Adoption Application


Thank you for your interest in one of our great dogs at MN Pit Bull Rescue. Before you continue with the adoption application process we would like to take this opportunity to explain some of our expectations and guidelines when adopting from us. Please read these BEFORE proceeding on to the application.  These guidelines are as much for YOU, the adopter, as for the sake of the dogs and the rescue.  After all, you want to know what you are getting into before making a life changing decision.

  • While our program may offer a dog that isn’t a Pit Bull or mixed breed we treat each adoption as if you are adopting a Pit Bull. This breed is not for the average person. You should exhibit a higher desire to demonstrate responsibility and willingness to help change the perception of the maligned and stigmatized dogs everywhere. 

  • With the social stigmas our breed faces we are advocates of training with a professional to ensure your dog is one of the best ones out there. While we require a basic 8 week class we hope that you are among the rare and committed dog owners out there that see value in training and plan to continue to a minimum of a Canine Good Citizen level with a professional trainer. Are you willing to train for 6 months to a year minimum if that’s what it takes to get basic obedience requirements accomplished with your dog? If not we are not a good fit for you. You are adopting a pit bull. You have a much higher level of responsibility than the average dog owner. 

  • Simply owning the breed doesn’t mean you are going to be able to change people’s minds about this breed. Your actions, along with the actions of your dog/s are what makes the difference. Many behaviors that are acceptable for other breeds could be  frowned upon when exhibited by a pit bull, or pit bull type dog . Nuisance behaviors like running at large, not coming when called, jumping on people or getting excited/aroused on leash could be misperceived for a bully breed.

  • If you have another dog, think carefully before continuing this process. Have you ever had financial difficulty when faced with emergency with your current dog? Do you worry about current expenses like what you feed your dog, vet visits, etc.? Have you not trained due to money constraints? Two dogs are double the financial responsibility too. Before adding another one, make sure you are prepared to financially support another one. 

  • Housing and insurance are two common roadblocks with bully breeds. Some home owners insurance companies will not insure you with certain breeds. Apartments and town homes often times will not allow certain breeds due to their policies and/or insurance carriers. **Check and double check with your landlord or association, we will call and we want you to let them know we will be calling.**

  • We do not advocate dog parks. Pit bulls will be the martyr at the dog park if something goes wrong and there is a fight. You shouldn't visit a dog park as you don’t know the people or caliber of dogs there. This breed is not known for their friendliness towards other dogs. They love people but some are questionable about other dogs and it’s your responsibility to protect them and keep them from becoming involved in bad situations. 

  • We do our absolute best to intake solid dogs and temperament test them. Dog aggression in the bully breed sometimes doesn't become apparent until a puppy starts to mature. No matter the training or socialization, sometimes that trait will appear in a maturing pit bull. Are you prepared to deal with that? Are you willing to take the time and use financial resources to tackle this problem should it arise? Are you willing to make adjustments with the other resident dogs if there are signs of aggression or a fight in the future? 

  • We mandate spay and neuter on all of our dogs. Period. 

  • All dogs are microchiped and are registered to MN Pit Bull Rescue for their lifetime.  Think of the rescue like your dog's godparent; we'll be there should anything happen to you.  This makes it critical that you update the rescue of any changes in your contact information, so we can locate you should the dog be picked up loose, for instance. 

  • Have you picked out a training facility? Do this first. Training is required, please make sure to have a facility picked out prior to filling out the application. 

All dogs will be adopted with the following:
1-Rabies vaccine (if old enough at the time of adoption) 
1- DHPP vaccine (4 months or older, within one year) 
4DX Test (9 months or older, within one year) 
Fecal Test (negative or ongoing treatment plan, within one year) 

Adoption fee is as follows: 2-5 months old: $400, 6-9 months old: $350, 10+ months old: $250.