Team Tiny Pitbull focuses on dogs that appear to have special needs or are struggling in a shelter. We believe that giving these dogs a break from the shelter environment gives them the best opportunity to experience life in a structured and loving home atmosphere. Because many shelter dogs don’t come with a full history, fostering provides us with an opportunity to observe them in a stress-free environment on a daily basis.
All of our rescue dogs are housed in foster families, a network we have built within our community. We consider each and every dog to be a part of our family and we all want to ensure that they have the best life possible! If they succeed, we succeed.
"The Tiny Pitbull, a Petaluma-based rescue that works with the city’s animal shelter, is preparing to take in pets surrendered by their owners, or dogs left at shelters beyond the 30-day mark. The organization runs a foster network with more than 35 homes, and initially provided shelter to nearly 20 dogs after the fires. "
"Meanwhile, The Tiny Pitbull, a Petaluma-based rescue organization, used its foster network to take in animals, founder Christine Del Ponte said. At least four people who had adopted dogs from the organization lost their homes in the fire, and as many as 15 dogs were placed in the foster homes through the network."
"It’s been a little over a year since Christine Del Ponte launched a Facebook page to save Tilly, a pit bull who had spent more than a year being constantly overlooked an area shelter. Within days of the online campaign, the 40-pound dog had been adopted and the larger effort called “The Tiny Pitbull” in honor of the small dog was born out of the success story. "
With a massive effort to help the victims of the 2017 hurricanes, Maddie's Fund dedicated themselves to bring shelter dogs to safety here.
February 9, 2018
MAD Dog, The Milo Foundation and Muttiville Senior Dog Rescue along with The Tiny Pitbull teamed up to save 31 lives.
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