You have a decent career job, friends who are good enough to throw back a few beers with on the weekends, and a nice home in a state you love. You may or may not be single, but it’s fine either way because there’s always Tinder. Yet, despite your apparent success, there’s something missing. Ah! Yes, a dog. We’ve done our due diligence and found the perfect rescue dog for residents of all 50 states. This week, we think you’ll want to cruise around the Motor City with this loving and misunderstood pup.

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…American Pit Bull Terrier
Michigan might be one of the most misunderstood states in the nation, not least because of the long decline of Detroit—the Motor City. Like Detroit, the friendly and loving American Pit Bull Terrier is probably the most misunderstood dog breed in the world. Both are overcoming their stereotypes, though. Detroit is on the rise and Pits are making a comeback as people rediscover how wonderfully gentle they are when paired with a loving, kind human companion. Why not show the world your heart and welcome one of these sweet pups into your family?

Because the American car industry is based in Detroit, people assume Michigan is highly industrial statewide. Not true. Michigan is home to stunning natural wonders, meeting four out of the five Great Lakes. The Upper Peninsula and Sleeping Bear Dunes are considered two of the most beautiful places in the U.S., and Michigan is home to a town justly named Paradise. American Pit Bull Terriers, too, suffer from the rampant misinformation that they’re vicious creatures, causing fear and oftentimes banishment or worse. In actuality, American Pit Bull Terriers are so sweet and gentle that they have been known as “nanny dogs” for being trusted with children. They make great family dogs.

Famous for Superman ice cream, the invention of cereal, and Vernor’s, the oldest ginger ale in the U.S., Michigan loves sweets. That’s why the potential Michigan dog owner should seek out a sweet pooch. Like kids, Pit Bulls have tons of energy, so make sure you’re able to give them the exercise they need to stay happy and healthy. To help start your American Pit Bull Terrier search, here are some adoption resources.

Michigan American Pit Bull Terrier Rescue Resources:
Michigan Pit Bull Rescue
American Pit Bull Terrier Dogs for Adoption in Michigan
Michigan Pit Bull Rescue Groups


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