Adopt-A-Bull Blu from Palm Springs Animal Shelter, CA
For the homeless dogs in Palm Springs Animal Shelter, and Love-A-Bull Rescue, life behind chain-link fence has become the norm. These 10 Pit Bulls have spent a combined 6627 days, a collective total of 18 years in the shelter system. And to think, they are the lucky ones…
Here’s what you need to know:
– 3.9 million dogs enter the shelter system in the United States
– Before even reaching the adoption process, 1.2 million are euthanized
-An estimated that 1 million of those dogs are Pit Bulls
The most common dog breeds found in animal shelters are the American Pit Bull Terrier and other Pit Bull type dogs, such as the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and American Bully. These dogs all share similar facial features, and a wide-spread stigma as “Dangerous Dogs.” Though Pit Bull type dogs make up the highest shelter population, they have the lowest adoption rate of any other breed due to Breed Specific Legislation, and bad publicity.
Adopt-A-Bull Truffle from Love-A-Bull Austin, TX
Fortunately, for pups like Truffle and Amy, No Kill Shelters and Non-Profit Rescues dedicate their efforts to saving “at risk” dogs from the High Kill shelter system. This not only buys the dogs some much needed time, but provides them with the love and attention they deserve until they can find a forever home. Once they are adopted, more are rescued.
To celebrate National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day, and bring awareness to the ever-growing homeless Pit Bull population, 3MillionDogs.com has teamed up with PSAS and Love-A-Bull to create the perfect Adopt-A-Bull campaign!
Here are 10 wiggle butts patiently waiting for their new families!
“Adoption is Always the Best Option!”
There are millions of dogs in shelters across the United States and the world deserving of loving homes. Most of the pups located in shelters have either been abandoned by once-caring owners, or found on the streets at no fault of their own. Dogs of all ages, temperaments, and energy levels are surrendered, including young puppies! The perfect pooch is waiting for you.
The private purchasing of puppies often supports backyard breeding and other illegal activities, like dog fighting and animal abuse. If you or someone you know is considering adding a furry member to the family, check out your local shelter or rescue for adoptable dogs. Adopting from a rescue or No Kill Shelter will make room for more dogs to be saved!