peaceforpitstextforhome2    is a Chicago area based rescue that focuses on finding loving, caring homes for “bully” breeds in need of help. Many of these dogs come from “high     kill” facilities across Illinois, arriving there as a stray or unfathomably being surrendered by their so called “owners.” Some of these dogs arrive with severe injuries and other health problems due to neglect and or trauma.  Our mission is to save as many of these dogs from euthanasia as possible. We are a 100% volunteer run organization, with every dog living in a wonderful foster home from the day it becomes a part of our rescue until the day they get adopted into an amazing forever home. We do all of this to make sure each dog lives a life of PEACE.

Thank you for visiting our website. Please take some time explore our vast array of resources from training and trainers, to some heart-felt rescue stories, and onto our shop. But most importantly of all, make sure to view our beautiful Pitbulls who are looking for a forever home with someone like you.

 

 

Pitbulls: Myth Vs. Reality

It is a fact that Pitbulls are one of the most maligned and misunderstood dog breeds in the world. Here are some of the myths that have been perpetuated versus the reality:

  • Myth

    Pitbulls have locking jaws.

    Pitbulls are all inherently vicious.

    A Pitbull that is aggressive toward other dogs will also be aggressive toward humans.

    It is dangerous to adopt a Pitbull that has an unknown history and parentage from a rescue or shelter, rather than buying a Pitbull from a breeder.

    It is better to adopt a Pitbull puppy instead of an adult.

  • Reality

    Pitbulls do not have any special physical mechanism or enzyme that allows them to “lock” their jaws. If you compare a Pitbull skull to a skull of any other dog breed, you can see with the naked eye that both skulls share the same characteristics and general bone structure.

    This is a stereotype that is biased toward generalizing and condemning an entire breed based on the actions of a few bad people. The truth is that each dog should be evaluated by his own merits and not by his breed. A corollary truth is that there truly are no bad dogs, just people who teach them the wrong type of behaviors.

    Dog-aggression and people-aggression are two distinctive traits and should not be confused. Unless a Pitbull has been poorly bred or purposefully trained to attack humans, they generally love people. They are, in fact, one of the most loving, loyal, friendly and dedicated companions you can have.

    Remember that each dog is an individual and should be judged by his personality and behavior. Certainly he may be influenced by his genetics and history, yet still love people more than anything, and will be loving family pets.

    It’s a fact that puppies are adorable! However, the thing about puppies is they grow up. As they mature, their personality develops and that’s when you really find out whether your Pitbull is dominant or submissive with people, if he is aggressive toward some, none, or all dogs. This doesn’t mean that Pit puppies should not be adopted, but if you want to know how big your dog will be and how he will act around humans and other animals, you may want to consider adopting an adult.

 

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