- After Adoption
Peace for Pits™ is a non-profit organization and is 100% volunteer-run, 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. If you appreciate the work we do taking care of Pitbulls, please click the PayPal image to the right and donate if you can.
Fostering for the Win!
Fostering a dog can be such a rewarding experience. Being a foster parent allows you to be an integral part in a rescued dog’s journey to a forever home. Being a successful foster parent entails equal parts patience, consistency, understanding and the ability to love an animal without getting too attached. It also entails setting not only your foster dog up for success, but your resident dogs, as well. Click the image to the left to learn more!
Ready to adopt a dog? A Sound Beginning is packed with positive training tips
and sound practical advice guaranteed to help new pet parents navigate that all important transition period right before and just after an adoption. It includes an easy to follow, step-by-step 14 day program, and 2 CDs of calming piano music to help create a safe and positive environment and set you and your newly adopted dog up for success!
The Freedom No-Pull Harness is designed to minimize/eliminate pulling without placing pressure on the neck, the Freedom No Pull Dog Harness is an effective tool utilized to walk your dog with comfort and confidence.
The Freedom anti pull dog harness aides in communication and control while training and walking your dog. The Freedom No Pull Harness is recommended as one of the best dog no pull dog training harnesses by top trainers from Whole Dog Journal, Good Morning America Veterinarian Consultant, Dr. Marty Becker, and utilized by Victoria Stilwell on both Animal Planet’s It’s Me or the Dog and Anderson Cooper.
The Two Week Shut Down is a time familiar to a dog’s mind, as it mimics the whelping box when first born, as the puppy’s eyes are not open and it relies totally on the mother’s ability to take care of it. By smelling, sensing, listening the puppy starts his journey into the new scary world. New adult dogs come into our home the same way, “a journey into a new and scary world” By giving the dog a “time out” the dog can learn its new world, its new people and begin to relax and blossom under the care of the new care giver. Download a copy of the Two Week Shut Down Method here.
“How to Introduce Dogs to Each Other” by Jolanta Benal, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA,
The Dog Trainer
“How to Introduce a New Dog to Your Dog” by Jolanta Benal, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, The Dog Trainer
Understanding Tolerance Levels is important when considering the pros and cons of adopting a pit bull, most people are most urgently – and understandably – concerned about human aggression. They understand that dog aggression can be an issue, given the breed’s history, but believe that proper socialization and training will prevent trouble from developing. The reality is more complicated: understanding it is absolutely crucial to living safely and successfully with a pit bull. Click here to learn more.
“Dog Crate Training | Tips For Crate Training Your Dog” by VCA Hospitals
“To The Rescue!” by Laura Young
And when the clock strikes Midnight.... you'll find your forever family. Midnight's foster mom says that Midnight is a super sweet girl. She's very easy-going and quiet. For walks, treat time and feeding time, though, wiggles and smiles abound. She loves people -- she greets everyone in the morning, and she adores getting attention from people as well. She is all about ear rubs, belly rubs and getting petted. Her manners are impeccable. She rides in the car well, she pottys on command and easily goes into her crate at night. She's friendly to the dogs that she meets on walks and she was a playgroup star when she was at the animal shelter. What she doesn't do: she doesn't jump up on us, she doesn't chew furniture or shoes (or anything), and she doesn't try to bolt out the front door. In short, Midnight is going to make an amazing family pet. Ready to meet this wonderful girl? Visit www.peaceforpits.org and fill out an application today.