Maricopa County Animal Care and Control is also holding "Pittie Parties" at two shelters this weekend. Starting Friday, October 12 and running through Sunday, October 14, all pit bulls can be adopted for $25. The $25 fee covers the pup's license, vaccinations, alteration surgery, and a microchip.
Not sure if a pit bull is good for your family? Maricopa County Animal Care and Control is hoping to clear up some of these misconceptions about the pit bull breeds:
They're aggressive: this is an example of nature vs. nurture. Proper socialization and human interaction helps with any dog/breed's behavior. Dogs only show signs of aggression if they are mistreated or not properly socialized.
They're not good family pets: Pit bulls were originally designed as nanny dogs because of their sweet disposition and protective nature for the children in their family.
They are biters: According to the American Temperament Test Society, 86.8% of pit bulls passed their tests that involve stability, aggressiveness, friendliness and protectiveness -- compare that to 85.2% of Golden Retrievers and only 69.8% of Chihuahuas
IF YOU GO: Pittie-Palooza: 9617 North Metro Pkwy W., Phoenix, AZ 85051 Maricopa County Animal Care and Control, West Valley: 2500 S. 27th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85009 Maricopa County Animal Care and Control, East Valley: 2630 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Mesa, AZ 85201