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Mission Statement

We help pit bulls live their best lives in safe, loving, forever homes.

Pit Bulls are flooding our city shelters and fighting a negative stigma that stems from humans, not nature. They are very social dogs, who thrive in relationships with humans and are taken advantage of because of their unassuming and accommodating nature. It’s not fair and it’s time to return the favor.

At Rescue Pit, we help pit bulls live their best lives in safe, loving, forever homes. Through fostering and adoption services, ongoing owner support, and general education for the greater Rochester community, our all-volunteer team finds homes for dogs in need and provides pain- and fear-free services to keep others in their current homes.

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Recent Posts

Mutual Selection, a Perfect Pair, and the Saving Pets Challenge

Rescue Pit lists “Mutual Selection” as one of its core values. Mutual Selection means that dogs adopted out of the rescue are not only selected […]

Why your off-leash dog is ruining my life.

It’s finally summertime! The time of year to get outside and walk the dog, so you get your buddy all leashed up and head outdoors. […]

Rest Well Sweet Walter

After much consideration and great sorrow, Rescue Pit made the incredibly difficult decision to euthanize Walter and to release him from his anxiety riddled mind. […]

Pepper’s Transition to the Rescue Pit Family

Back in August, Rescue Pit was contacted by our friends at Pitty Love Rescue to see if we had space for a pregnant pit bull […]

The Rescue World Needs To Stop Buying Puppies

Rescue Pit, along with many other rescues, are working to ultimately limit the number of dogs in need. Our policies reflect this, and it is […]

The Power of Facebook in Educational Campaigns

October is National Pit Bull Awareness Month, a period of time specifically dedicated to raising awareness around pit bulls and their need for advocacy. During […]

Launch Press Release

Rescue Pit, Inc. A new dog rescue has come to town! Rochester NY – Rescue Pit, Inc. is Rochester’s newest 501(c)(3) not for profit pit […]