If you're thinking about adopting a Pit Bull or similar breed, it's so very important that you educate yourself about all aspects and characteristics of these dogs. Despite their sweet, friendly nature, they are probably not a good choice for many people, especially first-time dog guardians. This is true for any dog, however; too many dogs end up in shelters because they were "so cute as puppies." But once they become adults, they're not as cute and may not fit in well with your lifestyle.
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I'm not an expert on Pitties, aka Pibbles, so am not writing this from that perspective. There are lots of great sources online, if you want to learn more about them. But I do want to introduce you to one very special Pibble ... Ruby! ...
My rescue group pulled this sweet girl from our local pound after her human disowned her. She had obviously been well cared for and loved, and was well socialized. But because of her breed, it's been a challenge finding her a new, loving home.
To keep her balanced, socialized and as happy as possible while waiting for her new home, I've been taking her out of the boarding facility where she's staying temporarily, as often as possible.
During our latest outing, we stopped off for some ice cream. Ruby was very polite and loved her special treat ...
"Without ice cream, there would be darkness and chaos."
Despite her excitement over the ice cream, Ruby continued to be the perfect angel. When I pulled the cone away from her, she sat patiently waiting to see if she'd get another few licks.
And of course, I indulged her .....
Next on the agenda, I wanted to let Ruby run, sniff and explore. She isn't getting enough exercise at the boarding facility ... she's only about one year old and, like all Pitties, she's a very strong, athletic dog. So I took her to a large, fenced yard where she got to just be a dog for a while .....
.... She's beautiful, isn't she?
Despite being cooped up most of her days at the boarding facility, rather than explore the yard on her own, Ruby preferred to stay by my side for most of her visit.
It's pretty obvious that her heart's desire is simply to have a human to love. Even though she doesn't see me every day, she bonded with me very quickly. Whenever I got up to walk around the yard, Ruby walked right by my side. She wandered and sniffed a bit, but always looked to see where I was and never strayed more than a few yards away.
If you're interested in possibly adopting Ruby, please leave a comment below. I'll contact you through the email address you provide. No need to include your email address in your actual comment ... I'll be able to see it on my blog's administration page. Or, if you prefer, you can send a private message on my rescue's Facebook page. We're the Circle of Life Animal Rescue Society (COLARS) ... COLARS on Facebook ... Although Ruby is currently located in Southeast Missouri, we can arrange transportation with a little help from friends if you live in another State.
SERIOUS inquiries only, please. And if you've never lived with a Pittie before, please do your research. All potential adopters will be required to go through a screening process and will pay an adoption fee.