About Us

Pit Bull Pride of Delaware, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) organization committed to providing loving, forever homes to “pit bull type” dogs. Our mission is simply to better the lives of as many homeless “pit bull type” dogs as possible..

CORE TEAM:

Lauren Verfaillie Ramone, Founder & President, Lauren@pitbullprideofdelaware.org

Amy Ricigliano, Director of Operations/Adoption Coordinator, Adoption@pitbullprideofdelaware.org

Foster Coordinator, Foster@pitbullprideofdelaware.org

Susan Roberto, Donation Coordinator, Donation@pitbullprideofdelaware.org

Sam Mishaw, Event Coordinator, Event@pitbullprideofdelaware.org

Staff/Volunteer Coordinator, Volunteer@pitbullprideofdelaware.org

Janet Goodson, Adoption Follow-Up, Janet.pbpde@gmail.com

Pit Bull Pride of Delaware was founded and incorporated on April 17, 2012 in response to the growing number of homeless “pit bulls” in Delaware and the surrounding states. Dog lovers to the core, we were heartbroken to learn just how many “pit bulls” never experience the love of a family and the comfort of a home. Our goal is to help these warm, loving dogs in every way possible: through adoption, fostering, volunteering, promoting a positive image of “pit bull type” dogs, and educating the public. We hope that you’ll join us in saving the lives of these beloved animals! We do not have a shelter so we rely strictly on responsible foster homes to care for our dogs.  If you are interested in providing a foster home for us please email us at foster@pitbullprideofdelaware.org .
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Pit Bull Pride of Delaware, Inc. obtains dogs through owner surrenders as well as devoting a large portion of its efforts to pulling as many dogs as possible from high-kill shelters. As of June, 2014 we have rescued over 140 dogs from Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, and approximately 85% of those dogs have come from high-kill shelters. The number of dogs that need our help continues to grow each day. Our success is growing at an exciting rate and we could not be more thankful for the opportunities we have been able to provide to each dog.
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Dogs currently under the care of Pit Bull Pride of Delaware, Inc. are placed into our network of loving foster homes until the ideal forever home is selected. Without our foster families, we can not save more dogs. Adoption candidates are carefully screened to ensure all of our dogs are placed into an environment in which they will thrive. Our adoption application screening process includes an interview, home inspection, personal/veterinary reference check, and written commitment to provide superior care for the lifetime of the dog.
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Since we rely on our foster network to provide care, there is a selective process for intake of new dogs. To be accepted into the care of Pit Bull Pride of Delaware, Inc., dogs must be people and dog friendly. A temperament evaluation is performed before any dog is accepted into the care of Pit Bull Pride of Delaware, Inc. Once a dog is officially brought into the care of Pit Bull Pride of Delaware, it is placed into one of our incredible foster homes. Before each one can be officially adopted by a new forever family, the dog must be in medically good condition. This includes being spayed/neutered, up to date on all vaccinations (rabies, distemper, flu) and tested for heartworm. All dogs also receive a microchip and the initial dosage of flea/tick preventative and heartworm preventative. Pit Bull Pride of Delaware, Inc. accepts the responsibility of fulfilling all of the previously mentioned medical responsibilities before allowing a dog to become an official member of their forever family.
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Pit Bull Pride of Delaware, Inc. relies solely on the help of our strong network of foster homes in order to save as many dogs as possible. Please consider joining our foster network today. Thank you so much for your continued support and please do not hesitate to contact us! Without all of you, our loyal supporters, we would not be where we are today.
Lauren Verfaillie Ramone is the Founder and President of Pit Bull Pride of Delaware Inc.
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Here is her story:

