Ways to Give or Receive Help/Contact PBP

SAVE A LIFE, ADOPT!
If you are interested in adopting a dog from PBP, please contact our Adoption Coordinator at, adoption@pitbullprideofdelaware.org.  Adoption application https://www.dropbox.com/s/0xcq4hhap3npu00/PBP-%20Adoption%20Application.docx

SAVE A LIFE, BECOME A FOSTER FAMILY!
Pit Bull Pride of Delaware, Inc. relies solely on the support of our foster network to house and provide care for our adoptable dogs.  If you, or someone you know, would like to become part of our incredible foster network, please contact our Foster Coordinator, Sharon, at foster@pitbullprideofdelaware.org.
VOLUNTEER with us!
We believe it is absolutely critical to build a community of volunteers. We depend on our volunteers in order to function. If you are interested in volunteering with Pit Bull Pride of Delaware, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Shannon, at volunteer@pitbullprideofdelaware.org.
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Give a tax-deductible DONATION!
As a 501 (c)(3) organization donation are 100% tax deductible. Donations are greatly appreciated and none is ever too small. We recognize the hardships that the economy has placed on people today but every contribution is valuable.  Please see our Wish List and mailing address below or we will gladly come to you.  For donation pick-up please contact our, Donation Coordinator,at donation@pitbullprideofdelaware.org.
Please click on the btn_donate_LG  link to help the pups.
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Please remember every little bit helps!
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WISH LIST:
·  Dog FOOD – Adult Dry Grain Free (Pet store brands Natural Balance, Earthborn, Verus, Wellness,
Purina Pro Plan or Costco’s brand Nature’s Domain)
· GIFT CARDS Concord Pet, Costco’s, Tractor Supply, Walmart,  or Staples 
· Dog TOYS ( large nylabones, kongs, etc.)
· Dog TREATS (kong stuffers, peanut butter, etc.)
· Dog CRATES (large & X-large sizes)
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Search for and shop from our Wish List and they will donate .5% of the price to us  as well as deliver directly to us!  When shopping for yourself or others, please also use this link as they will donate .5% of the price to us!
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**We have donation boxes at the
Suburban Plaza & Shoppes of Red Mill Concord Pet Stores
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   **We can pick up donations OR                   **Donations can be dropped off to
   they can be mailed to                                        Secure Self Storage
   Pit Bull Pride of Delaware, Inc.                       1020 Bear Road
   PO Box 7980                                                        New Castle, DE
   Newark, DE 19714                                              Office hours:
                                                                                  Mon-Sat 9am-6pm
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**Note we can only accept unopened food and gently used/clean toys, towels, & blankets.  DE SPCA & Faithful Friends accept open food for their food banks.

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WOOFTRAX WALK FOR A DOG!

Pit Bull Pride of Delaware is now a part of Wooftrax.com Walk for a Dog program!  Please add us as your favorite shelter using the app on your smartphone!!!!!  This is such an easy way to raise money for our pups in need!

Please visit www.wooftrax.com to download the app (which is free), both Android and iPhone available. Add and start walking for PBP.  Every mile counts towards a donation and will help us save more dogs!!!
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PROMOTING ADOPTABLE DOGS!
Sharing our dog’s stories and photos on Facebook or by word of mouth make a huge difference in the search for the perfect forever home. We recognize that without our loyal supporters cross posting our dogs and telling people they know about our available dogs we would not be able to accomplish as much as we do.  Thank you for all of your help!

