Happy National Pit Bull Awareness Day!!

Our day is here!

National Pit Bull Awareness Day was established as a day to educate and foster positive communications and experiences in the communities in which we and our dogs live. It is a day to focus on these incredible dogs and their devoted, responsible owners. A day to change perceptions and stereotypes.

It is also a day to celebrate an American icon and their responsible owners!

Find an event in your area (list below), and change some hearts and minds about pit bulls today!

From my pack to yours, Happy NPBAD!!

The official list of 2011 National Pit Bull Awareness Day Events!!

Location: Birrmingham, AL

Event: Howl-O-Ween Carnival style event
Host: Bama Bully Rescue
Contact: amber@bamabully.org
WebsiteName: http://www.bamabully.org

Additional Information: Friday night, we kick things off with a lighted leash walk through Railroad Park, in honor of dogs of this wonderful breed, present, past and future. Time to be announced. Then on NPAD Saturday, we are hosting a fun filled event with a dunk tank, dog and human activities and raffles. Join us!

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Location: Scottsdale, AZ

Event: Canine Carnivale (October 29th)
Host: Mayday Pit Bull Rescue & Advocacy
Contact: info@maydaypitbullrescue.org
Website: http://www.maydaypitbullrescue

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Location: Tucson, AZ

Event: Pitbulooza! Responsible Dog Ownership Celebration
Brandi Fenton Park
Host: Pit n’ Proud
Contact: info@pitnproud.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pitnproud

Additional Information: Join us for food, fun, contests, educational booths, demos, and, of course, pit bulls! This will be a celebration of all things positive and pit!

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Location: Huntington Beach, CA

Event: Lazy Dog Cafe Calendar Release and Fundraiser
Host: Pinups For Pitbulls
Contact: corinne@mbartech.com
Website: http://www.pinupsforpitbulls.com

Additional Information: Event will be held at Lazy Dog Cafe at 16310 Beach Blvd with beer specials and a calendar release party with Pinups for Pitbulls from 1-4pm to benefit bully breed dogs in need. 15% of ALL proceeds from 10AM-10PM will be donated… just be sure to mention Pinups for Pitbulls when you get your check!

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Location: San Diego, CA

Event: National Pit Bull Awareness Day
Host: San Diego Pit Bull Lovers Meet Up Group
Contact E-Mail: jennifer_ald@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.meetup.com/San-DiegoPit-Bull-Lovers/

Additional Information: More info will be available as we get closer to the date. This is our 3rd event and has been held traditionally in Balboa Park.

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Location: Littleton, CO

Event: Pit Bull Parade
Historic Downtown Littleton
5663 South Prince Street

Website: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?
Contact: kelly@wishcuit.com

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Location: Connecticut

Event: National Pit Bull Awareness Day
Host: Bikers Against Animal Cruelty
Website: http://www.bikersagainstanimalcruelty.org/CTNPBAD.html

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Location: Cocoa, FL

Event: Adoption event and reunion
Host: Central Brevard Humane Society
Contact: fosterprogram@crittersavers.com
Website: crittersavers.com

Additional Information: Come join us for a bully reunion from 1-3 in our meet and greet yard. We will be having and education station, reduced adoption fees and free microchipping for all bullys adopted that day.

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Location: Tampa, FL-FL State Fairgrounds

Event: 5th Annual Pit Bull Awareness Day
Host: Pit Bull Gear
Contact: connie@pitbullgear.com
Website: http://www.pitbullgear.com

Additional Information : 5th Annual~offering BBCR confirmation (registration with the BBCR is free until Oct 1 http://www.bullbreedcoalitionregistry.com/

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Location: Atlanta, GA

Event: The Atlanta Bully Rally
Host: Atlanta Underdog Initiative http://www.atlantaunderdog.com
Contact: ami@atlantabullyrally.com
Website: http://www.atlantabullyrally.com
When: October 22, 2011 from 12:00-5:00 pm in Perkerson Park; 770 Deckner Avenue

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Location: Dubuque, Iowa

Where: Mississippi River Walk
Event: Parade of pits
Host: Key City Pit Bulls
Contact: keycitypits@gmail.com
Website: http://www.facebook.com/keycitypits

AdditionalInformation: Meet at the Gazebo at noon. We’ll walk to the Star Brewery and back and hand out cards about pit bull day.

