Pit Bull Terriers : Preventing Breed Restrictions

BSL (breed-specific legislation) targeted against pitbulls like this black-and-white pit is misguided.
Breed-specific legislation (BSL) affecting pit bull terriers, is ineffective at keeping communities safe because such laws target the wrong thing and ignore the real issue....Read More
States with Legislation that Restricts Dogs Seized in Dogfighting Cases
Legislation in seven states currently restricts dogs seized in dogfighting cases, stigmatizing them as damaged and unadoptable and denying them an opportunity to prove otherwise....Read More
Brown pitbull and orange tabby cat
Knowing fact from fiction saves lives,...Read More
Pit bull terrier in front of Capitol
Sadly, some breeds of dogs, like pit bull terriers, are often misunderstood and believed to be dangerous....Read More
Persistence is required to find a pet-friendly landlord who will accept a friendly pitbull like this sweet, smiling guy
The majority of Americans view their pets as members of their family and, as a result, Best Friends Animal Society receives hundreds of inquiries about pet-friendly housing...Read More
All pitbulls, even this well-behaved pitbull and his person, can be unfairly targeted by dog breed discrimination.
  This action kit outlines instructions on how to take action to help prevent breed-specific legislation in your city, town or community ...Read More
Pit Bull Terrier mix
Breed-specific laws fail to protect public safety, lead to costly litigation and may violate the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)....Read More
Group of pit-bull-terrier-type dogs on a lake
According to a survey commissioned by Best Friends Animal Society, 84 percent of Americans believe citizens should be allowed to have any breed of dog they choose....Read More
Pit bulls like this brown dog, who is lovingly looking at his person, are frequently the target of breed bans.
To keep people safe from dog-bite-related incidents, the best and most effective laws focus not on breed, but on behavior — both the pet owner’s behavior and the dog’s beha...Read More
Breed restrictions against dogs like this friendly brown pitbull do not make communities safer.
We all want safe and humane communities for people and pets alike....Read More