**Like us on Facebook**
Please remember how much we value your support and help!
Every one can make a difference in their own way … we cannot thank you all enough!
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How to help pet’s left out in the extreme heat or frigid cold…
Please if you see or know of a pet being left outside in the harsh elements report them immediately!   AND if nothing is done keep calling back until it is. Be that poor babies voice! Stanton SPCA takes cruelty calls for New Castle Country 302-998-2281, Georgetown SPCA for Sussex County 302-856-6361 from 8:30am-4:30pm. KCSPCA covers all counties 24/7 302-698-3006 option 1. You can also file reports online and on Facebook.
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RENTERS who do NOT breed discriminate
ApartmentList.com  – For pet owners, the inability to find pet friendly housing is one of the leading causes of animal abandonment. You can modify your search for just pet friendly housing on this website by checking the “Pet Policy” option from the “Advanced” tab at the top of the page.
www.zumper.com is a free map-based search for home & apartment rentals, with animal friendly filters.
Unfortunately some on this list have changed their policies and now breed discriminate
(i.e. Admirals Club n.k.a. Hunters Run, Galman Group (Buckingham Palace, Castle Brook), & Arbor Pointe Apartments) but there are some who do not have restrictions.  As soon as we get an updated list we will repost.
Need more help to rent or purchase a home in MD, PA and DE contact Ashley Falkowski- Keller Williams 302-824-9378 ashleyshomes@gmail.com
**Consider DNA testing your dog as it might not even be the breed they are discriminating against.  Pit Bulls are misidentified ALL the time.  These 2 links are for full breed not mixed breed and identifying the APBT is not so easy http://www.pickthepit.com/ http://thetruthaboutpitbulls.blogspot.com/2011/04/find-pit-bull.html.  To try the same with mixed breed dogs that have been DNA tested go to http://animalfarmfoundation.org/pages/Labels-Language and scroll down to Find the Mixed Breed Dogs.  You can test yourself for identifying mixed Black Labs, German Shepherds, and “Pit Bulls”.
Other tips to find pet-friendly rental housing.
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LOOKING FOR…
WELLNESS/LOW COST VET CLINICS & Pet Food Banks

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Organizations that may assist with non-emergency veterinary bills:

  • angelsforanimals.org
  • browndogfoundation.org
  • caninecancerawareness.org
  • carecredit.com
  • extendcredit.com
  • pawsforacure.org
  • thepetfund.com
  • fairydogparents.org
  • frankiesfriends.com
  • graciesmission.org
  • imom.org
  • shakespeareanimalfund.org
  • dccfund.org
  • themagicbulletfund.org
  • themosbyfoundation.org
  • redrover.org
  • riedelcodyfund.org
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TRAINING RECOMMENDATIONS
We use dog behaviorist, Christine Nolan, founder of Your Dog and You, http://www.yourdogandyou.com/  and Carl Zive http://calmcanines.com/ they are both absolutely amazing! We have a volunteer who is a retired trainer who offers training ideas online via a FB page called PB Training Discussions. We also have a volunteer that works for K9 Camp and a few volunteers that recommend professional training through Misguided Mutts.
We would also suggest www.badrap.org and www.pbrc.net which offer a wealth of knowledge about this great breed!
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OWNER SURRENDERS

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. It is estimated that only 1 out of 600 pit bull type dogs ever make it out of a shelter system. 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 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.


General Inquiries
If your inquiry does not fit any of the above categories, please email our, President and Founder, Lauren at lauren@pitbullprideofdelaware.org.

PIT PACK PROGRAM! Temporarily on hold

PBP is 100% foster based, and in most cases our dogs only receive daily interaction with their foster family. We believe it is very important to keep our dogs well socialized, and have created the Pit Pack Program to allow our volunteers the opportunity to interact with our adoptable dogs. Pit Pals are teamed up with a foster dog to help provide exercise and socialization. As a Pit Pal, you have the opportunity to take the foster dog out for walks, rides, different (leashed) social settings, play dates with other fosters or your friendly pups, etc. This is dependent on each individual dog’s needs and your experience level.

If you are interested in being a “Pit Pal” in the “Pit Pack” Program, please contact our Pit Pack Coordinator, at pitpal@pitbullprideofdelaware.org.

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50 Responses to Ways to Give or Receive Help/Contact PBP

  1. Brandi Dugan says:

    Hello I have a 14 month old blue pit that I had to get rid of due to me moving unexpectedly the person I gave him too is now saying his landlord cannot keep him and due to previous experiences i do not want to see him go to the SPCA!! He is a fantastic dog very lovable and well trained!! Not a mean bone in his body and would make a great pet to anyone! He was raised around many children and I trust him 100%!!! Plz help him find a good home I would hate to see him meet the same fate as my other pit that went to SPCA!!! Plz contact me at 302-543-3428

  2. Cindy Strusowski says:

    owner of a pit puppy at 2401 west eric drive (maplecrest) wilmington delaware was observed abusing this dog..owner dragged puppy down the street to parkland..returning home he was carrying the puppy and when he reached the driveway and dropped the puppy than kicked it ….animal control was called..not sure what you can do …

    • shannonpbpde says:

      Hi Cindy, that is so sad, sorry you had to witness that. Unfortunately we have no authority with animal abuse, this does have to be handled by animal control. Please follow-up with animal control to make sure they take this seriously.

    • Carriann Isman says:

      Police, animal control, and ASPCA have the ability to help. Video on your phone or pictures will help. Don’t ignore it. Be their voice.

