Presidential Pits is a 501(c)(3) organization staffed entirely by volunteers.  Our mission is to provide rescue, education, and community outreach for the promotion and protection of pit bull dogs in the District of Columbia and surrounding areas.  Read more about Presidential Pits and our mission.


Victory in Maryland!

IT’S OFFICIAL! Maryland Governor O’Malley signed into law HB 73/SB 247, breed neutral dog bite liability legislation to end the discrimination enacted by the 2012 Court of Appeals ruling that deemed pit bull dogs “inherently dangerous” and imposed breed specific liability on dog owners, custodians, and landlords.


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Presidential Pit Caesar has been adopted!  Congratulations to Caesar and his new family!

Interested in adopting a great dog like Caesar? Please check back soon for new adoptable dogs or contact us at adopt@presidentialpits.org.



Pit Tails: DC Area Pits and the People Who Love Them

Heidi Bones:  From Death Row to Dog Park

Hank Webster, Washington, DC

photo of black and white pitbull dogLiz dropped her phone on the coffee table and immediately started crying.  We had just been emailed the decision that our local shelter had reached the end of the road with Heidi, a 9-month old black brindle pit bull terrier mix that had wiggled her way into our lives.  Shelters have to make these heart-wrenching decisions every day due to overcrowding, behavioral concerns, or the health of the animal.  But this was different.  This was our baby. 

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