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 Our mission is to rescue dogs at risk, advocate for the breed, and educate the public about the true nature of a pit bull that is properly raised in a loving home.

Dog of the Month

Trish & I (Christina) had the pleasure of visiting Turq at Mattox Dog Training Academy where he has been training for the last 3 months, and just signed up for a 4th. Turq has come a long way since he was first taken into their training program at 4 months old. That being said, he still has behaviors that need to be managed, and he needs a strong leader that is willing to learn how to give him the best life. Turq Can be adopted with another dog in the home, if the other dog is a dominant personality. He will walk all over a submissive dog, and that won’t be good for anyone.

While Turq is a dog that has required formal training at a young age, he is still a puppy! He is an active, loving, silly, goofball of a meathead! He loves his head scratched, and don’t forget under the chin! He enjoys putting his head in your lap, apparently that’s the best position for GOOD scratchies. He loves to lay by your feet and be with you. He is potty trained, crate trained, leash trained & oh so handsome. He will provide you with years and years of good company, entertainment & love that knows no bounds; and in return all he asks for is consistency, love, loyalty & leadership— that’s not too much to ask for, is it?

Turq is now 7 months old, 50 lbs or so, and still on the hunt for his perfect family. He is a shorty with a big fat head and so much love to give! He is fixed, up to date on shots, microchipped & dewormed. Please read more about him and apply at thepitbullpen.org if you believe you could give him a wonderful forever home!

**We would prefer to keep him local to the Tri-Cities, WA area so that his family can continue working with his training team if need be. Speaking of his training team, THANK YOU for taking on our baby and helping us work through the issues he came with. He has clearly done a lot of work with his trainers to get where he is now! **

WeThe Pit Bull Pen is 501(c)(3) non-profit, volunteer group located in southeastern Washington state.  The pets in our program come from many different sources:  owner surrender, high kill shelters, animal shelters who request our help, found  injured, sick, abandoned and abused dogs.

Once accepted into our program they are placed in loving foster homes or remain at the rescue site.  Our animals are given medical care, good food on a regular basis, lots of love, attention, and training. 


Most dogs are ready for new homes fairly quickly.   Dogs not ready for adoption are allowed to decompress, get medical treatment, receive training, and socialization in a timeline appropriate for their needs.  Once dogs are ready, they are placed into loving homes.