National Pit Bull Awareness Day (NPBAD) is a day of appreciation and education designed to change perceptions and stereotypes about pit bulls and their responsible owners. The day was established to educate and foster positive communications and experiences in the communities in which we and our dogs live.
Did you know pit bulls were once known as nanny dogs?
Here are some heartwarming stories about the breed:
Good Samaritan carries a wounded 47-pound pit bull down a steep mountain
And then decides to foster the dog. In this case, the hero is a woman who is doing the carrying…
Pit bull heroes – Hall of Fame (many heartwarming stories)
Tucson has two bully breed rescues and a pit bull advocacy group:
Adopt-A-Bull is an all volunteer, 501c3 nonprofit animal welfare organization specializing in the rescue, rehabilitation and placement of bully breeds from local shelters and on occasion private individuals. Here are some adoptable dogs.
All American Bully Buddies Rescue saves the lives of dogs that are abused, abandoned, homeless, or left in local shelters. By getting them to a safe place where they can receive proper care and love, we can then help them find their forever home.
Pit n Proud is dedicated to increasing the acceptance of the America Pit Bull Terrier and related breeds as loving family and capable working dogs through education, training, and promotion of responsible ownership.
The best thing you can do if you have a pit bull is to have him or her neutered or spayed. Pit bulls are smart; many of them make great therapy dogs and service dogs. Give them some training for positive experiences and lots of exercise (good for you too).
Photo: Hero – #759821 – 4 Months Old – Pit Bull Mix – Male
Hero is growing up so fast and just wants to spend what’s left of his puppyhood in a loving home. Rescued in a large dog-fighting raid that took place throughout Missouri, Texas and Kansas, Hero and seven other dogs and puppies were delivered to the Humane Society of Southern Arizona in July. Since then, two of the dogs were adopted. Hero and his sisters, Hope and Faith, are still searching for families. These happy busybees need extra special homes and would love to meet you upon request at the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. Interested in being a hero for Hero? Please call (520)321-3704, ext. 174 for more information.