In December 2022, three dogs named Jambo, Ernie, and Miss Pearl left the Miami-Dade Shelter on a journey to Animal Farm Foundation in New York. Despite their good behavior, their appearance as “pit bull” mixes made finding homes for them challenging in Miami-Dade due to breed-specific restrictions. However, a recent bill passed in Florida will eliminate these restrictions, promoting equitable and inclusive dog adoption practices starting from October 2023. This legislation signifies a significant stride towards giving all dogs an equal opportunity to find loving homes.
And happier dogs lead to higher adoption rates.
The deadline to apply is March 1st!
Because puppy dates are way better than blind dates.
This change brings the conversation about removing breed labels into the mainstream.
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Shelter dogs might make the best Thanksgiving dinner guest you’ve ever had.
You may be discouraging adopters without even knowing it.
It’s one of the easiest things to change and it can have a big impact.
We couldn’t just talk about removing breed labels, we had to walk the walk.