False stereotypes that they're aggressive dogs lead many to overlook how sweet pit bulls actually are.
The news media reporting on pit bull attacks perpetuates the myth they're inherently dangerous.
Pit bulls aim to be obedient and crave affection from their families. Proper socialization and training sets them up for success.
Eager to Please
Once bonded with their family, pit bulls are extremely devoted, loyal and eager to snuggle.
Shelters labeling unknown breed mixes as "pit bulls" contributes to the stereotype.
Labeling Contributes to Stigma
Despite their muscular look, pit bulls do extremely well in family settings with proper training.
Thrive as Family Dogs
Taking the time to interact with shelter pit bulls will reveal their true gentle, goofy personalities.
Give Them a Chance