Intake Date: 11.9.17

Appx. DOB: 2.6.17

Weight: 54 lbs


Akira LOVES soft toys.  They don't even have to squeak!  Loves to play keep away when excited :)  She also enjoys soft treats in small bites - but toys are her main focus.  


She has lots and lots of energy and loves to walk - or follow you wherever you go.  She knows 'sit' when bribe/command, lol - but not going to be a good 'stay' girl - you move, she moves (just like that) HAHA


Akira is selective with her doggy friends, but we think she'd do best in an anti-other animal home.


She has already been spayed; is up-to-date on all vaccinations, including rabies and bordetella; is micro chipped; heartworm negative (and on monthly preventive); on flea/tick preventive; and comes with a collar and leash!


Intake Date: 10.12.2023

Appx. DOB: 6.15.2022

Weight: 46.8 lbs


Meet Bernie, the charming bulldog mix who's ready to steal your heart! This handsome fella is nearly 2 years old and has quite the story to tell. Bernie arrived at our shelter as a skinny stray, but don't let his initial appearance fool you - beneath that sad expression lies a heart full of joy and love.


Despite his rough start, Bernie has blossomed into a happy and content companion. With his endearing looks and friendly demeanor, he's sure to bring smiles to everyone he meets. Bernie has been neutered, treated for heartworms, microchipped, and is up-to-date on all vaccinations, so he's all set to join your family.


If you're looking for a loyal and affectionate buddy to brighten your days, Bernie is the perfect match for you. Don't wait any longer - reach out today and give Bernie the loving forever home he deserves!


Intake Date: 7.15.19

Appx. DOB: 11.16.18

Weight: 55 lbs


From rags to riches this little girl wants it all. She was a skinny little stray with a slight case of demodex when she arrived at SPBR. Now, she’s fat, sassy, and ready for a family of her own. This princess HATES a bath, but would love nothing more in the summer than to chase the water hose, just don’t expect her to jump off in that swimming pool with the kiddos. 


Che-Lau is a one toy kind of gal - and has to be in the right mood to play.  She's a little shy, and mostly prefers to sneak up on your for drive-by pettings and/or treats.  Once you earn her trust, she enjoys sitting in your lap (on the ground) for a relaxing tummy rub.


She's already been spayed; is up-to-date on all vaccinations, including rabies and bordetella; is micro chipped; heartworm negative (and on monthly preventive); and comes with her own collar and leash!


Intake Date: 03.07.13

Appx. DOB: 10.17.12

Weight: 45 lbs


I am a black and white “tuxedo” dog with smart white “gloves” and a sloppy pink tongue (for giving lots of kisses). Although I am nine years old and fully grown, I have maintained my girlish figure. This makes me perfect for a small yard or a life inside the home.


My desire is to be an only child with adult parents. (Other dogs cramp my style.)

I have a bit of a scar over one eye. Some say it only adds to my sexy, bon vivant, beauty.


Being an older gal, I do have some back leg trouble.  The doc says I don't have any cartilage left - but I don't know what that means.  I still love to play - love tennis balls.  Love to play dress up, too!  But I get tired, sometimes.  I love kids - but I don't think I could keep up with the young ones like I used to.


My favorite thing to do, tho - is snuggle with my peeps.


I am up-to-date on all vaccinations - including bordetella and rabies; have a micro chip; have been spayed; and am heart worm negative!!  If you adopt me, you not only get a new best friend, but you also receive a collar; a leash; and lots of adopter information!


DOB: 10.12.19

Intake Date: 8.1.21

Weight: 73 lbs


Looking for a devoted fan to provide belly rubs and butt scratches after long days pursuing peace and justice. Oh - and cookies - cookie's are super important, too!


I'm still a youngster, full of energy and affection, looking for my new forever home (with cookies).


I'm up-to-date on all vaccinations, including rabies; have already been neutered; am on heart worm preventative, and have a microchip. Pretty great ain't it? I'm all ready to come home with you!


