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10 Beautiful Pit Bulls Who Need a Home (Photos)

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10 Beautiful Pit Bulls Who Need a Home (Photos)

It would be an understatement to say that pit bulls have a bit of a bad reputation. Parts of the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and other countries have enacted breed-specific legislation (BSL), which restricts ownership of pit bulls or bans the dogs outright. Some people argue that pit bulls are inherently dangerous or aggressive. But are they?

The United Kennel Club‘s position is that they “make excellent family companions and have always been noted for their love of children.” They are athletic, intelligent, and enthusiastic animals. As with any dog, they need to be properly socialized and obedience trained; it’s when these two requirements are neglected by the human that the dogs may have aggression problems. They need owners who are attentive, well-informed, and—most of all—loving. (Do you have what it takes?)

Because of the common perception that pit bull-type dogs are dangerous, they are one of the hardest shelter dogs to find homes for. According to the ASPCA, pit bull mixes make up over 20% of the U.S. shelter dog population.

Here are ten pit bull terriers and pit bull mixes who are looking for homes, from shelters all over the U.S. (You can also use Care2′s Adoptable Pets page to find your perfect match!)

 

1. Jolie

Young female. The Dog Shack, Forest Knolls, CA.

The shelter says, “If you like the bully breed energy, but cannot handle the normal size/strength, this is your girl.”

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2:12AM PDT on May 22, 2014

i have met several pitbulls,but the problem with them is they all want to sit in my lap,or jump upon me to give me kisses.

3:31AM PST on Dec 1, 2013

Thanks for the share.

5:59AM PDT on Apr 19, 2013

Everybody needs a home; there's no exception

2:30PM PDT on Apr 13, 2013

Thanks. So beautiful, I'll keep my fingers crossed for them that they all find a loving forever home

10:56AM PDT on Mar 25, 2013

beautiful pits , may they all find good homes . I'm sharing , everyone share these babies !

8:55PM PDT on Mar 23, 2013

shared

10:38AM PDT on Mar 23, 2013

All are beauties who so deserve a loving forever home...i hope the can all get one!!!

11:20AM PDT on Oct 17, 2012

such pretty dogs

5:27AM PDT on Oct 12, 2012

Thank you for the share

12:30PM PDT on Oct 7, 2012

noted

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