The Humane Society of Missouri is currently running a promotion on all adult pit bull terriers and pit bull mixed breeds. Through September, 2022, interested adopters will be able to take home their new furry friend with a reduced adoption fee of $25.
This promotion aligns with HSMO’s commitment to place adoptable animals in loving homes no matter their age, size, or breed, and help create lasting relationships between people and animals through our adoption and shelter pet behavior programs.
Pit bulls are perhaps the breed most associated with controversy and this is largely due to the stigma surrounding the inaccurate representation of the breed as, “inherently dangerous and aggressive.” When raised by a responsible pet owner in a loving environment, pit bull terriers are smart, loyal, and gentle companions.
HSMO presents the following reasons why you should consider adopting a pit bull:
- Prepare for Kisses: Pit bulls are extremely affectionate, loving, and devoted dogs and they have arguably the best smile of any breed. They have a ton of personality and appreciate their owner’s attention and approval more than anything.
- Easily Trainable: Pit bulls are very smart, learn quickly, and are easy to work with. This craving for structure and strong guidance from their owners means they pick up proper training very well. Many pit bulls have become therapy and service dogs and can even be trained to be agility champions, search & rescue dogs, and military heroes.
- Healthy & Strong: Because pit bulls have such diversified DNA, they don’t often fall victim to genetic health disorders like other large dogs. This makes them healthy, with long life expectancies.
- Minimal Grooming: With short coats, pit bulls only shed moderately and just require regular bathing, nail clipping, and ear cleaning, much less than other similarly sized dogs.
To see all of the dogs eligible for this promotion, visit hsmo.org/adopt or stop by HSMO’s Macklind Headquarters in St. Louis City or Best Buddy Pet Center in Maryland Heights.