Would you ever adopt a pit bull?

Posted at 10:53 AM, Oct 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-04 10:57:33-04

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Would you consider adopting a pit bull?

October is National Pit Bull Awareness Month.

A group called Metro Richmond Pet Savers (MRPS) is holding a special pit bull adoption event on Sunday, Oct. 6 at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds.

There are things to consider before adopting a pit bull, according to the ASPCA.

“Although many are self-appointed lap dogs, pit bulls, like most terriers, can be extremely tenacious and energetic, too. They’re easily excited and, when in an agitated state, they may have little control over their behavior if they haven’t been taught to inhibit their impulses,” according to ASPCA website. “These characteristics make the pit bull a sturdy, enthusiastic working dog and a fun-loving companion, but they can also make this breed a handful for some pet parents. Pit bulls aren’t for everyone.”

“MRPS member groups and shelter will be there with their adoptable dogs
and cats,” according to a flier for the Metro Richmond Pet Savers event. “Come out and join us for a fun day of pit bull antics, all breed adoptions and have your picture taken with Gracie, former Michael Vick dog!”