American Pit Bull Terrier

Pit Bull Puppies: Facts And Cute Pictures

When someone refers to a “Pit Bull puppy,” you can probably picture a certain kind of dog in your head, but you might be interested to know that there is no such breed as “Pit Bull.”

by Mike Clark
October 23rd

Five Famous War Dogs

As we remember those who served in the armed forces, five tales of brave dogs who fought in three wars — the Vietnam War, World War I, and World War II.


by Mike Dogtime
May 24th, 2018

Adopt a dog or cat for the 4th of July

Fifty-six men signed the Declaration of Independence, which was adopted on July 4, 1776; here are 27 adoptable animals who share their names with those who signed the document.

by DogTime
June 29th, 2015

Mama cat nurses Pit Bull pup

A cat with four newborns to feed made room for an unfortunate Pit Bull puppy, who had been rejected by his mother, by feeding the pup and taking him for her own.

by DogTime
June 20th, 2013

Nevada says no to breed specific legislation

Nevada dog owners and advocates have something to celebrate this week after the historic passage of Assembly Bill 110, which outlaws Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) in The Silver State. Under the new law, towns and municipalities in Nevada can no longer outlaw dogs based on their breed.American Pit Bull Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, and dogs […]

by DogTime Staff
May 31st, 2013

N.Y. students raise money to save rescued Pit Bull bait dog

A former bait dog has a new “leash” on life thanks in part to a group of young Manhattan students.Misty, an American Pit Bull Terrier, was discovered on a Brooklyn street corner covered head to toe in severe gashes and deep bite wounds, an indication that the 6- to 9-month-old puppy was used as a […]

by DogTime Staff
May 9th, 2013

North Carolina legislators file dog breed restriction bill

A bill introduced Tuesday in the North Carolina House of Representatives aims to designate six “aggressive” dog breeds and to regulate the ownership of those breeds and breed mixes.House Bill 956 classifies the Rottweiler, Mastiff, Chow Chow, Perro de Presa Canario, Pit Bull (including the American Staffordshire Terrier, the Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the American […]

by DogTime Staff
April 18th, 2013

Community bands together to care for abandoned dog

A California community is proving that it sometimes takes a whole village to save one dog.The town of Hemet has rallied around a dog local students have named Roadie, a shy American Pit Bull Terrier who was taken to a field and abandoned by her owner sometime around August 2012.Though many have tried to coax […]

by DogTime Staff
January 31st, 2013

Check in with Freddy, the Pit Bull burned by acid

On April 3, 2012, DogTime ran a story about a stray Pit Bull puppy who was picked up off the streets of South Carolina by a good citizen. The poor pooch had been burned by caustic acid on his face, feet, and belly. The piece rightfully provoked outrage from our readers.The dog was taken to […]

by DogTime Staff
December 18th, 2012

Fiona Apple cancels tour to be with dying dog

Yesterday singer Fiona Apple announced she made the decision to cancel her South American tour to be with her dying dog, a 13-year-old American Pit Bull Terrier named Janet.Apple provided a four-page letter of explanation to her devoted fans via her Facebook page.“These are the choices we make, which define us,” the singer said. “I […]

by DogTime Staff
November 21st, 2012

San Diego knows how to party with the Pit Bulls

National Pit Bull Awareness Month is upon us, and Southern California is celebrating in style! The San Diego Humane Society and SPCA launched “Dare to BULL-ieve,” a month-long jubilee celebrating the love and companionship of the Pit Pull by commemorating all things bully.“The purpose of this Pit Bull campaign is to help everyone see what […]

by DogTime
October 25th, 2012

Patrick the Pit Bull recovers

On April 7, 2011, reported on Patrick, a Pit Bull who was starved by his owner, and then thrown into a garbage bin of a high-rise apartment building in Newark, N.J. Fortunately, the dog was rescued by a maintenance worker before he was crushed by a trash compactor.The dog was named Patrick, as he […]

by DogTime Staff
September 19th, 2012

Community steps up after couple uses dream wedding fund to save dog

A loving couple from Port Orange, Fla., is making headlines this week for putting their puppy’s life ahead of their own wedding dreams.When Melanie Cannon and Eddie Hanna’s puppy, Koda, developed severe illnesses, requiring expensive vet treatments and medication, the two decided to use the money they had saved for their October wedding to cover […]

by DogTime Staff
September 12th, 2012

Saved by a Pit Bull named Vinnie Girl

Two years ago my boyfriend and I went to our local humane society looking for a small dog to join our family. We had a dog in mind after looking on the humane society website. Once we got there we learned that Slinky, the dog we came to adopt, had been quarantined because he accidently […]

by DogTime
July 31st, 2012

Reward offered for second Texas dog found with mouth taped shut

Authorities were shocked when, earlier this month, a young Pug mix named Hope was found in Parker County, Texas, her mouth taped shut with electrical tape. It was a heinous case of animal abuse that shocked even the most seasoned animal control officers and welfare advocates in Texas and across the country.Hope survived, but the […]

by DogTime Staff
July 30th, 2012

Hundreds of dogs seized in Texas Pit Bull sanctuary raid

Opened in 1985, Spindletop Pit Bull Refuge in Willis, Texas, was meant to be a sanctuary for society’s most misunderstood dog breed. But a raid on the facility July 17 revealed the facility was anything but for the dogs that lived — and died — there.“It was definitely not a sanctuary. Definitely not,” Brandon Louth, […]

by DogTime
July 19th, 2012

Top 24 dogs who hate being left alone

Dogs love the company of others, and while some dogs can tolerate being left alone, 24 dog types in particular don’t like solitude, and they can act out in a variety of ways, including destructive behavior like chewing the furniture. Twenty-four dogs in the Dog Breed Center received a one-star (“Very poorly”) rank for […]

by DogTime
July 16th, 2012

Your email could be Lennox’s last shot

If the pen truly is mightier than the sword, then perhaps an email campaign will be mightier than the Belfast City Council decision to end the life of family pet Lennox, a dog sentenced to death simply because he looks like a Pit Bull Terrier.Pit Bull Terriers and dogs that just look like them are […]

by DogTime
July 5th, 2012

Authorities seize 47 Pit Bulls from Bronx basement

Almost 50 Pit Bull Terriers were seized from a Bronx, N.Y. apartment building basement last Thursday after being used in a large-scale dog-fighting operation.Apartment building superintendent and basement apartment occupant Raul Sanchez, 57, has been arrested for running what authorities are calling one of the worst dog fighting rings they have seen.The New York Police […]

by DogTime
June 27th, 2012

Appeals fail in the fight to save Lennox

A Belfast dog that made headlines around the world will soon meet a sad end after a shocking conclusion to a two-year legal battle.Lennox, a 7-year-old Pit Bull Terrier-like dog, has been deemed dangerous by the high courts in Northern Ireland and will soon be destroyed.Though he had never shown any outward signs of aggression, […]

by DogTime
June 13th, 2012

Sophia Bush adopts a Pit Bull puppy

From One Tree Hill to three-dog house: Actress Sophia Bush, 28, has adopted a 7-week-old Pit Bull puppy named Griffin.“The newest addition to my family,” Bush said in a Twitter post on June 1. “World, meet Griffin. My heart is bursting.”Griffin was one of eight puppies born to Jasmine, a Pit Bull who was pregnant […]

by DogTime
June 5th, 2012
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