Beyond The Breed

Despite Distinction As Man-Eaters, Pit Bulls’ Demeanor A Result Of Upbringing

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Posted: March 9, 2013

Maggie (left), believed to be between two- and four-years-old, is in foster care through Virginia Paws for Pits. According to the organization, she is vaccinated, house-trained and plays well with other non-dominant dogs. Tia (right), a nine-week-old pit bull puppy, is crate- and house-trained and very independent. Tia and Maggie will both be at the Harrisonburg Petco from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. March 9. (Photo by Aimee George / DN-R Features)
When Stacy Phillips walks around Harrisonburg, people stop and stare.

“Oh my God, it’s a pit bull!” is a typical reaction.

“It’s like I tell them, ‘Y’all just don’t understand,’ ” she said,…

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