Thousands of pit bulls are killed in shelters every week across the United States. These dogs have been plagued with a horrible stigma that is completely misaligned. They’ve been abused, abandoned, neglected, and stereotyped more than any other breed class of dogs. Yet, pit bull type dogs often come with not only an insatiable love for human attention, but also a work ethic that makes them highly trainable for service work such as PTSD mitigation.
Two underserved populations. Two community crises. One common solution. We started this program to help decrease the veteran suicide rate and the unnecessary euthanasia of pit bull type dogs.