Join us as we celebrate our Pit Bulls and mixes at the shelter! All month long we’ll be highlighting this fun (and often misrepresented) breed.
For the month of July, all adult Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes will have a reduced adoption donation of $50.
Here are some fun facts about these terriers:
- The term “Pit Bull” is a blanket term used to refer to a group of breeds, including the Pit Bull, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, and Staffordshire Bull Terrier.
- Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes are the most common breed seen at Berkshire Humane as well as many other shelters in the Northeast US.
- Pitbulls tend to be very energetic and playful! Take Rocks, for example. If he had his way, he would fetch tennis balls and run all day, then curl up with you after a day full of exercise.
- Pit Bulls tend to be social and loving, especially towards their human family. Just look at the way Wonka beckons attention with his eyes.
- Pit Bulls were originally bred in Britain to bait bulls. Bull baiting was deemed inhumane and illegal in the early 1830’s, and Pit Bulls were then used for dog fighting. Nowadays, just like any other breed, each Pit’s socialability with other dogs varies. Pit Bull owners can help keep their dogs safe and comfortable around other dogs through early socialization as well as ongoing training. (Two things any dog owner can do to help their pet!)
- Pit Bulls make great athletes! They are strong, agile, and have lots of energy. This makes them great candidates for everything from fetch in the backyard to agility to flyball! Look at Ortiz’s joy as he triumphantly brings back his toy! This boy is also into agility.
If you’d love an intelligent, playful, energetic companion, why not consider (or re-consider) a Pit Bull or Pit Bull mix? Come on down to the shelter and spend some time with any of these fantastic dogs. Even if you don’t leave with a Pit Bull, we bet you’ll leave with a soft spot in your heart for them!
Look for more Pit Bull features coming all month long!