Don’t bully this breed! October is National Pit Bull Awareness Month and there are plenty of reasons to celebrate these canines.
While pit bulls have a loving and loyal nature and make great family pets and service animals, they are also one of the most misunderstood breeds, suffering from stereotypes, abuse and discrimination as a consequence. But many organizations, advocates and celebrities are hoping to turn these misconceptions around.
The Big Bang Theory actress Kaley Cuoco began rescuing pit bulls almost 10 years ago, and Kim Zolciak recently adopted a pit bull puppy months after her son Kash was attacked by another dog. Other Hollywood stars who have fallen in love with the breed include Sir Patrick Stewart, who welcomed a pit bull foster named Ginger into his home in March, and Tom Holland, who’s known to attend public appearances accompanied by his pooch, Tessa.
Anyone currently looking for a new fur-ever friend could be the lucky one to adopt pitty mix Erin, whose adoption fees are being sponsored by The Leftovers actor Justin Theroux after he fell in love with her while visiting Best Friends Animal Society in September.
Celebrate this loveable breed by checking out the pit bull Instagram accounts below and remembering to always #adoptdontshop!
This year @nwdogproject has teamed up with @rebeccacorry to co-host Stand Up For Pits – Portland on December 3rd. The @standupforpitsfoundation is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to saving lives and ending the abuse and discrimination of Pit Bull “type” dogs through live events, funds, education, and advocacy. The Foundation donates to and supports educational programs and front line rescue efforts. They advocate, educate and save lives and focus efforts to end dog fighting, abuse and discrimination. Tickets for the Portland event are on sale now! (Link in bio). Our pups won't be there but I (mom) will be and lots of adoptable pups will be as well. If you are able to attend I so look forward to meeting you! If you are unable to be there but would like to contribute we are looking for donors for our silent auction. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation of items to be bid on please email me at [email protected] to set things up. We will also be having a donation drive of items for the local shelters – more info on that to come. Thank you always for all of your support – we couldn't do any of this without you! ❤ #standupforpits #endbsl #adoptrescuefoster #rescuefamily
This family of six misfit pups will keep you entertained with videos of them sneaking into the garden to eat strawberries, to bedtime shenanigans. Plus, #tbt posts of P as a puppy give Us something to live for.
These two fawn-colored pups take the best photos while napping and are always doing something for a good cause.
Flashback Friday: I've currently got a funky eye thing going on, I'm 3 hours from home and I miss my puppies. I'm soooo feeling sorry for myself ? ?????#thestruggleisreal #woeisme #pityparty #sadface #flashbackfriday #fresnobullyrescue #mypitbullisfamily #nurse #flbd #pitbullsofinstagram #spreadtherumer #ourpitpage #pitbull #dog #cute #funny #pitbullgram_ #pitbulladvocate #pitbullsofficial #dogstagram #dogsofinstagram #instagramdogs #instadogs #adoptdontshop #lovernotafighter
Meaty is one of the biggest, happiest pit bulls out there. His sneezes, snorts and mealtime dances always make Us laugh.
This handsome blue nose is always off on a new adventure.
This family of white pit mixes takes better family portraits than most humans.
Get an adorable daily dose of pits with this foster family.
Took a while to find just the right compliment for the pink but all good things come to those who wait Just finished hand-making this gorgeous Hot Pink tutu with Blue Bell spray flowers. Look out for this and a few of our other Tutu creations in the @standupforpitsfoundation silent auction – Sep 20 event in Philadelphia, hosted with @pinupsforpitbullsinc and @dontbullyusrescue ! Check out the organizations above for info on purchasing tix or to donate auction items! Stand Up For Pits with Rebecca Corry Philadelphia Don't Bully Us Rescue Helium Comedy Club – Philadelphia https://www.facebook.com/events/166235553865847/ @littledarlingpb #pinupsforpitbulls #pinups4pitbulls #501c3 #SUFP #pitbullsintutus #tutu
This senior pup from Vancouver, Canada was rescued from a backyard breeder, but that doesn’t stop her from living life to the fullest — while wearing a tutu or two.
Rescued pitty mix Puka, who was born with a cleft palate, along with her best friend Rocket Larry, an African Sulcata tortoise, are the perfect duo.
This guy never stops smiling.
Florida rescues Maximus and Mia spend their days on outdoor adventures before snuggling up with each other at home.
The veracity with which she performs "spin" is beyond ridiculous and hilarious. Canine perfection! ?I also love that she will only do it 3 times in a row before she demands payment. We haven't practiced in a while so she forgot "meerkat" for a second, but found it again pretty quickly. Mila epitomizes sassiness wrapped in a velveteen sharkskin blackbean Burrito-body, which makes training with her amazingly fun and exciting. Note that I said *with* her – I don't feel like I train her, it's not me forcing her to do things: we have a relationship. It's a balance. I ask, she responds, and no fear is involved. #MilaOfTroy #ThePhocidQueen #AdoptTheCropped
Mila loves to mug for the camera every chance she can get.
This adopted red nose’s facial expressions are priceless, especially when they’re being compared to Nicolas Cage.
Those curious head tilts ??? . Follow Murphs mates ?? @moo_bluestaffy @myazalijax @staffypaws @leeloo_the_staffy @buzzthebluestaffy @mightymavv . ? #Murphy #amstaff #amstaffpup #amstaffcorner #dogsofinstagram #staffy_love #staffy #blueamstaff #bluestaffy #staffylove #cute #puppy #puppylove #pup #pupsofinsta #dogslife #doggo #dogs #dog?#americanstaffordshire #amstaffy #staffygram #thedogist #puppiesofinstagram #pupsofinstagram #worldofcutepets #staffymoments #staffiesdaily #staffiemoments
This handsome young pup’s posts show that he’s already perfected Zoolander’s “Blue Steel” look.
This blue nose celeb is always making Us wish for our couch. He also knows how to rock a cool pair of sunnies.
Look for Riley and his mini brother Killer regularly embracing each other in bed. Enough said.