Sunday, January 30, 2011

Bully Walk Pictures!

The walk today was awesome. We had a great turnout and we are planning to do it again!!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Bully Walk Sunday January 30

Bully Walk next Sunday!!!!

I am so excited about meeting my fellow Pit Bull Lovers in Portland next week! The purpose of the walk is to show pride for Pits and socialize them. This is a leasurely dog walk and will last about one hour or so. Bring water for your pup, and please remember to pick up after them! We are trying to show Portland that we are responsible owners, and we deserve the same respect that other breeds get. The Bully Walk is open for all breeds, we just want to show support for Pits.

Please remember the rules!
1. NO retractible leashes
2. ONE dog per person
3. Aggressive dogs must be marked with a red bandana
4. Pick up after your pet
5. Use common sense and have fun!

We are meeting under the Morrison bridge (on the SW side, on Natio Park) next Sunday, January 30 at 11am. From there, we will walk through the park, up to Pioneer Square, then back to the meeting point. Parking is free until 1pm :)

I cant wait to see all of you and your Pit Bull Pride!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Fences for fido

I had so much fun today. I met a group of about 15 people today to help build a fence for a wonderful dog who lived on a chain his entire life. It took us two hours to fence an entire back yard, and we had a blast the whole time. The organization that did this is Fences for Fido. It is a non-profit group here in Portland, that builds fences for dogs who live on chains. It is a great organization!! They are dedicated to improving the quality of life for dogs living outdoors. They improve the living conditions for the dog, and provide a safer enviornment for the dog to live in. They even build dog houses for the newely freed dogs.
After the work we put in today, it was absolutely amazing to see Tigre, the massive pit bull who lived on a chain tied to a tree, his entire life, run free. He ran and barked, chased his ball, and finally got to mark his territory in the back corner of the yard, where he had never been before. His owner was very greatful, and we hope this will change their relationship. Fences for Fido is an amazing group and I am totally going to go back and build more!
Check out their website!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Dogs of the 9th Ward

I did not know just how bad the 9th ward in New Orleans is. Kelly G. runs a small rescue for dogs called Dogs of the 9th Ward, from this area, and needs help. There are so many abandoned buildings and stray dogs (mostly pits) roam the streets, and stay in the abandoned buildings. People dump dogs in this area daily. The dogs are forming packs and becoming more dangerous for people and other pets in the area. People are dumping dogs because they have relocated and cannot rent with them. These dogs are not spayed/neutered, they are breeding and creating a bigger problem.

I think what Kelly is doing is amazing. It seems like there is no hope for this area, but she is doing everything she can, and I commend her for it. What can we do here in P-Town to help?? She needs money, foster homes, awareness raised for her rescue, among many other things, like low cost spay/neuter programs, medicines, and vaccines.

I understand how frustrating it is for rescuers like Kelly to see people to turn over dogs because they cannot afford them, yet I have seen these people drop off their pet, and drive off in their SUV. But how are we supposed to pay for it all? I know that renting is a pain with dogs, especially Pits, but I do, and I have an 80 pound Pit Bull. Kelly needs help. Pit Bulls need help. What can we do?

Check out her site:

Monday, January 10, 2011

Bully Walk January 30th!!!!

I am so amazed at how many people have emailed me about my idea for a Portland Bully Walk! It makes me so happy that there are so many good people out there that are proud Pit Bull Owners and want to show off their well behaved dogs!!

I have scheduled the first walk for January 30 at 11am. We are meeting under the Morrison Bridge on Natio Park. From there, we will walk through the park, up to Pioneer Square (stop for coffee... :) and return to the starting point. This is a slow paced walk, promoting positive Pit Bulls and socialization. We want to show Portland that we love our dogs and they should be treated the same as any other dog!!

Feel free to bring your entire family and pass the word along to friends! All breeds are welcome! Please Please Please make sure you read and follow the rules listed on the top of this page!! THEY ARE VERY IMPORTANT!! They are made for the safety of the group and your dog!

I hope to see you all there!!!!!!

Sergeant Stubby!

I want to give a big shout out to my homie Sgt Stubby!!

Stubs was the most decorated war dog of all times. He was a little pit bull who served in the 102nd infantry yankee division during WW1. He lived in the trenches for 18 months with his division, where he boosted the troops morale. He took part in 17 battles, one where he was wounded by a German hand grenade in the leg. He fully recovered, to return to the trenches to be gassed. From there on out, he could warn his comrades about a gas attack. He also would venture to No Man's Land to find his fallen soldiers.

When Stubby returned to the US, he lead War Parades all over the country. He met Presidents Woodrow Wilson, Calvin Coolidge, and Warren G. Harding, then became the Mascot for Georgetown University. Stubby was made an honorary member of the American Leigon, Red Cross, and YMCA. Stubby's awards include:
His remains and jacket with all of his medals are at the "Americans at War Exibit" in the Smithsonian.

Stubby is one of the coolest stray Pit Bulls EVER!!! Check out some pictures of the Stub Man!!
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Check out these websites for more info!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Monthly Bully Walk!

Hey responsible Pit Bull Lovers! Im putting together a monthly "Bully Walk" for all of us to get together and show Portland our well behaved pits! I will post when and where closer to the date. The walks are for fun and your entire family is welcome to join. We do have rules for the safety of you and your pet:
1. ONE dog per person
2. ABSOLUTELY no retractible leashes
3. Dogs that show aggression MUST be marked with a red collar or bandana
4. Always pick up after your pet
5. All breeds are welcome!
We are trying to raise awareness to our fellow Portlanders that Pits are pets, and we are responsible for their behavior.
The walk will be approximately one hour and the route will change each time.
I will post more details in the future!!