Pit Bulls for Life Foundation of Alberta is a not-for-profit foundation that is dedicated to assisting in the rescue, rehabilitation and re-homing of unwanted and abandoned pit bulls throughout Canada.
PIT BULLS FOR LIFE DOES NOT TAKE IN PRIVATE SURRENDERS UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
Pit Bulls for Life accept dogs ONLY from local shelters, other registered rescues, animal care and control facilities and veterinary surrenders.
Before you consider re-homing your pit bull please seek help! We feel that as a dog owner it is your responsibility to provide a kind loving home for the life of your pet.
Seek help for you and your dog if there are behavioral issues, there is great help out there! You can always have the dog assessed by a trainer to gain a better idea of an ideal new home for your dog. Pit Bulls for Life’s professional trainers would be more than happy to help in any behavior modifications or questions you may have regarding your dog.
Did you know that in exchange for volunteering your time to walk dogs you can get FREE training from 780 Kennels in the Edmonton area. Visit www.780kennels.com for further information.
If there are no behavioral issues, ask people you know (friends, family, co-workers, and your vet clinic) if they know of anyone interested in adopting your dog. Word of mouth is very powerful.
TIPS FOR FINDING YOUR DOG A PERFECT NEW FUREVER HOME:
Find the home that is most suitable for your dog not the first one that comes along.
Never advertise your dog as free. Always specify that there is a fee, you can always donate this fee to a rescue organization in your area to help other animals in need.
Ensure that your dog is spayed or neutered, and that it is up-to-date on vaccinations.
Spend time interviewing potential new homes. Do a telephone interview and ASK QUESTIONS!
Find out why they want your dog. Is it for the love of the breed or are there other motives?
Find out living arrangements. Do they have other pets or kids in the house? How many hours per day are they at work, will the dog be left alone all day? What about their lifestyle, will it suit your dog?
Be open with the parties interested; give both good and bad qualities of the dog.
Do they have a regular vet, and are their other pets spayed/neutered and up-to-date on their vaccinations?
Ask for references from their family and friends
Do a home-check and ensure that they have a safe environment for your pet.
Do a few meet and greets and ensure that the dog is responding to the person interested. Ensure that your dog meets with all family members – two and four legged. Your dog will tell you if they are happy with the person or not – listen to what your dog is telling you.
Giving your dog time is the best thing that you can do for him or her. Find the right home not a fast home.
If you are still considering surrendering your dog to an animal care facility please look into the Humane Society or SPCA located in your area.