Mission Statement

Our mission is to educate people about “pit bulls”: American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers and their mixes. Through education we can help to reduce breed prejudice and debunk myths surrounding the breed(s) today.DSC_4268

We advocate for spaying and neutering, since this is a crucial part to reducing the number of dogs that end up in shelters.

We were selective about the dogs we represented.  We wanted even-tempered and well-adjusted dogs. For this reason, we did not accept just any dog into our program.  Potential MN Pit Stop Rescue dogs were assessed for aggression first using the ASPCA’s SAFER assessment.  Provided they did well during their assessment, we then looked at the options they had and determine whether they would become a foster dog or a courtesy listing dog.

All of our foster dogs received positive reinforcement training, and behavior modification as needed. We did not take in dogs that had severe aggression towards people or other animals. However, we were willing to educate, and offer training and behavior help to those who need it, especially if it would helped keep the dog from being re-homed or surrendered.

For those seeking help with their dog, we offer private behavior and training sessions.  Aditi Czarnomski Terpstra, co-founder of MN Pit Stop, is a Certfied Professional Dog Trainer, Certified SAFER evaluator and an Animal Behavior Consultant.  She does private consultations with people who are seeking training and/or behavior advice.


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