The purpose of the American Pit Bull Foundation is to promote responsible breed ownership through providing owner and public education, positive alternatives to pit fighting, programs to endorse and recognize responsible breed ownership, provide medical and financial assistance for dogs with responsible owners and aid in adoption of Pit Bulls to responsible individuals or families.
Looking for a local Charlotte trainer? We now offer limited spaces for private and public training through APBF. If you are interested in learning more about our training services, please click on Training Request and submit the form below:
The APBF recommends using www.rover.com. Your dog(s) can stay in their own homes, you can read a review of each sitter and some donate a part of their proceeds to APBF. They have many options to fit your wallet and your needs.
Heartworm disease is prevalent and deadly. The key to keeping your pet Heartworm free is prevention.
If you can’t afford prevention, you should be even more concerned about the cost to treat the disease when your pet acquires it. Weigh your options. Prevention for a 50lb dog is roughly $10 a month. Treating a 50lb dog for the disease is roughly $1200. If you are willing to risk your pet’s health over $10 a month, you are not being a responsible dog owner. If you need help, reach out through your veterinarian, through organizations such as APBF and get the help you need to keep your pet protected. Also, start a small savings account for your dog. Even if you only put $3 a week in the account, it will help you have the funds available when you need them for your pet.
Indoor dogs are susceptible as well. Even if your dog is potty pad trained and never sees the outside world, (not recommended), mosquitoes, (which transmit the disease) still have the ability to enter your home when doors open, windows open and through small cracks. Mosquitoes are out for a blood meal and do not respect human home boundaries.
The APBF spends about $300 a month keeping our dogs current on Heartworm & Flea prevention. Please consider making a donation to help with this expense – every little bit helps.Compare Heartworm & Flea Preventatives
Yes. We can help make sure your dog gets safely spayed or neutered. Please contact us with your information and one of our volunteers will reach out and help.
There was a great article written in Atomic Dogg Magazine about the life-saving benefits of microchipping. You can read the full article titled – Microchipping Your Bully.
If you would like more information or help getting your dog microchipped please contact us and one of our volunteers will reach out and help.
Always be cautious when approaching a dog you are unfamiliar with. Be aware of the dog’s body language at all times. The following are guidelines to follow if there is no visible identification such as a collar with tags.
If a dog is on the road or highway and does not come when you call for it; shout in low, firm voice to direct the animal away from the road and contact Animal Care and Control. Do not chase the animal if it is fearful; it could likely run back into the road.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control: Dial 311, select option 2
Humane Society of Charlotte: 704-377-0534
Below is a list of steps to take to in the event that your Pit Bull becomes lost. The key to avoiding tragedy is responsibly containing your pet, and taking preventative measures to identifying your dog in the case that an accident occurs.
If you would like more information or help getting your dog re-homed please contact us and one of our volunteers will reach out and help.
For dog owners, end of life care is a difficult topic. What do you do when your pet passes away or you are faced with the decision to humanely euthanize?
Some veterinarians offer at-home euthanasia services, while others will only do them in-office. A sedative is usually given to your pet prior to make the process as stress free as possible for both you, and your pet. The injection given is painless and typically works very quickly.
You may wish to take your dog home for burial, or, most hospitals offer communal or private cremation options.
If you reside in the North Carolina or northern South Carolina areas, APBF recommends using the services of Terry Davis with Charlotte Pet Cemetery and Crematory. You can reach Terry at 704-875-2582 and he will be happy to help you with all of your aftercare questions.
Carolina Pets Animal Hospital
5922 Weddington Monroe Road
Wesley Chapel, NC 28104
Highlands Pet Hospital
10050 Edison Square Dr. NW
Concord , NC 28027
Animal Medical Hospital
3832 Monroe Road
Charlotte, NC 28205
Sycamore Animal Hospital
Dr. Angela Abendroth, DVM
7210 Matthews-Mint Hill Rd
Mint Hill, NC 28227
Monroe Road Animal Hospital
Dr. Marty Davis, DVM
3736 Monroe Road
Charlotte, NC 28205
Brookdale Animal Hospital
Dr. James Pressley, DVM
13521 Plaza Road Extension
Charlotte, NC 28215
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