Growing up I heard all of the negative stereotypes that everyone else hears. “pit bulls are naturally bad dogs,” and, “never bring a pit bull around children, they are mean and aggressive.”… etc. I must admit, when that is all you have ever heard about a breed, it is easy to blindly believe it and not give them a chance of “safety” or “comfort” because of what others have instilled in you. I can still remember the day my roommate asked me to get a dog and his heart was set on getting a pit bull. My gut was no – based on the instinct that stemmed from all of the negative ideas I grew up with. I feared the dog would be naturally mean and aggressive. Little did I know, things were about to change.I remember the day I picked up Ace, a seven-week-old Staffordshire Bull Terrier. He playfully snuggled in my lap the entire way home, even nibbled on my seat belt a little but it didn’t bother me. As I held him carefully in my arms I felt the tides of tradition change in my mind and, most of all, my heart. Ace is now a well-adjusted, protective, and loving adult dog that would never senselessly hurt anyone. Knowing how much Ace changed my opinion is what makes it hurt so much when I see others ignorantly come to my former conclusion about pit bulls without ever getting to know them. I knew I had to make a difference; I just needed to find a constructive way to contribute.September 2011, a close friend needed help with a pit bull type dog that needed to be rehomed. We took Sage in and provided her with a temporary place to call home. While in our care, Sage was spayed and we also worked on basic obedience training. She was a quick learner and it only took two weeks to find her a forever home. As I kissed her goodbye, I knew this was my calling –to work with animals and to save as many dogs as possible.My passion to make a difference started by volunteering at the Delaware SPCA in Stanton, Delaware. Through volunteering I met so many other people who were just as passionate about helping the bully breed. This circle of people helped lead me to found Pit Bull Pride of Delaware. During this time, I have been fortunate enough to foster over 30 pit bull type dogs. Each dog has been placed into a loving home, with children included!My family includes a wonderful husband who is also a true dog lover at heart and fully supports the rescue. We have three wonderful four-legged children who bring us countless joy! Dozer is our 90 lb pit bull lap dog; Ace man is our 40 pound bundle of joy and of course shy but sweet Lucy.I am so grateful to everyone for supporting Pit Bull Pride of Delaware. We currently have over 15 events scheduled for this year. Our two year anniversary event is also quickly approaching. With over 140 dogs saved, and 20,000 Facebook fans, there is so much to look forward too!  Foster families, volunteers, Facebook supporters…it takes a village, and the hard work and dedication never goes unnoticed. Comments, feedback and suggestions are always welcome. Please email me lauren@pitbullprideofdelaware.org to let me know your thoughts.
This is Dozer and I. I fostered him from the DE SPCA. He was found at just 4 weeks old. He has now joined my forever pack!
This is my pack!

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This is Lauren and all four of her babies in January of 2013!

Meet some of the CORE girls!

Amy
Adoptions Coordinator/Director of Operations & Foster
Amy is a born and raised Jersey girl, who relocated to Delaware in 2008. She purchased her first American Stafford-shire Terrier from a breeder in 1995 not even realizing there was such a need in the rescue world for these dogs. After doing a great deal of research on the breed, to educate her family & others, who were less than happy that she would have chosen this type of dog, it was shocking to learn what was really happening in the shelters to these amazing dogs.  She vowed from that moment, to never purchase another dog and only to rescue and adopt going forward. Since then Amy has “saved” three other Pit Bulls and a Rottweiler who now call her house home.  She developed a strong passion for helping the breed and started getting involved in rescue several years ago. She is currently the Adoption Coordinator for Pit Bull Pride of Delaware and enjoys bringing the joy of a new family member to all of our adoptable families! Amy’s two children are also active members of the rescue and enjoy spending their free time together bringing awareness of the needs of our beloved bully breed to others. It is amazing to work with such a dedicated group of people who share the same passion as she does. She’s proud to be a part of the Pit Bull Pride family and to continue to save lives one dog at a time. For adoption inquiries, Amy can be contacted at amy@pitbullprideofdelaware.org.
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Ashley T.
Core Member & Foster
1175557_646397672046737_1325968868_nAshley has spent a lot of time volunteering with many rescues.  It wasn’t until she adopted her first dog, a pit bull named Carter, that her true love, for this wonderful breed, was discovered . Her current pack consists of 3 pit bulls, Buck, Beemer and Bella who were all rescued from shelters.  She also has 3 cats Sebastian, Chloe & Sophia.  Even with her full house Ashley still fosters dogs for PBP.  Since they can’t speak for themselves and they need a voice, Ashley is a full time advocate for this breed.  If she can change 1 mind a day that’s 1 more person that is educated on this great, deserving breed.  This job may not fill her pockets but it absolutely fills her heart.  She is thankful to her, fiance Matt, for standing by her side and supporting everything she does.  She is proud to be a part of such an amazing rescue with amazing girls that are all in it for 1 purpose, to save these dogs.
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Janet
Adoption Follow-up Coordinator, Foster, & Adopter
10330439_10152218856478292_4224786679030078157_nOur Adoption Follow-up Coordinator, Janet, is a Delaware native. Her passion for rescue stems from knowing all dogs deserve a chance at a happy home and understanding the overwhelming need Pit Bulls face across the nation. As an opponent to BSL, Janet is a voice, a signature and a voter doing everything she can to change the myth of the Pit Bull through public education and awareness. Along with adoption follow-ups, Janet also helps with events, outreach, home visits, and also fosters for PBP.  Janet’s pack consists of two Pit Bulls, two German Shepherd Dogs, and two cats.
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36 Responses to About Us

