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PO Box 720008 San Diego, CA 92172-0008 (858) 220-7546
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Volunteer Orientation -- Saturday April 26th, 2014
Adoption Event -- Saturday April 26th, 2014
For The Love of Daphne & Dixie -- Saturday April 26th, 2014
Adoption Event -- Saturday May 10th, 2014
Adoption Event - NEW LOCATION -- Saturday May 31st, 2014


For the Love of Daphne & Dixie


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April Volunteer of the Month

Congrats to Poli Lillard It's The Pits Volunteer of the Month! Poli & her husband are fabulous foster parents to 5 dogs in just over a year! Poli has fostered some difficult medical cases including Brave who was shot with a bb gun and who is now their foster failure! Why does Poli volunteer with ITP, "I started fostering with ITP in Feb of 2013. I'm a volunteer dog walker at the county shelter on Gaines St and one day I went in and one of my favorite dogs was not in her kennel so I asked about her and was told that she was pulled by It's the Pits. I went on the ITP web site to see if she was there and much to my surprise I saw another one of my shelter favorites, Armani, listed as needing a foster. I talked to my husband about fostering Armani(aka my shelter boyfriend), he agreed and here we are over a year and 5 dogs later, still loving it.

After Armani came my shark mouth poop eater Mason, then my Dancing With the Stars t.v. buddy Savannah, my sweet kissy girl Brielle, my funny ShyShy girl and my velcro dog Brave. I feel very fortunate to be involved with such a great organization as It's the Pits and such a great group of dedicated, passionate, tireless volunteers. From arranging to pull dogs, to medical issues, emergencies, to organizing events, all of the SMK walkers, all of the fosters, helpers, and the absolutely amazing puppy pit crew, you guys all rock and I'm blessed that this opportunity came my way and I hope to be doing it for many years to come.
P.S Much thanks to my husband Jim for supporting me in doing this. I wouldn't be able to do it without his help."

2014 Adopt -a- Thon

We are on a mission to adopt out 200 dogs into their Forever Families this year. You can help their dreams come true by sharing our pics & posts on Facebook.

200 OR BUST!!!



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Military Bases Ban on Pit Bulls and Pit Bull Mixes

Thank you for visiting our site. Military bases do not allow Pit Bulls or Pit Bull mixes to live on base.  Therefore, It's the Pits (ITP) will consider military families but there will be guidelines that must be met and we will decide on a case by case basis.  Since ITP does rescue mixed breed dogs some of our dogs will be allowed in base housing. We would like to extend an invitation to FOSTER one of our dogs at your home off base, while waiting deployment or transfer. Since our pitties need foster homes, and you want a pittie in your life, Fostering is a win-win combo. You'll have full responsibility of caring for your foster, while all medical costs would be taken care of by the Rescue Group. Our doggies need your love and devotion - there's no greater feeling than helping a pittie by giving them a temporary home, while preparing your foster dog for their next assignment - a permanent home.  If you have any questions about the on base ban, we suggest you speak to your Base Commander. Thank you.