Millions of dogs are killed in shelters every year in the United States. The number one reason pet owners give when they surrender a pet is difficulty finding housing that will accept their pet. Pit Bulls and Rottweilers, in particular, are affected by such restrictions. Pit Bulls are the number one breed euthanized in shelters, and a large part of why Pit Bulls end up in shelters is because their owners cannot find a place to live that will allow their dogs. We want that to change. We hope to keep dogs out of shelters and in loving homes. We encourage landlords and insurance companies to get rid of all breed discrimination in their policies and practices. Instead, they can ask for evidence that dog owners are responsible and their dogs well-behaved and managed (i.e., requiring copies of license, vaccination, or completion of an obedience course or Canine Good Citizen certificate).
Write your state representative and ask him or her to support a law that will prevent insurance companies from discriminating against dogs based solely on breed. Find your California representative by typing in your address