Sadly many families have been forced to leave their homes due to loss of employment and mortgage issues. Many cherished family pets have found themselves abandoned and on the street as a result. To address this unfortunate situation, we've compiled links that may be helpful to people in need of assistance with their mortgage (see Hope Now) and pet-friendly housing. We've also included a list of pit bull-friendly insurance companies and links for deployed military looking for a temporary home for their pet(s).
Pit-Friendly Insurance Companies
Restrictions may apply, consult with local agents for up-to-date information.
State Farm - www.statefarm.com
Farmers Insurance Group - www.farmers.com
United Services Automobile Association - www.usaa.com
Nationwide (only insures pit bulls with CGC certification) - www.nationwide.com
Sunny SoCal Insurance Service (nationwide) - www.ssocal.com
Lester Kalmanson Agency Inc. - www.lkalmanson.com
XINSURANCE - www.xinsurance.com
Auto Owners Insurance Company - www.auto-owners.com
Ohio residents can call the Ohio Insurance Exchange for information at 800-473-1215.
California residents: Dori Einhorn, Einhorn Insurance, 858-336-4644, will make a donation to PBRC with each policy she writes for one of our supporters. Let her know that we referred you to her! Please note that PBRC cannot endorse any particular agent’s rates or policies, so be sure to do your research on the best agent for your insurance needs. www.EinhornInsurance.com
California residents: Nguyen Insurance Agency does not have breed restrictions and we also provide existing dog bite coverage or county-required dog bite liability. In return, we are willing to donate $20 per insured household. Please remember to reference Pit Bull Rescue Central for donations to apply.
Nguyen Insurance Agency located in Walnut Creek, California
Andy Nguyen, License #0F18459
Bus: (925) 465-2173
1250 Pine St. Ste 101
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
California residents: DogFriendlyInsurance.org, 800-278-6900
Be sure to contact both a local agent and the main company directly. Sometimes local agents will set certain restrictions even if they are not required by the head office. Check with an insurance agent who deals with various companies. Perhaps the agent can locate someone that does not have breed restrictions. Call the state's Insurance Commission for referrals to companies without restrictions.
Georgia residents: Whitney Horne, Your Insurance Advocate, has been an active member of the rescue community and specializes in helping people find insurance that does not discriminate against their dog(s). She is an independent agent so she can shop around for you among the carriers that don't have breed restrictions to make sure you get the best rates. https://www.facebook.com/WhitneyHorneLicensedInsuranceAgent/info
Guardian Angels for Soldier's Pets - Supports military service members, veterans, and their beloved pets to ensure pets are reunited with owners following deployment or emergency hardship.
Operation Noble Foster - Cat foster care program.
Rehoming A Pit Bull
Finding a safe, responsible home for a pit bull takes 6-12 months, on average. Many people want pit bulls for breeding or fighting or as yard/guard dogs. Doing the following will help ensure a pit bull finds a good home:
- Spay/neuter the dog prior to adoption.
- Ask for and check veterinary references.
- Do not adopt to anyone under 25 years of age.
- Give preference to homeowners.
- Conduct a home visit.
- Adopt pit bulls as only pets or with a compatible dog of the opposite sex.
- Be mindful of breed-specific legislation.
- Ask an adoption fee of at least $100.
For additional information, screening tips, adoption contract and more, click here.