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Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners (LARPBO) launched in February 2011 to bring together "Responsible Pit Bull Owners" in the greater Los Angeles area. Our mission is to join together in group activities, events, pit bull advocacy, education/training classes, and community outreach in order to promote a positive image of all “bully breeds.”

We are committed to educating the public about responsible pit bull and dog ownership, banishing the myths that the media feeds the public. We actively work together to share the truth about bully breeds: they are very loyal, loving, intelligent dogs who are amazing and wonderful family pets. Just like any dog, given proper obedience training, socialization with humans, and appropriate interaction with other dogs, this breed defies media misconceptions. By promoting attention and communication between dogs and owners we can show the general public what we already know: these are amazing creatures deserving of full and happy lives.

LARPBO promotes the importance of spaying and neutering all bully breeds, as well as rescuing and re-homing. The overpopulation of these dogs currently creates the assumption that these dogs don’t deserve a chance.

With so much controversy surrounding the bully breeds today, our focus is not only to increase awareness of the issues that affect pit bulls and their ownership, but to work together to be a part of the solution. Our goal with Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners is to gather pit bull loving friends and owners as a community – a community dedicated to making a stand for our best friends and strive to do so with the same fun-loving outlook that our dogs have in life.

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  • Van Nuys/Lake Balboa Pack Walk
    5903 Balboa Blvd Parking, Sepulveda Basin, CA
    • Photo of Christopher Helminiak
    • Photo of Allison Thompson
    • Photo of Hilary Liftin
    • Photo of Veronika Mikova
    • Photo of Anna Keizer
  • Long Beach: Group Training Class
    4055 N Bellflower Blvd, Long Beach, CA
    • Photo of Rita V.
    • Photo of Alyssa Fernandez
    • Photo of Tiffanie
    • Photo of Liliana Garcia & Lucille 🐶
  • Santa Monica/Clover Park: pack walk
    Clover Park, Santa Monica, CA
    • Photo of Kim Adams
    • Photo of Lindsay
    • Photo of Amanda Rivas
    • Photo of Amanda Durham
    • Photo of Nuriya Luongo
  • Long Beach/Heartwell Park: Pack Walk
    Heartwell Park - near Ruth Bach Neighborhood Library, Long Beach, CA
    • Photo of Dina Enewally
    • Photo of Shiela Caridad
    • Photo of Kiara