THE UNEXPECTED PIT BULL is a not-for-profit organization that creates, markets, and sells merchandise celebrating pit bull dogs. We donate 100% of the net proceeds from your purchase to animal welfare rescue, education, and advocacy organizations in need of support.
To illustrate stories of pit bull dogs sharing their lives with a variety of everyday people and animals, to inspire a better understanding and appreciation of these dogs and to support organizations that exemplify our mission.
To meet our mission we:
Fund animal rescue, advocacy and education initiatives throughout North America. Grant recipients share our mission of ensuring that pit bull dogs, and all dogs, are treated as individuals. Our Grantees include organizations that provide resources to dog owner/guardians in their communities as well as shelters, rescues and animal welfare organizations that care and advocate for homeless pit bull dogs.
Raise awareness by creating beautiful calendars and merchandise that communicate the unexpected surprise, delight, and satisfaction that comes with loving pit bull dog companionship.
The Unexpected Pit Bull was founded in 2004 when a small group of volunteers pooled their vision, resources, and talents to produce the first edition of The Unexpected Pit Bull Calendar. Their mission was simple, to raise money for animal welfare organizations while showing the world what they already knew; that pit bull dogs are cherished family companions just like any other dog. The Unexpected Pit Bull celebrates these wonderful dogs and gives them a positive visual voice. As the photographs and stories in our calendars prove, pit bull dogs are exceptional friends and companions. Thanks to your support, this project has been a hit year after year with each calendar edition improving upon the previous year's sales, reach, and impact. Today, The Unexpected Pit Bull remains steadfast in its commitment to rescue, education, and advocacy on behalf of pit bull dogs.
When you purchase our annual The Unexpected Pit Bull calendar or any one of our art prints, T-shirts, totes, and accessories — 100% of the profits from your purchase directly funds animal welfare organizations. This means your purchase translates into more Training and Enrichment, more Medical Care, more Community Outreach, more Adoptions, and LOTS more Happy Endings! Want to know who we have helped?
Do you share your life with a pit bull dog? Does your best friend, colleague, or a family member have one (or two!) that you have come to know and cherish? Do you simply love dogs no matter what? If you answered “Yes!” to any or all of these questions, we invite you to join our ever growing community. You'll find us on Facebook and Instagram, and don't forget to get on our mailing list too!
The Unexpected Pit Bull community is a passionate, fun, and informed community. Join Us!