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Four Legs, Two Eyes, One Heart: A Pit Bull is Just a Dog | Events

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Four Legs, Two Eyes, One Heart: A Pit Bull is Just a Dog
Events, Families, Pets
Four Legs, Two Eyes, One Heart: A Pit Bull is Just a Dog

On February 4, 2012, the Maddie’s® Pet Rescue Project partners will be hosting Bully for You!, an adoption event to promote pit bull type dogs in our community.  More than a dozen dogs will be available for adoption from the SPCA Serving Erie County and the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter from 11am – 2pm in the SPCA Auditorium, 205 Ensminger Rd.

The Maddie’s® Pet Rescue Project in Erie County is committed to ending the euthanasia of shelter dogs and cats with treatable medical and behavioral conditions.  The Project partners are also dedicated to improving the image of pit bulls, a term that does not refer to a breed of dog, but rather to a physical description.  Often the victims of irresponsible pet owners who treat them as resident dogs rather than family pets, pit bulls are very social and loving animals.  Based on the American Temperament Testing Society’s tests on canine aggression and friendliness, the American Pit Bull Terrier achieved a higher positive score than Golden Retrievers and Cocker Spaniels (data obtained from www.atts.org).

As well as taking home a devoted companion, those who adopt a pit bull on February 4th will receive a Kong and a bag of training treats.  Adoption fees, which will vary by organization, also include the cost of spay/neuter surgery and vaccinations.  Each adopter will be entered into a drawing to receive a certificate for a free pet portrait from Wild Eye Photos.  In addition, Miranda Workman, CEO of Purrfect Paws Animal Behavior Center, will be performing K9 Nose Work demonstrations at 12pm and 1pm that will show pet owners how to develop their dogs natural scenting abilities.

If you are ready to make a commitment to an adoring dog, or would like to talk with a certified professional dog trainer about what kind of dog would do best in your home, stop by the SPCA on February 4th.  For more details, visit www.MaddiesErieCounty.org.

 

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