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Anyone walking through the SPCA of Texas will notice we have an abundance of one type of dog in particular: the pit bull! While the general public might not have too much experience with pit bulls, we do, and we want to put the spotlight on these adorable dogs so everyone can see just how amazing they are! So what is a pit bull? Answer: it’s difficult to say! It’s a mix of a few different breeds, so the term “pit bull” is a visual designation is really just given to any blocky-headed dog. In fact, some very fancy breeds are often mistaken for pit bulls. The Dogo Argentino, Cane Corso, Presa Canario and all sorts of bulldog breeds appear to the untrained eye as a type of pit bull. Shelters rarely have access to DNA testing, so we do tend to default to the “pit bull” label for dogs that may not necessarily be pit bulls, but would likely be identified as a pit bull by the average adopter. A lot of the pit bulls under our care were rescued by our Animal Cruelty Investigations unit from cases of neglect or abuse. Thankfully, we have witnessed an enormous capacity for forgiveness of humans in these special creatures.
Yup! That’s the spot!! 💜 Snow White. . . This pretty pibble is available for adoption from our #dallas location. #adoptdontshop #spcatexas #pitbullsofinstagram #terrierthursday
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Pit bulls are professional snuggle buddies and most of them are under the impression that they are lap dogs! They will wiggle closer and closer to you on the couch until they are almost on top of you – which is alright with us! Pibbles, as we like to call them, are often very balanced in terms of their needs. They enjoy snuggling and napping just as much as they enjoy play time!
Every dog, regardless of breed, is just as unique as a person. All dogs have their own quirks and qualities that make them distinctively endearing. If you think you might be a pittie person too, we encourage you to stop by one of our shelters and meet some of our current residents! Our staff will be more than happy to introduce you to pibble friends, all of whom are spayed or neutered, microchipped and current on vaccinations!
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