  3. cherrel daviston says:

    My son has a pit bull that he is no longer caring for due to school. Do you take dogs in for adoption?

    • shannonpbpde says:

      Hi Cherrel, While we would love to help every pup in need, the reality is we can only do what we can to save the life of 1 pup at a time. We are a 100% foster based organization and can only take in new pups when we have a foster and funds available. Based on our experience and knowing there are so many pups in need that have no idea what it’s like to be in a loving home, our goal would be to help your son keep his pup/family member. He is his pups everything and losing him will be much more confusing and tough on his pup then on him.

      If he has exhausted all options and still can not keep his pup, we strongly recommend this website http://www.pbrc.net/adoption/owners.html for assistance and advice on how to safely find his dog a new home on his own. 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, so we definitely want him to try on his own to help his pup, as we need to make those death row, shelter pups are our 1st priority.

      If his efforts to find a loving, safe home for his pup is not successful, he can email Owner Surrender Coordinator, Lisa, to see what we can do. If his pup meets PBPs intake criteria, she will set up a time to meet his pup for temperament testing and if all goes well, she will review with the Owner Surrender Board to determine if his pup can be added to our surrender waiting list. Unfortunately, yes there is a list of pups that are waiting to become a PBP dogs.


      All the Best,
      Shannon Dixon

  4. lunchlady45@comcast.net says:

    thank you. I will be its voice but now that animal control has been called there has been no noticable abuse…but i do hear alot of barking coming from the residence in question. I really believe the dog is being held captive and I dont know what to do. i am sure the animal control officer has no jurisdiction to search the property???

    • shannonpbpde says:

      It’s a difficult situation for sure. I don’t know if they have the right to search the property or not but if they do not then they would call in local police for assistance. We will pray for this sweet pup, and definitely hope that these owners recognize their actions are not acceptable. That pup is very lucky to have you!

  5. James says:

    I rescued a 16month old female pitbull. The owners were gonna take her to the SPCA. I cannot have a dog where I live and my landlord knows I have her. I have tried to find her a home but can’t. She is a great dog. Sleeps with my kids. She’s housebroken and doesn’t even need a leash when I take her out. I would like to bring her to your rescue cuz I have no options and I need her out of my apartment like yesterday. Pls call me 4434667328

  6. laura jensen says:

    could you guys mail me the joe corbie funfaiser i would like to participate

  7. Jocelyn Cooper says:

    I have a 5mth ol pit/american bull dog mix male (Polo) he’s my daughters pup who can’t live with her in her apartment. We thought we were going have time to spend with him but we don’t so we’re looking for a good home for him he’s a big BABY who just needs a family that will love him as much we do.

  8. gary anderson says:

    Need to find placement for our 9 years old pitbull immediately. Pls call us at 3022503773 we r moving n cant take him with us..

  9. I’d always want to be update on new blog posts on this website , saved to my bookmarks ! .

  10. tiffany says:

    Me and my fakily are

  11. tiffany says:

    Hello me and my family are interested in one of the puppys never adopted before so not sure how to go about it. Please contact us to let us know. My # is 3022759300

    Thanks
    The Quinn’s

    • shannonpbpde says:

      Hi Tiffany, I’m so sorry for this very, very late reply. I hope that you found the details for adoption under our Adopt-a-Bull section of our website.

  12. shavonne says:

    Hello I have a month old red nose pitt that I have to get rid of ASAP. The home I just moved in the landlord or the home insurance will not allow me to keep him. He is a very good dog not aggressive at all. If some one knows a good home home for him please contact me. Thanks

    • shannonpbpde says:

      Hi Shavonne, so sorry for the very, very late reply. We hope by this time you have been able to make arrangement to keep your dog or have found a good home for him. 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.

      ~All the Best, Shannon~

  13. Sabrina says:

    I have a 3yr old American Bully that I need help putting him up for adoption, he’s great with people of all ages & other animals, he’s not neutered, shots were given by original owner, he is registered with the ABKC I have his paperwork, had him since he was a pup, never used for breeding, always been a family dog. Am leaving to Florida end of this month. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

    • shannonpbpde says:

      Hi Sabrina, so sorry for this very late reply. We are really sorry to hear this. 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. If you feel re-homing your dog is your only option we definitely need you to try and help your dog, 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 your 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~

  14. Dawn says:

    There are three adults and two or three pups abandoned at trailer in Camden no one will help. They are very thin. Can you help? Call the SPCA they won’t help
    302 222 6802
    Need something done today they seem to be friendly.

