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.  When we can, we will sponsor people who may not have the funds to spay or neuter their dog. In addition to all that, we do take in foster dogs and re-home them. We’re currently working on building up our foster home providers, if you’re interested in getting involved with MN Pit Stop Rescue, let us know.

We are selective about the dogs we represent.  We want even-tempered and well-adjusted dogs. For this reason, we do not accept just any dog into our program.  Potential MN Pit Stop Rescue dogs are assessed for aggression first using the ASPCA’s SAFER assessment.  Provided they do well during their assessment, we then look at the options they have and determine whether they will become a foster dog or a courtesy listing dog.

All of our foster dogs receive positive reinforcement training, and behavior modification as needed. We do not take in dogs that have severe aggression towards people or other animals. However, we are willing to educate, and offer training and behavior help to those who need it, especially if it will help 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.

We also have a Courtesy Listing for those people that are trying to re-home their dogs. We are not here to advertise for breeders, however!

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