Adopting a dog is a big step—and an even bigger commitment. Choosing the right pit bull rescue in New Jersey to help you find the perfect fur baby for you and your family is just as important. At TAKA Dog Walk, we are passionate about helping people rescue all kinds of dogs, not just pit bulls. But because pit bulls often have a harder time finding homes, we want to give you the information and support you need to find best pit bull match.
If you’ve done any exploring, you know you have several options in New Jersey to find the right pit bull. But if you’re just getting started, I know it can be overwhelming: who do you check out first? What questions do you have for the shelter? Which pit bull is right for you?
If you’re looking for answers to these and other questions, you’ve come to the right place! Let’s get you closer to finding the newest member of your family.
Which Pit Bull is Right for You?
I know this can be a difficult question to answer because there are several options! Puppy pit, young pit, adult pit—each comes with their own unique personality traits and considerations for bringing into your home.
Of course, we love pit bulls of all ages, but we know not everyone is quite ready to raise a pit bull pup. While they’re incredibly cute and cuddly, puppies need extra care and attention, especially if your pup isn’t housebroken. They’ll need to go outside to do their business every couple of hours, so even if you work from home, expect to give your pit bull pup the attention they need when they need it.
If you know you have an extra busy day coming up, we can give your pup the extra care and attention they need with our custom length walks, playtime, and other pup-centered services.
Older pit bulls love and need attention too! But unlike pups, maturer pit bulls usually don’t require as much immediate attention to do their business. However, pit bulls have a lot of energy and want to run and play as often as they can. Be sure your home and outdoor space can accommodate a dog that loves to get that energy out!
Keep in mind, though, that pit bulls’ high energy can intimidate other pets and their humans. Be mindful of this when your fur baby is in the dog park or interacting with other four-legged friends and people.
How to Select a Pit Bull Rescue in New Jersey
Once you have a clearer idea of which age range of pit bull you want to add to your family, it’s time to start looking into pit bull rescues in New Jersey. Even if you’re not 100% sure which age you want, a quality rescue can help you determine the best match. Keep these three tips in mind:
- Do your homework: It can be tempting to choose the rescue closest to you, but the closest isn’t always the best. Make sure you spend some time researching rescues’ reviews, policies, and any media reporting if available.
- Call ahead: Whether you’ve decided on a rescue or need more information, reach out to them before visiting their location to learn more. If you have any specific questions, now’s the time to ask. You can always get into deeper conversations when you pay them a visit.
- Play with your potential pit bull: You may be thinking, of course, I’d spend some time with a pit bull before bringing them home! We know you will, but adopting a pit bull is a huge change for you and your pet. Get to know them for a few visits before making the move if you can.
- Take a member of TAKA Dog Walk with You:
We know finding the right pit bull for your lifestyle and family is a big decision, so let us help you find the right rescue for you! A member of TAKA Dog Walk will happily visit a shelter with you and take your potential pup on a walk with you. This way, we can begin assessing your future family member’s body language and how they interact with you. If you already have a four-legged friend, bring them along, too! We can gauge their interaction with the rescue and ensure a good fit. Consider TAKA Dog Walk your personal pit bull consultants!
Give Your New Pit Bull the Life They Deserve
There are several things to consider when choosing a pit bull rescue in New Jersey—and finding the right fur baby for you and your family. If you’d like to learn more about pit bull adoption in New Jersey and how we can help you give your pit bull the best life possible, get in touch with us today.