Keeping Dogs Home and Out of Shelters
Los Angeles Responsible Pit Bull Owners (LARPBO) is a non-profit organization that provides post dog adoption services. Our mission is to join together in group activities, events, pit bull advocacy, education classes, training classes, and community outreach in order to promote a positive image of all “bully breeds.”
While we advocate for pit bull type dogs, we welcome all dogs. We’re dedicated to helping dog owners have healthier, more balanced, and fun relationships with their dogs. Our training classes and activities like pack walks help create a space where all dogs and owners feel welcomed, no matter where your dog is in terms of training.
The most important service our non-profit provides are low-cost training classes ($15/class) that help prepare dogs to test for the AKC Canine Good Citizen title. We believe that every dog owner – whether they have a tiny Chihuahua or giant pit bull – has a responsibility to do their best to make sure their dog is a pleasant, enjoyable, well-behaved member of their community.
Sherman Oaks/Van Nuys Park
14201 Huston St.
Sherman Oaks, CA
(next to Ruth Bach Library parking lot)
4055 N Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA
*One dog per handler. Bring high value treats, toys and water. Check Meetup for details and to RSVP.
“Let your dogs do the talking.”
~Troy Smith, LARPBO Founder
[When asked how to change minds of people who question our dog’s nature.]
The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.
~ Mahatma Gandhi
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
Happiness is a warm puppy.
~Charles M. Schulz
No one appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as the dog does.