    • shannonpbpde says:

      Hi Dawn, did you call Kent County SPCA 888-352-7722? They are animal control and therefore can not refuse to help. Please continue to call until you get someone to help. Unfortunately, rescues do not have animal control rights and especially not the authority to enter a home, even if abandoned. We truly hate that we do not have these rights or resources, and thank you so much for wanting to help these poor pups. If you continue to call and still do not get anywhere with animal control, please email lauren@pitbullprideofdelaware.org, with the address and details of the times you called and their response and we will call as well. Thank you again!

  15. Jill Henebry says:

    There are 2 black guys at the Christiana mall walking around the parking lot outside of target with 2 pitbull puppies. When you comment about the cute pups they ask if you want to buy them. I’m worried about the welfare of these puppies and if there are potentially others. I tried calling animal control, but I was unable to get anyone to answer the phone.

    • shannonpbpde says:

      Oh goodness Jill, this is terrible and we hate hearing these types of things, especially not being able to get animal control. Thank you so much for getting involved and trying to help. At this time we can only pray that these pups will be safe.

  16. Beth says:

    I am the concerned owner of two pits. One I have had since a puppy and the other I recently adopted. The new one is very lovable and well behaved 95% of the time, but shows aggression towards my other one. Could you offer any suggestions on how to fix this because he is a very lovable dog, but I believe he was going to used to fight. I genuinely want to keep him so any ideas would be very helpful.

    • shannonpbpde says:

      Hi Beth, thanks for reaching out to us. 1 of our volunteers that has training experience may be able to help. Please email her at trainer.pbpde@gmail.com with as much detail as possible. It’s a little tough to give advice without knowing more about the pups and the situations that cause the undesired behavior. I’m guessing both are fixed? Anytime a dog is not, this can always be the cause of unwanted behavior because of how testosterone and hormones affect the brain.

      Contacting a professional trainer is always the best solution, but I’m happy to offer suggestions based on my experience. Dogs can show spontaneous “moodiness” for many reasons and it’s up to you to find those triggers (i.e. toys, food, down time, doesn’t want to share attention, the other pup is the instigator, etc.) and take charge during them or avoid them entirely. You need to be the alpha for your pack. Exercise and routine is always positive for your pups, especially 1 that is high energy. It’s also very important how you handle each situation, meaning what do you do when this happens, as the new pup needs to understand his behavior is not acceptable, and you want to be as calm but assertive as possible. When our girl used to get too anxious we gave an immediate correction and followed a “loss of freedom” rule, and put her in her “casa” aka crate or in another room, and then when she was calm and submissive bring her back in on leash so if she showed same bad behavior could can give a quick, immediate correction. We also did not allow her to be elevated, meaning not allowed on the couch or bed as this gives them the sense of dominance and ownership. Now that she has learned her place and doesn’t show these bad behaviors she’s allowed on the couch and the bed, but if she were to start again we would take that away. I know this isn’t much but hope it helps and anything else our other volunteer can offer. ~All the Best, Shannon~

      • Beth says:

        Hi Shannon, Thank you for responding so quickly…Both dogs are fixed and I am glad to say I have found a trainer who has extensive experience with Pits so I am hoping with some work both babies will come to coexist peacefully.

      • shannonpbpde says:

        My pleasure Beth and that’s great news! Sending good thoughts your way. If you are happy with this local trainer, please pass their name on to us so we can share with others that come to us for advice. ~All the Best, Shannon~

  17. Jessica says:

    My dog boa is a male of 8 months. he’s literally a big baby, I love him to death but cannot keep him. my land lords already knew I had him once. he’s not use to being around kids bcuz it’s jus me and my boyfriend. he’s potty trained and he has a dry skin condition tht I’m trying to get fixed now. he’s not too find of males. my mom actually talked to ur helper Shannon wright I think it is? if u could help me out immediately it would be a great help

    • shannonpbpde says:

      Hi Jessica,

      We are very sorry to hear your situation. PBP of DE is a small, 100% foster 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. 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.

      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. Is it that Boa just isn’t used to being around children or does he show aggression towards children? Unfortunately, if he shows any type of aggression we would not be able to take him in. Also please not 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.

