Happy Halloween! We recently surpassed 10,000 likes on our Facebook page - this is a wonderful show of support for our “pitbull-type” companions, a big THANK YOU to everyone who has liked our page! Did you know that the popularity of pitbull-type dogs in American households is growing? We estimate that up to 20% of dogs in the U.S. are "pitbull-type" dogs (and their mixes) based on the fact that they are the 3rd most popular adopted from shelters and the 5th most popular registered by veterinarians. Actually, pitbull-type dogs have always been popular - in the early 20th century, they were one of America's most popular family dogs to the extent that they became national mascots and were used on recruitment posters for World Wars 1 & 2 and were called "America's dog". So contrary to stereotypes, our “pitbull-type” companions are not "fringe" or uncommon dogs - they are, and have always been, mainstream and loved family members in millions of American households. Not a trick, but a treat :-)
Check out this great video about breed labels - while we 100% agree that all dogs are individuals and that temperament and personality are more relevant than breed labels, we also believe that it's still important to combat the myths, stereotypes, and misinformation associated with the "pitbull-type" label. The bottom line is that each individual dog's personality is much more important than a breed label, especially when choosing a dog to adopt and welcome to your family. Thanks to the Animal Farm Foundation for creating this video and for everything that they do to support our "bully-type" dogs!
A wonderful day today at the "National Pitbull Awareness Day Parade & Celebration" in Littleton, CO - Lots of beautiful pups, many in very cute Halloween costumes! Thanks to Zoey's Natural Pet Market for putting this really great and very fun event together!
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