"Pit Happens" Rescue
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.
Chattanooga, TN 37403
Pets at Our Rescue Group:
Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:We serve Chattanooga, TN and surrounding areas. We also adopt out of state when transportation is available.
About Our Rescue Group:I never knew his name but his presence will be embedded in my soul for the rest of my life..... In or around 1982 I had been involved in abusive dog cases, but just a little-I was young & had better things to do. I was called at 2am along with animal control, a clerk at a 7-11 saw what he thought was a bag of garbage thrown into the parking lot from a speeding pickup. It was actually a 100lb male Pit Bull Terrier, wrapped up in a small Red Food store bag. As I unwrapped this bag, a bloody mass that did not resemble anything, somehow crawled into my lap and tried to lick me, while whining in a tone hardly to be heard. His ears were cut off, his legs were sawed off, his nose and mouth as well. He appeared a round ball with the stench of death. I learned later this 2 year old dog had lost in a dog fight. His owner had done this. He died in my arms with a look of gratitude, a look of peace at last. What was left of his bloody tail moved as he took his last breath. I also learned he had never been pet upon-not once, had never known a home other than a box in a basement, had never been called a good boy or had a toy to play with, he had never chased a ball or a fly, never been kissed, or knew what it felt like to be loved. In this dogs final moment of death with pain beyond imagination, with only the forgiveness that a dog holds in it's heart, he wanted to be loved. And he was. This is why I do this--this is why WE do this.
Learning is the key to stopping ignorance. Don't listen to anyone that speaks based on "others" opinions. The brain was put there for a reason-use it. Opinions are only that. I started "Pit Happens" American Pit Bull Terrier Rescue because I HAD TO.
Our mission is to rescue the most abused dog in the world. We educate and train people, the dogs typically don't need it. Ask an animal control officer what type of dog you should adopt to have around children, though you may not want to hear it, they will tell you to adopt an American Pit Bull Terrier.
These dogs are used for Search & Rescue, Therapy dogs, bomb and police dogs--for a reason. Our media would like you to think differently-Pit Bull Terriers are often blamed in their rating hungry reports. They actually account for less than two percent of the reported bites in America and THAT my friend, is a fact.
Come Meet our Pets:Our pets are in foster homes, we can always arrange meet and greets.
Our Adoption Process:"Pit Happens" Rescue adoption process is a contract/adoption application, a home check, we also allow the dog a 3 day sleep over to make sure he/she is a fit for the family.
Requirements for adoption: Fenced in yard, adoption application, home check, etc.
Fees: We suggest a fee of $150.00 to cover the vetting.