Due to "Recent Injuries"
Austin, TX - PetSmart recently announced a corporate policy for their PetsHotel Doggie Day Care Camp that prohibits pit bull type dogs from their day care program. We imagine this is due to insurance costs and potential lawsuits. Due to selective breeding practices, pit bulls are "animal-aggressive." They frequently attack other dogs leading to severe injury and death of the victimized dog. DogBoy's Dog Ranch in Austin, Texas now supports a similar restriction:
"EFFECTIVE April 9, 2008, DogBoy’s Dog Ranch is no longer accepting new Pit Bulls or Pit Bull Mixes. For over 12 years we have defended the Pit Bull breed and accepted them in our facility without hesitation. However, after recent injuries inflicted by this breed we are no longer able to accommodate them for boarding or day care. They are still allowed on the property for training classes and private lessons. For some mixes that have some of the same characteristics as a Pit Bull, the same policy can apply. This policy is to protect YOUR pet – Pit Bulls and non Pit Bulls alike."
03/31/08: PetSmart Disses Pit Bulls, Not Invited to Doggie Day Camp