  1. Stacey says:

    Hi i was trying to find out more info on vegas. Is he good with kids other animals

  2. Stacey says:

    Hi i was trying to find out more info on vegas. Is he good with kids other animals? Does he get into things and is he house broken?

  3. wilfred saxe jr says:

    Please contact me I am in dire need to find a 3 year old pitbull a home. His name is chance. He was abandoned by his owners who lived with me. Please give me a call ask for wilfred saxe jr @ 302-793-7777 or 302-383-9743. Thank you in advance. If you can offer any assistance in this matter asap before I have to call animal control. I don’t want to do that because chance deserves better then this. Hope to hear from ypu soon.

    Thank you,
    Wilfred Saxe JR
    302-383-9743
    302-793-7777

    • shannonpbpde says:

      Hi Wilfred, my apologies for not seeing this sooner. Thank you for reaching out to us and trying to help this pup. It’s very unfortunate but we get an overwhelming # of owner surrender and high-kill shelter pleas every day. We are a small 100% foster based organization that can care for about 10-12 pups at a time. While we would love to help every pup in need, because they absolutely deserve it, the reality is we can only do what we can to save the life of 1 pup at a time when we have a foster and funds available.

      As we are sure you know there are an exuberant amount of “pit bull type” dogs being euthanized in shelters daily, that have no one to speak for them. Therefore if you feel re-homing this dog is your only option we definitely need you your help, exhausting all options, as we need to make those death row, shelter pups are our 1st priority. Here is a link we strongly recommend for assistance and advice on how to safely find a dog a new home on your own, http://www.pbrc.net/adoption/owners.html.

      If after you exhaust all your options you still need our help, please email pics and details about your dog (age, sex, temperament, etc.) to our Owner Surrender Coordinator, Ashley, at ownersurrender@pitbullprideofdelaware.org. As I said we get owner surrender pleas daily so it’s unfortunate to say we have a waiting list. Other no kill rescues in the area that try and help with owner surrenders are Faithful Friends, Comp Animals, Stanton SPCA, and Delaware Humane.

      ~All the Best, Shannon~

  4. carol hornick says:

    Hello, I am in need great need of fi ding a place for my son’s dog sadie, she’s an americam pit and I am just not able to care for her as she deserves.She belonged to my daughters ex, he sold her to my son who lived in Pa but Sadie was still with us for almost a year then we had a death in the family, my son came down and for a year and a half, did very little for her but walk her once in a while, he moved out two months ago and left us nothing to care for her with my daughter and I have been trying our best, but we have four little ones to raise, he recently was hospitalized for drugs use we don’t even know where he is and Sadie deserves better, he can’t even care for himself and that’s not fair to her.PLEASE call me or my daughter, me 240-626-7494 or Bo 240-439-7400

    • shannonpbpde says:

      Hello Carol,

      We are very sorry to hear your situation. PBP of DE is a small, 100% foster/volunteer based organization that only can care for about 10-12 pups at a time. Because of the overwhelming # of owner surrender requests and high-kill shelter pleas we receive every day, we are unfortunately not able to take in every pup.

