Thursday, June 12, 2014

Give Them A Chance

I really didn't know that a dog could change my life but it happened.  She has taught me so many things, patience, responsibility, unconditional love, gratefulness, joy and my favorite of all don't judge a book by it's cover.  It's so often people come up to me and can't believe that I have a Pit Bull, "those dogs kill don't you know?"  I simply respond, "she kills me with kisses."

They are such a misunderstood breed with a negative reputation.  But it’s the owners who are at fault for this.  Sick people train these dogs to fight and kill for entertainment and money purposes.  In all reality you can train any dog to be aggressive.  A label gets slapped onto the Pit Bull that these dogs are killers.  In a less extreme case, owners often teach these dogs to be aggressive to give them that tough reputation.  Pit Bulls are not for everyone and neither are Chihuahuas or labs, they are high energy, loving, extremely loyal and take the right kind of family to properly train them. 

It all makes me upset because Pit Bulls deserve a chance and deserve a new label.  It’s unfair to judge an entire breed based on a few instances, which can in most cases be traced back to the negligent owner.  As a Pit Bull lover I want to help spread awareness that Pit Bulls are good. Here are a few stories across the board of Pit Bulls doing good in the world. 

Cobain, A Pit Bull who was on a walk with his owner sniffed out and found a distressed elderly women laying in a ditch.  

Titan, A Pit Bull who saved his Owner from dying from a brain aneurysm by alerting and blocking the husband who was about to leave the house.

Peaches, the Pit Bull Therapy dog who went to the Boston Marathon to lift people’s spirits.  

Chako, stepped in after his owner was in harms way by her abusive partner, risking his own life to save the women. 

Lastly I want to share the story of the Pit Bull, Tank who, with another dog saved a girl from drowning. 

One common theme is loyalty.  These dogs are so loving and devoted that they would do anything for anyone.  The next time you think about a Pit Bull think of them as loyal, hilarious, heroic, loving, snuggler’s, people pleasers, athletic, kissers, misunderstood, great with kids and trusting. And who doesn't love a dog that smiles? :)

Maybe you’ll even think of rescuing a Pit Bull yourself. :) She may be lucky for getting another chance but I'm the lucky one because she has forever changed me for the better. I know that sounds cheesy but there hasn't been a day that she hasn't made me smile.  I can't imagine owning another kind of dog, especially because there are so many just waiting for a happy home and a second chance.  

#RescueAPitBull #Pitbull #AdoptABull


  1. So sweet! And the photos are darling! It's sad how people put stereotypes on things :(
    Kallie - But First, Coffee

  2. My roommate has had his pit bull, Tyson, for 7 years and he is the biggest baby of a dog I've ever met. He is so smart and loving. If he doesn't get daily snuggles, he whines until you let him be the little spoon! I have always been a dog lover and am not one to judge based on breeds. It's the dog (and the owner), not the breed. Unfortunately, my mom is one of those people and sends me "statistics" about how dangerous they are monthly. She doesn't know the lovable, loyal, incredibly smart, fun, cute SCAREDY CAT that I spend all my days with. It's sad that there are just some people out there who won't keep an open-mind when it comes to pits. Their loss!

  3. I love this! I hate that the stereotypes are so bad about them!

  4. Love this! I'm a non-pit dog owner but several of my friends have pit bulls and are huge pit bull advocates. These sweet, loyal dogs need all the positive attention they can get. Great job for providing a loving home to a dog that so many others overlook for ignorant reasons.

  5. I LOVE pit-bulls, and you are so right about it being an owner's fault they get a bad rep!! Love that you rescued a sweet dog and now you get to reap the benefits of that furry sweetheart! :)

  6. Your pit is beautiful and what great photos, you really should pursue this! I'm a pitbull lover, my aunt had one growing up and he was the sweetest thing there ever was.

  7. what an adorable baby you have!! have you come across "stuff on scout's head" [] Scout is a rescued pit too + his owner uses his patience [+ balance!] to be a breed ambassador!

  8. Such a cute pup. I love all animals esp dogs and pit bulls really get a bad rap when the bad owners are the ones who should be targeted!

  9. I don't understand why they get such a bad rap. It's not fair. It's not their fault that they were singled out to be EXPLOITED. Chihuahuas are actually either 1 or 2 of the most aggressive breeds... go figure! No one talks about THAT, do they? Ugh. It's the owners most of the time, I swear.

  10. I'm terrified of ALL dogs I don't know, I swear. It's not just pitbulls. I'm so glad you had such a good experience. I can't WAIT to get a dog once we move!!

  11. pitbulls are such gorgeous dogs! It is horrible that they managed to get a bad rep :(

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