About Us

Adopting A Friend

If you are interested in adopting from us, please email meritpitbullapplications@gmail.com for an application or you may download one here: https://docs.com/Docs/260569220709087.  

  • Our adoption fee is $175.
  • All dogs receive the following prior to adoption: Distemper/Parvo Vaccine, Rabies Vaccination, Heartworm Test & Treatment (if needed) Spay/Neuter (no dog will ever be adopted out without being altered), and Microchip.
  • Puppies too young for rabies or final boosters will need to be vaccinated post-adoption at the expense of the adopter.
  • All adopters must be at least 21 years of age.
  • We will only place dogs with indoor ONLY homes.
  • A home visit and application are required prior to adoption.
  • We do check home owners insurance or with your landlord to ensure pit bull type dogs are accepted in your home or apartment.
  • IMPORTANT: Many homeowner's insurance companies have breed blacklists which include, but are not limited to, pit bulls, American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Rottweilers, Dobermans, Akitas, American Bulldogs, Chows and wolf-hybrids and will not insure you if they reside in your home or may cancel your insurance if you add a dog of these breeds to your home. Please check your homeowner's insurance policy regarding breed discrimination before submitting this application to adopt a pit bull type dog. Landlords may also have these same breed restrictions due to their insurance policies. Please check this out before applying to adopt or foster one of these breeds.

Who We Are

The Merit Pit Bull Foundation strives for a compassionate world where pit bull type dogs live in responsible homes and where owner education, training and anti-cruelty legislation support all pet owners regardless of breed.

We are a non profit rescue group based in Madison, NC. Running on a network of foster homes and donations, Merit not only rescues and places pit bull type dogs in forever homes, but also focuses on owner education and outreach. 

Mission: As an organization, the Merit Pit Bull Foundation will:

  • Facilitate the rescue and permanent placement of pit bull type dogs whom, were abandoned, neglected, abused and/or surrendered within NC.
  • Promote pit bull type dog education to the public, media, lawmakers, and others
  • Promote and teach responsible dog ownership.
  • Support community needs relating to the benefit and welfare of pit bull type dogs.
  • Bring communities together to strengthen the responsible dog owner's rights.
  • Oppose BSL (Breed Specific Legislation) in all forms. We will, also, actively oppose any legislation either currently on the books or in the form of a bill that we feel is unfair and/or impedes the rights of responsible dog owners.
  • Support and help enact more legislative penalties against animal cruelty, neglect, abandonment, and irresponsible actions.
  • Work in conjunction with other rescue groups to promote the values of our organization. While we promote our vision for all breeds, we specifically support pit bull and pit bull "type" breeds.

Come Visit Us

We are a foster-based rescue with a home-based office in Madison NC. We have public adoption events several times a month and a number of our adoptables are present at each event. You can see our events on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/TheMeritPitBullFoundation/events). Also, approved adopters can set up a "meet and greet" with a specific dog. To get more info about a particular dog or to request a no-obligation adoption application, email us at meritpitbullapplications@gmail.com.

Website:  www.themeritpitbullfoundation.com
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/themeritpitbullfoundation
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/themeritpitbull
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtZGKA546oNNavAdduMcxQA/videos
Instagram:  themeritpitbullfoundation



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