PS - WYSIWYG...What you see (above) is what you get with Cyrus - lol


Intake Date: 8.5.21

Appx. DOB: 4.23.11

Weight: 68 lbs


Helloooooo nice person! I'm Esther; who are you?

You say you're looking for a dog???

That's amazing! Because I am a dog!


am up-to-date on all my vaccinations, worming, have been treated for heart worms (and on monthly preventive!), am spayed, and ready to go home with you!!


Intake Date: 12.27.23

Appx. DOB: 8.24.23

Weight: 46 lbs


Flapjack, a true survivor with a heart of gold! Despite his rough start, Flapjack has transformed from a dog covered in scars and oozing wounds to a stunning and handsome companion. Born on August 24th, 2023, this young buck is full of energy and zest for life.


Flapjack is searching for an active and playful companion who can keep up with his boundless enthusiasm. He's received all his vaccinations, tested negative for heartworm, and has been neutered and microchipped - he's truly ready to embark on his new journey with you!


If you're looking for a loyal and adventurous partner to join you on all of life's escapades, then Flapjack is the dog for you. Don't miss out on the chance to welcome this remarkable pup into your home. Reach out today and let Flapjack become your new best friend!


Intake Date: 1.16.23

Appx. DOB: 2.14.21

Weight: 55 lbs


I was saying to myself just this morning, "Genae," I said, "Genae, you know what you need? You need a person all your own."


So I sat down to write this post for the nice Shaw PBR people, because apparently that's the kind of thing they do - find nice people for extremely intelligent and lovable doggies who are...I shudder to type this...LAPLESS.


That's right: I have no lap to call my own. Could you be persuaded to volunteer yours?


Put in your application for me, today!


Intake Date: 4.24.23

Appx. DOB: 7.18.21

Weight: 52 lbs


Meet Kali, a charming pup with a heart as vast as her affectionate gaze. This adorable chocolate sweetheart is eagerly searching for her forever family. Kali is an ideal companion for both homebodies and active individuals alike. Whether you're in the mood for cozy cuddles or outdoor adventures, she's up for it all.


While Kali adores attention and affection, she thrives best as the sole canine companion in the household. If you're ready to welcome this lovable bundle of joy into your home, reach out to us today!


Intake Date:10.28.23

Appx. DOB: 5.11.20

Weight: 42.4 lbs


Introducing Leroy, the charming gentleman patiently awaiting his forever family at Shaw PBR. Estimated to be around four years old, Leroy's journey to us was a bit of an adventure. Initially a bit elusive, he was eventually found lying by the trap, showcasing his cleverness and independent spirit. With the help of Ms. Gabby, he was gently coaxed into safety, reminiscent of her assistance with Thad just around the corner.


Despite his initial timidness and thin frame, Leroy quickly blossomed into a confident and affectionate companion. He's a super sweet boy who's ready to shower his new family with love and loyalty. Leroy has already undergone treatment for heartworms, received all necessary vaccinations, and is microchipped, making him all set to become your new best friend.


If you're searching for a loyal companion to share life's adventures, Leroy could be the perfect match for you! Don't miss out on the opportunity to bring this wonderful pup into your home. Reach out to Shaw PBR today and let Leroy steal your heart!


Intake Date: 4.9.22

Appx. DOB:1.27.22

Weight: 50 lbs


Single female bouncing back from a past relationship. My name is Lil Too and I'm seeking steady companionship, not just a good time. I'm a beautiful girl with a tender soul in need of a healing touch. I like a strong, confident companion with a kind heart and a gentle hand. Take your time with me, it will all be worth the wait. A nice relaxing evening at home together would be my perfect date.


I have been spayed; am up-to-date on all vaccinations, including rabies and bordetella; micro chipped; on flea/tick preventive and monthly heart worm preventive; and will come with my own collar and leash!! 


