Which Breeds Are Hardest To Re-home?
In the UK, shelters are inundated with Staffordshire Bull Terrier type dogs – the RSPCA state that around 80% of dogs in their care are Staffies or Staffie crosses. In the US, they experience the a similar problem with Pit Bull Terriers.
By far, the vast majority of people who adopt pet Staffies or Pit Bulls, find them to be extremely affectionate, loving, tolerant breeds. To learn more about Stafford Bull Terriers, Pit Bull Terriers and other breeds less popular with adopters, see the So Called Dangerous Dogs And Overlooked Shelter Pets page.
Because many Pit Bull puppies are originally bought by high risk, irresponsible owners, it is estimated that only 1 in 600 of these dogs finds a permanent, loving home.
This means that the other 599 live all, or part, of their lives in rescue shelters, are put down, abused, or live on the streets where they eventually succumb to injury, disease, cruelty or starvation.
If you would like to consider adopting rescue pets, please consider adopting one of these affectionate, loving, soft breeds. They are at shelters through no fault of their own, and are so often the breeds put to death first.
Image: This is Buster. His owner says of him and their other Staffie dog, Sasha, adopted from Scottish Staffie Rescue, “Love them! Great nature, great with the kids and both mine are friendly with other dogs.” Staffordshire Bull Terriers are well known to be good with children. Source