We connect people who want to adopt or rescue a Pitbull with people who need to find their Pitbull a new home in the Chicago area.
What We Do
Direct rescue & adoption of pets, from one good home to another. Rehoming a Pitbull keeps them out of shelters.
“Program innovations, like the match-making website developed by Get Your Pet, can be life savers for pets, owners and shelters.”Matt Bershadker ASPCA President & CEO
Chicago: A Perfect Place for Pitbulls
American Pitbulls possess a charm unrivaled by any other breed. This charm led the strong, able-bodied Pitbull from its original purpose, baiting bulls, to the farm as a working dog. Once on the farm, their charm proved irresistible, and they became nanny dogs because of their gentle nature around children.
Pitbulls’ loving nature makes them a great companion for a growing Chicago family. Pits are friendly, affectionate, and protective of their loved ones. Incredibly intelligent, Pitbulls can be easily trained if you can accept a little barking back talk now and then. You can read more about the history and breed attributes of the American Bull Terrier here.
Chicago apartments may be a bit cramped for a Pitbull, so you can supplement activity time for your Pittie by exploring the city’s many dog-friendly places to help them receive the physical stimulation and guidance they need. Norwood Park's Dog-Friendly Area is a popular destination for larger breeds like the Pitbull, because they can run around off leash and get lots of play in.
While Pitbulls have a rough-and-tumble side, they also love to be pampered, and fit right in amongst the toy dogs of the world when it comes to their love of cuddling. If you’d like to take your Pitbull pup to indulge in some luxury, then why not visit Temple of the Dog and Meow Lounge, where an expert, caring staff will groom your dog by appointment.
There is plenty to do in Chicago with your Pitbull, so get out there!
The best way to save a beloved Pitbull, or any pet, is to keep them out of the shelter system. Rehoming a dog or cat is a better kind of pet adoption, in every way.
Chicago Adopters meet and learn about pets from the Guardians (owners) who know them best.
Chicago Veterinarians examine pets at no extra charge as a part of the pet adoption.
Pets go directly from one loving home in Chicago to another. Less stress. Less chance of illness or death.
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Chicago Guardians keep their pets out of the shelter and find them a loving, new home.
Chicago Shelters can focus limited resources on strays and abused animals. More available kennel space means fewer animals euthanized.
How It Works
Adopters (Seeking a Pet)
Guardians (Pet Owners)
Browse Pet Profiles
It’s easy. Search by pet type, gender, location: dig deep into traits, breed, history and more.
List Your Pet
It’s easy. Create a profile of your pet in minutes and post it on Get Your Pet for Adopters to see.
Join & Message with Guardians
When you find a pet that might be right for you, join the site and securely message their Guardian for more info.
Message with Potential Adopters
Answer adopters’ questions securely and fill them in on the pet you know so well.
Make a Meet-up
Arrange to meet at a neutral, convenient location, where the pet is calm and behaves naturally.
See the Vet
When you’ve made a good match, go see a local Get Your Pet vet for a pet examination, at no extra charge.
Make a Legal Pet Adoption
Adopt a pet legally, electronically, right on our site.