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Our Featured Charlotte, NC Partner:

American Pit Bull Foundation

Dog adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

Pets at Our Rescue Group:

Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We are a non-profit, Charlotte based foundation with foster parents in Charlotte and the surrounding areas.

About Our Rescue Group:

APBF promotes responsible breed ownership through education, programming, and assistance.
One of our biggest goals is to help reduce the number of pets that end up at kill shelters due to neglect, abandonment, overpopulation, and irresponsible ownership. We work within the community to teach owners about compassion, nutrition, training, and turn negative activities with dogs into postive ones.
We support spay and neuter programs as well as other rescue organizations who serve a common purpose.

Come Meet our Pets:

Our adoptable dogs and puppies are listed at You can also get updates on adoptables, as well as view more pictures on our facebook page.
To meet one of our wonderful adoptables, contact and we can set up an interaction with you to fit your schedule.

Our Adoption Process:

Our adoption process begins with our application which lists basic information and veterinary references. Once an application is approved, a home visit is conducted. If the potential adopters have not yet met the dog or puppy they are interested in, we will also schedule an interaction with the family, as well as any family pets. If the home visit and interaction go smoothly, a home trial is done to give the new owners and the puppy or dog a chance to get aquainted to determine if they are the right match. If the trial is succesful, an adoption contract is signed, the adoption fee is collected, and the new family begin exploring the benefits of the canine-human bond.

Our adoption fee is currently $150.00 for most dogs and puppies, however, may be subject to change based on professional training and/or medical assistance provided.

The fine Pit print: We do not adopt dogs into outdoor living situations.
All dogs and puppies must be spayed or neutered, (they are all rescues); no exceptions.
We reserve the right to deny adoption for any reason at any time.
Fighters need not apply; we screen thoroughly.
We adopt out to individuals who have experience with this breed.If a first time owner, or inexperienced, we ask that proof be providedof breed research with an explanation as to why a Pit Bull would be a good match to the particular lifestyle of the applicant.
We require that any adopted dog receive vaccinations and heartworm/flea prevention from a licensed veterinarian.

Our Adopted Pets:

We have helped lots of pets connect with loving and caring owners. Check out our adopted pets list!

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog or puppy versus getting dogs for sale or puppies for sale from a dog breeder? When someone is breeding puppies, they are creating new dogs who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog or puppy and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale from a puppy breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog or adopt a puppy at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.