When our family started fostering, I was afraid of pitties. Did I think they were evil & should be banned? No, absolutely not. Yet, I was not asking the rescue for one to foster.
Mrs. knew that I was being silly & did her best to set me straight about the myths & lies being spread about bully breeds, but I was still apprehensive.
One night Mrs. picked me up from work & she had our new foster in the car that she had just picked up. As we pulled onto the road, I looked into the back seat & asked " Is that a pit bull?" She smiled & answered
"Yes, I named her Edie Marie."
I am ashamed to admit it, but the first thing that went through my mind was all of the negative stories that I had heard. All the myths & lies....Do their jaws lock? Is she wanting to bite my face off?
Well, before I could think anymore about it, Edie Marie leaned forward & gave me a big old kiss! She won me over within minutes! I realized what a fool I had been. Edie Marie was just like our past fosters; a loving dog looking for a home. Only she had more muscles!
|Edie Marie- we have improved our photos skills a little :)|
Since Edie Marie, we have fostered many dogs & quite a few of them have been pitties or pittie mixes & we have loved each & every one.
Thanks for reading my story,
We are in no way political, politically correct or breed specific people, but do want to make everyone aware that we feel that EVERY DOG deserves a chance at a happy home.
We normally use our blog to showcase our fosters (Jenny & Sherry-check them out), but today we are doing things a little different. The two dogs that we are going to tell you about are still in danger at the shelter. The shelter is located in Morehead, KY; evaluations can be done on the dogs & transport can be arranged.
Bailey- The photographer from STAR has sent a personal plea for this pretty little girl to be saved!
Plea from the STAR photographer 1/3: If we have any rescues that take bully breed mixes, this sweet girl doesn't deserve to die! Bailey is a good girl. When taking photos, her tail is always blurred because it's always wagging! She is a sweet girl that loves people and also gets along with other dogs. She's around 1-2 yrs old, and is guessed to weigh 40-45 lbs.
Bio: Owner surrender 12/7. Brindle American Staffordshire Terrier, 1 year old named Bailey. Gets along with dogs and people, he didn't know about cats. She weighs about 40 lb. Bailey is a very happy girl, the kind that's always wagging her tail! She has been getting along great with another dog in Pen #1. She loves people, and certainly must miss having an owner. Bailey would love to have a new forever home where she won't have to worry about coming to a Pound ever again.
Patrick-This little guy was new to the Pound on 12-15 as a stray. He looks like he has some bull terrier in him judging by his forehead. Estimated age is 6 months, and weight is guessed at 35 lbs. Patrick is in OSP #2 where he is doing great with some other dogs. He is a typical playful and friendly pup, yet submissive with other cellmates!
Please help spread the word about these two beautiful dogs. As is often the case with rural shelters, pitties are rarely adopted & are the first ones put down when room needs to be made.
Thank you to Blog the Change for Animals for creating this event. We look forward to hopping around & meeting everyone & also to participating in the future.