The Merit Pit Bull Foundation

A PO Box 10744, Greensboro, NC 27404 rescue helping to find loving homes for dogs.


Pets at The Merit Pit Bull Foundation

  • Any
  • Dogs
  • Any
  • Baby
  • Puppy
  • Kitten
  • Young
  • Adult
  • Senior
  • Any
  • Male
  • Female


Male, Young, Special Needs
American Pit Bull Terrier


Male, Young
American Pit Bull Terrier


Female, Young
American Pit Bull Terrier


Female, Puppy
American Pit Bull Terrier


Male, Puppy
American Pit Bull Terrier


Female, Puppy
American Pit Bull Terrier


Male, Puppy
American Pit Bull Terrier


Male, Young
American Pit Bull Terrier


Female, Adult
American Pit Bull Terrier

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1 - 9 of 9 Adoptable Pets at This Shelter

Areas The Merit Pit Bull Foundation Serves

Our adoptables are housed in foster homes throughout the state of North Carolina. We accept adopters both in North Carolina and outside the state (out-of-state adopters are responsible for transportation). The adoption process, including a home visit, remains the same for both in state and out of state adoptions.

The Merit Pit Bull Foundation's Adoption Process

1. Submit Application

Our applications team is made up solely of volunteers so a response can sometimes take a couple of days.

2. Interview

3. Home Check

4. Approve Application

5. Meet the Pet

6. Sign Adoption Contract

7. Pay Fee

And go home with your new best friend!

For adoption or fostering information, email us at or visit our website at for complete information and links to contact us.

Our adoption fees:
$175 for adult dogs
$250 for puppies WITH a $100 REFUND after proof of training

* 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 adopters must be at least 21 years of age.
* We will only place dogs with indoor ONLY homes.
* A home visit and application are required prior to adoption.
* We do check home owners insurance or with your landlord to ensure pit bull type dogs are accepted in your home or apartment.

IMPORTANT: Many homeowner's insurance companies have breed blacklists or "dangerous dogs" lists which include, but are not limited to, pit bulls, American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Rottweilers, Dobermans, Akitas, American Bulldogs, Chows and wolf-hybrids and WILL NOT insure you if they reside in your home or may cancel your insurance if you add a dog of these breeds to your home. If you rent, landlords may also have these same breed restrictions due to their insurance policies. Please check your homeowner's insurance policy or ask your landlord regarding breed discrimination before submitting this application to adopt a pit bull type dog.

About The Merit Pit Bull Foundation

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.

Improving the lives of bully-type dogs and the people who love them


Email: for adoption or fostering information





Come Meet The Merit Pit Bull Foundation's Pets

We are a North Carolina foster-based rescue. 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.

The Merit Pit Bull Foundation's Adopted Pets

See Adopted Pets List

Make a donation to The Merit Pit Bull Foundation to help homeless pets find homes