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Pitbulls Pose for Charity: Don’t Worry, it’s Tasteful

Although the dogs are indeed au natural, the “pinups” in the pictures are wearing clothes.  Pinups for Pitbulls (PFPB) is a not-for-profit organization started in 2005 by Deirdre “Little Darling” Franklin.  Deirdre used her background in modeling and her education in fine arts to create a pinup calendar as a way to raise funds to help pitbulls.

The organization, whose motto is “Take My Leash, Not My Life,” was started when Franklin realized how many pitbulls and pitbull-type dogs were being euthanized in shelters and rescues.  These dogs were happy, healthy and very adoptable, but weren’t wanted because of their breed.  PFPB’s goal is to educate the public about the American Pit Bull Terrier and other similar dogs and to raise awareness about Breed-Specific Legislation and abuse.

Click through to see these sweet dogs.  Maybe there is a pitbull in a shelter near you waiting to be adopted.

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  • Founder and President 1 of 10
    Founder and President
    Deirdre "Little Darling" Franklin started Pinups for Pitbulls as a way to promote education about the American Pit Bull and pitbull-type dogs.
  • A Way to Help 2 of 10
    A Way to Help
    Deirdre felt there were too many shelters and rescues that were euthanizing healthy and adoptable dogs merely because of their breed.
  • A Lofty Goal 3 of 10
    A Lofty Goal
    Pinups for Pitbulls, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to reestablish the reputation of these dogs as therapy dogs, heroes and and companion animals.
  • 2013 Calendar 4 of 10
    2013 Calendar
    The 2013 Pinups for Pittbulls calendar pays homage to Norman Rockwell.
  • War Heroes 5 of 10
    War Heroes
    Pitbulls are known to be war heroes. It's training, not nature, that has hurt their reputation.
  • Carla-Sue 6 of 10
    Carla-Sue
    Carla-Sue was the inspiration for Pinups for Pitbulls.
  • It Takes Hard Work 7 of 10
    It Takes Hard Work
    Human founder, "Little Darling" makes lots of appearances at all kinds of events to raise money for the company. The not-for-profit brings in funds through the sales of promotional items and generous donations.
  • It’s Not Just About the Money 8 of 10
    It's Not Just About the Money
    Through volunteers in 20 states, Pinups for Pitbulls has hosted lots of seminars and community outreach programs to educate people about pitbulls. PFPB works to eradicate breed discriminating legislation as well.
  • You Can Help Too 9 of 10
    You Can Help Too
    Not only can you make a monetary donation, you can donate your time. Go to Pinups for Pitbulls to find out how!
  • Great Motto! 10 of 10
    Great Motto!
    "Take My Leash, Not My Life"
    This would be a great motto for any shelter or rescue.

Pictures are part of calendar available at Pinups for Pitbulls.
T-shirt (and other items) available at Pinups for Pitbulls.
You can also visit PFPB on Facebook.

You can read more by Amy at her blog Donkeys To College. In between posts you can come join the fun on FacebookPinterest, and Twitter.

Recent posts by Amy:
Proof That Animals are Good-Natured
Therapy Dogs to the Rescue
Sloths: Lazy or Crazy? It’s a Tough Call
If Animals Had a Book Club, Here’s What They’d Read

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