Since July of 2013, Lexington Pit Crew has had the privilege of saving, providing vet care, and spaying or neutering hundreds pit bull or pit bull mix dogs in the central Kentucky area.

Our initial objective was to create awareness and educate the Central KY area about the awesomeness of bully breeds. As time went on, we met more and more bully breed advocates who wanted to help take LPC a step further, so that we could rescue dogs from this area. Over the course of the last 8 years, LPC has saved hundreds of dogs. This is a team effort. A team made up of volunteers. Volunteers who have families, jobs that actually pay them, and other responsibilitiess that require their time. They volunteer because it’s a passion for them. They desire to give their time because they value the lives of the defenseless animals we fight for each day. 

A Note From Our Founder: My name is Shannon Smith. I am a mother of four human children, a mother to several 4 legged children, and one bearded dragon. I adopted my first pit in 2010. His name is Jango and he has been referred to as the Dogfather of Lexington Pit Crew. My love for him is what drove me to start this rescue. To stand up and wage an all-out war on the ignorance and bias that bully breeds face daily. He is the reason I’m no longer part of the ignorance and bias that plague pit bulls. And he’s the reason I will continue to fight tirelessly! 

Shannon Smith
Nikki Pederson
Ciara Hagedorn
Intake Coordinator
Leigh Ann Padgett
Supplies Coordinator
Mara DeLaus
Adoptions Coordinator

Saving one dog will not save the world, but surely for that one dog, the world will change forever.