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Location: Morton, IL

Event: To be announced
Host: APBT People
Contact E-Mail: apbtpeople@gmail.com
Website: http://www.apbtpeople.webs.com

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Location: Indianapolis, IN

Event: Bully Walk (formerly Love-a-Bully March)
Host: Indy Pit Crew
Registration: http://www.indypitcrew.org/npbadreg.htm
Website: http://www.indypitcrew.org/pbawarenessday.htm

Additional Information: Takes place at Veterans Memorial Plaze
10:00 Registration; 11:00 Walk begins; 12:00 group photo; Meet-up with Casa Del Toro Pit Bull Rescue & Education to celebrate NPBAD together!

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Location: Indianapolis, IN

Event: National Pit Bull Awareness Day
Host: Casa Del Toro Pit Bull Rescue & Education
Website: http://www.casadeltoro.org/

Additional Information: Casa Del Toro will be providing free training – owner support and a full array of factual information on the American pit bull terrier and any and all mixes- along with sign up for our next Canine Good Citizen class

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Location: Baltimore, MD

Event: Pit Bulls on Parade
Host: B-More Dog
Contact: phouliaras@yahoo.com
Website: http://www.bmoredog.org

Additional Information: Sign up for our event on Facebook. Look for our B-More Dog group page, event called Pit Bulls on Parade, Pit Bull Awareness Day Edition. Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Sunday, Oct. 23, 11am-1pm.

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Location: Lothisn, MD

Event: National Pit Bull Awareness Day
Host: The Humane Society of Calvert County
Contact: northrop-cobb@comcast.net
Website: http://www.humanesocietyofcalvertcounty.org

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Location: Rockville, MD

Event: Meet the Shelter Pit Bulls/Agility
Host: Montgomery County Humane Society
Contactl: bullydawg3@hotmail.com

Additional Information: Come meet some of our wonderbulls at the Rockville Animal Shelter. We’ll have an agility course set-up on the front lawn and lots of pit bulls to entertain us with their antics.

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Location: Framimgham MA

Event: 2011 Pit Bull Awareness Day
Host: PittieLove Rescue Inc @ Dakin Pioneer Valley Humane Society in Springfield MA
Contact:: info@pittieloverescue.org
Website: http://www.pittieloverescue.org

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Location: Springfield, MA

Where: Thomas J. O’Connor Animal Control &
Adoption Center
627 Cottage Street
When: Saturday, October 22; 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Website: http://www.tjoconnoradoptioncenter.com

Additional Info: Ask the Trainer; Pit Bull Awareness Exhibits; Giveaways, Ask the Insurance Company and More!

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Location: Brownstown, MI

Event: Allstate Adoption Event & Pit Bull Awareness Day!
Host: Allstate – Pacut Insurance Agency
Contact: diana@wonderbull.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=228624313862644

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Location: Minneapolis, MN

Event: Get Your Fix! Vaccination Clinic & Spay Neuter Fair
Host: A Rotta Love Plus
Contact: info@arottalove.org
Website: http://www.arottalove.org/info/display?PageID=10967

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Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico

Where: Ft Marcy Park
When: Saturday Oct 22 12-3pm.

More Info: Santa Fe Animal Shelter and Gentle Souls Sanctuary are having an adoption event for pit bulls, as well as handing out pit bull info, raising awareness. Go to these organization’s FB page!

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Location: Las Vegas, NV

Event: National Pit Bull Awareness Day Las Vegas
Host: The Pit Bull Coalition
Contact E-Mail: info@pitbullday.com
Website: http://www.pitbullday.com

Additional Information: Second annual event for Las Vegas Pit Bull Coalition (consisting of 4 bully breed rescues, advocacy groups and independent pit bull rescuers). We’ll have CGC & therapy evaluations/sign-up, agility and weight pull demos and try-outs, sprint speed contests with prizes, raffles, silent auction, kid/dog safety classes, BSL presentation by Best Friends Network, music, food, dog portraits and last but not least: a Vick Dog chew toy chew-a-thon with prizes for fastest destruction of the toy! Pit bulls are welcome but must be pre-registered before the event, via our website

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Location: Jersey City, NJ

Friday, October 21 at 7:00pm & Saturday, October 22 at 2:00 am
Location: Captain Al’s, 179 Warren St, Jersey City, NJ
Hosted by: Liberty Humane Society
Contact: Kristen, khansenslp@yahoo.com

