Are You Hesitant about Adopting or Fostering a Pit Bull?

Read what Renae has to say about Aiko! 

Well, it’s only been almost a year now and I am finally getting around to thanking you for letting me foster/adopt Aiko. I fell in love with him the minute I saw him, and soon after starting as his foster, it became apparent that I couldn’t let him go.

Telling my parents I was adopting a Pit Bull made them a bit leery. They said I should be careful when adopting “Damaged Goods”, dogs that in their mind, might have been in the pound for a good reason. Not believing that any breed is “created evil” I took the plunge and adopted him. Everywhere I go I get compliments on how gorgeous he is and how well behaved. Aiko is an amazing dog, patient, happy-go-lucky, and always willing to please. He is changing people’s perspectives with every kiss he gives and “paw” he shakes. It is because of his temperament and determination to make me, his owner, happy that he has excelled in Obedience classes and has even earned his AKC Canine Good Citizenship.

He gets along fine with other dogs and cats, as well as kids and strangers. I never thought my first dog would be a Pit Bull, but I am sure glad he was. It’s just a shame that the eagerness to please and do whatever the owner wants is this wonderful breed’s gift, and curse. Slowly, the world will convert, one blind eye at a time to the wonders of adopting “damaged goods”. Your organization is simply amazing and You are changing the world, one happy wagging tail at a time. I thank you from the bottom of All our hearts, Especially Aiko’s.


Posted by admin on November 9th, 2008 @ 12:16 pm