Pit Bull Partners Rescue Mission

Pit Bull Partners Rescue Mission™ Program Highlights

  • Temperament-tested pit bulls from local animal shelters paired and trained with veterans.
  • Companion and emotional support dogs provided in the initial phase of the program, for veterans capable of caring for a companion animal. Veteran and dog train together on basic dog obedience and healthy dog socialization, working toward passing the Canine Good Citizen test.
  • Long-term intent of providing veterans with severe symptoms of PTSD and/or TBI with Psychiatric Service Dogs trained to meet their specific needs.
  • Food and veterinary care provided when the veteran is unable to financially support their partnered dog. Support is maintained until the veteran is financially stable.
  • Collaboration with existing veterans’ groups to heighten awareness of the program, as well as to educate about pit bull type dogs and to dispel misinformation published by media and Breed-specific legislation groups.
  • Within these veterans’ groups, potential Peer Dog Trainers/Class Leaders identified and trained to help provide consistent dog obedience training and support to pit bull/veteran partners and/or to act as ambassadors for both the program and the pit bull type dogs.

Information on Pit Bull Type Dogs

http://animalfarmfoundation.org/files/Fear-vs-Fact-08-29-15.pdf

http://www.notsosane.com/assets/pitbulls-and-the-media-mauling-a-reputation-final.pdf

http://pleasedontpetme.com/differences.php

https://www.aspca.org/about-us/aspca-policy-and-position-statements/position-statement-pit-bulls