Why pit bulls? Our rescue concentrates on pit bulls because breed prejudice makes them less adoptable and subject to high rates of abuse, neglect, and abandonment. We also just love these dogs, for their playful, affectionate natures and generous hearts. Many of us live with pit bulls who are family dogs, agility dogs, therapy dogs, bed warmers, and sources of endless love and fun. To learn more, please take a look at the other pages on this site. You can also see us on a recent Morning Edition show on TV 20 here.
We rescue and rehabilitate dogs who are at risk in overcrowded shelters or who have been victims of cruelty and dog-fighting and place them in permanent homes. We also advocate for pit bulls through educational and outreach programs. Our friendly, constructive, and open-minded community of dog lovers is always looking for new volunteers, fosters, and friends – please join us!
Since we began adoptions in 2012, we have found great homes for over 150 dogs. Our dogs are adopted by all kinds of people, including families with young kids, retired people, college students, and many more. To see some happy endings, please take a look at our success stories! We do not have a kennel or other facility and cannot take in either strays or privately owned dogs. Please see the “Resources” page on this site for tips on rehoming a dog privately.
POPB takes in dogs from the public shelters in Alachua, Bradford, Clay, Gilchrist, Levy, Orange, and Putnam counties. In addition, we sometimes take dogs from from cruelty seizures, in collaboration with national animal welfare agencies.