As stated in the rules, Pit Bull Forum does not allow owner surrenders. There are not enough responsible, loving, dog-savvy homes to take in abandoned, unwanted pit bulls, even those that are stellar ambassadors of the breed. Unflappable, big-hearted dogs sit for months or even years in shelters, rescues, and foster care, or are put to sleep in shelters due to overcrowding, shelter policies, or local breed-specific legislation.
The best ally for your dog is you. If you are getting rid of your dog for behavioral or training issues, feel free to post in the Behavior and Training section of the forum to gather some resources. PBF strongly encourages you to seek an in-person evaluation or training sessions with a reputable, breed-savvy trainer who can meet you and your dog. Your dog may be able to lead a safe and happy life with you and your family with just a few simple management steps, or with ongoing training.
If you are feeling forced to get rid of your dog because of housing or landlord issues, you will find plenty of support here! Other members have posted "Pet Resumes," pet-friendly rentals, and other valuable assistance to help people keep all their family members together.
Likewise we cannot allow dogs to be posted by members who do not have real life experience with them. While there are many people who can step up to the plate and manage a difficult dog, assessing a dog via the internet is just not possible. IS there a home out there that could successfully manage every dog for the rest of its life? Sure, but people who are trustworthy to do this either already have a dog (or dogs!) that requires extra-special management, or they just don't want the work and liability.
The bad news is there are hardly any "unique" situations involving surrendering and rehoming dogs. The good news is this means that there are plenty of other people that might be able to help you manage the situation.
The moderators and members of Pit Bull Forum all share a love for bully breeds and want to see them in successful, life-long family homes.
Why buy from a breeder when there are plenty of homeless pups in shelters???
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