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Pitbull Saves Two Strangers from Attacker

When people hear the words Pit Bull, they usually picture an aggressive dog who will go after anything that moves – but honestly, these strong and often times even-tempered animals are not bred to be vicious, it’s just how some of them are – unfortunately – raised.

A Pit Bull in Port Charlotte, Florida set out to change people’s first reaction to his breed recently when he jumped in and saved a woman and child he had never met from an attacker.

According to reports, a man cornered a Florida woman who was leaving a playground with her young toddler at knifepoint, but before he could steal anything from her or use his weapon, a Pit Bull charged the man, growling and baring his teeth like he meant business. The attacker ran off, and when the woman jumped into her car for safety, the dog jumped in the back seat and sat with her until police arrived.

“You hear about family dogs protecting their owners, but this dog had nothing to do with this woman or her kid,” an Animal Control officer who arrived on the scene explained to media sources. “He was like her guardian angel.”

Judging by the dog’s friendly demeanor (towards non-threatening people, that is) and its relatively robust health, police decided that it was a lost pet instead of stray. The Pit Bull, who was named Angel by the woman he saved, is waiting for his owners to claim him at a local shelter – and if nobody comes forward, the woman has made it clear she would like to adopt him.

It’s stories like this that make you want to go out and hug every dog you see, even the one that’s peeing on your lawn, because what would we do without them?

Original Post: http://www.greenwala.com/community/blogs/all/9409-Thursday-Pet-Spotlight-Pit-Bull-Saves-Two-Strangers
News Post: http://www.zootoo.com/petnews/straydogsaveswomanchildheldatk-993

Adopt Kira the Pitbull (San Diego)

My foster mom says these are the dog days of summer – I hope that means it is a good time to find a forever home. I am about 6 1/2 months old now. I came to live with my foster mom at 3 months old. I had been hit by a car and had my leg broken. Luckily the great people at PBRSD took me in and got me the medical care I needed. I am fully recovered now and ready to start my life with my forever family.

My Mom says I am really smart. I am crate trained (I even stay there all night with no accidents), I am house trained (I go to the front door to go potty outside), I know how to sit, I know down and I know “leave it” means my nose does not belong there. In addition, my Mom has taught me to sit for my food dish and when we are outside if she says “drop” I will let go of my toy and sit and wait for her to throw it again. My favorite toys are big rope toys and balls.

I go to daycare during the day which has taught me to play nice with the other dogs and to be nice to kitties too. Also, since I go every day, when my Mom says “on your spot” I go right to the passenger seat of the car and lie down for the ride.

I currently live with a big foster brother, he and I love to chase each other in the yard.

Since I am a pittie, I do love to snuggle with my humans and really enjoy Sunday mornings in bed with my foster Mom chewing on a favorite toy while she reads the paper.

I do not live with any children, but I’ve met kids as young as 2 and I love that they have sticky hands I can lick.

Since I am still a puppy, there are a few things I am still working on learning – We are still working on “Come” and on my leash manners (my Mom carried me everywhere the first two months so leashes are new). Also, I really like my food bowl, so I get protective if my foster brothers come to close when I am eating.

My foster family knows me pretty well and they think the perfect family for me would be one that has other animals, but not required. I have medium energy, so I will need a daily walk.

Click here to fill out an adoption application.

Source: Pit Bull Rescue San Diego

Link: Adopt Kira the Pitbull