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Old 05-12-2014, 04:45 PM
 
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Hello,
I was all set to move to Denver this summer before I found out the Breed Specific Legislation was reinstated in the Denver area. I have a lovable amazing pit bull mix, who although small, still definitely has "pit" features. I feel like I have an idea of the legal side, but am wondering about actual enforcement. I don't want to have to hide my puppy or feel like I can't take her to a vet if she needs care. I am absolutely unwilling to risk having her taken away. Are there cities/ towns outside of Denver where there is no BSL or are there particularly friendly neighborhoods within Denver proper?

PLEASE do not write to argue whether there should or should not be BSL. I am looking for information from other dog lovers about how to best look out for my dog, whom I consider a member of my own family.

Thank you!
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Na'alehu Hawaii/Buena Vista Colorado
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This question has been discussed on several previous threads. I suggest you do a Forum Search (at the top of the page) and enter BSL Denver. I just did that and found a ton of information.

Regarding "particularly friendly neighborhoods within Denver", don't even go there. If pitbulls are prohibited, then you are running a great risk to try to bring yours in.

Also, you will find by reading other threads is that landlords won't rent to you if you have a restricted breed. Please don't try to sneak your dog in if the lease clearly says not to.
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:33 PM
 
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Pick a town without BSL. Here is a list of the ones to avoid.

Denver Area Breed Bans

There are many suburbs/towns in a 30 min. radius of Denver that have no BSL. Those with legislation do enforce it and do kill the dogs so don't take any chances.

If you post the area of your job then specific towns can be suggested. It makes no sense to suggest anything with out that info because your job could be on the other side of town.
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Old 05-12-2014, 06:26 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Pick a town without BSL.
Be aware that postal addresses and actual municipal boundaries are only vaguely related in greater Denver.
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Old 05-12-2014, 07:17 PM
 
Location: In The Thin Air
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The 10 Most Dangerous Dog Breeds

I know there will be people out there saying it is not the dog but the owner. I think it is a combination of both.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:25 PM
 
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I am going to have to do more research, but my sister has 3 (yes, 3) pit bulls and plans on moving to Lakewood.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:37 PM
 
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Thanks everyone! From what I can tell so far, Englewood and Lakewood allow pit bulls. There is a lot of conflicting information, but the one thing I keep hearing is Denver (and other BSL neighborhoods) DO enforce the law. So sad.
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Old 05-12-2014, 08:38 PM
 
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Thanks for the search tip! I am new to message boards and threads.
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Old 06-03-2014, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Denver dodges another one.
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Old 06-04-2014, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Hello,
I was all set to move to Denver this summer before I found out the Breed Specific Legislation was reinstated in the Denver area. I have a lovable amazing pit bull mix, who although small, still definitely has "pit" features. I feel like I have an idea of the legal side, but am wondering about actual enforcement. I don't want to have to hide my puppy or feel like I can't take her to a vet if she needs care. I am absolutely unwilling to risk having her taken away. Are there cities/ towns outside of Denver where there is no BSL or are there particularly friendly neighborhoods within Denver proper? ...
I LOVE Pit Bulls and all "Bully-type" dogs (well, all dogs actually). I had a pit bull before I moved to CO last year and had found a suitable place in Wheat Ridge that allowed me to take her with me, but she died right before my move. I have other pets but miss my Little Girl.

Here's a list that may help:
Welcoming Colorado Cities - * * * * * * * ColoRADogs

My suggestion is to take it seriously when a city disallows pit bulls. Don't think that you can hide your dog in your home because believe me there are many crazy people who are dead-set against the breed and will report you.

Good luck!
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