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RESCUE RESOURCES

Shelters around the United States are overcrowded with American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, American Bullies, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, and Pit Bull mixes and it is a big problem. These dogs need a 2nd chance, and a lot of them never get it. They are mostly victims of bad owners, and it is not fair that their lives are cut short because of this. When you adopt a dog from a rescue or shelter you save a life.  If you can not adopt there are many other things you can do to help:

  • Make a Donation
  • Donate your time to socialize and play with the dogs
  • Take dogs to obedience classes
  • Wash and Groom Dogs
  • Provide Transportation
  • Coordinate Fundraisers
  • Donate Dog items
  • Become a Foster Parent (temporary housing)
  • Sponsor a Dog
  • Assist with Home Checks

  • The following is a resource for Pit Bull (American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, American Bullies, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, and pit bull mixes) Rescue/Adoption Shelters. Just click on a banner or link to find out more about that particular shelter. If a shelter does not have a website, it will take you to an e-mail. . You can find a Pit Bull in almost any county shelter too.

     

     

    Click on one of the letters below to go states beginning with that letter.
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    Alabama, United States
    Alabaster Bama Bully Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Alaska, United States
    Alaska Alaska Pit Bull Rescue Adoptions Alaska Adoptable Pit Bulls
    Arkansas, United States
    Little Rock Gentle Souls Pit Bull Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Arizona, United States
    Oro Valley Adopt-A-Bull AZ Pit Bull Rescue
    Phoenix Mayday Pit Bull Rescue & Advocacy 501(c)3 Pit Bull Rescue
    California, United States
    Berkeley Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society No-Kill Shelter
    Corona del Mar Sanctuary by the Sea Pit Bull Rescue
    Fowler City of Fowler No-Kill Shelter
    Hermosa Beach Bullies and Buddies Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Los Angeles Diamonds in the Ruff Pit Bull Rescue
    Los Angeles Marley's Pit Stop Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Los Gatos PACK Pit Bull Rescue
    North Hollywood Downtown Dog Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Oakland California Pit Bull Rescue 501(c)(3) Pit Bull Rescue
    Rancho Santa Margarita Fur-Ever Rescue Animal Rescue
    Redondo Beach Bullies & Buddies Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Riverside County Change of Heart Pit Bull Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    San Diego Pit Bull Rescue San Diego Pit Bull Rescue
    San Diego It's The Pits Dog Rescue Bully Breed Rescue
    San Francisco Bad Rap Pit Bull Rescue
    San Francisco Reunion Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    San Francisco Rocket Dog Rescue Pit Bull Friendly Dog Rescue
    Santa Monica Karma Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Studio City The Rescue Train No-Kill Shelter
    Templeton Second Chance at Love No Kill Shelter
    Toluca Lake Linda Blair Worldheart Foundation Pit Bull Rescue
    Connecticut, United States Top
    New Canaan Bully Breed Rescue Bully Breed Rescue
    New Haven Karuna Bully Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    New Haven Angel Capone Pit Bull Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Plainville Connecticut PitBull Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Prospect Hot Water Rescue New England Rottweiler Rescue
    Stamford Smilin Pitbull Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Florida, United States Top
    Florida Pit Bull Rescue "Rescue Me" Florida Pit Bull Rescues
    DogMa Rescue Dog Rescue
    Central Florida Central Florida APBT & Mixed Breed Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Clarcona Central Florida Pit Bull Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Gainesville Phoenix Rescue 501(c)3 Pit Bull Rescue
    Groveland Misfit Animal Rescue Pit Bull / Large Dog Rescue
    Hillsborough County Florida Big Dog Rescue Pit Bull Adoption/Foster
    Palatka Mike's Dog House Pit Bull Rescue
