National Pit Bull Awareness Campaign




National Pit Bull Awareness Day is October 22, 2022


The National Pit Bull Awareness Campaign is a nationwide effort to bring positive awareness and attention to the American Pit Bull Terrier.  The heart of the campaign is National Pit Bull Awareness Day (NPBAD), which usually* falls on the last Saturday in October.  *If Halloween falls on the last weekend of the month, then another date is chosen.  


To anyone who shares their life with a "pit bull," the need for a national day of awareness for these misunderstood dogs is clear.  Constant negative media attention and sensationalized hype that surrounds pit bulls has the breed in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.  The media and public have stereotyped and judged an entire group of dogs, as well as their owners, based on the actions of a few.


NPBAD was established as a day to educate and foster positive communications and experiences in the communities in which we and our dogs live.  It is an opportunity to be a positive role model for responsible dog ownership, as well as introduce the truth about a grouping of dogs commonly referred to as "pit bulls" right in your own town.


From its inception in 2007, NPBAD has been a huge success because of the dedication and determination of pit bull advocates across the country to make a positive difference for these very misunderstood dogs.  NPBAD has become so successful, in fact, that its earned its very own website!  


Please visit the new NPBAD website to learn more and to take part!