Rescue Pet of the Day: Applejack

Care2 member Melissa W. has many rescue pets, mostly cats, but she writes, “I particularly love to show off my darling pit bulls! Just say no to BSL!” (BSL stands for Breed Specific Legislation - you can sign a petition opposing it here.) Several Care2 staff members are currently fostering a darling rescued pit bull named Ruby, so we’re big fans :)

“My dog’s name is Applejack and he was at my local animal control in Wake County NC. 

Three years old, he was house trained, crate trained, and well behaved but still on the short list for death due to a superfluity of pit bulls that never stops at all the shelters I know of. An adult male with no guarantee of pure breeding (though he looks it) and scabs on his front feet from nervous chewing, he was in danger.

I had researched the breed and wanted a pit bull specifically for their wonderful personalities. He has been a fabulous pet, great with our many cats, sleeps in our bed and charms everyone with his handsome face. 

Now we have a younger female pit who looks like his much smaller twin – but she is another kettle of fish! A naughty little minx we have to watch carefully, but not a bit of aggression in her either. Best breed of dog there is!

- Melissa W.”

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Chinmayee Jog
Chinmayee Jog7 years ago

Thanks for sharing!! I am very much against breed specific legislation...

Kristen R.
Kristen R7 years ago

Thanks for sharing...

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pierluigi bonatesta

So cute!

Mervi R.
Mervi R8 years ago

What a beautiful dog!

Kriti Surjan
Kriti Surjan8 years ago

he is s cute!

Isabel Pereira
Isabel Pereira8 years ago

If only people were to understand that animals (in this case pits) are not evil, it's humans who make animals aggressive through horrible means...maybe we should put humans who do this sort of thing (or any of the ones who hurt any animal) to sleep...that would be wonderful...our world would definitely be a much better place...

Lilith Graves
Lilith Graves8 years ago

So cute!

Dmitry B.

Awesome pricture, so cute

Elizabeth Misa
Elizabeth Misa8 years ago

He is sooo cute! cool name for a dog too :)