We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Programming…

13 Apr

Sometimes, we need to break the rules, and write about things other than pitties (or Jennifer’s terriers!). But, there is a pittie-connection…

Last night we got a message that one of our Bully Project teams found a stray dog and they needed to find a foster since family members in the home are allergic and two dogs were too much for the household. Of course, we assumed it was going to be a pitbull! Nope! A tiny little Shih Tzu who was shy but ever so sweet!

Quickly we came up with plan. To start: meet at the dog park in the morning and assess the dog. Here’s the pretty girl:

Quickly, all the dog-run regulars fell in love with her, and all the dogs became interested and invited her into their pack! One dog run family, in particular, was smitten with her and promised to take her home, clean her up, feed her yummy home made food (she is a bit underweight) and foster her until her original family is found, or a new forever home is found. She doesn’t have a microchip, and wasn’t wearing tags. And no signs (yet) of someone looking for this girl. No worries though – the black beauty is now snuggling with two loving a humans, a shepherd mix, a pekinese in addition to a poodle mix who is visiting.

The story will continue while we look for this girl’s family and if need be, find her a new home (unless the foster family fails…)

Dogs can surely bring people together and here is an instance where it can help an animal in need.
Bully Project goes beyond learning basic commands and training – its about relationship building …and community building. And what kind of animal advocacy organization would we be to always remain breed specific? If there’s a dog in need, regardless of whether or not it’s a pittie, we’re going to do everything we can possibly do to help!

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8 Responses to “We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Programming…”

  1. Kelly Nadel April 13, 2012 at 11:37 AM #

    incredible!! LOVE this & also think it is hilarious that you guys are saving a non-pittie type dog!! KUDOS.

  2. Two Grads April 13, 2012 at 11:40 AM #

    Aw good luck to that cutie!

  3. Tucker's Mom April 13, 2012 at 12:16 PM #

    What a sweetie … so glad your community of dog lovers rallied around her and is keeping her safe and sound until her forever family arrives to claim her!

  4. Emily April 13, 2012 at 1:04 PM #

    I love stories like this where people come together to help a dog in need! Very cool!

  5. barbarajkennedy1014 April 13, 2012 at 5:23 PM #

    Was a very special moment. I was there when the people who found the little dog brought her in to the park consulting with Jennifer about ways to proceed. Shortly after, other dogpark people came in, and took her home to foster. Hopefully, her actual family has been in touch, and soon she’ll be home.Love the dog people!

  6. James & Ginetta April 13, 2012 at 6:51 PM #

    She IS home! Her name is Luna and we had a good time with her sleeping over. I do pray her owner gets a chip to help if this ever happens again. We were ready to keep her, but she’s back where she belongs…

  7. barbarajkennedy1014 April 13, 2012 at 7:01 PM #

    Happy Ending! Great work all of you!

    • That Touch of Pit ... April 13, 2012 at 8:07 PM #

      Lucky Luna is snuggling with her family tonight! What a great group of people that joined together to get this girl home!

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