      While every animal deserves a chance, the sad reality is 2.7 million* healthy, adoptable pets are euthanized in US shelters each year. Sadie is lucky to have someone that cares, while we make those death row, shelter pups our 1st priority because they have no one to speak for them. Many of them have been abandoned and have never known the love and care of being in a safe home. Based on these statistics and because owning a pet is a life-time commitment, we hope you reconsider your request and can make the necessary adjustments to keep Sadie in a loving home. If you truly feel you need to find Sadie a new home, PBP of DE strongly recommends Pit Bull Rescue Central for assistance and advice on how to safely find a new home on your own: http://www.pbrc.net/adoption/owners.html. We REALLY need to public to help in these efforts to help save more pups lives.

      If after you have exhausted all options and you still need our help, please email pictures and details about your pup (age, sex, temperament, dog/cat friendly, etc.) to our Owner Surrender Coordinator, Ashley, at ownersurrender@pitbullprideofdelaware.org. Due to the high-volume of requests we receive, there is a waiting list.

      Other no kill rescues in the area are Faithful Friends Animal Society (www.faithfulfriends.us), CompAnimals Pet Rescue (www.companimals.org), Delaware SPCA –Georgetown & Stanton (www.delspca.org), and the Delaware Humane Association (www.dehumane.org). We would also recommend The Pet Project, email info@thepetprojectde.org, and/or review their website at http://www.thepetprojectde.org for additional resources.

      All the Best, Shannon

      *Stat provided by The Humane Society of the United States.

  5. Thomas Cusatis says:

    Hi, I am writing to try to get some information about surrendering a pitbull. My sister has a great dog, Mika, that she has to surrender because of moving circumstances. Please let me know if you can help. You can call me at 302-293-1971 or email at thomascusatis@gmail.com

    Thank you and I look forward to speaking to you,
    Thomas Cusatis

    • shannonpbpde says:

      Hello Thomas,

      We are very sorry to hear your sister’s situation. PBP of DE is a small, 100% foster/volunteer based organization that cares for approximately 10-12 pups at a time. Because of the overwhelming # of owner surrender requests and high-kill shelter pleas we receive every day, we are unfortunately not able to take in every pup. Please pass this information on to your sister.

      While every animal deserves a chance, the sad reality is *approximately 9,000 dogs and cats die in shelters in the United States, simply because they have no place to call home. That’s more than 4 million unnecessary deaths a year. A true, present-day tragedy. Your pup is lucky to have an owner that cares, while we make those death row, shelter pups our 1st priority because they have no one to speak for them. Many of them have been abandoned and have never known the love and care of being in a safe home. Based on these statistics and because owning a pet is a life-time commitment, we hope you reconsider your request and can make the necessary adjustments to keep yours in a loving home. If you truly feel you need to find your pup a new home, PBP of DE strongly recommends Pit Bull Rescue Central for assistance and advice on how to safely find a new home on your own: http://www.pbrc.net/adoption/owners.html. We REALLY need to public to help in these efforts to help save more pups lives.

      If after you have exhausted all options and you still need our help, please email pictures and details about your pup (age, sex, temperament, dog/cat friendly, etc.) to our Owner Surrender Coordinator, Ashley, at ownersurrender@pitbullprideofdelaware.org. Due to the high-volume of requests we receive, there is a waiting list.

