Plenty of Pit Bulls is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, all-volunteer organization dedicated to rescue, advocacy, education and community building.
We focus on dogs labeled “pit bulls,” a broad category that includes a large proportion of the dogs in our region (and in shelters around the country). We concentrate 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. We also learn from the many local and national pit bull advocacy groups. We always love to talk about dogs – please ask!
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.
All our dogs live in foster homes, where they learn basic manners and we get to know their likes and dislikes, personalities, energy levels, and more, in order to make the perfect match with an adopter. In addition, of course, they get the veterinary care they need. Once dogs are healthy, vaccinated, neutered or spayed, and ready for adoption, we find them permanent homes. Please see our “Adopt” page for more information about adopting one of our dogs.
We have adoption events at Petco in Gainesville (6869 W. Newberry Rd.) and at Petsmart on NW 16th Ave. at 43rd Street, every Saturday from noon to 4 pm. It’s always possible to arrange a private meeting if you can’t attend one of those events or if you’re interested in a dog who doesn’t attend events.
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.