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Jessica Dolce:

I’m all over this. Pit Bull Families, get in on the fun and bust some stereotypes!

Originally posted on Animal Farm Foundation:

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As scientific study and research continues to prove that “pit bull” dogs are just like any other dog, we’re now facing a different, equally challenging, hurdle: proving that “pit bull” dog owners are just like any other dog owner.

Why is it so important that we make this point? Because the false belief that only criminals and reckless people want “pit bull” dogs leads to restricted adoption policies, breed specific legislation, and other discriminatory policies.

From law makers and shelter policy makers to talk show hosts and strangers in the checkout line, the stereotype is that “good” people don’t live with “pit bull” dogs.

We know this isn’t true.

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9 Comments
  1. This sounds terrific! Dogs are dogs, no matter what the breed, or how square their heads. Discriminating against them is pointless and does nothing to reduce crime. It’s time we stopped blaming the dogs and I think we need more positive campaigns like this one. Thanks for sharing!

    October 19, 2012
  2. Noelle #

    When I first adopted Brewster and realized the extent of his reactivity (what I then termed “aggression”), I started researching aggression to find out how to help him. Plugging “aggressive dog” into Google gets you to a lot of sites about pit bulls–mostly about how the aggression label is undeserved and what great dogs they are! Now I follow several pit bull blogs like Love and a Six-Foot Leash, Handsome Dan on Facebook, etc., have officially fallen in love with the (so-called) breed, and expect that some day down the road (FAR down the road, if B-Doodles and Beautiful Bert have anything to say about it) to become a pit bull momma myself. If there’s anything a lady with two terrier mutts can do to help, be sure to let us know!

    October 20, 2012
    • Noelle, I’m so happy you found those helpful blogs – the writers are friends of mine and are wonderful advocates for all dogs! And I’d love to see a big goofball in your pack one day : ) I know you don’t have Chihuahuas, but you might get a kick out of this page: https://www.facebook.com/pitbullsandchihuahuas

      October 22, 2012
      • Noelle #

        That’s great! Bertie and Brewster both have some degree of Chihuahua, so we fit right in! Now all I have to do is convince Brewie that big dogs aren’t evil. Gimme a minute . . .

        October 23, 2012
  3. I am a pitbull type dog. My mom is registered vet tech and she saved a lot of animals working at the shelter. She and my dad adopted me because they found me cute, smart, sweet, and gentle. They are happy that I don’t even bark when someone comes to our house and that I like to say hello to strangers we meet on our walks. It makes them sad when people see us coming and cross the street or yell at their children to keep away – I really like children.

    The truth is that I have a tough looking ear tattoo and there is a good chance that I belonged to a bad person when I was a baby, but I belong to good people now and so do all the other pitbull type dogs I know.

    October 20, 2012
    • I hope you send your photo in to Animal Farm – represent for the vet techs!

      October 22, 2012
  4. BSL makes me sad. Unfortunately the unsavory element that exploit these dogs are the ones who get all the media coverage and the public buys the hype. It would be great if this initiative could change some minds!

    October 22, 2012
  5. Paula #

    And, on the flip-side, PIT-BULL HATE WALK NEXT SAT. TUSCON
    by andrehereboy on Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:50 am

    http://www.examiner.com/article/pit-bul … alk-tuscon

    October 22, 2012
    • Stand with love and send your photos in to help the AFF project grow – we are winning this fight (only the losing side would stage a show like this walk). Pit bull dog lovers need to stay positive and keep our heads up!

      October 22, 2012

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