With the growing popularity of Pit Bull type dogs and with great campaigns like The Majority Project we see people from all walks of life who are now adopting our block heads. Since we are such a small rescue we often spend a good amount of time with our adopters and I’ve been fortunate enough to become friendly with many of them. I love being able to follow along with many of our pups on Facebook and celebrate all of the milestones as well as share a peek into their lives.
Recently I was working an adoption application and I remember telling the Board that I had a great feeling about this person and that was even before finding out that she is a very talented photographer. A very talented photographer who volunteered to shoot some of our adoptable dogs and I immediately thought that Marley would be a perfect model. We’re fortunate that we have a pretty good “turn around” time in the Fort Wayne Pit Bull Coalition but I knew that our Divine Mr. M would be in rescue for several months while undergoing heartworm treatment.
The thing about Marley is he is one of those dogs. He’s one of those special dogs who just immediately melt your heart and make you fall in love. When Tara met him today one of her first words were, “Oh I love him but I don’t have room for another dog.” He just touches everyone he meets with his joy and just one look at this handsome block head and you know that he’s a happy, sweet soul.
It was fascinating for me to watch Tara setting up all of her equipment and busily snapping away while I had the honor of stuffing Marley’s face with treats in an effort to get him to pose.
On one hand, I don’t think that when the time comes we’ll have trouble placing the big lug, however…will we want to? Will anyone be good enough? His future is still unwritten.
Marley is gorgeous:-)
We think so too. He makes us melt.
I haven’t met a pit bull I haven’t liked. My last 3 dogs were all pit bull mixes. Funny, after my 13 year old pit bull mixed passed away a couple of months ago, I was planning to adopt a pitbull, but then a client of mine decided to rehome her BeaBull dog and I ended up with Abby. I still miss that goofy smile/face that pit bulls display so often.