Do you like a challenge? Perhaps a hint of mystery? You’ll love these gorgeous dogs who came visiting with Love At First Mutt Rescue and No Bull Rehab, two amazing organizations with awesome names and tons of passion! These three pups are all up for adoption and looking for their new home.
When this BIG & happy boy came bounding in, he immediately captured everyone’s heart with his smiling face! Meet Gil, an 85lb American Staffordshire Terrier Mix, also known as a pit bull mix. He was rescued from the Downey shelter in January by Love At First Mutt. Gil has been receiving training with No Bull, and he was the perfect model--knew all his angles, followed every command, and was extra friendly and gentle!
Did you know?
Pit bulls are a type of dog who come from a bulldog and terrier mix--bred together to combine the bulldog’s strength, the terrier’s agility and the tenacity of both. Historically they were actually used as bait in bull or bear fight blood sports, and dog fights were used to determine which dogs would make the best bait. A dog would have to be determined to defend itself against a giant angry animal many times its size, right? Since dog fights were cheaper and easier to organize in secret, that grew in popularity and led to the development of their reputation as a “fighting dog”.
This reputation has unfortunately followed the misunderstood pit bull breed mix to this day, even though they have also been known as “Nanny Dogs” since the early 1900s. That’s right, they were considered the best dog to have if you had children because they were so loving and loyal. In fact, they were used as a symbol of American strength and values during World War II!
After Gil had his time in the studio, it was Saint and Ameela’s time to shine! A brother sister pair who were an owner surrender, these two have an air of mystery about them, both in their origins and their look.
First up we had the handsome Saint with the most expressive eyes.
Then there was beautiful Ameela, who, like many ladies who know their beauty, was a little stand-offish initially. But, once we got to know her, she showed more of her playful side!
Neither pup had ever interacted with other people or dogs, or had training of any kind. They’ve come a long way thanks to Love at First Mutt and No Bull Rehab, but still need their patient someone to help them blossom! Both loved the toys and treats in the studio, and we loved having them!
Please contact Love at First Mutt if you would like to learn more about adopting either Gil, Saint or Ameela. We cannot wait to see them in their new forever homes!
Also, if you're looking for a new rescue to learn about and support, please check out Love at First Mutt! Their team is hardworking, passionate and inspiring. We know they may be small, but they have huge hearts and are doing great things in our local dog community!
Also, if you're looking for puppy training, obedience programs, behavioral training or boarding the look no further than No Bull Rehab! Thanks to both teams for stopping by the studio and letting us capture these three special pups' adoption photographs.
If you know of a rescue who needs some new adoption photographs and would love to spend some time in our studio getting lots of love, treats and toys then please email us at Raymond@charlienunnphotography.com
Till next time,
Charlie & Raymond