Intake Date: 6.22.23

Appx. DOB:1.5.23

Weight: 45 lbs


Meet Lilah, the resilient beauty who stole our hearts from day one! When Lilah arrived at Shaw PBR, she was in rough shape - thin and suffering from severe mange and infections. But despite her challenges, Lilah's spirit remained unbreakable, and she has blossomed into the sweetest soul you'll ever meet.


Born around January 5th, 2023, Lilah is believed to be just over a year old. This energetic pup is searching for a dynamic companion who shares her zest for life. Whether it's playing tug of war, going for long walks, or simply lounging around, Lilah is ready for any adventure life throws her way.


Could you be the one to give Lilah the loving home she deserves? If you're ready to open your heart to this resilient sweetheart, don't hesitate to reach out. Let's make memories together with Lilah by your side!


Intake Date: 1.30.24

Appx. DOB: 5.5.23

Weight: 45.6 lbs


Introducing Lily Pearl, a stunning white pit bull with a heart of gold. Estimated to have been born around May 2023, Lily Pearl is a beautiful and sweet girl who has overcome adversity with grace. Although she arrived in rough shape, she has bounced back and regained her radiant figure.


Currently, Lily Pearl is undergoing treatment for heartworm, but she's on the road to recovery and will be ready for adoption by mid-June. If you're interested in opening your heart and home to Lily Pearl, don't hesitate to submit your adoption application today. Let's give Lily Pearl the loving forever home she deserves!


Intake Date: 3.4.16

Appx. DOB: 5.1.15

Weight: 51 lbs


I am Loki! I'm a young guy, formerly down on his luck, currently hanging with Shaw PBR here in Mississippi, waiting for my soul mate to march in that door.


You know us pit bulls are super-smart - some say smarter than a 7-year-old human! - and my person will get all the benefit of my brainpower, and more importantly, the super-heart that goes with it!


Ready for some high-IQ love? Adopt me, or share my info with your friends! It's the SMART thing to do!


I am up-to-date on all vaccinations - including bordetella and rabies; have a micro chip; have been neutered; and am heart worm negative!!  If you adopt me, you not only get a new best friend, but you also receive my collar; a leash; and lots of adopter information!


Intake Date: 11.5.19                                                                  Adopted: 8.27.20

Appx. DOB: 5.15.19                                                                 Returned: 8.25.22

Weight: 48 lbs


I am a well-behaved lady who adores humans of all ages. My coat is a beautiful dark chocolatey black.  I love to chill on the couch, take naps, and just be with my people.


I also love adventure, especially riding in the car. Let’s go to the park or the beach! I’ll watch the kids!


Got a 9-5 and like to unwind after work? I am a great companion who will enjoy sunsets, fire pits, and wine with you. I love to be around my people and get all the pettings! 


I am up-to-date on all vaccinations - including bordetella and rabies; have a micro chip; have been spayed; and am heart worm free!!  If you adopt me, you not only get a new best friend, but you also receive my collar; a leash; and lots of adopter information!


But, don’t worry about losing me. I will never leave my forever home again!


Intake Date: 1.7.19

Appx. DOB: 1.7.11

Weight: 70 lbs


Mugsy wants everyone to know that he is a lover, not a fighter! He is a gentle soul that enjoys the finer things in life, particularly the edible things! He specifically requested a home where he will be able to participate in any summer BBQ festivities, so we said we’d do our best ;)


Mugsy weighs 70 lbs, and is neutered, microchipped, up-to-date on all vaccinations, and has been treated for heart worms. Adopters will receive his vet records, a collar and leash, and plenty of post-adoption support!  


Please help us find Mugsy his forever family – maybe it’s you!


Intake Date: 4.27.16

Appx. DOB: 3.10.16

Weight: 49 lbs


Let me guess: You sing in the car. Loudly. Off-key. And did I mention loudly?

Or you snore, or talk in your sleep, or like to practice your bagpipe playing.


Well, that might make a lesser dog than I, Nico, have second thoughts about coming to live with you and love you, but not me! That's because my heart is SO ENORMOUS and my potential for devotion is PRACTICALLY BOTTOMLESS. I'll just snooze away happily at night while you snore and mutter. Tell me that's not a relationship made in HEAVEN!


