Should we be talking about dangerous breeds or about irresponsible owners? In ANAA, we believe that judging a breed by its physical traits, in this case, its muscularity, powerful looks, athleticism, agility, endurance… and label it as “potentially dangerous” is unfair, and does not give credit to these kind, loyal and loving breeds. To ANAA, education and proper socialization are key, regardless of the breed.
The list of potentially dangerous breeds, which, interestingly, varies from region to region, does nothing but stereotype these animals at the expense of their individuality.
In recent years, the number of dogs labeled as potentially dangerous registered in Registro Autonómico de Identificación de Animales de Compañía (RIAC), the national pet register, has significantly increased, which would explain why shelters and rescues are taking in Pit Bulls, American Staffordshire Terriers or Rottweilers on a daily basis.
It is for all this that the incorrectly labeled "potentially dangerous" dogs are among the most abandoned breeds and the least likely to be adopted. In addition, these animals are quite sensitive and prone to stress, which can lead to behavioral problems that may stop families from adopting them. That, added to breed-specific legislation (dog license laws, insurance, dog walk regulations, etc.), dissuade adopters, who end up choosing other dogs.
In ANAA, we wish to find a family for each and every one of our dogs, and that is why our Pittie Program was born. We ask you to give any of them a second chance by fostering them indefinitely until they find a forever home or until it is their time to pass.
ANAA will support all foster parents by providing advice, professional training, if necessary, and solving any doubts or problems that may come up.
Foster a Pittie and save it from a life of stress and confinement.
Let us introduce you to some of the dogs in our Pittie Program that have already found a foster home. They have been fortunate enough to find a family that has given them the opportunity to experience life in a loving and stress-free environment. Some have already found their forever homes, and some are still waiting.
You can sponsor any of these dogs and help ANAA cover some of the costs: food and veterinary care and treatment, if necessary.