      Here is the last list we found for renters who do not discriminate. Unfortunately I think some have changed their policies but there are a few who have no restrictions. http://blogbylayla.blogspot.com/2013/03/pet-friendly-apartments-in-ncc-delaware.html

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

  18. Linda Lang says:

    Hi…I am Brenda Irwin’s sister and also am involved in rescue… Someone reached out to me today regarding a male Pitt that was in a terrible situation of abuse and neglect….I lady somehow got him with the owners consent but was shooting from the heart in grabbing him and can’t keep him…..good that he’s safe but not so good without a plan…..I can’t take him, I have 4 and a delicate pack dynamic…. Not to mention 2 of mine are 200 lbs +….and Bren is packed too…..is there anyway you could help or offer suggestions…I have very little at this point other than he is intact, shots not likely, and very thin…..and that while in a run was approached by other dogs and he laid down and gave his belly…..none of this info is first hand as I have not met him…..I do believe Leslie Berg has sent you an email as well…..if there is anything you could do to help it would be greatly appreciated…. In a week or so I could most likely help some financially…..sorry I used my three vouchers from the spay/neuter program or I would give it to you……anyway thanks…anything beats getting hit, being starved and fed gunpowder…oh yea….he also has a horrible home done ear bob……really bad!!!!….people sure do suck some of them…. Thanks for all you do!

    • shannonpbpde says:

      Hi Linda,

      Thank you for reaching out to us. Unfortunately at this time we too are not in a position to take in this pup. 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 not able to take in every pup. We really need the public’s help whenever possible, and strongly recommends Pit Bull Central for assistance and advice on how to safely find a new home http://www.pbrc.net/adoption/owners.html.

      If after she has exhausted all options and still needs our help, please have her email pictures and details about the pup (age, sex, temperament, with dogs, cats, people, food, toys, etc.) to our Owner Surrender Coordinator, Ashley at ownersurrender@pitbullprideofdelaware.org, and she will review with the board. Due to the high-volume of requests we receive, there is unfortunately 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

  19. Jamie says:

    Hi. My mom is getting evicted out of her house and her two lovely pitbulls are in need of shelter or a temp home until she can get another place. I have called and talked to every animal organization in Delaware and no one has been able to help and I do NOT want them to be out down, which kent SPCA would do 😦 . I wish I could help her but I already have 4 dogs . If anybody has any ideas or anything at all please email me at nickle4390@yahoo.com

    • shannonpbpde says:

      Hi Jamie, we are sorry to hear of your Mom’s situation. We do not have a shelter and are not in the position to offer temporary foster care. Our fosters are full, and as soon as 1 comes open we save another pup from a high kill shelter. Hopefully you can find a friend or family member to help or a boarding facility or doggie daycare. ~All the Best, Shannon~

  20. Jess says:

    I have a 3 yo pit mix who recently injured her leg and needs surgery to repair a torn tendon. This surgery can cost up to 4000$. I am in no financial situation where I can afford that. I am looking for help or answers to what my options are as far as assistance or finding someone to take her in that can get her the help she needs.

    Thanks!

    • shannonpbpde says:

      Hi Jess, I’m sorry to hear this. Unfortunately, I have been in your place more then once. Have you looked in to applying for Care Credit. This is what I use and it gives you a year to pay the balance at 0 interest. Maybe you could also start a fundraiser through your friend and family where each person could donate a little to help you reach your goal, we have had followers use http://www.gofundme.com. I’ve also been told that Embrace pet insurance may be able to help with pre-existing conditions. I wish you all the best and hope you’re able to begin surgery soon. Wishing you and your pup all the best.

  21. Kassandra Glenn says:

    Hello, I am looking for help. I have a pitbull that is a little over 1yr. I need to get rid of her, we just recently found out that my daughter has a high level allergy to dog dandruff. I’ve tried finding it a suitable home, but I can’t. I’ve also contacted the SPCA about the situation and they will not take her. I cannot leave her outside because I live in a townhouse and I am afraid they may complain if she gets noisy. I do not know what to do and my daughter keeps on getting sick. Help please!!!

    • shannonpbpde says:

      Hi Kassandra,

      We are sorry to hear of your situation. Have you talked to an allergist and your vet? PBP of DE is a small, 100% foster/volunteer based organization that cares for approximately 8-10 “pit bull type” dogs at a time. Our organization mainly works with high-kill shelters in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. On an average week, we receive 15 to 20 urgent pleas from high-kill shelters (these dogs are highly adoptable, but sadly are euthanized for space) and 5 to 10 owner surrender requests. While we would absolutely love to save every dog, the sad reality is we just cannot. We rarely have the resources to take in urgent cases from shelters or owner surrenders. Our minimum wait is 2-3 months based on the amount of pleas we receive compared to how quickly we get those dogs already in our care adopted.

