Aside from being a mother and a wife, I consider myself to be a passionate pitbull advocate. After adopting my Staffordshire Pitbull Terrier about 5 years ago, I realized I needed to learn more about the breed because I, like many others, held certain beliefs about pitbulls, and believed they were dangerous animals who didn’t make great pets. I quickly learned I was seriously wrong. Much of what I found indicated that pitbulls are loving, loyal, and gentle pets. My own dog, Concobar, is an affectionate, playful part of my family. Once being a pitbull parent became part of my identity, I became stalwart in spreading the message that pitbulls aren’t aggressive dogs, it’s the people who train them to behave that way the public should hold responsible. Pitbulls are, however, extremely clever and full of energy, and that can make owning one a challenge. This blog is intended to be a resource for other pitbull parents, and those who are considering becoming one. You will not find horror stories of abused dogs here, or adoption and donation pleas. Those are useful tools, and have an important place in our community, however there are numerous and wonderful sites already dedicated to that mission. And while I encourage each of you to share your pitbull rescue stories, I will not be featuring them here. That being said, welcome, Pitbull Parents, to a page dedicated to you and your best friend!