull owners. Why do shelters do this when it could put dogs in bad situations? I have a Staffordshire rescue and I will forever continue to rescue, love, and support adoption and promotion of this breed of dog. I have no objections to getting a pit bull, but I will likely live in an apartment for a few years after I graduate college. When I went in to meet him, I thought he looked like a pit bull, but assumed I didn't know as much as a shelter would about dog breeds and brought him home since I fell in love with him. Anyway, being ill prepared, I decided to take her to get supplies. I just want an adult dog who I can take to the dog park, out to walks in the city, and possibly running with me. if so why is that? I am worried it will be hard to find housing with a dog that looks like a pit bull even if the dog is listed as a "lab mix" by the vet. I am not picky about breed at all. The researchers showed photos of a Labrador retriever, border collie and a pit bull to 49 California college students and to 179 posters on Reddit and asked them to what degree the dogs … The breed has been totally normalized and accepted. The American Pit Bull Terrier Dogs and Their Origin. r/dogs is not literally filled with those people/that situation. he fought with finder's 2 dogs and was aggressive towards a puppy. 80% of those "Plott hounds" are pit bull mixes. Meet **DUKE**, a Pit Bull Terrier Mix Dog for adoption, at Hoovers Hause All Dog Rescue in North Prairie, WI on Petfinder. When I was in high school I volunteered at the shelter, and believe me, the dogs were marked appropriately. Maybe in my area the shelters are over-cautious so that people know what they might be getting, but it annoys me because a lot of dogs are just obviously not American Pit Bull Terriers at all. I actually do think he looks very lab-ish. Landlords don't think twice. People breed dogs for some extra money, and pit bulls are the dogs they have. You may want to go on Petfinder to look at local rescues versus shelters to expand your options. Abigail is my "German shorthair pointer". It's extremely irresponsible especially since pits are just not the right fit for everyone. I already have a job so after I am settled I will likely look to get a new dog. I'm going to apply but I've heard these smaller rescues are picky. There seems to be a lack of agreement on the exact breed of Pit bull terrier dogs. Schiefer said she wasn’t always a lover of pit bull breed dogs. I live in between two major cities. I planned to visit a few times over the course of a week to find the right dog, but I ended up walking out with my dog the first visit because she was already on the kill list. Each year, 1.2 million dogs are euthanized, approximately 40% of whom are Pit Bulls. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. pitbulls. Purebred dogs make up only about 25% of shelter dogs. Monica Lopez said she tracked down her pit bull… So we were visiting our local shelter the other day and they had around 15 dogs, mostly adult dogs, and they were big dogs too, lots of Pits. Right now we have a litter of puppies labeled border collie/pit mixes, this is Athena, one of these "border collie/pit puppies"... eye roll. We had a dog that was clearly either a Mastiff that wasn't exactly breed standard or a Mastiff mix, so he was labeled "Mastiff mix" and potential adopters kept asking, "That isn't a pit bull?" The shelter listed her as a "beagle mix" - a vet tech friend of ours said "The only way she has beagle in her is if she ate a beagle." It's simple. A234068, My name is Spot. Also, pits tend to have very high prey drive so they're not suitable for people who have small animals in the house. I could sort of understand if they'd guessed her as a Black Mouth Cur mix, or an Am Staff, but a GSP?? Pinal County, Casa Grande, AZ ID: A234068. Even if the dog is an amazing fit for me, Is it best to hold out for a dog that doesn't look like a pit? Only 3-4% of all pet dogs are pit bulls but 29% of all shelter dogs are pit bulls or pit mixes. It had been brought in by an anonymous "Good Samaritan" who claimed they found it as a stray - odds are, this person was the former owner, had experienced something scary with the pit and just wanted it out of their lives without paying the surrender fee. I find this odd coming from the central valley of California. Adopting a dog from a shelter is life-changing for both the pup and their new owners. According to DogsBite.org, a nonprofit public education website about dog attacks and dangerous dog breeds, of the 31 fatal dog attacks in 2016, pit bulls contributed to … I've been looking at the shelters to see what they currently offer. I don't have a picture of him but he pretty much looked like this and weighed over 100lbs, not quite as big as a normal male Mastiff but didn't look like a pit and had the normal couch potato Mastiff personality. Sure, there are some which are atypically mild and passive and live and die without hurting anyone. I dont give up pets for any reason, so this is a big portion of the decision knowing I'll be renting for a while. Their goal is to monger fighting dogs, it's not dog welfare, it's not being an advocate. The American Pit Bull Terrier is technically the only true pit bull, although the American Staffordshire Terrier and Staffordshire Bull Terrier are often referred to as pit bulls. Though I just remembered something that makes me think the reverse may also be true and "misnaming the breed" can also deter the wrong people who are looking for pitbulls to adopt. Anyone have issues with this? Dog