My dog isn’t a pit, but where we live we get negative reactions. He’s a very big, very much a baby, doesn’t know his size german shepherd. We live overseas and large dogs are feared. Like you, we try to take him out often and let the locals get to know our Brewski, he really is a gentle giant. We rescued our lucy three years ago, since then she rescued us after we lost our four year old bull Mastiff and just three months go she rescued me when my husband passed away vey unexpectedly. She brings sunshine into my life every day. My boys they so walk into your life when you need them the most.