Our rescue was founded by a group of friends. We saw a strong need for advocates for Pit Bulls in our community. The Lubbock, TX animal shelter takes in close to 2,000 Pit Bulls each year and euthanizes approximately 80% of Pit Bulls that arrive at the shelter. Overpopulation, abandonment, homelessness, discrimination, and cruelty are all serious issues facing this "breed" in Lubbock and across the nation. Our mission is the following:
We envision a time when loving and protective homes are in ample supply for Pit Bulls and they are no longer subjected to discrimination and cruelty because they are misunderstood and forgotten. We understand there is much controversy surrounding this "breed". Our belief here at Saving Grace is that quality education about the Pit Bull will inspire hope and promote change. We seek to communicate openly about issues and concerns in regard to Pit Bulls. We do not promote hatred and disrespect. Change through education, open dialogue, and partnership with other community agencies is one of our primary goals.
We participate in data sharing through Shelter Animals Count (shelteranimalscount.org), a national database of animal organizations' statistics. Through tracking numbers nationwide, we are able to determine our successes and areas in need of improvement. You may view our rescue's intake/outcome data here. Please reach out to us with any questions!
Our principal aim for our shelter dogs is maintenance of their quality of life while they are with us. Our ultimate goal for our rescues is adoption. Rescue, for us, does not end when the dog is safely at our facility, but when the dog finds a stable, loving, forever home. Life in a shelter is very difficult and not ideal for dogs. Dogs deteriorate physically and mentally in confinement just as humans do. Dogs are social and emotional creatures. We believe their basic needs go beyond food, water, a roof, and a bed. We believe dogs need daily interaction, training and mental stimulation, and physical exercise. We do our best to meet these needs, but sometimes, dogs just don't do well in the kennel.
While our mission and goals are toward reducing the instance of euthanasia, we are not a no-kill shelter. We believe that euthanasia is, rarely, but at times, the best option for a dog. Please click here for a better understanding of the life of a shelter dog and here for our stance on euthanasia. We are very open about this issue. Please contact us to discuss questions or concerns you may have.