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."

This week's dogs come from the Washington Animal Rescue League, the Washington Humane Society and the Montgomery County Humane Society.

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