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The PBRC website is a virtual shelter and resource for owners and caretakers of American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, and pit bull mixes.

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General Information

PBRC Info: General information about Pit Bull Rescue Central, including our mission statement, disclaimer and recommendations.

Poppy's Place: Interactive games and educational materials about pit bulls and dog safety.

Virtual Shelter Program: Volunteer to post the pit bulls at your local shelter.

PBRC Volunteers: Meet the people who work tirelessly to help pit bulls.

Volunteer with PBRC : Information about volunteer opportunities.

PBRC Fund: Help us help them.

Contact Us: Email PBRC.

Terms of Use and Copyright: Information regarding site material.

Media: Media information center.

Dogs For Adoption

Before You Get Your Pit Bull: Make responsible choices about dog ownership.

Considerations When Adding a Second Pit Bull: You love your first pit bull so much, that you think it's time to add a second dog. This decision needs to be weighed carefully and the dog you select needs to be carefully chosen.

Find a Dog: Search our database of dogs available for adoption. PBRC lists American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers and mixes of these breeds.

Listing Form: Use this form to list pit bulls in need of new homes. PBRC lists dogs for foster homes, rescue organizations, dog shelters and, in some cases, dog owners. PBRC is not a listing service for dog breeders.

Pre-Adoption Application: Use this form if you are interested in adopting a dog(s) listed available for adoption on the site.

Breed Information

Breed Information: This page will give you a general overview of the breed, and important information for responsible ownership of pit bulls. A must-read if you are new to the breed or have decided to add a pit bull dog to your family.

Managing Multi-Dog Households: Important tips and recommendations to avoid fights. Essential information for people who live with a pit bull and other animals in the house.

Breaking Up a Fight: How to quickly and efficiently break up an accidental fight involving one or more pit bulls.

Crate and Rotate: Keeping dogs safe in a multi-dog home.

Breaking Sticks: General guidelines for the use of a breaking stick to stop an accidental pit bull fight.

FAQ: This page answers most frequently asked questions.

      • AmStaff or APBT?
      • Gameness and good disposition?
      • Pit Bulls as guard dogs?
      • Pit Bulls and children?
      • Locking jaws?


General Pit Bull Rescue Information

Fostering Pit Bulls: Recommendations for foster homes.

Socializing Your Pit Bull: What are the best ways to socialize pit bulls with other dogs.

Dog Introductions: Recommendations and protocol for dog-dog introductions.

Found a Pit Bull: Tips, suggestions, resources, and basic guidelines to help Pit Bull rescuers understand their options.

Placing Shelter Dogs: Tips, suggestions, resources and basic guidelines to help understand your options for helping Pit Bulls in shelters.

Temperament Evaluation: Information to help assess a dog's temperament prior to adoption.

Rescue Evaluation: Evaluating temperament in a potential rescue dog.

Picture-taking/Bio-writing Tips: Ideas for promoting pit bulls in need.

Recommendations: Contains vital information for rescue organizations and foster homes involved with Pit Bulls, AmStaffs, or Pit Bull mixes.

Home Visit Guide: A guide designed to facilitate discussions with potential adopters during a homecheck and tips on what to look for during the visit.

Finding a Home for Your Dog: Information for people who are considering rehoming their Pit Bull.

Free to good home: Why pit bulls should never be offered up "free to a good home."

Adoption Contract: An adoption contract you can print out and use for your adoptions.

Transfer Contract: A contract you can print out and use for "rescue-to-rescue" transfer.

Starting a Pit Bull Rescue: Pit bull rescue can be rewarding but setting goals is a must.

Dog Breeding Information

Dog Breeding Information: Important information for anyone thinking about breeding pit bulls.

Low Cost and FREE Spay/Neuter Programs for Pit Bulls

Other Services

PBRC Shop: Help a needy Pit Bull while you learn about the breed and spoil your best friend with toys and chews. PBRC is affiliated with the companies advertised in those pages and receives a percentage of each sale generated through the site.

Rescue Organizations: A list of pit bull-friendly rescue organizations, dog shelters and foster homes located in North America.

General Rescue Links: A section that contains links to interesting and useful web sites related to dog rescue.

Training & Behavior: Links to dog training and behavior web sites.

Pitbull-L: A pit bull-related mailing list. A good place to meet other pit bull lovers, learn more about the breed, and discuss pit bull-related issues.

Lost Dogs: Information and tips for finding a lost dog.

Breed Specific Legislation: Comprehensive list of BSL in the U.S. and other countries. Also contains information on preventing BSL as well as important insurance information. The page is updated regularly.

Miscellaneous

Happy Endings: Filled with new beginnings and happy faces.

100 Ways to Help: Suggestions to help dogs in need.

Educational Materials: Downloadble informational materials.

Banners: Grab a banner to advertise PBRC on your web site.

Rewards: A list of organizations that offer rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of dog fighters.

Pet Loss & Grief: Links to helpful resources.

Winterizing Your Pit Bull: Tips to help your pit bull enjoy outdoor fun during the winter.

Toddlers & Dogs: Raising toddlers and dogs together can be safe and wonderful for both, IF you are an alert and consistent parent!

Ethics in Rescue: Emotional panic can create problems with home screening and placement

Insurance: Finding coverage with a dog in residence.

Model Programs and Best Practices: Innovative programs for community-based approaches to pit bull overpopulation.

Recommended Reading: Suggested reading list about canine behavior and training.