There are millions of American Pit Bull Terriers living as beloved family members across the United States. Here are just a few families who have found that these wonderful dogs fit their lifestyle.
Trinity is an American Pit Bull Terrier rescue who lives with her mom, dad and three human sisters in Connecticut. She has a special story to share with the world. If you click the picture above, it will take you to Trinity's blog. Her sisters worked hard on a book about Trinity as well. You can check out Trinity Finds a Home here.
Hector was one of the dogs rescued from Michael Vick's dog fighting ring. The Yori's adopted Hector in June of 2008. In his first year with the Yori's, Hector passed his Canine Good Citizen test, his Therapy Dog test through Therapy Dogs International, and his Temperament Test through the American Temperament Test Society. Hector proves every day that we shouldn't judge dogs by where they came from or what they look like.
My brother and I went to a local rescue organization seven years ago specifically looking for a pitbull mix. The breed’s intelligence and loyalty was eye catching to us. When we took Harley out to the play yard, we immediately knew he was perfect for our family. Playful, smart, energetic, yet gentle. We cannot imagine our lives without him. Harley impresses everyone he meets. My brother-in-law never had dogs growing up and was hesitant to have a pet. Harley changed his opinion on dogs through his lovable personality. Harley is gentle with everyone he meets regardless of their age and size. He’s probably one of the best cuddlers I know! He loves playing fetch and tug-o-war with his toys. Harley is the epitome of the phrase, “Enjoy life!” He’s also protective of our home and lets us know whenever a stranger is nearby by barking. He is everything my family needs in a dog. I’m so proud to say that Harley has changed people’s opinions on the breed in the positive direction. It’s not rare for me to hear people say, “I wish my dog was more like Harley.”
Jaxon is a 2 year old pit bull. I rescued him off the streets. He wandered into my yard, bruised and very skinny. After trying to find his owner for a few weeks, no one came forward to claim him, so he was mine. I was already very attached to him. He is my angel, and he has saved my life 4 times in the 2 years I have had him. I have a very rare breathing condition that causes me to stop breathing completely when I'm asleep or unconscious. I have passed out 4 times at my house and all 4 times he will paw me, lick my face, and roll my head side 2 side, or bop me with his muzzle until I regain consciousness, he's my guardian angel in fur. I love him more than anything in this world.
From fighting dog to certified therapy dog, read Daisy Mae's inspiring story here.
See her in action in this you tube video!
Wallace was adopted from the local shelter so he wouldn't be euthanized. Utilizing his extreme drive and desire to work, he has made a significant mark in the disc dog world. From unwanted shelter dog to National Champion disc dog, Wallace proves what is possible of Pit Bulls in capable hands. See Wallace in action here. Be sure to check out ALL of his videos!
From stray dog to beloved family pet, read The Remarkable Story of Atlas the Wonderdog here.