Oh - and my favorite toy of all-time is a ball.  I LOVE, love, LOVE, LOOOOVVVVEEE playing with my ball. I could play with my ball all day and all night, so you'd have to take it away from me (egads!) for me to eat, sleep and - well, you know...  


Tell me you're not frantically reading these words, thinking, "MY GOD! I must find out how to adopt this dog RIGHT THIS VERY MINUTE!"


Calm down, off-key-singing person! I have all the information you need to adopt me, or share me with some other bagpipe-playing human who needs me in their life.


Intake Date: 7.10.2
Appx. DOB: 2.12.21
Weight: 52 lbs


Oakley is such a charmer. She knows she's got it and is not afraid to flaunt it. Oakley seeks a new owner who can meet her every need and spoil her beyond her wildest dreams.


Oakley is a spunky, hi-energy young girl - and is still all puppy on the inside. On the outside, she can be a big ole goffy, clumbsy mess :)  There is nothing she doesn't love - and the whole world revolves around her.  Oakley is all about Gimme, Gimme, Gimme - no matter whether it is food, toys or your attention.  Just Gimme!


She has already been spayed; is up-to-date on all vaccinations, including bordetella and rabies; has been micro-chipped; is on heart worm preventive; and comes with her very own collar and leash.


Paco & O'Malley

DOB: 9.26.19

Intake Date: 7.19.21

Weight: Paco, 62 lbs; O'Malley, 67 lbs


Hey there, We're Paco & O'Malley.  We are both up-to-date on all vaccinations, including rabies; have been neutered; am on heart worm preventative; and have a microchip. Pretty great ain't it?


We are ready to go home with you... we're a package deal!!

We can't wait to meet you!!


Intake Date: 11.9.17

Appx. DOB: 12.17.14

Weight: 62 lbs


Looking For A Good Time? Call Reese.


Reese is a fairly athletic, intelligent guy looking for a forever home with someone who will give him lots of love. He loves long walks in the park, playing hard, and Mama’s home cookin.’ He has lovely white and black spotted hair, long legs and a (ahem) somewhat trim waist.


Reese loves to play, but he also takes his snuggling duties seriously and has a VERY loving personality.  His favorite treat is pretty much anything with peanut butter.  Yum, yum, yummylicious!


He is up-to-date on all vaccinations, including rabies and bordetella; is micro chipped and neutered; heartworm negative (and on monthly preventive); and comes with his  own collar and leash!! 


Come see if you and Reese can make a Love Connection!


Intake Date: 11.14.21

Appx. DOB: 4.29.21

Weight: 44 lbs


Princes ain't got nothing on me. Let me tell you how beautiful I am. I have eyes that can see straight into your soul and know that you are the one for me. I have legs that are perfectly proportioned for running right along beside you or your children. My head is just the right size for your arms to give me hugs, and my mouth is just right to give you the kisses your deserve. And there is no need to fear I will be teased about my color because I am beautiful. I am just waiting for a loving forever friend. I am a youngster, so I have a lot of time to rule at your side. Could you be my King or Queen???


I'm up-to-date on all vaccinations, have been micro chipped; neutered; and am on heart worm preventive.


Intake Date: 4.27.17

Appx. DOB: 3.10.16

Weight: 56 lbs


Scarlet is very food motivated which makes training a fun experience. If you enjoy training, She is a treat to work with because she is very obedient and loves to please her humans. 


Scarlet is also a ham who loves entertaining. She will happily chase any toy you throw for her, over and over again - but you'll need to find the magic words for her to 'drop it'.

When she slows down, she enjoys a yummy bone - but don't keep too many in stock, lol.  Slowing down for her is pretty rare.


Scarlet has already been spayed; is up-to-date on all vaccinations, including rabies and bordetella; is micro chipped; heartworm negative (and on monthly preventive); and comes with her own collar and leash.


