PAWS in Rutherford County Tennessee is celebrating National Pit Bull Awareness Month with $10 adoption fees for all pitties during October! Nashville pet photographer, Mandy Whitley, volunteers her time and talent with several rescues including PAWS.
From Mandy: “I’ve been working with Rutherford County PAWS for many months photographing their adoptable cats and dogs. I’m sure most of these dogs have already been adopted, as the shelter has a very fast adoption rate, but there are always more out there. Most of these dogs were just precious, happy guys and gals and a few are even from the Carolina storms.”
When you scroll through these photos, you’ll notice that all the dogs are super cute, but there is a wide variation in appearance. The reasons for this are plenty. First of all, most or all of them are mixed breeds. Secondly, it is common for people to label any dog with a blocky head a Pit bull or Pit bull mix. To make matters more complicated, the Pit bull is not a recognized breed by the AKC, and some people say that Pit bull isn’t a breed at all.
Over the years, Pit bulls have received a lot of negative press. However, Pit bulls are not inherently dangerous, nor do they have locking jaws. One of my favorite blogs, Sarcastic Dog, has some great posts about dispelling Pitbull myths.
I checked the PAWS website, and only Trudy is still available for adoption. She is around two years old. However, if you’re interested in adopting a Pittie mix, there’s a good chance that your local shelter has some!
About Mandy Whitley Photography: Based in Nashville, Tennesee, Mandy specializes in pet photography. I’m happy to share the news that Mandy just had a baby boy! We wish their family the best!