National Pit Bull Awareness Day is in October, and to celebrate these often misunderstood and maligned canines, several rescue organizations are gathering together on Saturday, Oct. 15 for a Pittie Palooza.

The event takes places 10 a.m.-2 p.m. near the west entrance of Metrocenter Mall, 9617 N. Metro Parkway W. Participants include the Arizona Humane Society and Fix.Adopt.Save.

This free event will feature booths focused on the many services offered in the Valley for pet adoptions, affordable spay/neuter programs, vaccinations, volunteering/fostering, dog training demonstrations, and more. Pet retail outlet Petique will be on site with goodies for the whole family. You can adopt a pit bull for just $20, get your pit bull vaccinated for $15 or microchipped for just $20. There also will be a limited number of free spay/neuter vouchers for pitbulls.

Come find your fur-ever friend while also helping dispel the myths about pit bulls. For more information, visit




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