Don’t Allow PetSmart to Discriminate Against Pit Bulls

Target: Raymond Svider, Executive Chairman of PetSmart

Goal: Don’t discriminate against Pit Bulls and instead allow them to participate in “Doggie Day Camp”

PetSmart allows Pit Bulls to participate in adoption fairs and other activities, but when it comes to playing with other dogs, they are not allowed. During PetSmart Doggie Day Camp, dogs are given the ability to play and socialize with other dogs—the problem is that the pet store discriminates against certain breeds of dogs that are considered “bully breeds.”

Pit Bulls aren’t the only breed of dogs that PetSmart discriminates against. They also don’t allow American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Terriers, American Bulldogs, or mixed breeds that have the reputation of being aggressive. This is strictly based on the reputation and appearance of these dogs. The PetSmart policy applies to those that are primarily a “bully breed,” meaning 50 percent or more. Theses dogs are allowed in the stores, but are forced to sit in cages while they watch other dogs play freely. Demand that PetSmart update its biased policy.


Dear Mr. Svider,

There have been multiple cases where dogs have been discriminated against due to the ridiculous policy that PetSmart has created during its Doggie Day Camp. Owners bring their animals into the store thinking that they will create a fun environment for their dogs to enjoy. Instead, they are discriminated against and in some cases left in cages while they watch other dogs enjoy their time. This is not fair to the dog when this policy is strictly based on their breed and appearance.

Where does PetSmart draw the line? Why is it that certain breeds of dogs are allowed to participant in Doggie Day Camp while others are not? There needs to be an end to this discrimination. The fact that some dogs are known as “bully breeds” is unnecessary. Every breed of dog deserves a chance, regardless of their reputation. We demand that this policy be revoked and that these breeds be allowed to participate with other dogs in PetSmart.


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Photo Credit: Mike Mozart

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One Comment

  1. IF THIS IS SO SERIOUS, ABOUT THESE PIT BULL DRAMA…THEN,…MAY I SUGGEST TO THOSE PEOPLE,, IF YOU SEE A VERY LARGE SIZED, FEARY, & SCARY LOOKING PEOPLE, THEN, THEY TOO ALSO MUST BE TAKEN AWAY FROM THE STREETS. Because some people feel terrified and very uncomfortable and have no idea when they will explode and harm the others….PLEASE DO THE NEEDFUL…

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