Considering getting a new four legged friend? Please adopt! Countless dogs and cats get euthanized everyday due to overbreeding and crowded shelters. Young, old, perfectly healthy animals are killed. Unfortunately, a huge number are pitbull type dogs. Owning 2 pitbulls of my own and volunteering for a local rescue, Best Friend Dog and Animal Adoption, has truly shown me what how incredibly awesome these dogs are.
DON'T SHOP! ADOPT!
KARA has been adopted!!!!!
Meet Bluebelle! Our adorable pitbull adopted through Happy Paws Rescue. She was adopted on June 15, 2013 when she was about 6 months old. She is an amazing dog who brings so much joy into our lives. She's pretty much a huge goofball who loves cuddling, giving kisses, and will do just about anything for a tennis ball!
I've always loved dogs. Growing up, my family had a dashund named Sparkee. She passed away when I was in high school; Man, was that ruff!
It wasn't until late college I even thought about getting another dog. The time was right when I was 28 living with Mike, my husband. I was interested in a pitbull since my brother in law owned the most awesome pit, Biz. This dog was amazingly gentle and well trained. Sure enough we found Bluebelle's posting on www.petfinder.com and contacted the rescue and foster. We met Bluebelle and her foster on a Friday, fell in love, and took her home that Sunday.
I could never have imagined owning such a perfect dog. Besides the fact that her cuteness is to die for, she's gentle, listens very well, has a wonderful temperament, and is just so silly - must be a pit bull thing. I love it when people ask what breed she is and hear the answer "pitbull." They seemed so shocked.
Owning Bluebelle has made me just adore pitties! A couple advocate groups I follow are Pin Ups for Pitbulls, Pittie Project, and Da Pit Stop. Pitbulls and Pit mixes are flooding the shelters. If you're looking to save a life, please consider rescuing, adopting, or fostering a pitbull, or any shelter animal for that matter!.
There are thousands of dogs in need every single day in shelters all over the country. Adopting another and/or fostering is a thought of ours but became an active push when I saw Trumpet on Facebook the morning of September 4th. She, along with many other healthy, young dogs, were going to be put down due to "enter dumb, pathetic reason here." Trumpet caught our attention since she was a pit and because my husband plays the trumpet. I tried contacting the right people and I filled out two rescue applications to save her. Things seemed promising throughout the day, the shelter she was at had to know someone wanted her, but at around 8:00pm I found out she was killed along with 3 others. It's sad enough and to think, but more dogs are going to be put down today, tomorrow, and the next day and not just in NYC. All over the country. Please spay, neuter, adopt, foster, advocate, whatever you can do. When the day comes that dogs are on the endangered species list then let's think about breeding! RIP Trumpet.