Pit Bull Heroes Hall of Fame

Stories about pit bull attacks are tragic, but isolated incidents.  Those stories are blasted all over the news, but it’s stories like the ones below that people never hear about.  These are the stories of pit bull heroes – the dogs who selflessly defend their families from heinous crimes, save other animals from certain death, and pull their human guardians to safety in times of danger

Stories about pit bull bravery and heroism are by themselves powerful arguments against breed specific legislation.

Have a favorite pit bull hero news story link that you don’t see here? Email us at bslnews2011@gmail.com and we will gladly add it!

45 Responses to Pit Bull Heroes Hall of Fame

  1. Charmayne Minter says:

    We are Stafi/Pit Bull lovers. Go the Terriers, The only time a Terries or any dog attacks is when threatened, or ABUSED. Our dogs will always be there for us why do you think they call them “A MAN’S BEST FRIEND”
    The Minter’s Harare Zimabawe.

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  3. Amber Little says:

    This is so wonderful, thank you! I can’t imagine life without my pit bull. Most loyal companions in the world.

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  7. Lisa Ashley says:

    Thank you for sharing the good news!

  8. Selina Shylo says:

    PItbulls are so loyal, and just freakin funny,, i couldnt live with out mine!

  9. Karen Smith says:

    the fact is how alot is about how they raised and alot of them are raised for fighting. but any breed can be raised that way. so it’s the great people who treat there animals right!!! I love pit bulls

    • Stacy Darlea says:

      Not necessarily true Karen, tho it DOES have a LOT to do with it.. but to say that is to deny the surviving and wonderful VICKtory dogs!! <3 They were raised and bred to fight – to the death – and look at them now!

  10. I love this bully breed so much!! I could not live without my two beautiful babies!! They are my family!! I know we are changing the outlook one great story at a time. As long as we stick together things will change.

  11. renda82 says:

    I would like to add another hero that paid for saving his owner with his life last Saturday Jan. 12 2012. RIP BRAVE PUTZ!!!http://www.examiner.com/dogs-in-national/heroic-dog-inspires-new-rules-at-shelter The Rose Brooks Center for women chief executive officer, Susan Miller, made the decision to break the rules and took in a domestic violence victim and Great Dane. The dog had saved his owner from her hammer-wielding boyfriend. “She was not going to leave her pet alone with him,” Miller said. “He saved her life.” That decision would go on to lead to a change in policy at the shelter. About 40 percent of battered women with pets stay in abusive relationships to protect or remain with their pets. Shelter officials say they’ve seen a 300 percent increase in applications since becoming pet-friendly.
    http://www.examiner.com/dogs-in-national/dog-put-to-death-video So why would a judge condemn another dog to death for saving his owner? A Pit bull named Putz was put to death by Minneapolis Animal Care and Control. Putz was taken in by ACC after protecting his owner from her abusive ex-husband. The same ex-husband whom, in a past incident, held a knife to her dog’s throat and treated to kill it. According to the owner of Putz the ex-husband was trying to hit her and Putz jumped up to her rescue and bit the man. Two heroic canines, two very different endings. Who can tell me why?

    • BSL News says:

      Hi, I have emailed back and forthe with Minneapolis animal control. I let them know that the rescue community would make sure that people who have donated in the past wouls no longer donate and that people who were considering donating to them would stop once they heard what killers they were. Here is there email minneapolis311@ci.minneapolis.mn.us

  12. Kandra Davis says:

    I HAVE A GROUP ON FACE BOOK TO TRY AND HELP STOP THE BANNING OF PIT BULLS IF YOU LOVE THE BEAUTIFUL CREATURES AND DON’T WANT THEM BANNED OR HAVE RESTRICTIONS ON THEM PLEASE JOIN http://www.facebook.com/groups/113297142135383/113342832130814/ Maybe we can finally do something about it

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  17. Amazing! Love all these stories. Long live the pitbull!!!!!

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  19. Hwd Dlf says:

    Awesome: Here’s what my dog loves to do: http://i.minus.com/iwBI0gYqmYjDD.jpg (love him, but he’s lazy as heck). Then again, at 12 years old, he deserves the rest!

  20. Imagine all the other ‘bully’ heros out there that the lame stream media refused to portray in a good light. The headline for the recent case of the missing 3 year old protected by his pittie buddy overnight stated only ‘Dog Protects Lost Toddler’. Had he bitten someone, it would have screamed PIT BULL in bold capital letters!

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  23. This is amazing I love this.

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  26. PLEASE ALL PITBULL LOVERS go on fb and type in “save mickey” like and sign for him to be saved.he is a fellow pit!!!!

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  28. Here’s another story I really liked. A woman was leaving a park with her 2 year old son when a man tried to attack her and a Pitbull-mix ran up and chased the man off. Her and her son had never even seen the dog before. The woman ran for her car and put her son in his car seat and before she could get in and drive off, the pit came back, jumped into her backseat next to the little boy and just waited until the cops and animal control got there. THIS is a story that should have made every headline but, of course, didn’t,

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  32. For those that are so passionate about this breed… I am trying to open a pitt bull rescue in the state of Kentucky since we don’t have one. Below is a link to my gofundme account. please feel free to read and share to everyone that you know.


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  34. Love and JOY! Thank you so much for the links — we LOVE our Pibbles!!!

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  36. love pitbulls i wrote a book for school an the “p” word and this website really helped me

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