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Our Featured Greensboro, NC Partner:

The Merit Pit Bull Foundation

Greensboro, NC 27405
(336) 618-7487

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:

Our adoptables are housed in foster homes throughout the state of NC and we accept adopters both in NC and outside NC (out-of-state adopters are responsible for transportation).

About Our Rescue Group:

The Merit Pit Bull Foundation strives for a compassionate world where pit bull type dogs live in responsible homes and where owner education, training and anti-cruelty legislation support all pet owners regardless of breed.

Mission: As an organization, the Merit Pit Bull Foundation will:
§ Facilitate the rescue and permanent placement of pit bull type dogs whom, were abandoned, neglected, abused and/or surrendered within NC.

§ Promote pit bull type dog education to the public, media, lawmakers, and others

§ Promote and teach responsible dog ownership.

§ Support community needs relating to the benefit and welfare of pit bull type dogs.

§ Bring communities together to strengthen the responsible dog owner's rights.

§ Oppose BSL (Breed Specific Legislation)in all forms. We will, also, actively oppose any legislation either currently on the books or in the form of a bill that we feel is unfair and/or impedes on the rights of responsible dog owners.

§ Support and to help enact more legislative penalties against animal cruelty, neglect, abandonment, and irresponsible actions.

§ Work in conjunction with other rescue groups to promote the values of our organization. While we promote our vision for all breeds, we specifically support pit bull and pit bull "type" breeds.

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Come Meet our Pets:

We are a foster-based rescue with a home-based office in Madison NC. We have public adoption events several times a month and a number of our adoptables are present at each event. You can see our events on our Facebook page ( Also, approved adopters can set up a "meet and greet" with a specific dog. To get more info about a particular dog or to request a no-obligation adoption application, email us at

Our Adoption Process:

Our adoption fee is $175.

All dogs receive the following prior to adoption: Distemper/Parvo Vaccine, Rabies Vaccination, Heartworm Test & Treatment (if needed, Spay/Neuter (no dog will ever be adopted out without being altered, and Microchip. Puppies too young for rabies or final boosters will need to be vaccinated post-adoption at the expense of the adopter.

All adoptors must be at least 21 years of age.

We will only place dogs with indoor ONLY homes.

An application and home visit are required prior to adoption.

If you are interested in adopting
please email us at


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.