FOR THE LOVE OF PITS

Rating: 4.83 stars   29 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: PO Box 14292 % Shana F Klein Cleveland OH 44114 USA

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2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I initially met Shana and For the Love of Pits when I volunteered at my local shelter. She would rescue our hard to place pit bulls, and work with them on socialization and behavior. I saw the amazing things that she did. I eventually fostered for her. And, saw first hand how much she and her organization does to help these great dogs. I had so much support while I was fostering for her. And, would highly recommend it. She is truly working to end BSL in our state and educate the public on how amazing they really are. She is one person who is working to get rid of the horrid stereotypes.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing shelter dogs successfully trained and adopted into homes. And, how rewarding to foster a dog in your own home.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find more foster homes, so that more dogs could be rescued. And, find a facility for behavior classes.

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Rating: 4 stars  

For the Love of Pits works very hard to educate the public as to what is going on in legislature that is detrimental to pit bulls. They communicate constantly to keep us all informed as to what is going on.

In addition to that, they have the time to find homes for abused and abandoned pit bulls. These animals would be euthanized if it wasn't for this hard working group. And they do it out of love for the breed and for dogs who are abused only because they are a dog.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I constantly receive email updates with this group to fight proposed bills listing pit bulls as vicious dogs based on false information. They work to educate and inform me what is going on.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would make this organization bigger to encompass what is going on in the USA with pit bulls.

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Rating: 5 stars  

A few months ago I had a problem with my boys who are pit mixed. My boys are 8 and 9 years and neutered. My youngest was sold as an Am Staff but I found out from these people he must be mixed with something as he was to big. The problem had to do with middle of the night fighting on my bed which was getting more serious. I contacted For the Love of Pitts for help and advice. We talked on the phone and a decision was made that helped me keep both my boys and stopped the aggression. It seems my youngest has a sleep disorder so moving them to the floor at bed time solved the entire problem. My heartfelt thanks and gratitude go out to this group how helped keep my pack together with their knowledge and compassion.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

They talked to me and helped me discover a solution to a problem so I did not have to give up either dog.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not change a thing other than give them a lot more help. They deserve all they can get as they are a generous and knowledgeable organization worthy of as many donations as possible.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

How did you find this group?

I found this group online from a search. Actually, I started looking for them when I realized I had gotten a pit bull type dog when he was a puppy. The information on their page was extremely helpful in working to develope this pup into the wonderful dog he is today.

What, if any, change in your life has this group encouraged?

A better understanding of how to approach dog related problems.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have 5 rescues. A found a dog deemed a pit-bull mix and could not keep him. Turned him into our local "dog shelter" - not realizing they would NOT put him up for adoption. They would KILL him unless someone claimed him. I posted my frantic plea on facebook and emails and Shana (God Bless Her!!) responded immediately with help. She got it moving... thru her networking, this beautiful dog was saved, fostered and adopted by his foster mom and is doing great..... Every chance I get, I spread the good word about "For the Love of Pits", Shana Klein, and all her wonderful volunteers and fosters. GOD BLESS THEM ALL!! Melissa Klawon, Painesville OH.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

See above

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Help them grow financially so they can continue their rescue work.........

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I am a registered veterinary technician, and the proud parent of three dogs, two of them are Boston Terriers and our recent addition is a Pit Bull. I have worked with MANY rescue organizations over the course of my career and I feel that For The Love of Pits rescue is the MOST phenomenal group I have ever seen. They face more adversities than the other rescues around, yet still move on with their vision of providing better lives for the dogs. I also raise awareness to everyone I can and I hope that more businesses in Ohio begin to donate as well! My Pit Bull has been a true joy in our family and we couldn't imagine our lives without him.....please donate to these excellent dogs!!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Pasta for Pits was a great success and they held an excellent fundraiser!! It was the best fundraiser I have ever attended...I URGE people to attend these benefits and DONATE!!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get them more donations and more fosters..I do not know how so few people do sooo much. But they do and it's amazing. I just wish they had more help so more dogs can be saved.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is incredibly supportive and cares most about the dogs and their well-being and placement. Talk about being on top of their game. Highest recommendation.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Training and funding.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find a way to get more funds for them.

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Rating: 4 stars  

For the Love of Pits is an active, engaged organization dedicated to rescuing pit bulls from neglect, abuse, and abandonment. The organization also works hard to impact and remove Breed Specific Legislation from Ohio courts and communities.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

learning more about the terrible plight of this wonderful breed.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

wish that more dogs in need could be helped.

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Rating: 5 stars  

For the Love of Pits is breed specific dog rescue and 501 non-profit organization in Ohio, USA. They are specialized in making people aware that pit bulls are gentle family pets, as opposed to the dog fighters as they are portraied by the media.
The president of For the Love of Pits Shana Klein is a lawyer and has pit bulls herself. Especially her beloved pit bull Jake should be mentioned here.
More up to date information should be provided by For the Love of Pits.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I donated the money without further knowledge of the organization and they saved the dog. They are the "real thing".

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The only thing I would change is: have them have more funds and supporting members.

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