The Pit Project


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Pit Bull Terriers are best known for their tenacity, strength and loyalty. It takes a special type of person to be a Pit owner and with the right leadership and training we can get you prepared for one of the best experiences of your life!

Pit Bulls are a misunderstood and often mistreated breed of dog. As a result, shelters across America are facing an increase in the number of Pit Bulls and Pit Bull mixes that are being surrendered because their owners could not or would not properly care for their animals.

The Pit Project is a program being offered by Pet Pal Animal Shelter with a goal of rescuing and adopting out more Pit Bulls by educating adopters about the breed. While at the shelter, all Pit Bull Terriers and Pit mixes will receive temperament testing and evaluations from CPDT certified trainers. Once these dogs have been assessed, a training regimen will be put into place to keep them active and motivated during their stay at the shelter.

Upon adoption, with the help of their “guardian angels”, all Pittie adopters will go home with a crate, leash, collar, Kong toy, small bag of Science Diet, and free initial vet visit at Pet Pal Veterinary Clinic (where a 1 month supply of heartworm and flea prevention will be provided) as well as a review of the training program being used at the shelter. Additionally, a group training class will be offered by a certified trainer to provide guidance in leadership skills for all family members. Prior to adoption, all dogs have been spayed and neutered, microchipped, vaccinated and dewormed.

“By providing this framework, we believe that we can facilitate a successful adoption and lifelong relationship between you and your pet.” states executive director and Pit Bull owner Scott Daly. “Not everyone is cut out to be a Pittie owner but if we feel that you have the skills and the desire to learn, we will help you every step of the way.”

Not able to adopt at this time but still want to help? We are looking for people to sponsor our Pit Bull Terriers. Please contact the shelter at (727) 328-7738 to find out more about Pit Project and sponsorship opportunities.

Simply click "Queenie" to become a Guardian Angel!



Yappy Hour at Posh


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Join us for Yappy Hour at Pawsitively Posh Pooch

Every 1st & 3rd Thursday from 5pm-8pm



Yappy Hour is a wonderful prelude into the weekend. Pets and their people gather together to socialize and shop while enjoying a glass of wine, hour' devours and treats.  Pet Pal Animal Shelter will have adoptable dogs. 


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