Me with Leo the pit bull at the Yavapai Humane Society. The vast majority of pit bulls I’ve handled at YHS have been nice dogs. Many are very strong and some hard to control on a leash, but that’s called lack of training. Leo here was well behaved, I like him.
YHS got a bunch of small dogs from Maricopa County, small dogs adopt out fast here. Shelters regularly swap dogs that are there a long time, and transfers like the incoming small dogs are very common. While I was there 2 potential adopters looked at small dogs.
Gary handling a YHS pit bull for his photo session. It looks like Gary is cleaning “eye gunk” from the dog’s face. Though this breed has a bad reputation, I feel it is undeserved. We have handled many pit bulls over the 4 years we have been photographing Yavapai Humane Society dogs for YHS’s adoption web site and the vast majority have been friendly and easy to work with.