Free blue pit bull puppies are typically offered for adoption on general classified ad websites, such as eBay Classifieds and Craigslist, as well as specialized sites such as PetClassifieds.US. Additionally, pet shelters often give the young dogs away to owners after an application and screening process.
Blue pit bulls, more commonly known as blue nose pits or pit bulls, are a subtype of the general category that includes formal breeds such as the American pit bull terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier and American Staffordshire terrier. The pit bull variant of canis lupus familiaris was created by cross-breeding terriers with bulldogs in the 19th-century United Kingdom. Breeders sought to combine the strong athletic qualities of a bulldog with the game seeking intuition of a terrier. These breeds were exported to the United States with emigrants and used as working dogs for hunting and catching as well as cattle-driving.
Public opinion turned against pit bull terriers in the late 20th century, largely fueled by erroneous media claims of excessive aggression in the breeds as well as some cases of the type being used in illegal dog-fighting. Many municipalities in the United States enacted breed-specific bans on the dog type, causing a large number of pit bulls to be abandoned by owners. Animal shelters take in, care for and adopt out pit bulls when possible, but the dog is still more often euthanized than any other type.