    Palm Beach County Pit Bull Rescue of South Florida Pit Bull Rescue
    Lutz Pibbles to the Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Mango Rugaz Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Miami Buddies Thru Bullies English Bulldog Rescue
    Naples The Pit Bull Crew, Inc. Bully Breed Rescue
    Orlando Buster's & Foster's Haven Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Orlando Orlando Bully Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Palm Coast Flagler Humane Society Regular Dog Shelter
    Port Richey Pit Bull Happenings, Inc. 501(c)(3) Pit Bull Rescue
    Port Richey Saving Grace Animal Rescue 501(c)(3) Pit Bull Friendly Rescue
    Sanford Dolly's Foundation 501(c)(3) Pit Bull Rescue
    Tampa Lost Angels Pit Bull/Animal Rescue
    Tampa Humane Society of Tampa Bay Animal Rescue
    Winter Haven Amanda & Roberts Pit Bull Rescue & Shelter Pit Bull Rescue
    Georgia, United States Top
    Atlanta All or Nothing Pit Bull Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Atlanta K9 Rescue League Pit Bull Rescue
    Braselton Light of my Life Pitbull Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Canton Pit Prints Pit Bull Rescue/Rehabilitation Pit Bull Rescue
    Dallas Friends to the Forlorn Pit Bull Rescue 501(c)3 Pit Bull Rescue
    Hawaii, United States Top
    Maui Maui Pitbull Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    waipahu Kamaka's Ilio Hale Pit Bull Rescue
    Idaho, United States Top
    Hayden Kootenai Humane Society No-Kill Shelter
    Illinois, United States Top
    Antioch A&S Rescue Pit Bull and/or Amstaff Rescue
    Chicago It's A Pittie Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Chicago & Bloomington/Normal Don't Bully My Breed rescue Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Elk Grove Village Chicagoland Dog Rescue No-Kill Shelter
    Waukegan Rags 2 Wags Pit Bull Rescue Pit Bull and/or Amstaff Rescue
    Glenview Chicagoland Bully Breed Rescue Pit Bull and/or Amstaff Rescue
    Indiana, United States Top
    Evasville Dirty Paws Rescue, Inc Pit Bull Rescue
    Emporia Halfway House Pit Bull Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Evasville B.U.L.L.I.E. Nation Rescue Bully Breed Rescue
    Franklin Casa Del Toro Bully Breed Education & Rescue 501(c)(3) Pit Bull Rescue
    Mount Vernon PC Pound Puppies 501c(3) - No Kill Shelter
    West lafayette AKA Pit Bull Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Warsaw Scars Pit Bull Rescue 501(c)3 Pit Bull Rescue
    Iowa, United States Top
    Davenport Humane Society of Scott County Regular Dog Shelter
    Williamsburg Safe Haven of Iowa County No-Kill Shelter
    Kansas, United States Top
    Merriam Animal Haven No-Kill Shelter
    Kentucky, United States Top
    Kuttawa UNCHAINED LOVE Pit Bull Rescue
    Louisville PIT MOUNTAIN RESCUE Pit Bull Rescue
    Louisville SAVING SUNNY, INC. Pit Bull Rescue & Rehabilitation
    Louisiana, United States Top
    Jefferson Humane Society of Louisiana No-Kill Shelter
    Baton Rouge American Pit Bull Terrier Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Maine, United States
    Fryeburg Harvest Hills Animal Shelter No-Kill Shelter
    Rockport Camden-Rockport Animal Rescue League No-Kill Shelter
    Maryland, United States Top
    Anne Arundel County SPCA of Anne Arundel County 501(c)3 SPCA
    Baltimore Ethical Bull Breed Rescue and Referral / EBBRR Pit Bull and/or Amstaff Rescue
    Baltimore Baltimore Bully Crew 501(c)3 Pit Bull Rescue
    Baltimore Recycled Love Pit Bull Rescue
    Baltimore Adopt A Homeless Animal Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Buckeystown Jasmines House, Inc. Pit Bull Rescue
    Hagerstown Pissano Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Hollywood Animal Relief Fund No-Kill Shelter
    Sunderland Humane Society of Calvert County, Maryland No-Kill Shelter
    College Estates Bully Lovers Pit Bull Rescue
    Massachusetts, United States Top
    Lakeville BraveHeart Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Canton Norfolk County Humane Society Inc Pit Bull Rescue
    Framingham PittieLove Rescue Inc. Pit Bull Rescue
    Hopkinton Baypath Humane Society of Hopkinton, Inc. Pit Bull Rescue
    Michigan, United States Top
    Belleville The Buster Foundation (501c3) Pit Bull Rescue
    Charlotte Second Chances Pit Bull Rescue
    Detroit Home FurEver Rescue 501(c)3 Rescue
