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This Adorable 9-Week-Old Puppy Wasn’t Allowed To A Puppy Party Because Of Her Breed And People Are Not Happy
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This Adorable 9-Week-Old Puppy Wasn’t Allowed To A Puppy Party Because Of Her Breed And People Are Not Happy

Pit bulls often suffer from prejudice against them. Many people believe that this particular dog breed is much more prone to aggression than other dogs, however, pit bull owners disagree. Many of them claim, that if the dog is treated and raised right, there is no reason to fear them. Nevertheless, the pit bull stigma is so strong that some pet stores even forbid these dogs from participating in their events.

Ashley Yanez and her tiny 9-week-old pit bull Blu weren’t allowed to participate in an event held at Petsmart, the sole reason being the breed of her puppy. Ashley wanted to give Blu an opportunity to socialize and play with other dogs, but she never anticipated facing such discrimination. According to Petsmart’s policy, they do not allow “bully breeds or any mix of, or any pets that exhibit aggressive behaviors” to participate in any off-leash, group play activities within their Doggie Day Camps, to ensure the safety of their associates and other pets.

The whole situation left Ashley really heartbroken. “I’m so shocked but so happy that pit bull awareness is being brought to our attention. Pit bulls are dogs too and need to socialize to have a healthy lifestyle,” she told BuzzFeed.

Petsmart reached out to apologize for the confusion and clarified that pit bulls are welcome to the stores, although they are banned from group activities with other pets. Many people came to Blu’s defense, saying the policy is unfair. Tell us what you think about this situation in the comments.

Meet Blu, an adorable 9-week-old pit bull

This Adorable 9-Week-Old Puppy Wasn't Allowed To A Puppy Party Because Of Her Breed And People Are Not Happy

Image credits: Ashley Yanez

Her owner Ashley Yanez took Blu to the party held by Petsmart

This Adorable 9-Week-Old Puppy Wasn't Allowed To A Puppy Party Because Of Her Breed And People Are Not Happy

Image credits: Ashley Yanez

Ashley wanted to give Blu an opportunity to socialize and play with other dogs

This Adorable 9-Week-Old Puppy Wasn't Allowed To A Puppy Party Because Of Her Breed And People Are Not Happy

Image credits: Ashley Yanez

However, they both were denied entry because Blu is a pit bull

This Adorable 9-Week-Old Puppy Wasn't Allowed To A Puppy Party Because Of Her Breed And People Are Not Happy

Image credits: Ashley Yanez

Petsmart reached out to apologize for the confusion and offered a party package to set things straight

However, Ashley decided not to tolerate this kind of discrimination

Many people came to Blu’s defense, saying the policy is unfair

Others shared photos of their ‘vicious’ pit bulls to prove a point

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Ralph Yeardley
Community Member
4 years ago

If I was at Petsmart, I wouldn't allow him at the party. Not because he's a pit, but because he's 9 weeks old. Until a pup has all of his parvo shots (about 14 weeks old or so), it shouldn't be around areas where lots of dogs go. Parvo is no joke. Even with ER care, it's basically a coin flip if the pup will make it.

Bryan Chavis
Community Member
4 years ago

that was smart

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SBW71
Community Member
4 years ago

Pits are the most lovable dogs! Any breed can be aggressive, blame the owner not the breed.

Debra Tankerson
Community Member
4 years ago

So when a Greyhound runs really fast I should blame the owner not the breed? Let me tell you a story about the Petsmart not far from me They held dog adoptions on weekends to help find homes for sweet dogs. One weekend there was a pitbull there not unlike the ones in all those stupid pics in the article. She slipped out of her collar while when an employee took her out to potty.

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BREAK YOUr perceptions
Community Member
4 years ago

There are no bad dogs, just bad owners.

Patti
Community Member
4 years ago

That's not true. There are good dogs and bad dogs in every breed. I have a dog that bites and he is a dachshund

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Ralph Yeardley
Community Member
4 years ago

If I was at Petsmart, I wouldn't allow him at the party. Not because he's a pit, but because he's 9 weeks old. Until a pup has all of his parvo shots (about 14 weeks old or so), it shouldn't be around areas where lots of dogs go. Parvo is no joke. Even with ER care, it's basically a coin flip if the pup will make it.

Bryan Chavis
Community Member
4 years ago

that was smart

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SBW71
Community Member
4 years ago

Pits are the most lovable dogs! Any breed can be aggressive, blame the owner not the breed.

Debra Tankerson
Community Member
4 years ago

So when a Greyhound runs really fast I should blame the owner not the breed? Let me tell you a story about the Petsmart not far from me They held dog adoptions on weekends to help find homes for sweet dogs. One weekend there was a pitbull there not unlike the ones in all those stupid pics in the article. She slipped out of her collar while when an employee took her out to potty.

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BREAK YOUr perceptions
Community Member
4 years ago

There are no bad dogs, just bad owners.

Patti
Community Member
4 years ago

That's not true. There are good dogs and bad dogs in every breed. I have a dog that bites and he is a dachshund

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