I’ve always thought that Wallace’s story was a book waiting to happen. Wallace has faced an onslaught of obstacles throughout his life. He doesn’t simply endure them, he faces them with joyful abandon. He doesn’t know he’s supposed to fail, and as a result has achieved more than anybody thought was possible – a true underdog story in every aspect.
We asked our Facebook fans, Do you participate in agility, fly ball, dock jumping, or any other athletic event with your dog? How did you get involved and what do you love about being able to enjoy these events with your dog?
With a pit bull loving nature, I already wanted to keep her. I had never had a pit bull in my life and had always wanted one. This was my chance. When my parents got home, I asked if I could keep her and the puppy.
Brom is my special boy. Brom came to me at Thanksgiving four years ago. Both of us have a lot to be thankful for too. A plea for help came across my MySpace account. An adorable 2-day-old pit bull puppy had been left on someone’s doorstep.
I first came across Misty in 2004 when she was only 8 weeks old. Her first human was a backyard breeder who gave her to a well-meaning man who unfortunately was unable to keep her.
Annie is the daughter of two AKC champions and the product of many hopes and dreams. I have to admit that she had me from her first breath. In her first year of life, she breezed through her AKC championship, failed her CGC a few times (sitting still is not her forte), and endeared herself to everyone she met (including the Rescue Ink guys at the Northern Virginia Pet Expo).
This month we focused on pit bulls as athletes, so we asked our Facebook fans, Do you participate in any canine sports with your dogs, such as weight pull, dock diving, canine disc, flyball, or lure coursing?
The American Kennel Club’s Canine Partners is a program for all dogs including mixes and breeds not currently recognized by AKC. As long as they are spayed or neutered, all dogs can compete in AKC agility, obedience and rally trials as well as the new coursing ability tests.
Echo was born in a high-kill shelter in Salinas, Calif. When he was a day old, his entire family was pulled and placed in foster care. About three months later, he was adopted. His new family noticed something was wrong though. When they realized that Echo couldn’t hear, they promptly returned him.