Shelter Pet of the Day

Aruba - ID #11-090068

Aruba is a 2 year old female Pibble. Everyone who meets Aruba loves her.

Unfortunately for Aruba, the county mayor does not allow the shelter to adopt Pitbulls out to the public. I could not find a city or county ordinance restricting Pitbull ownership so I called the shelter to inquire.  I was advised that the shelter’s previous director had taken it upon himself to implement a policy of death for all Pitbulls entering the facility.  That director quit in September and the gentleman who stepped up as interim director approached the mayor to ask if AC could start at least releasing Pitbulls to 501(c)3 rescues.  The mayor agreed so this is where things stand for the breed right now.

I hope that sometime soon, the mayor will agree to allowing Pitbulls to be adopted by the public.  Sure, there may be a tiny minority of Pitbull adopters who might be irresponsible, but that’s true for adopters of any breed.  Most adopters are good people who want to save a shelter pet’s life.  I think we should let them.

In the meantime, if anyone is a member of a 501(c)3 rescue group and has a space for Aruba, you can contact the shelter directly.  If your group is not a 501(c)3 or you are an individual who would like to adopt Aruba, we have a 501(c)3 willing to work with you to get her pulled.  Just leave a comment on this post.  Transportation assistance is available.

Robertson County Animal Control
2900 W. County Farm Road
Springfield, Tn. 37172


This shelter’s kill rate is unknown.

13 thoughts on “Shelter Pet of the Day

  1. I have a friend who had to put her pitt down a couple of weeks ago and would love to Aruba. The only issue is that she also has a chiuaua so Aruba would need to be able to get along with the other dog. Is she ok with small dogs? If so, what are the next steps? Please call me, Barbara Eby 615-384-2848 or Clara Eaves at 615-584-5582. We are neighbors in Barren Plains, TN., which is about 8 miles NW of Springfield.
    Do you think Aruba would be good with horses? Clara and I share a barn with 7 horses as well.

  2. Wasn’t she posted on Facebook? She looks familiar…I’m so glad she atleast has the option of a rescue getting her out.. that’s a start.. Thanks Shirley for checking into it.

  3. From what I understand, the runs at the shelter are too small to house more than one dog so Aruba has been kenneled alone but apparently the vols have had her out with other dogs and not reported any issues. They don’t have any tiny dogs there to test her with so are seeing what they might be able to come up with on that specific point.

    Dot – I’m sure you may have seen her on FB. You know how annoying those people who want to find homes for pets can be, haha.

    1. aww.. I’m one of those people that spends all my time on Facebook posting and sharing dogs in need.. especially the pitties. I thought I had saved 15 dogs since June 2010, but I got to writing a list.. turns out I’ve kept 19 dogs from dying in a shelter. I also am waiting for a new dog from the Marlboro Shelter to arrive. For those of you following that story… if all goes as planned, I’m getting the black pittie named “Jett”. My favorite saying… Fostering Saves Lives”

      1. Thanks. Barbara’s neighbor (see earlier comment) is going to meet her this week. She wanted to go today but the shelter isn’t open for adoptions on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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