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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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If you are trying to find a home for an APBT, AST or pit bull mix, you may use our free online listing program.

For tips and guidance regarding the placement of a stray, please read our Found a Pit Bull page. If you are placing a foster dog or a dog at the shelter, please read: Shelter dogs . Dogs owners, please click here. Finally, our recommendations page is specifically written for rescue organizations and caretakers that are placing pit bulls for adoption.

Note that PBRC is NOT a dog shelter. We provide web exposure to dogs in need in order to increase their chance of finding a suitable home. You, the caretaker, are entirely responsible of the placement of the dog(s) you list with PBRC.

Since PBRC is not a shelter and does not make adoption decisions, it does not maintain a "do not adopt" database. Applications are forwarded to the caretaker(s) with our review.

You must have a valid email address and we suggest checking your email every day. Keep in mind that dogs are added daily. If people who apply for your dog(s) don't hear from you quickly, they will apply for other dogs. PBRC's adoption counselors will send you applications via email. If the volunteers are not able to get in touch with you via email, your listing may be removed from the site.

Anyone responsible for placing a dog, should read the "disclaimer" section below before filling out the listing form.

Spay/Neuter Policy
Dogs listed with PBRC must be spayed or neutered, no exceptions. If you are a private rescue, or if you are a dog owner looking to rehome your dog, you will be asked to provide proof of sterility. If you are a shelter representative, you will be asked to provide proof of the shelter's spay/neuter policy. PBRC does not list dogs that can be adopted with refundable alter deposits. Low cost and free spay/neuter is available: click here. PBRC retains the right to require proof of sterility prior to listing any dog for any individual or rescue organization.

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We can't stress this enough...a picture is worth a thousand words when it comes to web exposure.

The photo is the first thing people notice when they visit your listing. If the dog has a poor picture, visitors may not take the time to read his description and will move on to another dog. If you want to give your dog the best chance possible, please post large, clear pictures of the dog. A good picture can make the difference between a dog who receives a lot of inquiries and one who doesn't.

Uploads are limited to 400K total. You are limited to a total of 3 images for each dog.

For picture-taking and writing tips, click here.

AOL Users
AOL's web browser is not compatible with our dog-listing program. AOL users that are experiencing error messages or other problems are encouraged to use another browser such as Internet Explorer or Netscape. If you need to install a different browser, you can do so here (both are free downloads):

http://browser.netscape.com/ns8/
http://www.internetexplorer.com/

Disclaimer
Pit Bull Rescue Central and its volunteers are not responsible for the dogs listed on the site or the people applying for dogs listed on the site, or anyone who contacts you regarding your pit bull available for adoption.

PBRC assumes the dogs listed have been evaluated prior to being listed for adoption. However, we recommend that anyone interested in adopting a dog proceed with their own temperament evaluation. Help from a professional is recommended if the potential owner is not familiar with temperament testing. The evaluation should be done by someone who understands the breed and its characteristics.

In general, pit bulls make excellent pets, but like other breeds, it's possible that some of them may have undesirable traits such as human aggression, shyness, instability, etc., due to indiscriminate breeding and/or irresponsible/abusive ownership. These animals should NOT be made available for adoption unless they have successfully completed a strict rehabilitation program with a professional.

Dog aggression is a normal trait for this breed...human aggression is not.

For more information about pit bull type dogs, please read PBRC's breed information.

We recommend that the caretakers of any adoptable pit bull thoroughly screen applicants forwarded by PBRC. Meeting the applicant, conducting a home visit and contacting references should be standard procedure before a dog is placed in a home. Remember, pit bull type dogs often attract the wrong kinds of owners and vigilant screening is a MUST.

For more information about how to provide the best care for these dogs and select the right kind of homes for them, please review PBRC's recommendations to dog shelters and rescue organizations.

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