Think we’re offering reduced adoption fees for bully breeds because we don’t value them?

Think we’re offering reduced adoption fees for bully breeds because we’re tired of having them around?

Think we’re offering reduced adoption fees for bully breeds because they’re bad dogs?

THINK AGAIN

The Humane Society of Tampa Bay is committed to caring for, promoting, and adopting out these regal and misunderstood dogs. Because of the stigma these breeds suffer, would-be adopters often struggle with added costs from homeowners associations, insurance companies, and apartment complexes; that’s if they’re lucky. Much of the time, potential owners of  American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, American Bullies, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, American Bulldogs, and any possible mix thereof, are simply denied access to housing, insurance and the like. This isn’t fair, it’s breed discrimination, and we’d like to help soften the blow.

That is why we are offering low-cost adoptions for all of our bully breeds and/or bully breed mixes (including puppies under 4 months old) through the end of March. We hope that the reduced fee will help offset any extra costs incurred by landlord and insurance policies seeking to penalize people for doing the right thing, adopting a dog in need.