It’s no news to dog lovers everywhere that animal shelters are bursting at the seams. It is equally well known that a great majority of the dogs in these animal shelters are pit bulls and pit bull mixes. Dogs that, through no fault of their own, are overlooked due to breed misconceptions. One such mix is Bobby. When I read of Bobby’s plight I sobbed. I sobbed for a long time, not only because of the look of pure devastation on Bobby’s face but because (like so many dogs) he was betrayed by the “people” he had once called his family.
Bobby was dumped by his “family” on December 16, 2015. He was dumped at the Miami-Dade Care Center. Abandoned by his family over the Christmas holiday, the staff at Miami Dade Care Center wrapped Bobby up in a beautiful green Christmas sweater. The sweater was not only meant to keep this year and a half-year-old pit bull mix warm, but it was also the staff member’s hope that it would help him to stand out. A way to get him a new family who actually loved him the way he deserved to be loved. Sadly, two months later, Bobby was still sitting in his small kennel run at Miami-Dade Care Center wearing his Christmas sweater, only now he wouldn’t even lift his head. He knew that his time was running short and so did the staff at the shelter.
Fortunately for Bobby, a few good men and women thought to spread the word about Bobby the Christmas sweater dog through social media. It didn’t take long before Bobby’s sweet face made it on to just about every social media platform you can imagine. Bobby quickly had people from all over the country scrambling to offer this darling pibble a new home…and that’s when it happened, Bobby got adopted! On February 10, 2016, after waiting for two months and finding himself on the “Code Red” list, Bobby went home with his new mom.
We are thrilled that Bobby found his happy ending and can only hope that all of those people who stepped up with offers to adopt this sweet boy extend their love to one of the other much deserving pups in shelters all over the nation. Pups like Linda who hides under her bed, Sydney the sweet senior boxer and Mattie and Hercules, two more seniors in need of loving families to call their own.