Pit Bull Awareness Month: 46 Stories & 3 Videos

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By Jarissa Aquinde, Positively Woof Rescue and Adoption Story Editor

Every October is National Pit Bull Month Awareness Month, and Positively Woof celebrates all things Pit Bull all month long!  Our dog rescue stories focus on precious, adopted “pibbles.” We highlight organizations and companies that are inspired by, raise awareness for, and give back to Pit Bulls and other bully breeds in need.

If you missed any of our Pit Bull Awareness Month features in 2016, check them out below and let’s celebrate Pit Bulls all year long!

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Rebecca Corry, Angel, and the Stand Up For Pits Foundation: We start our celebration by highlighting the work of an amazing Pit Bull advocate, Rebecca Corry, Angerl (her furbaby and inspiration), and the Stand Up For Pits Foundation.

Project Blue Collar and Pittie 2020:  Project Blue Collar launched Pittie 2020 to improve the public’s vision of pit bulls.

SoCal Pit Bull Team:  SoCal Pit Bull Team’s vision is of a world in which pit bulls and their families are treated fairly, and without discrimination.

Tooth & Honey:  Ally wanted to find a way to give back to animals and rescues, so she started Tooth & Honey. Now, she and her customers and fans help spread pawsitive pit bull vibes!

Pinups for Pitbulls:  Deidre Franklin started PFPB because she was nervous about BSL coming to her front door.

Pibblemart:  After adopting Angus, Kim made it her mission  to educate others about bully breeds.

The Pit Bull Princess:  Nancy started The Pit Bull Princess to promote the image of pit bulls as happy, loving, family pets.pbo-orgs-2

Dog Park Publishing:  Dog Park Publishing showcases and celebrates dogs, pit bulls in particular, through their calendars and products as majestic, affectionate and intelligent animals!

Pittie Chicks:  Jessica Siegfried started The Pittie Chicks because she wanted cute looks for “chicks who love pits” that represented the sweetness of pit bull type dogs.

Rescue Strong:  Rescue Strong is a lifestyle brand focused on rescue, advocacy, and giving back.

LARPBO – Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners:  LARPBO’s mission is to join together in group activities, events, pit bull advocacy, training classes and community outreach in order to promote a positive image of all “bully” breeds.

LARPBO Success Stories:  Every weekend, LARPBO dogs and their humans take group classes to achieve their Canine Good Citizen Certificates.  They are determined to show the public how amazing and loving pit bulls are.



Calista:  The first time Calista’s parents saw her, they were amazed that she was alive.  Despite being bred and used in dog fighting, Calista learned to trust again.

Justice and Murphy:  They each suffered from their own physical and emotional issues..but are thriving in their forever home!

Gus:  Gus had a ruff start in life. Now, he makes friends wherever he goes!!!

Ruby:  Ruby’s mouth was wrapped shut by her previous owner. Now, she can’t stop smiling in her forever home!

Biggie Smalls:  Biggie Smalls’ unconditional love reminds his parents to respect, give to, and rescue those in need.

Boyd:  “Sarah and Boyd do what they can to change any negativity associated with pit bulls — you know, the dogs with the big heads and even BIGGER hearts.”

Boss and Tank:  Boss and Tank were saved from death row at the same high kill shelter. Now, they’re amazing breed ambassadors!

Ruca:  Ruca is one of the happiest pups you’ll meet!

Big Daddy Bubbs:  Big Daddy Bubbs and his forever mom are changing the public’s perception of pit bulls…one person at a time!

Bentley:  Bentley used to fend for himself. Now, his furever mom treats him like a King!

Liam:  Liam, once a foster pup himself, is now an amazing foster brother to other rescue dogs!

pbo-dogs-2Dulce:  Dulce was paralyzed and had to drag herself down the streets of Tijuana before she was rescued

Owen:  Owen helped connect his mom with an amazing community of rescue advocates who strive to show the world how sweet pit bulls are!

Strutter:  Strutter hid behind a chair the first time he met his furever mom.

Simon:  “Simon’s eyebrows have opened many people’s eyes to see the positive in what may have been perceived as negative.”

George:  George and his eight siblings were born in a kill shelter.

Penny Pig:  Penny Pig was completely shut down in the shelter.

Uli:  Uli is a true fighter.

Kaia:  Kaia licked her way into her forever pawrents’ hearts!

Bo:  Bo’s family met him while volunteering at Lots O Spots Acres…and they couldn’t imagine him being adopted by anyone else!

Ladybug: Once out of her kennel at the shelter, Ladybug brought tears to her forever mom’s eyes.

Putty:  Putty was rescued just in the nick of time!

Chaplin:  Chaplin has been an amazing foster brother to nine rescue pups over the last year.

pbo-dogs-3Dawkins:  Dawkins’ parents wanted their first baby to be a rescued fur-baby!

Popeye:  Kara’s previous furbaby, Reaper, sent Popeye her way.

Zoe:  Nira always knew she wanted to adopt a pit bull…and she found her perfect furbaby in Zoe!

Trinity:  Trinity may have lost a toe, but she gained a forever family.

Howard:  Howard’s mom is a pit bull and rescue advocate.  She knows that these misunderstood pups need us to be their voice.

Dexter and Charley:  Dexter and Charley are inseparable!

Baby and Sky: Baby was abandoned as a puppy, and Sky was struggling to walk.  Both now live with two other fur siblings in their forever home!

Hooch and Gus:  These loving, rescued pit bull brothers have an amazing bond.

Alexander and Caesar:  Alexander and Caesar are both big babies, who just want to love and BE loved!

Murphy:  After being abandoned several times, Murphy finally found his loving, forever home.

Brooklyn:   Brookyln and her forever mom met on Halloween!


Pit Bull videos by Positively Woof

Video: October is National Pit Bull Awareness Month with LARPBO (Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners)

October is National Pit Bull Awareness Month!

October is National Pit Bull Awareness Month – Spread the word! Featuring the dogs of LARPBO – Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners ❤️❤️❤️

Posted by Positively Woof on Tuesday, October 25, 2016


Video: Happy Halloween from Pit Bulls & Friends – featuring the dogs of LARPBO

Happy Halloween from Pit Bulls & Friends!

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Posted by Positively Woof on Monday, October 31, 2016


Video: Positively Woof’s Spokes-Pit LOUIE – at Pet Orphans

Pet Orphans Saves Louie's Life

I LOVE volunteering at Pet Orphans of Southern California . Our newest video features Louie, who got saved from death row. Please help me support Pet Orphans' great rescue work by sharing this video. Thanks! #shelterdogs

Posted by Positively Woof on Wednesday, January 20, 2016


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Larry Kay is the award-winning coauthor of Training the Best Dog Ever, which became a #1 best seller in dog training on Amazon Kindle. He is Leader of the Pack at Positively Woof, which helps shelter dogs get adopted by making videos and raises awareness and funds. Larry is an award-winning dog filmmaker and has been a frequent contributor to the American Animal Hospital Association and Dog Fancy magazine.
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