More Info: It’s a Pitty Party! In honor of National Pit Bull Awareness Day (10/22) come out and celebrate the night BEFORE with drinks and dancing! Captain Al’s will be hosting a “Pittie Party” to help raise funds for new dog cages. A portion of the proceeds from the night will go to LHS. There will be a DJ, drink specials, raffles, and so much more! Bulldog Gin will be donating bottles of their gin and a bartender for a specialty drink for which LHS will get 100% of the profits! Come help support the Zoomanity Project that will help get new cages for our dogs and cats

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Location: Bay Shore, NY

Event: Pit Bull Awareness
Host: Debbie DuRussel and Linda Giramonte
Contact: durudogs@gmail.com

Additional Information: Gardiner’s Park, Bay Shore, NY. Oct 15 2011 12pm-3pm… Pit Bull education, Costume Contest, Obedience Training Demo, Treats for 2-legged and 4-legged Friends.

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Location: Asheville, N.C.

Event: Pit Bull Awareness Day!
Host: Brother Wolf Animal Rescue
Contact: dustin@bwar.org
Website: http://www.bwar.org

Additional Information: Carrier Park 12-5.Asheville, North Carolina. Multi-Rescue Adoption event. Key Note Speaker:Kim Brophey (2009 APDT Trainer of the Year, and guest emcee:Daron James(owner of “michael vick” dog “7”R.I.P.) Q&A with trainers, Local business booths, Games, Live music and entertainment, Information Booths, “Pits and Pals Parade” from 4-5 around Carrier Park.
http:// http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=258636057506981

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Location: Cincinnati OH

Event: Bark Ark in the Park /National Pit Bull Awareness Day
Host: Bark Ark Bully Rescue
ContactE-Mail: elisabeth@barkark.org
Website: http://www.barkark.org

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Location: Dover, Ohio
Where: Dover Park
When: Sunday, October 23; Noon to 4:00 p.m.

More Info: All breeds welcome!!

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Location: Toledo, OH

Event: National Pit Bull Awareness Day
PetSmart (Spring Meadows)
Contact: amstafflover3@yahoo.com

Additional Information: Costume contest, food, adoptable dogs, family photos, and a pit bull parade.
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Location: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Event: Dogtoberfest
Host: Pit Bull Rescue Oklahoma
Contact: pbroklahoma@yahoo.com
Website: http://dogtoberfestok.webs.com/

Additional Information: October 23, 2011
10:00am to 4:00pm
7949 S I-35 Service Rd
Oklahoma City OK 73149

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Location: Salem, Oregon

Event: Pit Bull March
Host: Johnson Family
Contact E-Mail: candycoatedlove04@yahoo.com

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Location: Lancaster, PA

Event: Pitties in the Park II
Host: Humane League of Lancaster County
Contact E-Mail: mwallick@humaneleague.com
Website: http://www.humaneleague.com

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Location: Manchester, PA

Event: Bow Wow Pow Wow
Time: Sunday October 23rd 2011
From 10AM – 4PM (Rain or Shine)
Where: Cold Springs Farm & Pet LLC
180 Zions View Rd, Manchester, PA 17345

It’s time for another gathering of the bully breeds!
Bring your dog, and come join in the fun. All breeds
are welcome, especially the bully breeds!
There will be
~Fun & Games
~Great Food
~Fuzzy Friends Looking for a Home

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Location: Wilkes Barre, PA

Event: Pit Bull Awarness Day
Host: Luzerne County Pit Bull Owners
Contact E-Mail: luzernecountypitbullowners@gmail.com
Website: http://www.luzernecountypitbullownersgroup.org

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Location: Cookeville, TN

Event: Pit Bull Meet & Great
Bark in the Park – October 1, 2011
Host: Bless the Bullys
Contact: jodi@blessthebullys.com
Website: http://www.blessthebullys.com


Event: Beyond the Myth Screening
October 9, 2011 at 3:00 p.m.
Host: Bless the Bullys
Contact: jodi@blessthebullys.com
Website: http://www.beyondthemythmovie.com

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Location: Knoxville, TN

Event: Pit Bull Awareness Day
Faith Lutheran Church
Host: Break the Chain Pit Bull Rescue
Contact: breakthechainpitbullrescue@live.com

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Location: Rockwood, TN

Event: Pit Bull Awareness Day
Tractor Supply Company
1424 N Gateway Avenue
Host: East Tennessee Pit Bull Rescue
Contact: etnpitbullrescue@gmail.com
Website: http://www.etnpitbullrescue.org/

