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Shelter Wants To Remove Label Of ‘Pit Bull’ From Dogs Hoping More People Will Adopt Them

by Gwendolyn Plummer
Gwen is a writer, reader, hockey fan, concert goer, and lunchtime enthusiast.

I love pit bulls, and I know plenty of others do as well.

But pit bulls do have a long and complicated history, and they tend to carry a pretty heavy reputation. Because they were often used as fighting dogs, many people have negative associations with the breed.

Although some people think pit bulls are aggressive, I’ve met plenty of cuddly, lovable pitties, including my own pup who is probably part pit bull, although we don’t know for sure.

Sadly, it can be hard for pit bulls to find forever homes because of the stigma their breed carries. I’ve even heard that some home insurance companies also won’t cover or will charge more for breeds like pit bulls and Rottweilers.

One dog shelter in Los Angeles has come up with an interesting and controversial plan to try to increase pit bull adoptions in the face of such prejudice. They are thinking about removing breed labels from dogs in the shelter.

The hope is that people who would have once walked past a pit bull, based only on their breed, will fall in love with the dog without the stereotypes weighing down their decision.

What do you think of this controversial idea?

Check out the video below to learn more about this plan, and please SHARE this video to see what your friends and family think!

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