    Fennville Boxers R Us & Friends Pit Bull Rescue
    Standish The Last Resort Pit Bull Rescue
    Minnesota, United States Top
    Minneapolis A Rotta Love Plus Pit Bull Rescue
    Mississippi, United States Top
    Hernando White Owl Bullies & Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Gautier Gulf Coast APBT Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Missouri, United States Top
    Fayette ARFF MO (501c3) Pit Bull Rescue
    Foristell Mutts-n-Stuff Pit Bull Rescue
    Fulton Broken Hearts, Mended Souls Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Kansas City Missouri Pit Bull Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Kansas City Mid-America Bully Breed Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Salem Dent County Animal Welfare Society No-Kill Shelter
    St James Tri-County Humane Society No-Kill Shelter
    Browns Station Adopt-A-Bull Pit Bull Rescue
    Montana, United States Top
    Butte Butte Animal Shelter Regular Dog Shelter
    Great Falls PIT THE WAY FOR BULLY RESCUE Pit Bull Rescue
    New Hampshire, United States Top
    Hillsboro For the Love of Dog Pit Bull Rescue
    Hopkinton Puppy Angels Pit Bull and/or Amstaff Rescue
    New Jersey, United States Top
    New Jersey The REAL Pit Bull Pit Bull Rescue - Resource
    Oakland RAMAPO BERGEN ANIMAL REFUGE, INC. No Kill Shelter
    South Orange Jersey Animal Coalition No-Kill Shelter
    Hamilton Pet Rescue of Mercer Pit Bull and/or Amstaff Rescue
    Jersey City Liberty Humane Society No-Kill Shelter
    Newark Pit Bull Kisses Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Vorhees Lilo's Promise Animal Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    New Mexico, United States Top
    Taos Stray Hearts Animal Shelter Regular Dog Shelter
    Nevada, United States Top
    Las Vegas Bullie Buddies of Las Vegas Pit Bull Rescue
    Southern Nevada Southern Nevada Bully Breed Rescue Bully Breed Rescue
    N. Las Vegas Monsieur Pit Bull Rescue, Inc. Pit Bull Rescue
    New York, United States Top
    Amsterdam Rover Patch Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Armonk Adopt-a-Dog No-Kill Shelter
    Ithaca Tompkins County SPCA No-Kill Shelter
    Rochester Pitty Love Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Rochester Torre's Legacy Pit Bull Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Amenia Animal Farm Foundation Pit Bull Rescue
    Briarcliff Manor SPCA of Westchester No-Kill Shelter
    North Carolina, United States Top
    Asheboro Fortitudine Vincimus Rescue Center Pit Bull Rescue
    Castle Hayne Phoenix Rising Pit Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Charlotte Project Halo 501(C)(3) No Kill Shelter
    Charlotte South of the Bully Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Charlotte Pity 4 Us Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Gastonia Nana's Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Harrisburg North Mecklenburg Animal Rescue No-Kill Shelter
    Mebane Animal Protection Society of Orange County No-Kill Shelter
    North-Central The Merit Pit Bull Foundation Pit Bull Rescue
    Raleigh, Greensboro Annabelle's Second Chance PBR - North Carolina Pit Bull Rescue
    Raleigh USA Pit Bull Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    North Dakota, United States Top
    Fargo 4 Luv of Dog Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Ohio, United States Top
    Cincinnati Bark Ark Bully Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Cincinnati Cincinnati Pit Crew Pit Bull Rescue
    Cleveland For the Love of PITS Pit Bull Rescue
    Columbus Measle's Animal Haven, Inc. Pit Bull Rescue
    Pittie's Place Pit Bull Rescue
    Dayton Miami Valley Pit Crew Pit Bull Rescue
    Jefferson Pitbullie Angel Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    London Humane Society Madison County Regular Dog Shelter
    LORAIN Ohio Pet Placement Foundation, Inc. No-Kill Shelter
    Lucas County LUCAS COUNTY PIT CREW 501(c)(3) Pit Bull Rescue
    SALEM Alchemy Acres Animal Sanctuary No-Kill Shelter
    Avon Love-A-Stray No-Kill Shelter
    New Philadelphia Take 2 Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Oklahoma, United States Top
    Norman Oklahoma Bully Breed Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Oregon, United States Top