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Location: Nashville, TN

Event: TBD
Host: Nashville PITTIE (Pit bull (Initiative to Transform Image & Educate)
ContactE-Mail: jana@nashvillepittie.org
WebsiteName: http://www.nashvillepittie.org

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Location: Salt Lake City / Holladay, Utah

Event: National Pit Bull Awareness Day Celebration
Host: Have Pittie: Pit Bull Rescue of Utah
Contact: pitbullrescueut@gmail.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/pitullrescueut

Additional Information: Join us at Calling All Dogs Training Center, 6221 South Highland Drive. The event runs from 11 am to 4 pm.
Have Pittie, Salt Lake County Animal Services Pit Crew, Best Friends Animal Society and Tooele Animal Outreach have teamed together to celebrate!
There will be a Cold Stone Creamery ice cream social from 1pm to 3pm.
Also, dogs for adoption, pit bull therapy dogs, silent auction, training tips and more!

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Location: Lorton, VA

Event: 2nd Annual Pit Bull Awareness Day
Host: Bully Paws
When: Sunday, October 23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Occoquan Park (Shelter 4)
Website: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=102157803223753

More Info: Join us at Occoquan Park in Lorton, VA (at Picnic Shelter 4) for our 2nd annual Pit Bull Awareness Day!! We will continue the tradition with a Howl-o-ween costume contest (more info below), BBQ/picnic, raffle with some amazing prizes, and of course, plenty of adopt-a-bull dogs. We will also have animal readings by Cheryl of Acumen Animal Healing. Petography by Amanda will be there to take photos of your dog as well. There will b…e a fall theme set up and it is only $10 for the sitting fee and a 4×6 (with proceeds going to Bully Paws). This year, we will be joined by Presidential Pits, Animal Welfare League of Arlington Pit Crew, and Bull Terrier Rescue of Virginia. Leashed dogs of ALL breeds are welcome!! We hope to see you there!!

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Location: Richmond, VA

Event: “Beyond the Myth” Movie Screening
Host: Gracie’s Guardians – Will Lowrey
ContactE-Mail: wclowrey@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002190240661

Additional Information: Screening is on 10/29!!!

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Location: Bellingham, Washington

Event: Reward Based Training Scholarships for Pitbulls in our community
Host: Friends for Life Canine Scholarship Fund
Contact: info@friendsforlifecsf.org
Website: http://www.friendsforlifecsf.org

Additional Information: Friends for Life is a non profit organization dedicated to providing reward based, dog friendly training for all rescue and shelter dogs. To celebrate Pit Bull Awareness Month we will be extending those scholarships for all pit bulls in our community

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Location: Statewide, WV

Event: TBD
Host: WV Pit Bull Haven
Contact: info@wvpitbullhaven.com
Website: http://wvpitbullhaven.com/national_pit_bull_awareness_month

Additional Info: Join WV Pit Bull Haven at Jefferson Memorial Park (at the end of S. Mildred St., Charles Town) for a bake sale (proceeds going to Happy Whiskers Pet Rescue – Jefferson County). We’ll be doing a rabies clinic, free annuals (minimum 3 mos old), 3-year vaccines available with proof of previous vaccination (certificate), plus $10 – Canine Distemper combo Vaccine (minimum 6 weeks old). Pre-registrations are available and recommended, and can be scheduled through Happy Whiskers. Presentations and demonstrations on-going throughout the clinic between 1:00 and 4:00 for NPBAD, focusing on BSL prohibition through state legislation, anti-dog(animal) fighting and responsible dog ownership clinics. All dogs must be leashed, cats must be crated. NOTE: Charles Town is BSL regulated, if you plan to bring your pit bull type dog, please contact us for information at info@wvpitbullhaven.com.

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Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Event: Group Walk
Host: “Pit Bull” Co-op
Contact: rockapuppy@yahoo.ca


2 responses to “Happy National Pit Bull Awareness Day!!

  1. My foster pit bull Ziggy was Very excited to find out that there was a whole day devoted to him (at least that’s how he understood it). I think I finally got through to him the point of the day (you can read his post here: http://www.dogfostermom.com/2011/10/message-from-ziggy.html). Thanks for all you do to bring attention to these wonderful dogs!

  2. Pingback: Celebrating Pitbull Awareness Day | Pittieful Love

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