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Family Opts to Live in Car Over Abandoning Pit Bull

Family Opts to Live in Car Over Abandoning Pit Bull

When the Devia family from Walnut Creek, California couldn’t find an apartment that would allow them to move in with their pet Pit Bull, they opted for living in their car instead of abandoning their dog. Now, months later, thanks to a compassionate Pit Bull loving landlord the family has a new apartment to call home.

Rocco is a seven-year-old black and white Pit Bull with a calm and sweet temperament who is also well-trained, but all of that didn’t matter to a series of landlords who refused to allow the Devia family to move in as long as they had Rocco in tow.

“I can’t find a place unless I give up my dog, and everyone tells me to, but I can’t do that,” Carol Devia told ABC News at the time. “We’ve had Camilla her whole life and Rocco his whole life.”

Camilla is the couple’s other dog, a five year old lab mix, against which landlords had no issues. Their problem was with the supposedly “violent” Pit Bull.

Fortunately for the Devias, their good karma came back to them after a landlord saw their story on a Pit Bull advocacy Facebook post and offered them a place to live where Rocco can happily run around.

“Pit bull owners are good,” Devia said after knowing she, her husband Peter and two sons will finally have a roof over their heads and their pets’. “The community is there. And it’s an actual community because they all help each other. Thanks to the pit bull community who came together, we have a place.”

Via ABC News

Photo Credit: ABC News

By Natalia Galbetti, ecorazzi

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10:36AM PST on Feb 23, 2015

Love a happy ending and this sure qualifies. Bless the landlord and his open heart!

10:24AM PST on Feb 23, 2015

thanks for sharing :)

1:21AM PDT on Oct 16, 2014

Thank you!

3:34AM PDT on Jun 4, 2014

We were looking to change insurance companies on our house and car recently. All 10 companies we talked to asked what sort of pets we had. I finally asked why they asked that. The lady told me that it had to do with Pit bulls. I told her that was discrimination and I would not insure with someone like that.

We don't even have a pit bull, but my stepson, who lives out of town, does! I love her to bits!

3:28AM PDT on Jun 4, 2014

A huge THANKS to the compassionate Pit Bull loving landlord. What a great guy!!

6:33PM PDT on Mar 24, 2014

This is an inspiring story and I'm glad everything worked out well. Thank you.

4:19PM PDT on Mar 23, 2014

Thankful it worked out for them.

12:43PM PDT on Mar 23, 2014

Thank you.

5:55AM PDT on Mar 23, 2014

Thanks goodness there's a happy ending for all.

5:33AM PDT on Mar 23, 2014

G-d bless the Devia's.

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