|I was just at a dog “rock fest” which had dozens of rescue group booths. Most of them were for pit bulls and one had a “pay a dollar, get pit bull kisses” booth and sure enough, one buck and you could stand there for hours while Pig the pit bull showed you how much he loved you.
I’m prejudiced, not against but FOR pits, because I own three and they’re wonderful. They’re not ALWAYS wonderful and this is where many pit groups make a mistake – they sometime claim Pits are the best dogs there are and are never any trouble. Not true at all. They’re plenty of trouble but the loyalty, empathy, and fun you get with them makes it worth it. A few rescues are: www.outofthepits.org, www.pittieloverescue.com and www.pbrc.net. Pits make great family dogs, therapy dogs, search dogs, agility dogs – you name it.
Kelly is a dog columnist and pet writer. She lives in the Boston-area with her three pit bulls and one neurotic cat.
October 20th, 2009