Promoting a Pit Bull friendly community!

about 101 Pit Bulls 

Hi! I’m Kelley Blanchard, a photographer and mother of pit bulls. The idea for 101 Pit Bulls came from the love we all have for our pitties and how much of that I saw on social media. If you are a pit bull parent, you know what I am talking about. Shoot, if you are an animal parent you know what I mean! We love to share pictures of our fur babies and tell the world how awesome, cute, silly and special they are. This ignited the idea to organize a project that would eventually turn into a coffee table book. I knew that if I loved taking pictures of my dogs then it would be really easy to get other pittie owners living in Richmond to participate.  So I put out a call for entries, or "models" if you will, for pit bull type dogs living in the greater Richmond area and the response was amazing.  After reading through hundreds of submissions, meeting hundreds of dogs, and witnessing the unconditional love from their families, I realized 101 Pit Bulls could be the start of something incredible for bully breed lovers.

The publication of 101 Pit Bulls has given our community the opportunity to share the importance of rescuing pit bull type dogs, one by one. My hope is to continue spreading love and awareness for our wonderful companions by traveling to other cities to publish more books that promote positive conversations and bring important issues to the surface. The more we talk about and celebrate these dogs within our own circles and communities the more change we can see unfold into real, life saving results.

101 Pit Bulls Volume II is sponsored by Posh Dog Knee Brace, Nautical Dog, River City Veterinary Hospital, High Point Barbershop and Redridge Pet Market.


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Bullies, Burgers & Brews Sunday June 23rd 12-4

Hosted by Boulevard Burger & Brew, we will be gathering to celebrate the release of 101 Pit Bulls: Volume 2 as well as create a fun meet up for rescues, pitties and animal lovers.

- Copies of Volume 1 and 2 will be available for purchase
- Pick up some pittie swag and treats
- Chat with local rescues and pet services
- Dog friendly with baby pools (please no retractable leashes and dog social dog onlys.)
- Ardent Craft Brewery Tap Takeover!
- Delicious burgers and shakes


Get Involved!


SUbmit my PIt

Submissions for the next book have closed but we would still love for you to submit your pit for our blog!

You can find the submission form here! 

Volunteer for LOcal Rescue Groups

Below is a list of Richmond's rescue groups that dedicate their time and effort to saving and re-homing pit bull type dogs into new loving families. Please take the time to learn more about your local shelters and rescues to see how you can help!

Ring Dog Rescue

Richmond Animal Care and Control

Richmond Animal League/ Gracie's Guardians

Virginia Paws for Pits



Become a 101 Pit Bulls Photographer

These books would not be able to make such an impact without two major components - dogs and photographers.  101 Pit Bulls celebrates the opportunity to work with local professional photographers and encourage those who are interested to please reach out to to get more involved!

Sponsor the next book! 

101 Pit Bulls is growing fast and always looking for a little extra help! If you would like to be featured as a sponsor in the next book,  host an event or hear more about our sponsorship levels, please send me an email






If you would like to get involved as a photographer, sponsor or just have a general inquiry, please feel free to send me an email and I will respond promptly within 24 hours, thank you! 


submit my pit!

Submissions for Volume II have closed!

Thank you to all the pittie families who entered their loved one(s) for the next book! 

For those who missed submissions- please submit your pit for our upcoming blog!  

We would love to be able to feature every sweet soul in the book 

but realistically the numbers are in the thousands! To keep the conversation going, we have decided to start a blog 

in order to be able to feature as many pit bull type dogs as possible!

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