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DogsBite.org is a national dog bite victims' group dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks. We conduct research on the growing, but underreported, public safety issue of severe and fatal dog attacks inflicted by dangerous dog breeds. We champion the rights of victims through our research, education and advocacy.  Learn more about us »  |  Make a donation today »

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Victims of severe dog attacks often suffer acute damage, which may require $250,000 to one million dollars in specialized medical care treatment. Reconstructive surgery, such as skin grafts, tissue expansion and scar diminishment, often requires multiple procedures over a period of years. Medical studies show that pit bulls are inflicting the majority of these damaging attacks.

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In depth coverage

DogsBite.org contains hundreds of accounts of victims of serious and fatal dog attacks. We examine various aspects in great depth to show the multi-layered dangerous dog breed problem.

Rescue dog attacks

After Virginia Beach-based Forever Home Rescue lied to an adopter about a pit bull's bite history, they sent the dog to the adopter's home wearing a shock collar. The pit bull violently attacked and killed the adopter's mother seven hours later.

2018 Dog Bite Fatality: 6-Year Old Boy Killed by Rescued Pit Bull in Blair County

Lakemont, Pennsylvania

Pit Bull-Mix Severely Attacks Boy's Face Within Hours of Adoption; Child Airlifted

Clinton, Iowa

Legal issues & trials

Shelters often conceal aggression in public adoption listings when the intent is to place a high-risk dog into a home with an unsuspecting family with children. Yet, they are factual when the intent is to unload the high-risk dog on a sanctuary.

Delta Bans Pit Bull-Type Dogs as Service, Support Animals in the Cabin

Atlanta, Georgia

City Uses Decoy Dog Videos to Show Vicious Pit Bull Can't be Rehabbed

Victoria, Canada

Dog bite studies and statistics

DogsBite.org is a comprehensive resource containing the foremost studies and statistics regarding dog bite injuries, pit bull injuries, dog bite fatalities, dangerous dog breed ownership and more.

DogsBite blog

Our popular blog tracks serious and fatal dog attacks and dangerous dog law trends across the country. We also track world trends. Fatal dog maulings, mainly inflicted by pit bulls, occur on every continent.

Dangerous dog breeds and legislation

These two sections of the website highlight the most dangerous dog breeds, pit bulls, rottweilers and fighting breed derivatives, and the types of breed-specific laws cities adopt to regulate them.

Dangerous dogs

Pit bull terriers were selectively bred for dogfighting. This is why pit bulls don't let go once they bite. Learn about other fighting breeds, pit bull owners, the false myths they spread and the danger of adopting a pit bull.

Legislating dogs

Many cities have adopted breed-specific laws. View cities and counties, military divisions, Indian reservations and housing authorities that are setting national trends. Also, view a recent appellate decision.

About us

DogsBite.org is a public education website about dangerous dog breeds, chiefly pit bulls. We are the primary 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to putting the safety of humans before dogs and the principal source of information on this topic that is not owned, controlled, or funded by dog breeders, dog advocacy, veterinarian or animal welfare groups. We do not receive government or corporate funding; we rely on donations from the public and our supporters -- people like you.