As a volunteer at Last Hope Animal Rescue, it’s hard not to fall in love with every dog that comes through those doors. Of course, any dog with a pitty face makes my heart melt. Each month, Last Hope selects a ‘pet of the month’. This month’s special pup is Allie, a sweet pit bull mama who just wants to play and be loved. She came into the shelter’s hands in October of last year, with a litter of 7 ridiculously cute puppies (who have all since been adopted).
Hi there – I’m Allie - a friendly and happy Pit Bull. I’ve had a pretty tough start…I was picked up by the Town of Hempstead as a stray wandering the streets while I was pregnant with my puppies…and I’m only 2 years old! Our foster mom took wonderful care of me and all 7 of my puppies but now I am really looking forward to finding a home where I can relax and live a nice peaceful life with a family who will love me forever!
If you know of anyone who may have a spot in a forever home for Allie girl, get in touch with Last Hope and bring her home!
Attention bully breed lovers! Check out Fresno Bully Rescue, an organization dedicated to rescuing bully breed dogs. Based out of Fresno, CA, FBR has rescued over 500 dogs since its founding in May of 2008. They currently house and shelter over 40 dogs at any given time. Many of these dogs were designated to be euthanized. Here is their mission statement:
FBR’s job is to provide a healthy and loving temporary home while we look for forever homes for our bullies. In addition, FBR is committed to promoting responsible ownership of bully breeds, fighting against breed discrimination, spaying and neutering pets, reporting dog fighting, and demonstrating to the community that bully breeds are loyal, loving, and wonderful forever companions.
RIC by SL is donating $2 to FBR for every shirt sold using coupon code FRESNO5. As an added bonus, you will also receive 5% off your order! AND a portion of the proceeds also goes to the Humane Society of the US. Spread the Bully Breed Love!
Don’t forget to ‘Like’ Fresno Bully Rescue on Facebook!
This is my office assistant, Theodore:
and this is how hard he works all day:
Petunia, a staffordshire terrier mix, ran away from her family farm in Virginia on the Saturday after Thanksgiving in 2003. After an extensive search by her owners, it was presumed that she had not survived.
That is, until she was found in California this past Wednesday. She was brought to the Yuba County Animal Care Services Shelter, where they used her microchip to determine who her original owners were. Somehow, this pup had made it cross-country over 8 years, and survived!
Petunia will be reunited with her family in time for Christmas. Talk about a holiday miracle! This makes my heart warm
Just added some canvas tote bags with some of my best selling designs for those eco-friendly shoppers! Check them out:
Pit Bull Canvas Tote
Hakuna Matata Canvas Tote
Carpe Diem Canvas Tote
Do you like them? Let me know!
I always have the Today Show on in the morning as background noise, and every once in a while there is a segment about animals. Today, I was passing by the TV and the sweetest little pit bull puppy face was chewing on Matt Lauer’s shoe lace, so naturally I had to rewind and watch the segment immediately (love my dvr!). Harper’s story is an amazing testament to how these dogs often overcome obstacles and persevere with the help of caring people. She was born with a condition called “swimmer puppy syndrome”, in which she could not walk or lift her head, and was abandoned by her original owner. Lucky for the little girl, she was rescued by Erica Daniel of Dolly’s Foundation, a pit bull rescue in Orlando, Florida. The organization is named after Dolly the pit bull. Click here to watch a video about Dolly’s amazing story. I’ll warn you that you may spend the next three to five minutes crying, so have a tissue ready. But Dolly’s story is not a sad one anymore, thanks to Erica! If you can’t watch the video (there are some graphic images), you can read about her story here.
Harper (photo by Flyin Fur Pet Photography)
Harper (photo by Flyin Fur Pet Photography)
Dolly’s Foundation Founder Erica Daniel & Dolly the Pit Bull
The above photos of Harper were taken by Flyin Fur Pet Photography. They are currently selling all of their photos of her and donating the proceeds to Dolly’s Foundation.
Any responsible pit bull owner knows one thing: pits have an undeserved reputation. Like all dogs, they just want to be loved! And they will give it back, 1000 times over if you let them. Here are some cute pitties for your enjoyment, and all are available for adoption:
Dutch, available at Villalobos Rescue Center
Rayne, available at Pit Bull Rescue San Diego
Roxie, available at Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue
Jessie, available at Pit Bull Rescue San Diego
Mr. Jiggs, available at Bad Rap, Oakland CA