“I always had a dog growing up and then once I got to college I kept telling my friends I was going to get a dog.
6 years went by and I still didn’t have a dog.
I landed my first good paying job and my best friend said, why don’t you have a dog.
2 weeks later I got Nikki.
I knew I wanted to adopt and I knew I wanted a pit bull because there are so many of them that need a home.
I went on Petfinder (which is like online dating).
She had a great profile photo and first person story. So, we went on a first date, which was a walk in Central Park.
She was standoffish because she had a really tough start.
She was found pregnant, roaming the streets of the Bronx and taken to a kill shelter.
They gave her an abortion and she was going to be put down that week.
A foster family rescued her, but couldn’t keep so she bounced around 3 or 4 homes before I got her.
Her last foster home was with a pit bull activist who helped her socialize and become more at ease.”