We connect people who want to adopt or rescue a Pitbull with people who need to find their Pitbull a new home in the San Diego 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
San Diego Loves Pitbulls!
San Diego is a welcoming home for the American Pitbull Terrier. These large, athletic dogs possess hearts that rival their stature. Pitbulls make for playful, loving family members, and if socialized early, Pitbulls do well with small children. This makes the Pitbull Terrier a favorite for adoptions by young families in San Diego.
Originally bred from English Bulldogs, Pitbull Terriers’ imposing size and sheer athletic determination can be accredited to their history in bull baiting and ratting for entertainment. Once in America, however, Pitbulls became the catchall frontier dog, where they herded livestock and guarded family members. Their loving nature toward children gave them the reputation as a “nanny” dog.
This history contributed to the modern Pitbull’s fun loving, silly, energetic but loyal demeanor. For more information, check out the American Pitbull’s history and breed details. Your Pitbull requires plenty of physical stimulation each day. Luckily, San Diego has plenty of cool things for you and your Pitbull Terrier to do!
Pitbulls enjoy swimming and water immensely, so hop on down San Diego’s own Ocean Beach Dog Beach, America’s first official off-leash dog-friendly beach. In operation since 1972, your Pitbull will love to romp and play in the water with new canine friends! Just be sure to pick up after your Pitbull before you leave.
If the waves aren’t your Pitbull’s thing, and you just want to take them somewhere they can run around, look no further than Nobel Leash Free Park, where there is over 4,500 square feet of fenced-in space for you and your dog to run about and explore. The park is a great place for your Pitbull to socialize with other pups as well!
San Diego may be just the place for your family to adopt a Pitbull!
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.
San Diego Adopters meet and learn about pets from the Guardians (owners) who know them best.
San Diego Veterinarians examine pets at no extra charge as a part of the pet adoption.
Pets go directly from one loving home in San Diego to another. Less stress. Less chance of illness or death.
Everyone benefits with Get Your Pet.Learn More
San Diego Guardians keep their pets out of the shelter and find them a loving, new home.
San Diego 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.