Pit Bulls and Perception

Uploaded on Jul 12, 2011

Pit bull terriers might have a bad reputation in the news, but we’re out to prove that these short-haired muscular mutts can be big sweethearts. All dogs are individuals and should be treated as individuals.

To find out how to challenge breed discrimination and help restore the image of pit bull terriers, visit pitbulls.bestfriends.org.

To learn more about Best Friends Animal Society and help create a time when there are No More Homeless Pets, visit http://www.bestfriends.org.

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pit itp pupsNew addition to It’s the Pits. These little guys and gals are looking for love near San Diego.

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Landfill Dogs Project

I was very touched by this story about Shannon Johnstone, a photographer, helping homeless dogs find their furever home in North Carolina. She photographs the dogs at the landfill…this is where they end up without a home. Shannon gives a face to those dogs that society has forgotten and transformed a landfill into a thing of beauty.

Reblogged from The Lazy Pit Bull

Saving The Landfill Dogs

January 29, 2014 / By / 3 Comments

Landfill Dogs

I can’t tell you how moved I am by the work of Shannon Johnstone, a North Carolina photographer who is putting her incredible talent to good use, helping homeless dogs find their forever families.

Shannon’s project, Landfill Dogs, began in 2012 as a quest to “offer an individual face to the souls that are lost because of overpopulation, and give these animals one last chance.”

That’s what Karsten, pictured above, got as a result of Shannon’s efforts with the Landfill Dogs project.

Each week, Shannon takes a dog from the Wake County Animal Center to a local landfill where she spend 2 hours photographing, walking, and loving these dogs that have been dumped and forgotten by society. Her beautiful photographs capture the very essence of the dogs, painting a visual picture that reminds us that homeless dogs are not broken – they just need one person to believe in them and give them the opportunity of a lifetime of love and companionship.

Dogs like Greyson…

Landfill Dog Greyson

This is Greyson. Although he is currently in a foster home, Greyson has been homeless for over a year. He is 4 years old and loves people. He’d love a home of his own. Click directly on the photograph above to learn more about Greyson.

And then there’s Nancy Botwin.

Landfill Dog Nancy Botwin

I’m sure this girl is not nearly as mischievous as her namesake. This Nancy Botwin is calm and affectionate, and by all accounts loves people and the attention they give her. Click on her photo to learn more about bringing Nancy into your home.

And how about Roofus the Bullbador! (pitbull + labrador= Bullbador)

Roofus Landfill Dog

One year old Roofus likes to chase frisbees and tennis balls, and do running leaps. He’s still working on his manners, but already he walks well on a leash and doesn’t pull much. He is gentle when taking treats and loves car rides. Click directly on the photo to learn more about Roofus.

All of the Landfill Dogs still in need of homes can be found here

Shannon plans to wrap up the Landfill Dogs project this year with a large published book, and personally, I cannot wait! But in the meantime, if you can’t get enough of these breathtaking photographs and want to help homeless animals, you can purchase her sample book.  It’s important to note that $10 from every purchase will be used to purchase heartworm medication for the dogs through the HEAL A HEART fundraiser.

Another way to help the Landfill Dogs is to share this post with your friends and family, and spread the news about these North Carolina dogs in need of homes. Use the buttons at the bottom of this post to share it on your favorite social media networks.

Brotherly Love

Two inseparable brothers are looking for the right forever home, two stray dogs found in Philadelphia. The Chester County SPCA posted a photo of the dogs, Jeffrey and his brother Jermaine, embracing each other while sleeping.

NBC Los Angeles

Both dogs, approximately 8-months-old and believed to be lab-pit bull mixes were found back on October 5 and taken in by Operation Ava, a no-kill animal rescue organization. Jeffrey is blind. According to the SPCA, his brother Jermaine has dedicated his life to be his guide dog, helping him move around. Read more.

Source: NBC Los Angeles

Bless the Veterans

Photo: To all the veterans - Thank you for your service and sacrifices so we can have the opportunities we have today!

To all the veterans – Thank you for your service and sacrifices so we can have the opportunities we have today! Wallace the Pit Bull went from shelter dog to Champion Frisbee Dog. Wallace crossed over on 8/23/13 from two terminal cancers. Long Live Wallace the Pit Bull!

Chopper the Biker Dog and Mark Shaffer, his human, make a special stop to San Diego’s “Mt Soledad Veterans Memorial” to remember and honor those who have served and lost their lives, this Veteran’s day, Chopper takes a moment to remember one of San Diego’s OWN, fallen USMC Major and San Diego Police Officer Jeremy Henwood. Serving three overseas deployments, Jeremy was killed in the line of duty August 7, 2011 while working as a San Diego Police Officer.

Back in Black

Black dogs seem to be harder to adopt out. I think it is the stigma that goes with them. They are always portrayed as mean or evil dogs in Hollyweird. Now mix a black dog with a pit bull stereotype and you have one scary dog. NOT!


Photo: FIND ME A FOSTER FRIDAY!!! Help! Our Black Beauty Kiko needs a foster! Her family dumped her at a local shelter after 5 years of loyalty on Kiko's part. She is now in boarding and misses being part of a family. If you can open your heart and home to Miss Kiko temporarily while she awaits her true forever family, please fill out our foster app online. If you can't foster, please share!

Source: It’s The Pits Dog Rescue

Located in San Diego, CA

Pit Bull Awareness Day

National Pit Bull Awareness Day!

Please join us in celebrating National Pit Bull Awareness Day. It’s the Pits Rescue will be joined by Escondido Humane Society and SNAP. There will also be food vendors and Petco trainers. Be sure to dress up your pup – Petco is holding a costume contest at 2pm! In addition to our adopt-a-bulls, we’ll also have games, face painting, a Halloween bake sale, and a kissing booth! We can’t wait to meet you!

Saturday October 26th, 2013 10:00 AM until 03:00 PM
Location: Petco Escondido
Map: 1000 West Valley Parkway Escondido Ca 92025


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