Hooray for National Pit Bull Awareness Day

Need a cure for the Monday blues? Our photo feature is here to help provide a brief diversion from your workday routine with a small dose of squee, wow and awwww. Enjoy!

Pit bull terriers may have a poor reputation in the media, but we're out to prove that these short-haired, muscular dogs are as safe and gentle as any other dogs and should be judged as individuals. See for yourself with these photos of adorable pit-bull-terrier-like dogs who are all available for adoption from Best Friends.

Help us to end breed discrimination

Abbott is available for adoption
It’s mine … all mine!
Abbott is available for adoption.

Bliss is available for adoption
I call this my “come pet me” look.
Bliss is available for adoption.

 

Bowser is available for adoption
I had to practice digging holes for my ball … and got a little carried away.
Bowser is available for adoption.

Braxton is available for adoption
Batten down the hatches, I’m coming in for a kiss.
Braxton is available for adoption.

Bunny is available for adoption
Squirrel!
Bunny is available for adoption.

 

Chaplin is available for adoption
Yes, I want to go out for a walk.
Chaplin (left) is available for adoption.

Crissy is available for adoption
But … it’s not time to get out of bed yet.
Crissy is available for adoption.

Destiny and Bonnie are available for adoption
Lemme help you — you’ve got peanut butter on your chin.
Destiny and Bonnie are available for adoption.

 

Guy is available for adoption
So many smells, so little time.
Guy is available for adoption.

 

Kylie is available for adoption
Believe me, I’m more than just a pretty face.
Kylie is available for adoption.

Milo is available for adoption
Of course I’m ready to go. I’m always ready to go.
Milo is available for adoption.

Purdita is available for adoption
Peek-a-boo, I see you.
Purdita is available for adoption.

Scratch is available for adoption
The nose knows.
Scratch is available for adoption.

 

Sid is available for adoption
Sid’s Saloon — where all the cool kids hang out.
Sid is available for adoption.

 

Sneaker is available for adoption
I’m just a happy-go-lucky gal.
Sneaker is available for adoption.

 

Tori is available for adoption
Three … two … one … launch.
Tori is available for adoption.

Start a lifesaving conversation in Best Friends’ eye-catching pit bull terrier initiative T-shirt
All dogs are individuals T-shirt

Photos by Best Friends staff