But the appeals judge decided Thursday the city cannot issue euthanasia orders based on breed or physical appearance or stop someone from reclaiming their lost dog based on breed or physical appearance.
The city must allow all dogs to continue to be adopted to families residing outside of Montreal.
In the weeks leading up to the ban, which was formally passed by city council on Sept. 27, rescue groups from Canada and the U.S. scrambled to move as many pit bulls out of the city as they could.
"The support has been absolutely unbelievable. We're actually blown away," Carolynn Williams of One Last Chance Rescue, told The Dodo in September. "We're getting messages from all over the world."