Breed Bans

Animal Rescue of the Rockies does not endorse any form of breed discrimination. We believe that all breeds deserve loving homes. Each individual dog is just that – an individual – and should be treated as such regardless of breed.

Louisville Breed Ban

Prohibits pit bulls.  No definition given for pit bull. Exceptions for dogs already in the city through a licensing program with restrictions.  Exception for transport through the city and for “showing the pit bull in a place of public exhibition, contest or show...

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Lone Tree Breed Ban

Prohibits pit bulls, defined as:  “American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Bulldog (Old Country Bulldog),Dogo Argentino, Canary Dog (Canary Island Dog, Presa Canario, Perro de Presa Canario), Presa Mallorquin...

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Fort Lupton Breed Ban

Applies to pit bulls, defined as “American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier or any dog displaying the majority of the physical traits of any one (1) or more of the above breeds, or any dog exhibiting those...

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Current Legal Status of Breed Bans

In 2004, the Colorado State legislature passed a statute increasing the penalties and liability for dog attacks and prohibiting any legislation based on breed.  This law effectively repealed all pit bull breed bans in Colorado.  There are appeals in process contesting...

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