While the number of homeless dogs in Massachusetts continues to decline, the number of stray and surrendered Pit Bulls has remained high. The MSPCA’s adoption centers take in more Pit Bulls than any other type of dog. One in every four dogs brought to the MSPCA is a Pit Bull or Pit Bull mix. Pit Bulls also tend to stay the longest at our adoption centers waiting for a place to call home.
At the MSPCA, we are committed to helping Pit Bulls through programs specifically designed to create positive change for these misrepresented dogs.
Our innovative programs address the problems surrounding Pit Bulls from every angle.
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Click the links below to learn more about the innovative programs we offer at the MSPCA.
Pit Pals This new spay-neuter & vaccine assistance program, sponsored by an MSPCA donor, offers a discount to Pit Bull owners seeking to keep their dog healthy while helping reduce the overpopulation of Pit Bulls.
Our Commitment to Pit Bull Adoption Learn about our philosophy regarding pet adoption, why we choose to place adoptable Pit Bulls, and what we feel an adopter's commitment should be.
Pit Bulls Available for Adoption View our adoptable animals on Petfinder to see which dogs are ready to find their forever home!
Owner Outreach Own a Pit Bull? Looking for help? Check out our resources for Pit Bull owners.
Alumni Success Stories Read Pit Bull adoption success stories, which highlight dogs who have changed the lives of their new families.
Get to Know a Pit Bull Think you know Pit Bulls? Challenge your knowledge and learn more!
Advocacy Efforts Help the MSPCA fight Breed Specific Ordinances in Massachusetts. Learn more by visiting the Advocacy Department's website and join the Animal Action Team to help make a difference.
Dog Safety Tips Practicing and encouraging safe behavior around your dog is key for a happy, healthy relationship with your pet. Dog bite prevention applies to dogs of ALL breeds, ages, and sizes!
Pit Bull Coloring Page Click here to download our printable coloring page!