County Commissioners recently voted to lift the ban on the adoptions of pit bulls and put bull mixes that had been in place since May. The moratorium was in response to a Maryland Court of Appeals ruling that deemed all pit bulls and pit mixes to be “inherently dangerous.” That ruling held both owners and landlords criminally liable even if the dog had never bitten anyone before. All other breeds must have bitten someone at least once, before they are classified as dangerous.
Because of the concern of liability issues, the moratorium was put into effect until the matter could be studied further. Now Queen Anne’s County Animal Services, which does not adopt out dogs known to be aggressive, has drafted a special liability waiver for these pit bull adoptions and the dogs who have been waiting are now ready to be placed with families. Here are a few of the dogs available at Animal Control with descriptions given by volunteers who work with the dogs. For additional information call Tracy DeHoff, adoption coordinator, at 410-758-2393.
This is Boss, or should I say “The Boss”. This guy has such a gentle spirit, he is really a very nice guy. He was left at our drop off kennel so we do not know much about him other than he is so very super sweet. He gets along with other dogs and he kind of mentors the young dogs by teaching them manners in a very gentle way. He does not get excited about anything, he is almost majestic. Boss is a dog you just have to come down to see to believe, I promise you will be very glad you did.
Piglet is new to the shelter, so not much is known about him yet. What we do know is that he very friendly and he gets along well with other dogs. Piglet is approximately 2-3 years old. This American Pit-bull Terrier loves people and other dogs. He will be neutered and UTD before going into his new forever home, maybe that could be your home! Piglet is really a beautiful dog, he looks like a black and white cow, very cool looking dog.
This is Shorty, she is a little shy, as she has been used to living in a family home so coming to the shelter is a little adjustment. Shorty is a super sweet girl, she is an older dog needing a special place in your home and in your heart to help her feel loved and wanted. In return you will have a very devoted and loving best friend. Shorty has not been at our shelter very long; let’s see if we can find her a forever home quickly so she can rest comfortably on her very own dog bed. Please come down and see Shorty, she is depending on us to give her a second chance to be a part of a loving family