Pit Sisters is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization dedicated to giving voices to the most misunderstood dogs. Our mission is to provide voices, homes and love to those who cannot speak and remove the stereotypes associated with the bully breeds.
We are a foster home based rescue who promises to provide love, homes and voices for those who cannot speak. Our focus is on the misunderstood dogs who are judged solely on their appearance. Most of the animals that come to Pit Sisters are in need of rehabilitation due to undernourishment/neglect or have special needs and would otherwise be euthanized. Pit Sisters works with these animals in conjunction with their foster families to get the animals back to good health both mentally and physically. Our dogs are socialized in homes with other animals and/or children to ensure their best possible fit in their forever home.
Does the pet you are interested in have a yellow star on their profile picture? That means that they are a member of our TAILS program! At Pit Sisters, we believe that every dog is unique and deserves a second chance. That's why we partner with local shelters, the Florida Dept. of Corrections and the Jacksonville Sheriff's office to create a program called Teaching Animals and Inmates Life Skills (TAILS). designed to pair shelter dogs with inmates in order to help the dogs and the inmates train, socialize and care for the dogs.
Many lives are saved through our TAILS program - not only do our TAILS dogs receive training to help them succeed in everyday life, but the prisoners discover a new purpose in life and are less likely to return back to the prison system.
We currently adopt to homes in Florida and Georgia. Our adoption process starts with an application. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for one, or you can fill out an on-line application on our website at www.pitsisters.org.
Once the application is verified and approved, we do a home visit. At that time, we would also do introductions to any other pets ion the home, to make sure that their personalities blend well.
We would then finalize the adoption with a signed adoption agreement. We also have an adoption fee of $200. All of our dogs are current on shots, spayed or neutered, and on heart worm prevention if applicable.
We also have dogs that are enrolled in the TAILS program. These dogs live at area prisons for 8 weeks and undergo training as prescribed by the APDT's CLASS program. Upon graduation, these dogs are adoptable for a $40 adoption fee. TAILS participants can be identified by the yellow stars on their profile pics, or by the description in their profile.