Don’t know if you remember me but I started this thread after our beloved dog died:
We looked for pure bred dogs but then decided we’d try to adopt one from a shelter. There are SO MANY dogs that need homes… it’s enough to break this dog lover’s heart. Anyhow, we’ve been visiting every couple of weeks and today we fell in LOVE with the sweetest 9 month old female who looked boxer with a small lab build… she was mostly white though with a patch on her eye. We spent about an hour with her in the observation room and I can’t even begin to tell you how gentle & just “sweet” she was. They told me when she arrived at their shelter two months ago she was starving and had no hair… they said it probably fell out from stress. Anyhow, I loved this dog and we all thought, well this is it… hard to describe but after looking at so many different dogs, it just seemed like she was meant to be ours. Until the guy checked her vet records and said, “She’s mixed with Pit - just so you know.” Uggg. I have this prejudice against pit bulls… it seems like they are always in the news after mauling somebody. It probably doesn’t help that I get the daily Chicago paper & Pits are a gang banger’s signature dog.
So my fellow dog lovers… what say you? Honestly, she seemed SO SWEET and the shelter said she gets along great with other dogs … and spent time in a foster home with kids and did just fine. "Loves everyone"is what’s written in her chart.
Still… a pit bull? I’m almost afraid to ask but here goes… what are your thoughts?