EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) -- Shining a spotlight on the little pups and one particular big dog breed, a Lane County dog rescue is hoping holiday pet shoppers will consider the looked over pups in local animal shelters.
Luv-A-Bull and Luv-A-Little dog rescue put together an adopt-a-thon at the Healthy Pet Store Sunday, December 11th, 2011, in South Eugene.
The group has been working to find homes for pit bulls since 1999 and homes for smaller dog breeds for the last three years.
According to the group, those breeds are typically harder to adopt.
Lane County Animal Services has so many pit bulls that the group recently slashed adoptions fees by 50% through January.
Smaller dogs are also flooding animal shelters in California.
“Whether it's a pit bull or a shi-tzu, try and match up the breed with the adopter and kind of look at their lifestyle and what they're looking for and what kind of a dog would fit in best for them and their family, their activities,” said Liesl Wilhardt, Founder of Luv-A-Bull & Luv-A-Little.
If you’re interested in learning more on Luv-A-Bull or Luv-A-Little, visit the group’s website at http://www.luvabullpitbullrescue.org/.