Intake Date: 12.6.21

Appx. DOB: 1.21.20

Weight: 53 lbs


Meet Stella. 
No matter what life throws at her, or how many times she's been kicked down - she trudges on with a smile on her face in true pittie fashion. She's a spitfire full of energy, and grace.
If you're looking to add a pup full of life, love, attitude, and sass - look no further than this girl right here.


Intake Date: 4.2.23

Appx. DOB: 10.7.14

Weight: 76.2 lbs


Hi, I'm Thaddeus (Thad) and I promise I'm more fun than winning the lottery, and cuter than six baby pandas! All you have to do is adopt me from Shaw PBR in Mississippi, and it will be like everything you touch turns to gold!


I'm not quite ready to be adopted yet.  You see, I still need to finish my heart worm treatment so I'm well enough to receive the rest of my vaccinations and be neutered :-O


Intake Date: 9.16.22

Appx. DOB: 10.10.21

Weight: 42 lbs


Do you hate your friends, too?

I don't know much, but there's got to be more to life than kennels, barky neighbors, and eating rocks (although dirt is pretty decent).

If you're tired of innocuous dog-park dates and so much sniffing that goes nowhere, then we might be soul mutts.


I am a super smart girl - am up-to-date on all vaccinations - including bordetella and rabies; have a micro chip; have been spayed; and am heart worm negative!!  If you adopt me, you not only get a new best friend, but you also receive my collar; a leash; and lots of adopter information! 


I am ready to find a new family with whom I will hopefully spend the rest of my doggy life with!!


Intake Date: 3.1.14                                                                     Adopted: 7.16.16

Appx. DOB: 9.7.12                                                                    Returned: 8.12.20

Weight: 57 lbs


Tyson is an amazing boy.  He gets along with all dogs, but not so much kitty friends. 


He is supposed to be cripple - but don't tell him that.  He'll prove you a liar every time.  He runs just as fast as the other dogs! That bend in his leggies does nothing to affect his brain, and he can prove it!  Tyson is smart as a whip - he knows all the human tricks and can probably teach you a few pibble tricks, too.


Tyson was returned after being adopted for about four years - and was housebroken at that time, although he may need a little refresher. His favorite toy is one that squeaks - a lot... one squeak is never enough for him.  When he gets tired, he'll take his toy and curl up at your feet (or the sofa) for some down time.


Tyson is a super eager boy that loves to learn new ways to please his owners. Don’t let this special guy slip through your fingers.

To learn more about Tyson, or to set up an appointment to meet him - give us a call at 662-386-7429.


Intake Date: 11.18.23

Appx. DOB: 8.13.23

Weight: 25 lbs


Looking for a loyal companion to add a dash of spice to your life? Look no further! Wasabi is a handsome male pit bull mix with striking black fur and adorable white paws. Born in August 2023, this charming pup is in search of his forever home.


Wasabi is a social butterfly who gets along famously with other dogs, and he's also purrfectly fine with feline friends - cats don't even ruffle his fur! This dashing lad has been neutered and is up-to-date on all vaccinations. Plus, he's already micro-chipped and heartworm-free, ready to join your family without any extra hassle.


If you're ready to add a delightful touch of Wasabi to your life, don't wait! Contact us today to arrange a meet-and-greet with this lovable pup. Let's make a forever home for Wasabi!


Our new address is:


Shaw PBR

368 Old New Hope Road

Columbus, MS 39702

662.386.SHAW (7429)





662.386.SHAW (7429)

Columbus, Mississippi

FEIN: 46-0852468

DUNS: 078737353


Mission Statement

Our goal is to provide abused, abandoned or homeless pit bull dogs with the medical attention they need; as well as the love and attention they deserve to heal - both emotionally, and physically.


We will work to facilitate the rescue and placement of abused or abandoned pit bulls into responsible homes and participate in fundraising to provide veterinary treatment; spay/neuter; food and shelter.


We are dedicated to fostering responsible pit bull ownership through education, adoption, and breed advocacy.

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