pit bull terrier

Samantha, the Pit Bull Terrier/Shitzu mix rescue, who was a very sick puppy (part 1)

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“I wanted a dog for years.

I used to cry because I wanted a dog so bad.

I was living in Croton-On-Hudson in a not dog friendly neighborhood and my boyfriend just moved to Manhattan.

Once we got an apartment and settled in together, it became possible for us to get a dog.

We knew we would get a dog down the road.”

Charley, the terrier, dachshund mix rescue and his sister, Cleo, the hound, pit bull rescue. (part 2)

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“I’ve had Cleo longer than Charley.

I found a dog on Pet finder that I wanted to meet at the SPCA in Westchester.    That dog had been adopted by the time I got there, but Cleo put her paw on the glass as I walked by, and got my attention.

The rest was history.

I work a lot and have long hours so I thought Cleo should have a friend.

I was looking for a smaller dog on Pet finder and found Charley.

He was transported by truck from Texas with Rescue Roadtrips.”

Princess, the Pit Bull, Labrador Retriever mix therapy dog (part 3)

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“My brother kept Princess in Coney Island for me.

I got to visit her anytime I wanted, so I was there every other day.

I waited until I got the paperwork so my landlord couldn’t make a legal complaint.

She’s been with my husband and me for three months and it’s been a Godsend.

Princess has brought a better sense of communication to my marriage.

We discuss how we take care of her.

He takes care of the finances and I do the rest.

When I walk in my apartment at the end of the day, my stress doesn’t matter.

As long as I’ve got Princess, life is good.”