Update on Maddy

Update on Maddy

Adopted: May 13, 2018

Dog’s former name: Maddy

What are the best things about your dog?
She is super smart, always affectionate, and is great with kids.

Tell us about your dogs favorite activities, sports or training:
Maddy loves to go on walks, learn new tricks, and run laps in the back yard!

How do people react to your “pit bull”?
They think she is beautiful!

FAST FIVE with Maddy

  1. Food: Piggy or picky? Neither
  2. Dog beds: Sleep on or unstuff? She sleeps with her big sister in her bed.
  3. Travel: Car rides or car sick? Anxiety
  4. Water: No way or splash all day? Baths yes, sprinklers no!
  5. Seasons: A day in the sun or a day in the snow? Sun

Submitted by Kim R.

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Update on J.B. Linus III

Update on J.B. Linus III

Adopted: May, 2018

Dog’s former name: Brom / Jordan

What are the best things about your dog?
Linus is a sensitive, lovey-dovey dude, who just wants to be close to his mom and family.

Tell us about your dogs favorite activities, sports or training:
He loves to please his people! He’s great on walks and has completed 2 obedience classes already. Linus is also known for keeping a keen eye out for squirrels, bunnies, and birds. At home, he can go to town on a good Nylabone or snuggle with Mom.

Do you have any extraordinary adventures or accomplishments?
Linus just passed a leash training class for excitable/reactive dogs! We plan on taking more obedience classes in the coming months. Also, in the last year, he had two entropion surgeries to correct his eyelids, so they wouldn’t roll in. Now he can see without any discomfort.

How do people react to your “pit bull”?
When I describe Linus, I tell people he looks a bit like the RCA Victor dog, but with more spots. I’m noticing more acceptance of “pit bull” type dogs, but I’m describing him as a mix with Pittie, American Bulldog and Rottie.

Does your dog have any nicknames?
Liney, Jordan Brom Linus, Mr. Grumbles, Mr. Dude

FAST FIVE with Linus

  1. Food: Piggy or picky? Piggy
  2. Dog beds: Sleep on or unstuff? Sleep on
  3. Travel: Car rides or car sick? Car rides
  4. Water: No way or splash all day? No way!
  5. Seasons: A day in the sun or a day in the snow? A day in the sun!

Submitted by Margaret H.

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Update on Saydee

Update on Saydee

Adopted: February 10, 2010

Dog’s former name: Unsure

What are the best things about your dog?
She is smart, active and super cuddly.

Tell us about your dogs favorite activities, sports or training:
She loves to chase her rubber tire toy, tennis balls, and the occasional rabbit; if it is brave enough to enter the yard.

Do you have any extraordinary adventures or accomplishments?
She is an elder dog and we thought we would lose her last fall as she got aspiration pneumonia. As a last resort we took her to the U of M and she was in ICU for 2 nights. She is such a fighter and was able to pull through at 11 years old, and is happy and healthy as ever.

How do people react to your “pit bull”?
They definitely give her space as she gets very excited to see new people and really wants some good pets.

Does your dog have any nicknames?
Saydee Girl.

FAST FIVE with Saydee

  1. Food: Piggy or picky? She has SUCH a personality and at time is both.
  2. Dog beds: Sleep on or unstuff? She did chew a few beds when she was younger, but nothing in many years.
  3. Travel: Car rides or car sick? She is usually pretty good, but we don’t feed her before trips to the cabin and have not had an incident in a long time.
  4. Water: No way or splash all day? Splash all day.
  5. Seasons: A day in the sun or a day in the snow? Her absolutely FAVORITE thing to do is sun herself on the deck or anywhere else she can.

Submitted by Keith K.

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Update on Nash

Update on Nash

Adopted: May, 2018

Dog’s former name: Cash

What are the best things about your dog?
He’s silly and affectionate.

Tell us about your dogs favorite activities, sports or training:
Nash loves walks, training, sunbathing and sneaking up to bed to sleep on our pillows.

Do you have any extraordinary adventures or accomplishments?
Nash is fearful and has worked really hard on his confidence. He loves training and is such a good learner.

How do people react to your “pit bull”?
They think he is handsome.

Does your dog have any nicknames?
Nashers, Bubba, Bubbi

FAST FIVE with Nash

  1. Food: Piggy or picky? PICKY
  2. Dog beds: Sleep on or unstuff? Sleep on UNLESS his sister starts unfluffing it… then he has to lick out the stuffing…
  3. Travel: Car rides or car sick? Rides
  4. Water: No way or splash all day? We are learning to swim! He likes to wade until his feet don’t touch.
  5. Seasons: A day in the sun or a day in the snow? Sunshine please

Submitted by Jess

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Pit bull advocate competes in “Survivor” charity event

Pit bull advocate competes in “Survivor” charity event

Hosted by the Rogers Lions Club, Live To Give is an annual charity event inspired by the hit reality TV show, “Survivor.” Competitors are asked to raise money to participate, the first $400 collected is prize pool money, the rest is donated to their charity of choice. Last year the Live to Give competition raised over $27,000 for the competitors charities!

We were contacted by Jesse Longtin who is competing in the event and chose to support Save-a-Bull Rescue. He plays softball with one of our foster volunteers and has met many of our dogs at the ball field. He got to interact with these dogs and fell in love with the breed.

“I chose to represent Save-a-Bull Rescues for this charity event because I have always supported charities and organizations that look out for our furry friends and that help them find great and accommodating homes. My first job was at an animal shelter up north and that is where I fell in love with helping animals directly, and where I learned how many people have misconceptions about certain breeds of dogs. While I have never owned a pitbull, I have worked with, and  have lived with pitbulls owned by my roommates and have only found them to be loving, affectionate, and good-hearted loyal companions. I wanted to focus on giving back to a charity that means something to me this year, and Save-a-Bull Rescues fits that criteria perfectly! It’s a worthy cause that I couldn’t be more supportive of and I have seen firsthand some of the amazing things Save-a-Bull has done for the bully breed in the Twin Cities area. My softball coach, Manuel Solano, has brought his Save-a-Bull foster puppies to games and it has been an absolute joy interacting with them and getting them socialized. I couldn’t be more happy to be representing an amazing charity, while getting the chance to play a mini version of Survivor, which happens to be my favorite show of all time!”

We’re excited to cheer Jesse on as he competes in this event and are honored that he chose Save-a-Bull as his benefiting charity. We’re also really excited that our mission and efforts are spreading through the community in small, but powerful ways as our network of pit bull advocates keeps growing!

If you’d like to follow along this fun competition, visit the Live to Give Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/livetogivemn/ https://www.facebook.com/livetogivemn/

And if you want to donate to Jesse’s efforts in supporting Save-a-Bull Rescue, and to learn more about competition details, go here:

https://www.payit2.com/e/livetogive

(Note: Enter the amount you want to donate first, then your name and email on the next page, and then enter “Jesse Longtin” when asked which competitor you want you donation to go to)

We’ll keep you posted on Jesse’s outcome after this event takes place July 26-28, 2019.