Breed Care Policy
We will only care for one Pit Bull (American Pit Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier) at any given time.
Our real-life experience with the Pits we have “homed” is a dichotomy of emotion and results. As much as we have loved the individual dogs themselves, our communal environment and our inability to devote the needed amount of individual human attention required by the breed personality dictates that we take on the responsibility of only one Pit from an individual owner for the duration of a deployment. This means that when we have one single Pit we will not take another until the current resident is reunited with his/her owner.
In the case of two Pits from the same owner, we will take them (given there is available space) if the owner commits, and retains responsibility of that commitment, that the two Pits can cohabitate with one another in their own living area without negative results.
Each and every Pit that we have taken in has exhibited deterioration of their psyche. We have to make the difficult decision to not put a Pit in an environment which, during the length of a deployment, will result in a damaged dog being reunited with its owner. Pits flourish in a single dog/owner environment; our communal environment conflicts with that element of their personalities. The have a heightened requirement for individual connection and attention and we lack the capacity to keep them adequately engaged The military pet foster program that offers the best temporary environment for Pits is NetPets.org. They are very successful at matching up the pets of military personnel with individual foster homes.
We know from experience that if we assume responsibility for more than one Pit at a time you will not be returning to the same dog that you left with us. We will not take the dog down that path knowing that we will fail to provide a quality service to both you and your dog. If you contact us to determine space availability and we do not have any, understand that this policy is based on an absolute foreknowledge on our part that there would be a negative outcome if we do not adhere to the realities of our capabilities.
Pit/Mixed breeds will be assessed by the predominant personality traits of the mix makeup using the same acceptance criteria in evaluating all incoming prospective “residents”.