Sadie Girl in all her Glory!

Alright, I have to get this off my chest. We have a pit-bull named Sadie Girl. I get tired of people judging me and making me feel bad because I have a pit-bull. I was told once that I shouldn’t have her because I have kids. Sadie Girl was neglected  by her previous owner at my friend’s house. My friend couldn’t keep her, because she has cats. The cats and Sadie Girl wasn’t a good mix. While my friend was trying to find a new home for her I got to watch how she interacted with her kids. Sadie Girl loved her kids. The most harm she brought to them was licking them to death.  My friend called a shelter to see if they would take her. They said they would, but she more than likely would get put down because they were only allowed one pit-bull. I couldn’t stand the thought of a dog getting put down because of what kind of dog she was. My landlord didn’t want us to have a pet, but I called her a begged her to let us have her. While my landlord was talking it over with her husband I did research on pit-bulls and found out a lot of good information on them.  She finally agreed, but she had to be an outside dog.  I can’t stand how people are so quick to judge her without even meeting her.  I want people to think about two things Do you think I would honestly put my kids in harm’s way? Do the research yourself! You will see media only shows the bad things because that is what get people’s attention. Here are some key facts I found while do the research myself :

Ten Facts About Pit Bulls Every One Should Know

Bryson And His Best Friend

1. Pit Bulls are commonly used as therapy dogs. Whether they are visiting a senior care facility or helping someone recover from an emotional accident, Pit Bulls are making a mark as outstanding therapy dogs.

2. Pit Bulls are used in Search and Rescue work. One example of well-known SAR Pit Bulls is Kris Crawford and her dogs. Kris and her dogs have helped save the lives of many people during their efforts.
3. Pit Bulls serve as narcotic and bomb sniffing dogs. One Pit Bull, Popsicle (named that because he was found in an old freezer) has the largest recorded single drug find in Texas history. Read more about Popsicle here. Including how he found over 3,000 lbs of cocaine in Hildago, Texas.
4. Pit Bulls are great with kids. They weren’t referred to as the “nanny’s dog” for nothing that’s for sure.
5. Pit Bulls are not human aggressive. The American Pit Bull Terrier as a breed is not human aggressive. In fact, quite the opposite is true of the breed. They are gentle and loving dogs. Like any dog individuals can be unsound and have behavior problems.
6. The Pit Bull was so popular in the early 1900’s they were our mascot not only in World War One, but World War Two as well. They were featured on recruiting and propaganda posters during this time period.
7. Sgt. Stubby. A Pit Bull war hero. Stubby was wounded in action twice, he saved his entire platoon by warning them of a poison gas attack and he single-handedly captured a German spy.
8. Pete the Pup on the original Little Rascals was a Pit Bull.
Does this really look like a killing machine?

9. Pit Bulls score an 83.4% passing rate with the American Temperament Test Society. That’s better than the popular Border Collie (a breed who scores 79.6%). View the ATTS stats here.

10. They are dogs not killing machines.