    Portland Born Again Pit Bull Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Portland Lovers-Not-Fighters Pit Bull Rescue
    Salem Good Fellas Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    The Dalles Dead Dog Walking Pit Bull Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Eugene Luv-a-Bull Pit Bull Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Pennsylvania, United States Top
    Dallas Sweet Bark Pit Bull Rescue 501(C)(3) Pit Bull Rescue
    Luzerne County A POSITIVE PROMISE PIT BULL FOUNDATION 501(C)(3) Pit Bull Rescue
    Mont Alto Knick Knack Pittie Pack Pit Bull Rescue
    Pittsburgh Hello Bully Pit Bull Rescue
    Pittsburgh Biggies Bullies Pit Bull Rescue
    Pittsburgh Animal-Friends No-Kill Shelter
    Hokendauqua Sunrays PitBull Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Rhode Island, United States Top
    South Carolina, United States Top
    Charleston Noble Ones Bully Breed Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Goose Creek New Hope Pit Bull Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    South Dakota, United States Top
    Hartford Pit Rescue of the Great Plains Pit Bull Rescue
    Tennessee, United States Top
    East Tennessee East TN Pit Bull Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Memphis Hearts of Gold Pit Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Algood Bless the Bullys Pit Bull Rescue
    Texas, United States
    North Texas Bully Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Austin Reunion Rescue 510(c)3 Pit Bull Rescue
    Dallas Dog Star Pit Bull Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Dripping Springs Thundering Paws Animal Sanctuary No-Kill Shelter
    Houston Guardian Pit Bull Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    lago vista Lago Vista Paws Shelter No-Kill Shelter
    Floresville Las Lomas K9 Rescue No-Kill Shelter
    Gun Barrel City Straydog, Inc. No-Kill Shelter
    Nacogdoches St. Francis Rescue Nacogdoches Pit Bull Rescue
    The Woodlands Guardian Pit Bull Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Utah, United States Top
    Veyo Angels for Animals 2000 No-Kill Shelter
    West Valley No More Homeless Pets in Utah No-Kill Shelter
    Vermont, United States Top
    Randolph Center Potters Angels Rescue 501(c)(3) Animal Rescue Group
    Virginia, United States Top
    Arlington SPCA of Northern Virginia No-Kill Shelter
    Fairfax Station HART Homeless Animal Rescue Team No-Kill Shelter
    Fredericksburg Bully Paws- Pit Bull Patriots Pit Bull Rescue
    Gainesville Ambassador Pit Bull Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Hampton Animal Aid Society No-Kill Shelter
    Meherrin Southside SPCA No-Kill Shelter
    Merrifield Friends of Homeless Animals No-Kill Shelter
    Norfolk Norfolk SPCA No-Kill Shelter
    Richmond Misunderstood Pit Bull Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Shenandoah Valley Virginia Paws for Pits Pit Bull Rescue
    Richmond Annabelle's Second Chance PBR- Virginia
    Richmond Rock - We Rock in Virginia Chained Dog Rescue
    Richmond Ring Dog Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Washington, D.C. United States Top
    DC Metropolitan Area Ambassador Rescue (APBRpits) Pit Bull Rescue
    Washington, United States Top
    Colville Colville Pet Rescue No-Kill Shelter
    Seattle BullsEye Dog Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Tacoma DRAW Pit Bull Rescue
    Woodinville Homeward Pet Adoption Center No-Kill Shelter
    Bothell Recycle-A-Bull Pit Bull Rescue
    Vancouver Pacific Northwest Pit Bull Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Wisconsin, United States Top
    West Virginia, United States Top
    Baker Forever Friends Animal Rescue Animal Rescue
    Charleston Take The Lead Pit Bull Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Oak Hill Wv PitBull Lovers Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Wardensville WV Pit Bull Haven Pit Bull Rescue
    INTERNATIONAL
    Canada
    Alberta Prairie Pit Bull Rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Montreal Pit Stop Montreal Pit Bull Rescue
    Gabriola Island Respect-a-bull dog rescue Pit Bull Rescue
    Vancouver Bully Buddies Pit Bull Rescue
    St. Thomas All Breed Canine Rescue No-Kill Shelter
    Windsor Advocates For The Underdog Pit Bull Rescue
    England
    Worcestershire Happy Staffie Rescue Staffordshire Bull Terrier Rescue