National Pit Bull Awareness Day is a day to showcase the affectionate bully dog breeds. Please be aware that "pitbull" is not a breed of dog. It is a term the public uses to describe a canine with certain traits resembling a American Pitbull Terrier, Staffordshire Terrier, or any other bully dog breed.
To anyone who shares their life with a "pit bull," the need for a national day of awareness for these misunderstood dogs is clear. Constant negative media attention and sensationalized hype that surrounds pit bulls has the breed in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons. The media and public have stereotyped and judged an entire group of dogs, as well as their owners, based on the actions of a few.
National Pit Bull Awareness Day was established as a day to educate and foster positive communications and experiences in the communities in which we and our dogs live. It is a day to focus on these incredible dogs and their devoted, responsible owners. A day to change perceptions and stereotypes.
Visit Bless the Bullies, founders of National Pit Bull Awareness Day for more information on scheduled events.
If you can not make it to an event please keep in mind it is National Pit Bull Awareness day and this beloved dog breed needs our help. Donate money, leashes or collars, food or treats, or just your time if at all possible to a rescue. When a city hall meeting has the bully topic up for discussion go to the meeting and make your voice for bully dogs heard.