- Est age 8+
- Pit Bull
- UTD on vaccines
- In rescue since 2012
- Good with kids
- Loves family
- Loves toys
Please take a moment to read Alice’s heartbreaking story…
Alice came from a high kill shelter. I was originally told she was an 8 mo old friendly puppy and from her picture, it appeared so. I agreed to take her based on the info and pic I received. Upon picking up Alice from the shelter and further interaction, I quickly realized everything I thought I knew about her was wrong. For starters, she was at least 5+ years old. This sweet girl ages well, because she still looks so young even today. My reality of just how damaged Alice was came within minutes of getting her to the rescue. Alice wasn’t a sweet puppy. She was highly dog aggressive. She was the worst case I’d ever seen. She was filled with so much rage that she literally zoned out at the mere sight of another dog. She lost touch with everything around her. She would try and rip thru kennels to get to other dogs. You could not break her focus. It was in that moment that her past quickly became clear to me. Alice exhibited all the tell-tell signs. She had been a fighting dog. It was absolutely heartbreaking for me to see her in this state of mind. She was an older dog, overly dog aggressive to the point she was a liability, and highly unadoptable. (…keep reading, it gets better!!!)
BUT…the second she was away from dogs, she was the most amazing, loving, and gentle dog I’d ever met. Within 1 hour, I was head over heels in love with her. I made the decision right then to let her live out her life happily at the rescue. She had to be kept away from dogs at all times. Plywood had to be put up to keep her from seeing them. She had to be kept inside a crate with locks in a separate room at night because she was so violent towards other dogs. I kept hope because I saw so much love in her. I worked with her almost 2 yrs. The change in her was nothing short of amazing. We no longer needed plywood. She stopped trying to rip kennels apart to get to the other dogs, and could even be kept in her crate in the same room as other crated dogs. This was huge for her!!! Surprisingly, an opportunity for Alice to be adopted presented itself. After a lot of conversations, precautions, dos and dont’s with her potential new family, Alice was adopted. She had her very own family including her very own 2 boys. Life was great. She was an inside dog who slept in the bed with her boys every night. She had toys and all the attention she could want. I thought Alice had found her happy ever after. One year later, it came to an end. A grand baby was coming, so with all the bad rap associated with Pit Bulls, Alice was returned even though she had done nothing wrong. All because of her breed. To this day, Alice is still with me. She now gives kisses to other dogs thru the kennels and will even throw her toys around and run up and down the kennel beside hers, playing with the other dogs. Although I know she can ever be with another dog without a fence to separate them, she has made tremendous progress from the day she came to me. She has learned to live in peace within certain proximity of other dogs. She is proof that there is hope for the hopeless. Dogs truly want to be good. They want to please humans. Alice is such an inspiration to me. I know the chances of Alice finding her Furever home is small, due to her age and “baggage”, but I’m still holding on to hope that there is someone out there just for her. I don’t know how long this angel has left, but I wish she could spend it being spoiled rotten in her very own home with her very own family.
Fenced in, secure yard is a must, no other animals at all, and must be an experienced owner with knowledge of dog aggressive dogs as well as knowledge of the breed.