Who We Are

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For the Love of Pits™ has been is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization run exclusively by volunteers and funded solely by private donations.

We focus our rescue efforts on homeless pit bulls. The dogs we rescue often have experienced the most horrific abuse at the hands of, or severe neglect by, humans.  Our mission is to restore, preserve and protect the prestigious legacy of the pit bull dog and to improve the environment in which pit bulls and their owners live, by:

  • Rescuing dogs that are positive representations of the “breeds,” training them to be well behaved breed ambassadors and placing them in responsible, safe, loving and devoted permanent homes.
  • Dispelling damaging myths perpetuated by false, incomplete and deceptive media reporting and educating the public regarding the true characteristics of pit bull dogs.
  • Educating the public, including, but not limited to, dog owners, children and law enforcement professionals, regarding responsible ownership, safe interactions with dogs and canine communication and behavior.
  • Providing low cost training classes to owners of pit bull dogs who are otherwise unable to afford training or who merely want to educate themselves and train their dogs in a nonjudgmental, friendly and supportive environment.
  • Providing low cost veterinary services, food and other necessities to owners of pit bull dogs who are unable to afford such services and necessities or who are having temporary difficulty caring for their pit bull.
  • Providing support to pit bull owners who are being treated unfairly or being harassed.

Why Pit Bulls?

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The answer to this question is twofold. First, pit bulls are truly amazing and inspirational animals. They put their heart and soul into everything they do. They are exceedingly people friendly, even with strangers, and are extraordinarily affectionate and devoted. As soon as they see someone, the tail-wagging begins, almost seeming to lift their back ends high off the ground. They are an exceptionally happy, gregarious, confident and determined dog, being both highly intelligent and easily trainable. Pit bulls excel at everything they do, and their zest for life is contagious. A dog with a sense of humor, pit bulls routinely keep their owners laughing at their antics. Human-like in their ability to both communicate and bond, pit bulls are known to inspire lifelong loyalty in their owners.

Second, pit bulls are subjected to cruelty, abuse and mistreatment both to a degree and on a scale that no other breed has ever had to endure. They are victimized by an undeserved reputation created by abusive owners, criminals, irresponsible owners and, of course, the media. There is no dog more in need of our compassion, help and advocacy. For the Love of Pits works with very little financial support to save their lives and create a better future for the dogs and their owners.