Due to the high euthanasia rate of Pit Bulls in the public sheltering system, the American Pit Bull Foundation pulls pregnant females and newborn puppies with their mothers from shelters for Operation Sidekick. Part of our program mission is to reduce the euthanasia of an estimated 1200 Pit Bulls per day and by selecting these dogs, not only can we accomplish this, we can also set our dogs up for the best success in becoming service animals given the researched methodology we use.