      Other no kill rescues in the area are Faithful Friends Animal Society (www.faithfulfriends.us), CompAnimals Pet Rescue (www.companimals.org), Delaware SPCA –Georgetown & Stanton (www.delspca.org), and the Delaware Humane Association (www.dehumane.org). We would also recommend The Pet Project, email info@thepetprojectde.org, and/or review their website at http://www.thepetprojectde.org for additional resources.

      All the Best, Shannon

      *Stats provided by Best Friends October 2013

  6. Samantha says:

    Good afternoon,
    I am emailing to inquire about the pitbull Junebug Addie Mae on your facebook page. Is she still available? If so i am interested in seeing more photos. I may like to request a time for my family and myself to meet her.

    Thank you,
    Samantha Kessler
    302.981.6724

  7. Holli & Allison Houdek says:

    Hello! We are in love with Brock!!!! We have followed him for several weeks with an amazement that someone hasn’t snatched him up! We are starting to believe he was meant for us! We filled out a application back in December. We are interested in getting more information on him and if he is the perfect fit for us! You can also reach us at 443-880-0550 or 303-270-8536!!! We are eagerly waiting to hear from you! Thanks

    • shannonpbpde says:

      Hi Holli & Allison, please send this same communication to adoption@pitbullprideofdelaware.org. Brock is an awesome pup that needs to be in a very active home. His 1st foster to adopt home couldn’t give him the daily activity he requires, so he came back to us, but he’s going to another foster to adopt home tomorrow which we are hoping is the perfect fit. If not Brock, maybe another 1 of our adopt-a-bulls would be for you. ~All the Best, Shannon~

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  9. Paul mayotte says:

    I am trying to find out if you can help me. I have a 27 month old pit named titan. He needs his shots and licensed but i got in an auto accident 5 weaks ago and i cant afford to get it done. Ive had him sence he left his mother and dont want to loose him. Can you help me?

  10. Thea Marcantonis says:

    Hello,

    Yesterday I found a senior male pit bull wondering around Snyder ave in Millville NJ. He’s neutered and very sweet. The neighbors in the area all said that they’ve never seen him before and he was wondering around there all day. I believe he was abandoned. I kept him for the night because I couldn’t get a hold of animal control. I can’t keep him because I already have a couple rescue animals already. I will be taking him to the spca this afternoon if I can’t find a rescue to take him. I know it’ll be a death sentence for him though.

    Please help us. You’re our only hope!!

    Please call me at 8563649491 or email me at theam355@Gmail.com

    Thanks!!
    Thea

    • shannonpbpde says:

      Hi Thea, thank you for keeping this pup safe. We will pray he is just lost and not abandoned.

      Here are details on how to help, even after he’s taken to the SPCA.

      FOUND PET
      Have pet scanned for a microchip at a local vet,
      report to ALL local vets, ask local mail carriers if they recognize the dog,
      check and post on https://www.facebook.com/LostPetPR and http://delaware.craigslist.org/laf/,
      Contact First State Animal Care and Control (formerly KCSPCA) 888-352-7722 or
      online at http://fsac-spca.org/lost-a-pet/ to see if someone has filed a lost report and
      if not you file a found report,
      make FOUND DOG FLYERS (important information to include on the flyer: date pet was found, location street name, city and state, a picture of the pet, and contact #), post on your personal FB page, https://www.facebook.com/LostPetPR, Delaware SPCA at http://www.delspca.org/lost-and-found-stanton-shelter/, send in private message to PBP to post on our page, and hang up everywhere (telephone poles, gas stations, stores, etc.),
      put ad in the found dog section of the newspaper and DE online.
      Once dog is back with his/her owner, go back and spread the great news!

      **When owner comes forward, ask for picture and vet records as proof of ownership. If owner is not found and you can help the dog find a new home on your own, we recommend using http://www.pbrc.net/adoption/screening.html.