forums are literally filled with people who adopted a pit bull and are frantic because it is behaving in ways that they do not associate with a dog - they broke down a door to kill the neighbor's dog, they killed all the owner's 3 cats in the space of an hour, they redirected their agitation about a passing dog onto the little girl they'd known all their life and had to be dragged off her (that last is a thread here from yesterday). For whatever reason she wasn't out in the show rooms and was hidden in the back, where visitors can't go. There is a lot of peer pressure to "adopt don't shop." She looks the way I'd imagine a Basenji/Pit/JRT mix would look. Pits are genetically predisposed to dog aggression. As someone who volunteers for an animal shelter, it pains me when I see or hear about shelters who try to pass off pits as "lab mix" or "terrier mix." New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. HELENA-WEST HELENA, Ark. I don't know why anyone would call Kota, half lab, on the other hand. Can you believe there are people on this thread saying this isn't a pit bull. Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. Something about his face shape looks like black labs. I love bullies and they are a great breed for the right owner. We had a stray lab-like dog at my shelter that was labeled "lab/pit mix" and when the owner came to claim him they had proof the dog was pure lab yet we still label most lab-like dogs as lab/pit mixes. Advice on this forum is absolutely not a substitute for professional advice from a certified behaviorist, trainer, lawyer, or medical professional. But that's not most of what's here. Pit Bull Rescue Shelters. She is adorable but looks nothing like a pointer! ETA: You can always make another post filling out the breed questionnaire in the sidebar if you want to hear more about which breeds could suit your lifestyle! "Lab mix" when its clearly a pit. All of these dogs make up the “Pit Bulls” that are sitting in shelters across the country right now, waiting for their forever home, oftentimes in vain. and are set on making sure no dog gets the "pit bull" label so your weird agenda can be furthered? Two pit bulls who were destined for life in a shelter, or worse euthanasia, were given a second chance in life, thanks to a sheriff’s department. I would advise against a pit bull for you, in that case. If someone is adopting a pit or any bully breed they need to be prepared for it. Shelter Dogs Get Adopted. Even if it is true that a higher percentage of human injuries and deaths (lower than pretty much any other cause of death one can think of) in the USA (varies according to country) are from pitbulls, it is still undeniably and statistically true that most pitbulls go their whole lives without hurting anyone. Another thing is, they aren't like that from the time they are puppies. og forums are literally filled with people who adopted a pit bull and are frantic because it is behaving in ways that they do not associate with a dog. Since it sounds like you're very open in terms of breed and want pretty average and normal stuff out of the dog you adopt, it shouldn't be hard to find a dog who is not a pit and fulfills your criteria. And it doesn't really matter what breed(s) your dog actually is, and certainly doesn't matter what breed the shelter tried to call the dog; what matters most of the time is if the dog looks like a pit bull. I've seen quite a few Plott Hounds. My vet told me he was a pit bull, but when I showed him the shelter paperwork, … I didn't think to wait until I got to a better part of town and just Googled the nearest pet store. Since you're only graduating in a few months, I would advise you to settle into your future apartment first, before getting a dog, regardless of what breed you eventually get. I noped out of there right quick. Yes I am very interested in cocker spaniels as I grew up with one. The Best Dry Dog Food for Your Pit Bull; Why Pit Bulls Make Great Pets . I have wanted a Pit Bull for as long as I can remember. We currently have a lab who's 11 and I'm the sole care taker in all aspects, so I do have dog experience. Really? The goals of Neighborhood Pit Bull Day are to celebrate the wonderful qualities of pit-bull-terrier-like dogs, encourage responsible dog ownership, and provide accessible and affordable services to pit bull terriers and the people who love them. She doesn't have the personality, temperament or appearance of a lab (we believe her to be a hound spitz mix). DENVER (KCNC) — In November 2020, Denver voters overwhelmingly chose to repeal the city’s pit bull ban. Sadly, the types of reckless idiots who breed pit bulls aren’t responsible or level headed. Most truck drivers are men, doesn't mean most men are truck drivers. It was an incredibly rewarding experience for me, and was how I eventually met the perfect dog. Wait a while, and check the shelters in your area daily. Rescue4All takes dogs who are out of options who come into our program from shelters, law enforcement, rural counties, or are being owner surrendered. Get buy-in from the shelter. Cause for pit mixes they'd rather take the risk of them getting returned then the almost certainty of them not getting adopted in the first place. ANIMAL WATCH-Los Angeles Animal Services GM Brenda Barnette issued a media release this week urging adoption of a "senior" ( adult) shelter dog from Los Angeles city shelters -- most of which are Pit Bulls of unknown age and behavioral history because many are picked up as strays.. 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