Adopt a Dog

What is the cost of adoption and what is included?

The Pit Bulls for Life Foundation’s adoption fee for current dogs is $450

** NOTE: Adoption fee will be increasing to $500 September 1, 2020 for any new PBFL Dogs adopted after this date. Please visit individual dog profiles for adoption fees for current PBFL dogs. **

Adoption fee is due in full upon trial start date.

This includes:

  • Spaying or neutering
  • Full vaccination including rabies.
  • Microchip identification
  • FREE training session with 780 KENNELS Inc.
  • Discounts on boarding and training

We pride ourselves on providing the public with advocates for the breed and believe any dog is capable of doing so under the right leadership. If you would like to learn more about the breed or canine leadership, consider volunteering before you consider adopting.

How can I adopt from Pit Bulls for Life?

Our adoption protocol does take time. We highly recommend you follow the guidelines so that your dog may come home sooner than later. Our adoption process is tailored to what is best for the dog. All new dogs placed in the home are intended to be in the same home for its lifetime. The potential adopter must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Email us at to request an application
  • The application, if accepted, will be followed by a telephone interview
  • Visit to the sanctuary
  • Meet and Greet with some dogs
  • Trial period in your home
  • Adoption finalization

Pit Bulls for Life will not ship any dog to a potential home. If you live outside of the area that the foster dog lives, all family members of a potential adoption must come to the sanctuary or foster home to visit the dog that they are interested in.

One Week Pre-Adoption Trial

Our minimum 1 week Pre-Adoption trial period is designed to ensure that the dog you are interested in is the right dog for you, and that the dog fits into your home and lifestyle.

Adopt-a-bull Dog Program

While we recommend all adopters consider a trainer when adopting a new family member to increase the bond, Adopt-a-bull dogs are considered to fit easier into a home environment sooner. They may have minor or little behavioral concerns that PBFL is ready to help you with. All PBFL adoptions receive a FREE 1/2 hour consult with a trainer along with discounts on boarding and training.

Manage-a-bull Dog Program

A “Manage-a-bull” is a dog that is adoptable with special training needs. Pit Bulls for Life believe every dog is suitable for adoption to the right home. To ensure these dogs find their forever home we have teamed up with 780 Kennels Inc. to provide a training program through the 780 Manageable Dog Program. This program will help integrate the dog effectively into your home and ensure that you understand the dogs needs fully and manage these needs in every aspect of the dog’s life. Every dog is unique and this program is tailored to the specific dog’s needs. You will understand what is expected of you as an owner for that particular dog and how to manage his/her needs appropriately so that you and your dog can live a happy, healthy life together.

The adoption process for a Pit Bulls for Life “Manage-a-bull” dog is unique to that specific dog. It is an extended process that includes FREE training sessions. For more information on PBFL Manage-a-bull dogs, visit our available dogs.


Occasionally PBFL will receive a batch of adorable puppies for adoption. We DO NOT accept pre-approved applications for puppies. Once puppies are ready for adoption we will open the application process. All puppy applicants will be considered and the best suitable homes will be chosen. Puppy class discounts are available at 780 KENNELS Inc. and highly recommended.

What support do we have after the adoption?

Pit Bulls for Life takes pride in helping newly adopted dogs and their families with the transition into their forever homes. If the need arises Pit Bulls for Life is always there for questions or concerns that the home may have.  Although we are not in any position to financially care for your dog after adoption we can assist you in behavior concerns that may arise. We encourage you take your dog to 780 Kennels Inc. for training as it helps to ensure that you bond with your dog and understand canine behavior at a higher level. We also offer a half hour FREE training session along with discounts on training and boarding with all our adoptions at 780 Kennels Inc. in Parkland County AB.

Pit Bulls for Life has the right to refuse any potential adopter without reason.


Think you’re ready to adopt? Email us at