05/11/2012 03:09 pm ET

Pit Bulls Up For Adoption In The D.C. Area (PHOTOS)

In tribute to a very special pit bull named Barky whose life ended on Tuesday, this week we are giving you an all-pit bull slideshow of adorable adoptable animals.

These pups include shy one-year-old Lady Daisy, expressive three-year-old Ogden and the playful five-month-old Tally.

Barky gave her family 14 wonderful years of companionship. The babies in our slideshow -- like so many of the pit bulls that fill area shelters -- are now looking for their own loving homes.

Pit Bulls Up For Adoption

As Gary Weitzman, CEO of the Washington Animal Rescue League, put it in a HuffPost blog post: "[I]t's the pits who are most in need of adoption, yet the least likely to get adopted."

We are always happy to hear from area shelters -- email arin.greenwood@huffingtonpost.com. We love hearing about readers' pets, too!