2012 Adoptions

2009 and 2010 Dogs!


These dogs were all rescued and then re-homed by ARFF MO in 2009 and 2010. Their lives were impacted by Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) prior to rescue. Those listed from dog pounds were on death row and were going to be killed by the towns listed if they had not gone to a rescue organization. Towns that have BSL do not adopt out their dogs as the dogs are considered to be vicious because of their body type or shape of their head. BSL kills puppies, too. 

2013 Adoptions 

Because they all deserve a chance!


Many of our adopted dogs from 2012 and 2013 were dogs from the Jefferson City Animal Shelter. ARFF MO teamed up with the shelter in 2011 to help save as many pitties as possible. We have been proud to give many dogs from the shelter their second chances.

2011 Success Stories

 "Pit Bull" is a generic term used to describe any dog with a big head and a muscular build. There is not one breed that is called a Pit Bull and not a single kennel club in the world that recognizes "pit bull" as a breed. Most people consider American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, and American Pit Bull Terriers as having "pit bull characteristics" and these characteristics are what the breed specific laws apply to.  Pit Bull bans are written so that they include any dog that is of "Pit Bull type" or a "Pit Bull mix".  Since the dog is not of a particular breed, or breed mix, this group would include whatever an animal control officer, Shelter worker, dog trainer, politician, neighbor, police officer, or newspaper says it is. It is apparent in the dogs we have rescued that what a "pit bull" or "pit bull mix" looks like is very vague and varies from person to person!

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2014 Adoptions 

Our 2015 Adoptions! 

Pit Bull Rescue