In case you didn't notice, we love pit bulls over here at Forever Home Friends! They are such an underrated dog breed and we like to talk about them and share any information we can to help bring them into the spotlight. So we have curated a nice little list of books we think are essential for pit pull lovers to read!
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Are Pit Bulls the vicious people-eaters the media portrays them to be? The stories submitted by loving families who have adopted and rehabilitated Pit Bulls in Lost Souls: FOUND! Inspiring Stories about Pit Bulls will tell you they are a product of their environment. And, like any other dog, when treated with love and respect Pit Bulls are the most loyal, loving companions out there.
This thought-provoking compilation, with introduction by acclaimed actress and animal advocate Linda Blair, shares the discrimination that Pit Bull owners face and the joy these dogs provide which makes it all worthwhile. A must-read for Pit Bull lovers and open-minded people who want to learn more about the breed. A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF PROCEEDS FROM EVERY SALE IS DONATED BACK TO PIT BULL RESCUE GROUPS.
This book is one not to miss and you donate to rescue groups when you buy it so why not!
Perhaps more than any other breed, the pit bull has been dogged by negative stereotypes. In truth, pit bulls are innately wonderful family pets, as capable of love and good deeds as any other type of dog. Setting the record straight, Ken Foster sings the praises of pit bulls in I’m a Good Dog, a gorgeously illustrated, tenderly written tribute to this most misunderstood of canines.
Follow Reed on his journey from homeless dog to a dog with a purpose. When a special shelter volunteer takes an interest in him, Reed learns that even he can get a second chance. This book teaches us that, just like Reed, even the toughest individuals are valuable and can succeed. Rescuing Reed: The Little Dog Who Could is a powerful true story of love, rescue, and hope.
In 2002, Larry Levin and his twin sons, Dan and Noah, took their terminally ill cat to the Ardmore Animal Hospital outside Philadelphia to have the beloved pet put to sleep. What would begin as a terrible day suddenly got brighter as the ugliest dog they had ever seen--one who was missing an ear and had half his face covered in scar tissue--ran up to them and captured their hearts. The dog had been used as bait for fighting dogs when he was just a few months old. He had been thrown in a cage and left to die until the police rescued him and the staff at Ardmore Animal Hospital saved his life. The Levins, whose sons are themselves adopted, were unable to resist Oogy's charms, and decided to take him home.
Meet Chewie and his million-dollar smile!
Despite Chewie’s friendly personality, he’s too shy to let the shelter volunteers take his picture!
See, Chewie is stuck with scars on his face after the abuse he suffered as a puppy, from a man who was prejudiced against pit bulls.
Can Chewie find the confidence to stand up to these awful pit bull stereotypes, and smile for the camera?
Those are all the books we assembled for this list! There are a lot more out there and we hope you go in search of them after reading some of these gems!