Why You Should Adopt a Pit Bull

Where Did Their Bad Reputation Come From?

Hey there, friends! It’s Wags here with an important public service announcement – it’s time we had a little chat about pit bulls. Now I know what you’re thinking…pit bulls?! Those dangerous, vicious beasts?! Let me share some perspectives that just may change your mind. 

First things first – where did this bad reputation come from? Well, unfortunately, pit bulls have been exploited by bad people over the years. They’ve been bred and trained to be aggressive, then used for dog fighting and other nefarious purposes. Not cool. The media has also played a major role by using pit bulls to generate fear-based headlines and clickbait. Let’s be real – a headline about a loving pit bull giving kisses doesn’t garner the same attention as “Vicious Pit Bull Attacks.” But it’s important to realize that aggressiveness is nurtured, not inherent to the breed. In fact, according to the American Temperament Test Society, pit bulls pass their temperament test 91% of the time. That ranks them as the 4th best of 122 breeds tested! Not too shabby for a so-called “vicious” breed, eh? 

What Amazing Companions They Can Be

Don’t get us wrong; we’re not saying they are souls of perfect angelic temperament. Of course, proper training and socialization are important, as it is with any breed. But pit bulls that are shown love and compassion from a young age very rarely show any human aggression. Their eagerness to please makes them highly trainable dogs. 

And let’s talk about what amazing companions they can be in the right homes. Pit bulls are total cuddle bugs – they call them “velcro” dogs because they just want to be attached to your side. They are also goofy and fun-loving pups that want nothing more than to entertain their families. Think of that big ol’ block head nudging your hand begging for pets! Adorable.

Many pit bulls also live happily with other dogs and pets when properly introduced. That protective loyalty they feel towards their humans can easily be extended to animal siblings. Just make sure to supervise playtime – their exuberance may be a bit much for tiny pups!

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Why Adopting One Can Be So Rewarding

Now that we’ve established pit bulls aren’t the demons some have made them out to be, let’s talk about why adopting one can be so rewarding. Shelters across the country are overflowing with pit bulls in need of homes. Many are surrendered when backyard breeders or irresponsible owners fail to properly care for them. Others are abandoned when families move or fall on hard times. Just think – you could be the difference between life or death for one of these deserving dogs!  The bonus of adopting an adult or senior pit bull is their mellow, laidback love. The puppy phase has passed, so all they want is a comfy place to snooze and a caring human to call their own. Senior dogs especially have so much love left to give – don’t overlook these golden oldies!And adopting from a rescue means your new BFF will come vet-checked, vaccinated, fixed, and microchipped. No surprise medical bills down the road! Rescues also foster their dogs in home environments, so they have insider knowledge of each dog’s unique personality and needs. You’re sure to get the perfect match for your lifestyle.

"Pit Bulls are… Beauty without Vanity, Strength without Insolence, Courage without Ferocity, and all the Virtues of Man, without his Vices."

Give One A Loving Home Today

What are you waiting for? Head to your local pit bull rescue and meet your new best friend today! Just look at those big ol’ heads and sweet smiles – they are guaranteed to melt your heart. And nothing beats that boisterous pit bull kisses and cuddles. Give one special pup a second chance at the loving home they deserve!   

Well there ya have it, folks. We think we have made a convincing argument for why pit bulls are pretty damn awesome. But please, don’t just take my word for it – do your own research and meet some pits for yourself. You’ll quickly fall in love with these misunderstood sweeties, I promise. Now get out there and #AdoptDontShop! Give a pit bull the loving furever home they so deserve. Remember lets wags more tails! 

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