  11. minna says:

    Can you please have someone contact me ASAP I have to rehome my 2 year old today or will need to take him to SPCA due to homing situation 3025692550 he is a amazing boy

    • shannonpbpde says:

      Hi Minna,

      We are very sorry to hear of your situation. PBP of DE is a small, 100% foster/volunteer based organization caring and advocating for “pit bull type” dogs. Our organization mainly works with high-kill shelters in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. On an average week, we receive 20-25 urgent pleas from high-kill shelters (these dogs are highly adoptable, but sadly are euthanized for space) and 5 to 10 owner surrender requests. We rarely have the resources to take in urgent cases from shelters or owner surrenders. While we would absolutely love to save every dog, the sad reality is we just cannot.

      You may not know this but sadly pit bulls are the most abused and over bred dog in the US. It is estimated that only 1 out of 600 pit bull type dogs ever make it out of a shelter system. Resources are available for training, spay/neutering, insurance and housing referrals. If you need assistance finding any of these resources, please let us know.

      While every animal deserves a chance, *approximately 9,000 dogs and cats die in shelters in the United States DAILY, simply because they have no place to call home. That’s more than 3 million unnecessary deaths a year. A true, present-day tragedy. Based on these statistics and because owning a pet is a life-time commitment, we hope you reconsider your request and can make the necessary adjustments to keep yours in a loving home. Your pup is lucky to have someone that cares. PBP of DE strongly recommends Pit Bull Rescue Central for assistance and advice on how to safely find a new home on your own: http://www.pbrc.net/adoption/owners.html. We REALLY need to public to help in these efforts to help save more pups lives.

      Other no kill rescues in the area are Faithful Friends Animal Society ( http://www.faithfulfriends.us), CompAnimals Pet Rescue ( http://www.companimals.org), Delaware SPCA –Georgetown & Stanton ( http://www.delspca.org), and All the Need is Love ( http://www.alltheyneedislove.org), House of Hope ( http://www.houseofhopeanimalrescue.com), and the Delaware Humane Association ( http://www.dehumane.org). We would also recommend The Pet Project, email info@thepetprojectde.org, and/or review their website at http://www.thepetprojectde.org for additional resources.

      *Stats provided by Best Friends October 2013

      All the Best,
      Owner Surrender Coordinator
      Pit Bull Pride of Delaware
      pitbullprideofdelaware.org

  12. amanda says:

    Hi I have a pit bull 3 yr old female I am moving this weeking and we can’t take her she loving she loves kids please call me or text me 7246648358 thank you

    • shannonpbpde says:

      Hi Amanda,

      We are very sorry to hear of your situation. PBP of DE is a small, 100% foster/volunteer based organization caring and advocating for “pit bull type” dogs. Our organization mainly works with high-kill shelters in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. On an average week, we receive 20-25 urgent pleas from high-kill shelters (these dogs are highly adoptable, but sadly are euthanized for space) and 5 to 10 owner surrender requests. We rarely have the resources to take in urgent cases from shelters or owner surrenders. While we would absolutely love to save every dog, the sad reality is we just cannot.

      You may not know this but sadly pit bulls are the most abused and over bred dog in the US. It is estimated that only 1 out of 600 pit bull type dogs ever make it out of a shelter system. Resources are available for training, insurance and housing referrals. If you need assistance finding any of these resources, please let us know.

      While every animal deserves a chance, *approximately 9,000 dogs and cats die in shelters in the United States DAILY, simply because they have no place to call home. That’s more than 3 million unnecessary deaths a year. A true, present-day tragedy. Based on these statistics and because owning a pet is a life-time commitment, we hope you reconsider your request and can make the necessary adjustments to keep yours in a loving home. Your pup is lucky to have someone that cares. PBP of DE strongly recommends Pit Bull Rescue Central for assistance and advice on how to safely find a new home on your own: http://www.pbrc.net/adoption/owners.html. We REALLY need to public to help in these efforts to help save more pups lives.

