The absolute worst nonprofit I have ever dealt with. No one takes responsibility for giving correct, clear information and they give nothing but excuses of being "busy" as if no on else on Earth is. If you don't have time to deal with questions, concerns, paperwork, etc., don't stretch yourself thin by being involved. I was horribly misinformed and they were highly unprofessional in their handling of the situation. I fostered and adopted. And almost a month later I haven't yet received all paperwork for the dog. They boast trained dogs yet I have to spend more for obedience classes. When fostering for the first time, no one followed up with me how anything was going & not until I asked did they disclose all this extra training they expected me to do when I told them I was inexperienced from the get go. After having to put down my own pet for biting, I expressed a need to foster a well established dog which they assured me would be no problem. They gave me a stray that was mouthy and bit/cut my face and then suggested it was my fault cause I had "lost control" even though they never advised me on what to do other than one email. I could've easily spent less to get a dog of equal quality at animal control or the Humane Society and saved myself the hassle of mindless communication with these inept people.
I am so lucky to be a part of The Merit Pit Bull Foundation. I have adopted from them as well as fostered pups for them. I do community outreach and education as well as run events. The passion that the members of this rescue group is phenomenal and they put the dog's needs first because that is what it is about....the dogs. I have met some of the best people and have acquired a group friends that are dear to my heart.
One day on my morning run I saw this scared little dog that looked lost and confused! I couldn't just leave her so I got her to follows home. Now what? I reached out to all my animal loving friends and was introduced to Merit Pit Bull Foundation. The dedication and selflessness of the people in this organization is unbelievable! They don't just try to rescue dogs, they try to help people with their pets and change policies and laws. They make the world a much better place! Being involved with this group has made me a better person! They are truly amazing!
I have worked in rescue, as a shelter worker, and as a foster home, foster coordinator/board member, for several years and Merit is absolutely one of the most amazig rescue groups to work with! The volunteers are a close-knit group that make new members feel like part of the family. Not only does Merit rescue, they do a tremensous amount of educating and community outreach, and believe that there are many aspects to saving lives. I am greatful to be part of this group!
I adopted my beautiful female pit bull from Merit over 2 years ago. They are an amazing group of devoted volunteers. I was impressed by the well rounded beliefs they had regarding this ostracized breed. They rescue, foster, educate, and heal. They are passionate spirits and loyal to their cause to promote the dissolution of "breed specific legislation". Which basically allows the ban of pit bull breed type dogs. Yes, there are laws forbidding and/or controlling the types of dog breeds someone can own and how to care for them. I highly recommend the Merit Group to anyone I know looking to adopt a pit bull. A honorable hard working group with hearts full of love and support.
I have been blessed to be a member of the Merit Pit Bull Foundation family since 2012. I have made great friends and had so much fun doing community outreach events and helping to find sweet dogs loving homes.
Merit Pit Bull Foundation is a wonderful resource in NC. They educate, foster, save and enthusiastically stand up for Pit Bulls. I have learned so much from other volunteers of this wonderful group of selfless people. One of my furbabies came out of this organization. They saved his life and now he is part of my family. I am proud of the work they do all throughout NC and surrounding other areas!
I have been a volunteer with The Merit Pit Bull Foundation since 10/24/12. We have come a long way, learned and grown. We've had successes and setbacks, but if you want to volunteer with a rescue that puts dogs first, and egos last, we are your rescue! This is the most diverse group I have ever worked with! As a foster home you will have orientation, training and support. As an event volunteer you will have fun socializing with other vollies and educating the public about our dogs. There are many behind the scene vollie positions as well. No matter your talent, we can put it to use! We hope to become a voice for Pit Bull type dogs and the people who love them, across the Southeast. We welcome everyone!
Oh, how lucky I am to be a part of an incredible group of people! The Merit Pit Bull Foundation is a leader in the fight for justice for a mislabeled and misunderstood breed of dogs. You can feel confident every Merit fostered dog is in a loving home, receiving top-notch care, training and socialization. Be part of the change you wish to see in the world!