      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. 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.

      If after you have exhausted all options and you still need our help, please our Owner Surrender Coordinator at ownersurrender@pitbullprideofdelaware.org. Please be aware this is not a quick process, as explained above, we are a small rescue receiving an overwhelming amount of pleas daily, therefore there is a waiting list and this is the 1st step to be added to that list (estimated turnaround time for intake is 2-3 months). The 2nd step is a face to face evaluation, but since we are 100% volunteer based we would not take the time to do this until we are in a position to possibly take in your dog. Your dog must be dog and kid friendly to be considered, as all our fosters have 1 or both. We will contact you if and when we have an opening.

      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 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

  22. Julie says:

    I heard volunteers will be needed to post flyers to help find Odin’s attackers. I live in Wilmington. I’d love to help. Please contact me with details.
    Thanks
    Julie Wilhelm

    • shannonpbpde says:

      Hi Julie, thanks SO much! Will send your email to Lauren who will be coordinating it in the next couple weeks.

  23. Hi my name is Amelia. I am trying to seek help for my friend Sandy. She is homeless with three pitbulls. She has been trying to find someone to take her dogs in until she finds a place to live but has been unsuccessful. Alot of renters are turning her down because of breed of the dogs. The dogs are living in the car with her. I try to help her as much as I can financially but unfortunately I am unable to bring them into my home because I live in an apartment complex where they do not allow pitbulls and i do not want to take the chance of my dog and i getting put out for taking them in.. I would like to know if there is any chance at all that your agency can her out with fostering her dogs until she gets a place to live? If you can contact her that would be appreciated. Her phone number is 12679912343. You can also contact me by email at Cartagena_amelia@yahoo.com. Thank you very much for your time.
    SINCERELY
    AMELIA C

    • shannonpbpde says:

      Hi Amelia,

      We are sorry to hear of Sandy’s situation. PBP of DE is a small, 100% foster/volunteer based organization that cares for approximately 8-10 “pit bull type” dogs at a time. Our organization mainly works with high-kill shelters in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. On an average week, we receive 15-20 urgent pleas from high-kill shelters (these dogs are highly adoptable, but sadly are euthanized for space) and 5 to 10 owner surrender requests. While we would absolutely love to save every dog, the sad reality is we just cannot. We rarely have the resources to take in urgent cases from shelters or owner surrenders. Our minimum wait is 2-3 months based on the amount of pleas we receive compared to how quickly we get those dogs already in our care adopted.

      RENTERS who do NOT breed discriminate
      ApartmentList.com – For pet owners, the inability to find pet friendly housing is one of the leading causes of animal abandonment. You can modify your search for just pet friendly housing on this website by checking the “Pet Policy” option from the “Advanced” tab at the top of the page. Also suggest, http://www.apartmentfinder.com/, http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/animal_friendly_apartments.html#Delaware, http://blogbylayla.blogspot.com/2013/03/pet-friendly-apartments-in-ncc-delaware.html. Unfortunately some on this list have changed their policies and now breed discriminate
      (i.e. Admirals Club n.k.a. Hunters Run, Galman Group (Buckingham Palace, Castle Brook), & Arbor Pointe Apartments) but there are some who do not have restrictions. As soon as we get an updated list we will repost.

      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. 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. 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 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

  24. Duke Friedel says:

    We’re in town from Tennessee and would like to vist your facility tomorrow if possible. Is there a number I can call and talk to someone about that? Thanks!

    • shannonpbpde says:

      Hi Duke, we do not have a facility we are 100% foster based, meaning all our dogs are in foster homes. In addition, we only have the resources to adopt within a 2 hour radius. Thank you so much for your interest. There are so many dogs, in every state waiting for forever homes, we encourage to check local shelters and rescues.

  25. Jessica says:

    There.is a sweet 2 y.o. Recently adopted pit living next door. His owners beat him and leave him outside daily. No water. 3 reports have been filed. They have come out but nothings been done. I feel they are beating him to.spite me.
    Contact me via email.

    • shannonpbpde says:

      Hi Jessica, this is terrible thank you so much for caring. Do you know where they adopted it from? If you find this out definitely contact that organization. We unfortunately do not have the authority or resource to help with animal control issues. Please take video, and show to animal control officers. Please don’t stop your efforts for this sweet pup.

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