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South Carolina Pit Bull Rescue
is a foster home-based rescue in Charleston, SC. We focus primarily on the main breeds known as "pit bull" - the American Pit Bull Terrier, the American Staffordshire Terrier, and the American Bulldog. We also rescue Staffordshire Bull Terriers, Bull Terriers, Bulldogs, and various other breeds society has deemed "bully" breeds.

TO ADOPT, FOSTER, or DONATE, please visit our website at

Our rescue is run completely using foster homes. We do not have a shelter facility. Because of this, we have to arrange appointments to meet our dogs.

An easy way to meet some of our dogs is to visit us at one of our events! We hold a Meet & Greet at least once a month. To find out where we will be at any given time, simply visit our website.

Adopting A Dog From Us:
If you would like to meet any dog you see, fill out the ADOPTION APPLICATION located on our website Please read through the adoption guidelines and restrictions before you apply to adopt.

Adoption Guidelines:
*This is only a brief overview of some of our most important adoption guidelines. Please read through our complete guidelines on our website at

1. You must be 21 years old to adopt.

2. You must give three references - one family member, one friend and one veterinary.

3. The dog you adopt must be an indoor dog.

4. We do not adopt out dogs to be "guard dogs" - we will only adopt to you if you want a family pet.

5. We do not ship dogs. If you are interested in adopting from out of state, you must have a home visit done by a rescue in your community. You will have to come pick up the dog personally. There are no exceptions - we absolutely will not ship any dogs.

6. Military Policy:We do adopt to military families, but in some circumstances, we will not adopt to military personnel. If you are military, please do not hesitate to apply to adopt from our rescue. We consider all applications on a case-by-case basis.

Our rescue is run completely through the availability of foster homes. We always need foster homes. Being a foster home means you take in a dog in need and care for it while we find a permanent home for the dog. Fostering is not the same as adopting. If you are interested in fostering, please fill out an application here: Foster Application. The more foster homes we have, the more dogs we can save. We need foster homes available in order to pull dogs from local shelters. This is an excellent way to help save lives without the long term commitment.

Remember, Fostering is FREE!! If you provide a place for the dog to live, and food for the dog, the rescue will provide all vet care and supplies necessary to care for the dog. Fostering saves lives. Please apply today and become a foster home to a dog in need!

Temperament Testing:
Each Pit Bull we take in is thoroughly temperament tested. We test for various aspects of human aggression including any aggression toward food, treats, toys, or touching. We expect all pit bulls to show some form of dog aggression but we cannot accept any extremely dog aggressive Pit Bulls into the rescue program. We try to test our dogs with children and other animals of various ages and sizes. It is not always possible, though. Please read through each dog's individual profiles for information on their individual temperaments.

If you choose to meet one of our dogs, you are doing so at your own risk. We can never guarantee that a dog will not jump on you, nip at you, step on you, or otherwise do things that might cause bumps, bruises or scratches.

Please visit our website at for more information about the rescue, our policies, where we'll be next, information about Pit Bulls, and SO MUCH MORE!