National Pit Bull Awareness Day 2010 – Training People for Pits Sake!


With so many dog fighting cases pending in our local area, and the conviction of Michael Vick, the time could never be better for an event which educates the public and honors these unjustly maligned animals.

National Pit Bull Awareness Day is a concept created by a Tennessee pit bull rescue in 2007 with the intent of creating a national day on which pit bulls are celebrated versus demonized. In stark contrast to the daily abuse and victimization of these dogs, this day is intended to be a day to cherish these animals. The event has grown in support since it’s inception with 2008 being marked by 150 celebrations across the United States and even events as far away as Canada and Russia.

In celebration of National Pit Bull Awareness Day on October 23, 2010, Ring Dog Rescue is hosting a series of activities surrounding that date to celebrate these dogs. The centerpiece event of the celebration is a public event intended to provide training, insight, education and a place to network for animal welfare advocates:

NAME: “Training People for Pits Sake”

WHEN: Saturday, October 23, 2010 from 9:00am to 5:00pm

WHERE: Chesterfield County, VA Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall

WHO: Any member of the public with a valid admission ticket. Only spayed/neutered pets will be allowed. Tickets at the door are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 4-12 (children ages 3 and under are subject to FREE admission). Training class prices are $25 per class or $40 for two classes. There is to be one dog per handler and no children under 18 are permitted in the training area.


“Training People for Pits Sake” is a public event, featuring an amazing training opportunity for your dog, along with more than a dozen animal friendly vendors selling their products, along with food and activities for the children, to facilitate networking and mingling between local animal lovers. There will also be a special appearance by Gracie, one of the former Michael Vick dogs.

The training schedule for this event is as follows:

9-10am – Pit Ed

10-11am – Back to Basics

11-12pm – Feisty Fido’s


12-1pm – Canine Good Citizen Testing

2-3pm – Pit Ed

3-4pm – Feisty Fido’s

4-5pm Canine Good Citizen Testing

In addition to the public forum, Ring Dog Rescue is additionally providing free spay and neuter and transport to pit bulls in the Meadowdale are of Chesterfield County on October 24, 2010 in partnership with Richmond Animal League (