      Other no kill rescues in the area are Faithful Friends Animal Society ( http://www.faithfulfriends.us), CompAnimals Pet Rescue ( http://www.companimals.org), Delaware SPCA –Georgetown & Stanton ( http://www.delspca.org), and All the Need is Love ( http://www.alltheyneedislove.org), House of Hope ( http://www.houseofhopeanimalrescue.com), and the Delaware Humane Association ( http://www.dehumane.org). We would also recommend The Pet Project, email info@thepetprojectde.org, and/or review their website at http://www.thepetprojectde.org for additional resources.

      *Stats provided by Best Friends October 2013

      All the Best,
      Owner Surrender Coordinator
      Pit Bull Pride of Delaware
      pitbullprideofdelaware.org

  13. Marie Rogers says:

    Can I have your address so I could give you a donation ?

  14. Elizabeth says:

    Hello my name is Elizabeth I have a red nose blue nose mix he is a little over one year old I have fallen completely in live with this dog and as you may know you become very attached my living situation is getting very rocky right now and I have been looking all over for someone kind to animals that I can trust to watch my beloved Oxford for just six months I have tried everything and everyone I know offering to pay for whatever food or meds or whatever it is he needs to house him… I’ve looked into boarding him but they said it would cost 560 dollars a month to hold him if anyone knows anyone trustworthy or reliable to foster my baby for six months temporarily please contact me at 302-898-4019 please help me I don’t want to loose him forever

    • shannonpbpde says:

      Hi Elizabeth, would suggest you checked with Dogtopia, Playtime Doggie Daycare, Dog Dayz, Middletown or Windcrest Vet, Ditzy Dogs, if you haven’t already.

      • Elizabeth says:

        Hello shannonpbpde I have checked those out however I don’t have a spare 600 a month to hold him there they said 18 a day and I’d have to pay a month in advance each month I don’t have that and I only have until the 5th of December to find him a home

      • shannonpbpde says:

        Hi Elizabeth, The fosters that have volunteered to care for the dogs that we rescue from high kill shelters, we do not have any that would offer temporary housing to the public. We would suggest The Pet Project, as their mission is to keep pets in their homes, maybe they can offer some resources. We truly hope you find the help you need.

  15. Lilia says:

    Hi i desperately need help finding my dog a safe home to be.. please if u can help you can reach me at 302 358 1793.. or at my email. Thank you

    • shannonpbpde says:

      Hi Lilia,

      We are very sorry to hear this. Pit Bull Pride of Delaware’s mission is simply to better the lives of as many homeless pit bull type dogs as possible. We are, however, a small 100% foster and volunteer based rescue, caring for less then 8 dogs at a time. Therefore our primary focus is to work with high-kill shelters in our area, to give these innocent dogs, sitting on death row, a chance. On an average week, we receive 20-25 urgent pleas from high-kill shelters (these dogs are highly adoptable, but sadly are euthanized for space). Millions of dogs are euthanized each year in shelter systems across the United States and never had a person to care for them. For these reasons, we hope you understand it is not our policy to accept owner surrenders from the public.

      We would encourage you to please give your dog every chance possible to remain a part of your family. Resources are available for training/behavioral issues, spay/neuter, low-cost veterinary clinics, pet food banks, insurance and housing referrals. If you need assistance finding any of these resources, please review our website https://pitbullprideofdelaware.org/ways-to-help-pbp/ or let us know. Remember, you are your dog’s best protector.

      If after exhausting all resources and you still are unable to keep your dog, we strongly recommend Pit Bull Rescue Central for assistance and advice on how to safely re-home your dog: http://www.pbrc.net/adoption/owners.html.

  16. Daria Jordan says:

    my husband and I have love pit bulls for years it was are first dog when we got together. My kids have grown up around them and love them too. We have are pitbull we rescued about 3 years ago and he is a joy to have!!! His name is poncho .. I would like to help out and volunteer but I don’t know were to start, if you could help me with some infomation that would be wonderful. I also have a 8 yr old daughter that would love to help. She love animals and I think it would be great for her to see what you guys do. I live in the Milford area. I am looking forward to hearing from you. Thank you for everything you do for them. Daria jordan

    • shannonpbpde says:

      Hi Daria, please be on the look out for a reply from our volunteer coordinator, Shannon (volunteer@pitbullprideofdelaware.org).

