Dogs that are listed as Annabelle’s are in homes with volunteers and will have begun learning house skills such as housebreaking, crate training, leash skills and basic manners. Some will have basic training. Foster homes should keep their dogs inside, never outside in pens or the elements. They should be fully vetted and microchipped. We use a modified SAFER test to provide initial behavior screening/evaluation for the dogs in our program. If you have questions about our evaluation criteria or would like a demonstration, we are more than happy to accommodate. We include dogs that score A & B, occasionally C but never D or F. We continually evaluate our dogs throughout their time in foster care. We strive to place only temperament correct balanced examples of the breed. Please check Pit Bull Rescue Central for other available pit bulls in your area.
Annabelle's Second Chance is a small private organization. We a few volunteers in Central and Eastern NC as well as VA. Our rescue began with a quest to rescue and adopt out a wonderful pit bull named Annabelle in the late 90s who has become our mascot and namesake. Annabelle's Second Chance received its 501(c) 3 June 2005. We have evolved through the years as a community resource. We are no longer as active and only occasionally have dogs for adoption. We are not in the position to help very many but we can aid shelters and other groups in evaluating and placing their dogs. We can help spay/neuter pets and provide rehoming recommendations.
ASC has a very small volunteer base that shares the ASC philosophy regarding the the American Pit Bull Terrier. We are not a dog shelter and we are not open to the public. We do not accept stray dogs.
We occasionally courtesy list dogs for other rescue groups and individuals so please check the biographies for additional contact information. We occasionally have dogs for adoption but over the years due to time commitments and limited resources, we have become more of an educational community resource. We do not take in dogs from other rescue groups or individuals, we can only act as a resource at this time. We recommend the guidelines below in placing these dogs for adoption.