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Our Featured Bristow, VA Partner:

Ambassador Pit Bull 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.

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Ambassador Pit Bull Alliance (APBA) is a local breed specific organization dedicated to the rescue and responsible rehoming of neglected, surrendered or otherwise homeless Pit Bull type dogs in the DC Metropolitan Area (Northern Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia). Concurrently, APBR is dedicated to educating the public about responsible dog ownership, proper care, and training.

About Our Rescue Group:

APBA is an all-volunteer rescue organization consisting of seasoned rescuers who have been rescuing and placing Pit Bull type dogs for many years. None of APBA’s officers, directors or rescuers receives any salary or compensation of any kind. Additionally, all administrative costs are kept to an absolute minimum, as every penny spent on administration is considered money taken away from the dogs. Ambassador Pit Bull Alliance is a non-profit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code..

Ambassador Pit Bull Alliance seeks to lead by example and bring together other local rescues, nonprofits and shelters to further our common mission and goals to:
Rebuild the image of pit bull type dogs everywhere
Create safe, humane communities
Educate the public about responsible ownership
Provide community support and services
Identify and responsibly rehome breed ambassadors

Come Meet our Pets:

Please visit our "Events" page at, or simply contact us at to set up a meeting with one of our dogs!

Our Adoption Process:

We know our dogs well and we want to get to know you well too! Our experienced volunteers carefully review each application in order to ensure responsible and permanent placements. We strive to find the best home possible for each dog, based on the lifestyle of the applicant and the Ambassador’s individual personality and needs. If you have any questions about the requirements below, please contact us.
Must be 21 years of age to adopt an Ambassador
Own their home or have landlord approval
Live in the DC Metro Area

APBA Adoption Process:
Applications are reviewed by an experienced adoption counselor
You will be contacted for a phone conversation.
A home visit is scheduled so we can get to know you and determine together if the dog you have applied for will be a good fit.
If applicable, a dog-to-dog introduction will be performed and is required prior to any adoption

Adoption Fees: All adoption fees go directly to APBA to help pay for medical expenses, spaying/neutering, food and care.
Puppies (under 1 year of age) - $375.00
Dogs (1 year of age and over) - $325.00

APBA wants to be sure that all of our matches are the best they can possibly be. For this reason, each adoption has a 14 day no-fault return policy. If you discover that the dog you've adopted is not the best fit for your family, you may return him or her to us and we will return your payment to you. If at any time after the initial two weeks you find that you are no longer able to keep your dog, you will have the option to place him or her in a new home of your choosing, and we will follow up with a new adoption contract. If you have not chosen an adopter for your dog, we ask that you keep the dog with you while we work to find a new home. If there is a timeline that needs to be met, we ask that you give us as much notice as possible to find a new family placement.

When you adopt a dog from us, you become part of our family, and we will be there to support you for the lifetime of your dog. We hope that you will be inclined to join us on our mission to save shelter dogs, educate the public, and support other dog owners!

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.