I have volunteered for SEVERAL rescues rescues, some now defunct. In the past NERR, TRC then TRC -north and now RRUFF. I have friends who do both. In the past while we were a rottie rescue first and foremost, we have sprung many pits from the infamous TJO, Sterling, etc. I have doen homecheck for various other rescues who do not have voluntteers in my area as well as some homecheck for some breeders.
A good dog is a good dog and most of the volunteers I deal with who DO shelter evals like myself are known to pull a pit or pit x even though they were called in to eval a rottie.
I Have done transports for anyone who needs a ride. I have had many non-rottie fosters, my latest wasnt a pit but a non-rott catahoula/ cattle dog cross from LA. I grew up with a Colby pitbull as a child who belonged to my aunt. This was my first memorable dog experience so I started young.
I am now the Volunteer Coordinator for RRUFF. I have friends who do rescue privately as well, some who I once enjoyed a group affiliation with who ahave gone "their own way" so to speak.
I have fostered pit crosses in the past, train them on a regular basis, and board them as well. My vet and colleague breeds Bull Terriers. I evaluate dogs for private rescues and families in shleter including pit and pit mixes. I have consulted with friedns stationed in the Animal Rescue efforts in LA during the hurricane as a liason to help shed light on behavior problems, and what to do in certain situations.
I am invloved in BSL and public education. I am a member on many rottie and training boards.
Unlike many bleeding hearts in rescue I DO believe that there are bad dogs. In fact I know there are bad dogs. I enjoy a good nature / nuture debate like the best of them.
My male rottie was attacked by a male am staff at 8 months old. And yet I still love the bully breeds...
I should say that I have joined this board to add some "unbiased" view on some things that are going on. One of my coollege students now friends posts here and I have been "sucked" in....
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