Meet the American Pit Bull Foundation and Its Founder

This is part of our OrthoCarolina Living Room Series where we feature local nonprofits using the space. Stay tuned to learn about another nonprofit that used the OrthoCarolina Living Room on our blog next week.

When Sara Enos talks you don’t want her to stop. She’s genuinely passionate about what she does and you can tell. It’s contagious.

Sara with no “H” because Hs are ew!

Sara runs the American Pit Bull Foundation that is primarily based out of Charlotte and does work in the Carolinas. It promotes responsible breed ownership, helps match pit bulls up for adoption with great families and provides financial and medical assistance for pit bulls with responsible owners.

“I couldn’t stay away from nonprofits to save my life,” Sara laughs.

Thank goodness, because Sara and APBF are making the world a better place.

“I started looking at the reasons these animals were being abandoned,” she says. “Once we had a good grip on what that looked like, we decided to tackle those problems.”

And APBF was born. It officially launched in 2010 and got 501(c)3 status in 2011. Now it has more than 330 volunteers and 11 senior staff members.

APBF doesn’t actually have a facility, which makes volunteer meetings hard. Good thing Hygge makes things easy, am I right?

Discovery

Sara used this novel online tool to find us. You may have heard of it, it’s called Google. Crazy, I know. She worked out of another coworking space in Raleigh and wanted to find one here. So she typed in the search bar, hit send and BAM! Hygge and the OrthoCarolina Living Room popped up.

Then she reached out to Garrett through the online form and BAM! APBF had a meeting space.

APBF OrthoCarolina Living Room

Take 1

Then APBF held its volunteer orientation here and BAM! it went off without a hitch. Sorry I went full on Emeril Lagasse, but helping nonprofits is so exciting.

APBF meeting at Hygge

Take 2. Who says you can’t have a photoshoot?

Get involved

  • Want to volunteer for APBF? Check out how on APBF’s volunteer page.
  • Want to adopt a pit bull? Look at all these cute faces. I may or may not be squealing in the middle of Hygge.
  • Want to use the OrthoCarolina Living Room for your next meeting? Follow Sara’s lead and reach out! We would love to have you.

“It’s a good vibe, it’s a good feel, it’s an easy place to work from and it was really comfortable for the volunteers,” she says.

Such kind words, Sara. Thanks for coming by!

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