Animal Farm Foundation dedicates our resources to securing equal treatment and opportunity for "pit bull" dogs. The Resources section is geared towards supporting others, from animal welfare professionals to individual dog owners, in working towards the same goals.
Organized into categories used by our most frequent visitors, we encourage you to look through each section, even if it falls outside your general area of expertise or interest. There’s something for everyone here.
Adoption Best Practices: A guide to effective adoption policies and procedures, including tips for adoption counseling and liability concerns.
Marketing Best Practices: Grab the attention of potential adopters with these marketing and advertising tools.
Labels and Language: Research that explores the validity of visual breed identification and the implications of labels and language on “pit bull” dogs.
Dog Training: Comprehensive, step by step, instructions for basic dog training, including how dogs learn and the tools to use.
Kennel Enrichment: Help lower stress levels and keep the dogs in your care happy, healthy, and sound with a kennel enrichment program.
RESOURCES FOR COMMUNITY ADVOCATES
Building Safe Communities: A well planned, proactive community approach can make a substantial impact on responsible pet ownership - the key to creating safe communities. The information contained in this section will help advocates find effective ways to support safe, humane communities for all pets and people.
Breed Specific Legislation: Breed Specific Legislation does not make communities safer for people or pets. It is costly, ineffective and undermines the human-canine bond. There is no evidence to support breed specific legislation. Find out more here.
RESOURCES FOR DOG OWNERS
Housing and Insurance: The search for housing can be a challenge for pet owners. Here you’ll find tips that address your housing and insurance concerns.
Hudson Valley Resources: For families in our area, the Hudson Valley region of New York State, please see our pet care resources, including local low cost vet care, trainers, and behaviorists.