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Pinups for Pitbulls

Published on August 8, 2009 by   ·   25 Comments Pin It

Pit Bulls get a lot of bad press – but a group of beautiful women is changing that image – one pin-up picture at a time! Pinups for Pitbulls,  an organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds for pit bulls, is in the process of launching its 2010 pinup calendar.   This is an organization close to GirlieGirl Army founder Chloe Jo’s heart, cuz she has two pit bull mutts of her own who couldn’t be more loving or delicious (not to mention, wonderful with cats and kids!)   Pinups for Pitbulls’ goal is to educate the public about the pit bull breed, remove the stigma associated with these dogs, and ultimately save the lives of abused and abandoned pit bulls throughout the United States.

The true nature of the American Pit Bull Terrier is as mushy and gentle as it gets.. remember, Pit Bulls used to be one of America’s favorite breed of dogs.   Currently there is a Pit Bull overpopulation problem in the United States, because people buy instead of adopting, don’t spay/ neuter, and often if adopting are usually more attracted to the fuzzy, smaller dog in the corner kennel. Sadly, Shelter statistics estimate that more than 80% of Pit Bulls in shelters are euthanized, and typically only 1 in 600 Pit Bulls finds a loving home.     Did you know that over 800 dogs per day, per State are euthanized because folks buy instead of adopting?   It’s time to change all that!

The calendar, in its fourth year, highlights stories and images of 12 pit bull owning women and their four-legged friends.  Sales from the 2009 calendar raised almost $20,000 for bully-friendly rescues across the nation, doubling in funds raised and circulation from 2008. Pinups for Pitbulls sponsors individual pit bulls in need – covering their medical bills, transport, funding dog crates, food, and blankets.

In 2010, the goal is to double the donations again and make it the best year ever, with your help!

Pinups for Pitbulls is now seeking models, makeup artists, and photographers for the 2010 calendar, as well as volunteers for events, sponsors, and advertisers. Visit for more information on submitting your images for the calendar, or to be featured in prints, web and merchandise year round! (The calendar submission deadline is September 25th, 2009.)   Now, be a darling for animals, and pass this blog on to all the dog lovers in your posse stat! :)

Pinups for Pitbulls was founded by model and bully breed advocate Deirdre ‘Little Darling’ Franklin in 2006. Little Darling and her team have been featured on NPR, Associated Press, Discovery Channel, CN8, Animal Planet, The Bark Magazine, Animal Sheltering Magazine, the Philly Daily News, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Trentonian,The Baltimore Sun and many other publications worldwide. For more information and to see a list of rescues that have benefited from the organization’s efforts, please visit If you’re interested in interviewing Little Darling (and her two bully furkids) please email her at

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Readers Comments (25)

  1. themessenger says:

    as a pitbull father, I must say they are the most angelic dogs in the world. pure love, all the time. this is a great idea, can’t wait to have my copy

  2. Karen Dawn says:

    Paula Pitbull Dawn is dying to be in this! But unfortunately her mother’s pin-up days are behind her.
    Well, maybe if we shot at twilight, ha ha!

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  4. Chrissie Eden Vazquez says:

    I LOVE this!

  5. brook says:

    as a pit bull mom & advocate, i love this amazing organization! i especially love that they help fight breed specific legislation (bsl), which a) doesn’t work and b) is fundamentally racist and classist. it’s tragic that bsl is supported by organizations which purportedly love animals such as peta. YAY PINUPS FOR PIT BULLS!

  6. Vicki Gramm says:

    Love it!! Going to order a few.
    Maybe submit a photo for 2011 after my new Beachbody body!! I have two pit babies that are just adorable. Check out lots of picks of them on my FB page: Vicki Christian Gramm
    Can’t wait to get mine!!!

  7. Ariela says:

    This is a great way to display the true beautiful and gentle nature of pitbulls!

  8. Red says:

    We have a pitbull mix we got from the pound in 2005 after our dauschund mix passed away. It never bothered me about it being a pitbull mix. OK maybe for a split second. But it took us a long time to get her trained, not because she was a violent dog, but because she was ill-mannered. Her previous owners did nothing with her accpet leave her in the backyard all day.

    Now she is in the lap of luxury. Walk/bike rides at least 5 out of 7 days, old comforters as beds, ottomans as her throne. How much better could it be?

  9. jenni says:

    I am obsessed with Pinups for Pitbulls! Fine ladies fighting for doggy rights! Yay!

  10. Kelsey says:

    I love my rescued pitbulls and this calendar is such a great idea! Pitbulls, and dogs in general, are AMAZING and I support every sort of breeding pan legislation proposed, including BSL for any breed, until we end the overpopulation crisis and dogs no longer have to be euthanized.

  11. Kelsey says:


    I love my rescued pitbull and this calendar is such a great idea! Pitbulls, and dogs in general, are AMAZING and I support every sort of breeding ban legislation proposed, including BSL for any breed, until we end the overpopulation crisis and dogs no longer have to be euthanized.

  12. Sarah says:

    This calendar makes me wish I had a pitti to model with!!! Such an awesome concept, I’m telling every dog lover I know!

  13. Celia says:


    I am a hairstylist and I love to do pinup modeling too!! Not sure when the shoot is but I will be in the ny area around the middle of sept and I would love to be a part of this wonderful calender!!

    I can send photos of my workas a stylist and model upon your request if the dated line up.

    You ladies have already rocked my world by doing this in the first place. Would be such a joy to work with you on this project!


  14. Liz Brown says:

    I’ve truly NEVER met a pit bull that I didn’t like! My doggie is a PITBULL/DACHSUND MIX and JUST as special as he sounds!

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  19. Audiogirl says:

    Anyone interested in modeling, makeup or photography for the 2010 calendar should visit our website now through September 25th!

    We’d love to have you. We also need advertisers and sponsors1

    Audiogirl, Creative Director
    Pinups for Pitbulls, Inc.

  20. pit LOVER says:

    Wow the dog with the sighn standing up on its hind legs with the women who is holding the hammer, is one of Sorties dogs!!!! :) (Pit Boss)

  21. Eli Smith says:

    im lookng for a pibull puppy if any has any facts to coolcat

  22. Autumn says:

    Love it love what ya”ll r doing

  23. Eric Hardric says:

    I am a dog lover in general, but pit bulls are my favorite hands down. I took in Sugar after her abusive owners abandoned her and she’s been a member of the family ever since.I completly trust her around my kids, (and I have trust issues)she is obedient, I couldnt ask for a better dog. I love this callandar, I must have one. Who wouldn’t want a calandar with smokin hot babes and pit bulls???

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