I think the problem is that people on either side tend to make blanket statements.
Pits… either you love ‘em or hate ‘em.
Can I blame someone for hating them after one killed her cat? No. In all honesty, I bet I’d feel the same way if I were her.
I have a great Pit. Having said that, my Wife works at the shelter we adopted Vanilla from and there’s Pits there that I don’t like turning my back on even with a cage door in between us. They are really jacked up and are usually bite cases which unfortunately wind up being euthanized as they can’t be adopted out.
I see part of the problem being people who walk into a shelter and in their words “fall in love” with a dog. I walked Vanilla for 4 months before we decided to adopt her. I knew her and what she was about.
She’s done nothing but improved since leaving the shelter and sleeps with our cats.
I also took her to a dog park Friday where she was running around with a pug. She’s such a goofball!
Bottom line is know what you’re adopting and it’s temperament. Don’t make a snap decision that may wind up biting you in the ass (pun intended).