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Before adopting a Pit Bull type dog, check out these great questions from PetFinder!
- What are the federal, state, or local laws pertaining to pets in general and Pit Bulls specifically? Research the laws of your state and city or township to ensure Pit Bull-type dogs are not banned. Unfortunately some areas have breed discriminatory legislation that bans dogs who look like certain breeds, including Pit Bulls, regardless of their actual background or behavior. Check if you meet any statutory requirements in regards to adopting a Pit Bull. If you rent or have a Homeowners Association, make sure a Pit Bull-type dog is allowed under the terms of your lease or association rules. Additionally, you should verify that your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance does not prohibit you from adopting a Pit Bull. If there is a problem, consider whether you are open to changing insurance companies since there are companies that cover all breeds of dogs.
- Are you willing to protect your Pit Bull? If you are looking for a guard dog, pick another breed. In general, Pit Bulls are terrible guard dogs because they love people so much. In fact, you need to be the “guard dog” when you parent this breed. You’ll need to protect your dog from others who may unjustly fear your dog based on his appearance. Laws and landlords can change so you will need to be your dog’s advocate.
- Are you willing to (peacefully and patiently) combat the negative Pit Bull stigma that is believed by many people? Sadly, many people believe that Pit Bulls are all unpredictably vicious killing machines and, as a Pit Bull parent, you may also be unfairly stigmatized by these adverse public perceptions. Your neighbors may run the other way when they see you walking a Pit Bull, and your family may question your sanity when they hear you are welcoming a Pit Bull into your home. Be prepared to counter negative reactions with the truth about the Pit Bull temperament and history.
- Are you willing to keep your dog if she becomes dog intolerant or dog aggressive as she gets older?Any dog’s temperament could change and become less tolerant toward other dogs as they get older. Some Pit Bulls love all other dogs, but this is something you should be prepared for no matter what breed you adopt. Early socialization with other dogs is not a guarantee that any dog will not become dog aggressive or dog intolerant at some point. Dog sensitivity may rise as a dog matures, and they may not show their true temperament toward other dogs until they are approximately three years old. If your dog does become aggressive toward other dogs, you must always take precautions to keep your dog (and other dogs) safe, no matter the breed.
- Are you willing to be a responsible Pit Bull parent? Note: This is not a comprehensive list of how to be a responsible parent, just a few important points.
- Control your dog and keep him on a leash except in a secure and safe enclosed area. Like many dogs, Pit Bull-type dogs may be inclined to jump up on people to greet them, but their muscularity and size could potentially knock a child down. You also want to be sure that you protect your dog from accusations of causing fights when another dog is responsible. Be careful at dog parks. All it takes is one dog-aggressive dog causing an issue for which your Pit Bull could (unfairly) be blamed because of his breed.
- Socialize your Pit Bull with people and attend obedience training that uses positive-reinforcement techniques. Ongoing socialization and training will help your Pit Bull be a Breed Ambassador, the best possible rebuttal to negative stereotypes and fears.
Biggies Bullies adoption rules, regulations, and process.
- You must be at least 21 years old, we will ask proof of drivers license upon meet and greet.
- You must be with in 2 hours of Pittsburgh PA.
- You must own your home, or have landlord approval (Yes, we’ll check!) If you rent we will ask for a copy of your lease to be emailed to us before going through with your application.
- Every dog is different and every dog may have different requirements, such as some need a fenced yard, some don't. Please read each bio of every dog carefully. If you have any questions please direct them to firstname.lastname@example.org
- A fenced yard can be required per dog. Every dog has different requirements, please read their bios carefully.
- Proof of training with one of our trainers will be required for all puppies adopted under the age of 6 months.
- Adoption is 150$
- We will review your application and call your references, and be in touch with you with any follow up questions.
- If we determine you are a good match for the dog you have applied for, we will contact you to chat on the phone and to arrange a home visit and to meet the dog. ---If you own other pets we will meet at a neutral area before going to your home, but only after a home check. Every dog is different, and some may need more than one meet and greet.
- If we feel it is a good fit, we will then arrange for a two-week home trial period. This is required for every adoption. Two weeks can make a huge difference in a dog, you really get to see who they are when they settle in a little more. This helps adopters and the dogs. We never want a dog or person to feel forced into adoption. We want all of our adoptions to be the right fit, and part of making sure that happens is making sure you know the dog that you want to adopt.
- If all goes well after a two week trial we will come back to you to sign the adoption contract, collect the dogs adoption donation (150$) and take your happy adoption photo!
Applications filled out for dogs that are not available will not be reviewed.
Every dog adopted comes with a bag of food, a Freedom Harness, HW prevention, Flea/Tick prevention, and 4 training sessions with our trainer, and a life time of support from Biggies Bullies
Biggies Bullies does not have a shelter or physical location. All of our dogs under our care are in approved Biggies Bullies foster homes. To meet a dog, you must fill out an application first. An application is not a contract, or a final adoption.
If you do not hear from Biggies Bullies in 10 working days of your submission,
you may assume your application has been declined.
you may assume your application has been declined.
- All of our adoptables are seen by our veterinarian, are spayed/neutered, heart worm tested, microchipped, and up to date on vaccines. They are all on heart-worm, flea & tick prevention prior to adoption.
Please review every dogs bio to see what might fit best with your family, if you're not sure or have more questions about a dog please email our adoption team at email@example.com