  17. tania vazquez says:

    I have a 8 month old female blue nose pit. I need help finding her a home. She is to be sent to spca if they even have room. Im heart broken im not the owner but i cant picture this beautiful creature being put down if someone can reach out to me and guide me in some direction that be greatly appreciated thank you for your time! 3027657234 Tania Vazquez

    • shannonpbpde says:

      Hi Tania, thank you for caring about this pup. Pit Bull Pride of Delaware’s mission is simply to better the lives of as many homeless pit bull type dogs as possible. We are, however, a small 100% foster and volunteer based rescue, caring for less then 8 dogs at a time. Therefore our primary focus is to work with high-kill shelters in our area, to give these innocent dogs, sitting on death row, a chance. On an average week, we receive 20-25 urgent pleas from high-kill shelters (these dogs are highly adoptable, but sadly are euthanized for space). Millions of dogs are euthanized each year in shelter systems across the United States and never had a person to care for them. For these reasons, we hope you understand it is not our policy to accept owner surrenders from the public.

      We would encourage the owner to please give their dog every chance possible to remain a part of their family. Resources are available for training/behavioral issues, spay/neuter, low-cost veterinary clinics, pet food banks, insurance and housing referrals. If you need assistance finding any of these resources, please review our website https://pitbullprideofdelaware.org/ways-to-help-pbp/ or let us know. They are their dog’s best protector.

      If after exhausting all resources they are still are unable to keep their dog, we strongly recommend Pit Bull Rescue Central for assistance and advice on how to safely re-home your dog: http://www.pbrc.net/adoption/owners.html. Other no kill rescues in the area are Faithful Friends Animal Society ( http://www.faithfulfriends.us), CompAnimals Pet Rescue ( http://www.companimals.org), Delaware SPCA –Georgetown & Stanton ( http://www.delspca.org), All the Need is Love ( http://www.alltheyneedislove.org), House of Hope ( http://www.houseofhopeanimalrescue.com), and the Delaware Humane Association ( http://www.dehumane.org). We would also recommend The Pet Project, email info@thepetprojectde.org, and/or review their website at http://www.thepetprojectde.org for additional resources.

  18. JudithMoore says:

    Iiii need a number or email address for your organization; my neighbors have a beautiful blue pit but he eats out of their garbage, he’s either on an extremely short leash or he breaks it and hangs out in an abandoned trailer, he roams all over, and usually doesn’t even have water available! I e fed, watered and retired him when I can. He’s very sweet and if I didn’t have small dogs myself I’d happily take and love him! Please help name help this guy, his name’s Smokey I’ve tried talking to his owners to no avail. Thank you.

    • JudithMoore says:

      I have a few pics of him, he’s starting to look a bit rough.

    • shannonpbpde says:

      Hi Judith, thanks so much for caring about Smokey, this is terrible that he owners are not properly taking care of him. Unfortunately PBP does not have the training or resources to help in situations like this, we must allow other organizations such as animal control to do their jobs. The DESPCA in Stanton operates a Humane Law Enforcement Division for the state of Delaware to help enforce Delaware Animal Cruelty Laws, but not sure they would help with this or you would need to contact First State Animal Care and SPCA. Pit Bull Pride of Delaware’s mission is simply to better the lives of as many homeless pit bull type dogs as possible. We are, however, a small 100% foster and volunteer based rescue, caring for less then 8 dogs at a time. Therefore our primary focus is to work with high-kill shelters in our area, to give these innocent dogs, sitting on death row, a chance. On an average week, we receive 20-25 urgent pleas from high-kill shelters (these dogs are highly adoptable, but sadly are euthanized for space). Millions of dogs are euthanized each year in shelter systems across the United States and never had a person to care for them. For these reasons, we hope you understand it is not our policy to accept owner surrenders from the public. We will definitely pray for Smokey.

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