Fall in Love with Mr. February, Bo

Fall in Love with Mr. February, Bo

This handsome hunk is four year old pit mix Bo. He was adopted from Rochester Animal Control by Adrianne and Jacob and is the light of their lives. Bo loves his toys, especially his Kong balls as you can tell from his photos. He also loves playing fetch, even if he doesn’t give the ball back 100% of the time.

Recently, Bo got a new sister when Adrianne and Jacob adopted from Save-a-Bull. Her name is Zelda (fka Bridget). Although Bo was a tad bit hesitant of his new sister at first, they soon grew to love each other and are now the best of buds!

Bo was photographed by Tangerine House of Design as part of our annual Save-a-Bull calendar fundraiser and contest. Watch for next year’s contest details coming later this year, or purchase your 2018 calendar here.

Update on Archer

Update on Archer

Adopted April 2016

Dog’s former name Pikachu

What are the best things about your dog?
He’s so loving. He loves children, other dogs and very interested in ducks. He’s always so playful and happy go lucky. He is very protective of me and always wants to be touching me or right by my side.

Tells us about your dogs favorite activities, sports or training:
He loves chasing his sister Luna and making her mad. He LOVES “shake”. So far we have only mastered the one paw, but I’m sure we can get him to doing both in no time.

Do you have any extraordinary adventures or accomplishments?
He loves going to the cabin and playing in the lake. He chases the ducks and geese away from the docks.

How do people react to your “pit bull?”
They always ask what breed he is. He is mixed and doesn’t have blatantly obvious bully characteristics. But you can tell he has some bull in him.

Does your dog have any nicknames?
Archer Butt, and Mister

FAST FIVE with Archer

1. Food: Piggy or picky? Piggy

2. Dog beds: Sleep on or unstuff? Destroys them

3. Travel: Car rides or car sick? Car rides

4. Water: No way or splash all day? Splash and only stop to drink some

5. Seasons: A day in the sun or a day in the snow? He loves both, but I have caught him rolling around in the snow a few times

Submitted by Melissa

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Meet Dawn Stolee

Meet Dawn Stolee

Q: How do you volunteer your time specifically with Save-a-Bull?
I foster puppies. One day I hope to successfully fail and keep one (or 17…?!)

Q: How long have you been with Save-a-Bull?
I started following Save-a-Bull around at adoption events for a bit, but just started fostering puppies in September.

Q: How did you learn about Save-a-Bull and what made you decide to volunteer?
I happened upon some Save-a-Bull folks at a table at some random event. I had gotten a pit bull earlier that year and wasn’t aware of all the judgement and hatred surrounding pit bulls. So many people from family to strangers felt compelled to “voice their concerns” about pits. People even let me know that they thought all pits–which would include mine, sitting sweetly at my side–should die. Save-a-Bull had info about pit bulls, and I appreciated it being succinct and something I could show to people.

Fast forward a year or so and my friend and I wanted to go see puppies. So we went to a Save-a-Bull adoption event. And then a couple more. Somebody talked about fostering, and specifically about fostering puppies. We moved to a place where we could foster, and now I’m four puppies in and I love it.

Q: What’s the most rewarding experience you’ve had as a volunteer so far?
Getting to see and be a part of the development and growth of puppies. And getting to help them explore the world and try new things. Like it hadn’t occurred to me before that they have to both learn how–and then get the courage to try–to go up and down stairs! Or discover that they like to lick things. Or try to figure out what snow is. It’s so cool to see them experience the world for the first time.

Q: Do you have any dogs of your own?
Naomi Girlfriend, the aforementioned pit bull. She has changed my life in so many ways, one of which has been an urge to champion pitties. She is the best dog ever. She definitely isn’t for everyone, but she is the best dog ever for me. I feel like she is a matching puzzle piece to me. Having the foster puppies coming in and out is awesome. And, I’m so thankful that Naomi Girlfriend is the one that doesn’t ever go.

Q: What do you do for work? For fun?
Investing in “at-risk” youth. Dog training. Photography. I’m a homebody so I love a night with dogs and a movie. Write. Build stuff. My interests are kinda random.

Update on Kai

Update on Kai

Adopted November 17, 2016

Dog’s former name Zachary

What are the best things about your dog?
That he’s very cuddly. I suffered a stroke this past March and for the first 2 month I was unable to drive so I was home bound, he was the BEST company a girl could ask for. Whenever I talk to Kai he tilts his head as though he’s really trying to understand. If Kai hears a noise he will run around and bark and then come and sit on me as if my protector.

Tells us about your dogs favorite activities, sports or training:
Playing tug. Kai will get a tug toy and put it in your lap and wait until you play with him.

How do people react to your “pit bull?”
Majority of people have been great with Kai. It’s helpful that he’s pretty small.

Does your dog have any nicknames?
Brat face (said in the nicest of voices)

FAST FIVE with Kai

1. Food: Piggy or picky? Piggy

2. Dog beds: Sleep on or unstuff? Sleeps under comforter

3. Travel: Car rides or car sick? Loves car rides

4. Water: No way or splash all day? I’ve put him in the pool and he seems to not like it. So I’m going to go with no way.

5. Seasons: A day in the sun or a day in the snow? A day in the sun for sure

Submitted by Mary L.

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Update on Luna

Update on Luna

Adopted October 2016

Dog’s former name Gwen

What are the best things about your dog?
Luna is an amazing addition to our family! She gets along great with everyone, is playful and protective, and the best cuddler ever! She loves her kitty Charley even though he isn’t very fond of her, and she watches over her dragons and fishes in their tanks all the time! We couldn’t have asked for a better first dog!

Tell us about your dog’s favorite activities, sports or training:
Her favorite toy is her football, she has one for inside, one for outside, and one at her best friends house! She loves going for walks and runs, playing with her frisbee and tennis ball, and if sleeping were a sport she would be a medalist!

Give us some examples of how your dog likes to spend his/her time:
Luna lounges around most of the day. Her favorite spot is stretched out on mom or dad, or right between us if she can be! She also likes doing laps around the house or back yard and playing tug o war with her toys!

Do you have any extraordinary adventures or accomplishments to tell us about?
Luna is the most amazing road dog! We travel during the summer and she did great between the changing scenery, long truck rides, and busy schedules! She loves being on the road, in the cars or trucks, as long as she has a window down she is a happy camper!

How do people react to your “pit bull?”
Most people see her as any other puppy and get excited right along with her as her tail goes wild and she gets a little jumpy but every now and then somebody will be stereotypical because she is a pit.

What other stories do you want to share?
My favorite new Luna topic is her odd habit of wanting to be held! She is 60 lbs and likes being carried around the house like a baby! She will climb up in your lap for a hug and a few kisses no matter where you are sitting, or climb up on you with a little help while you are standing and then holds on all by herself. She wraps her arms around our shoulders and puts her feet on our pant waist and just holds on! Its super cute but she is starting to get a bit heavy for it!

Does your dog have any nicknames?
Her full name is Lunatic because she is one crazy pup!

FAST FIVE with Luna

1. Food: Piggy or picky? Piggy! I love any and all kinds of food! But am surprisingly good about not overeating!

2. Dog beds: Sleep on or unstuff? Both, I just learned my big pillow bed had stuffing and had a little fun with it before mom put a stop to it, now I just sleep on it like a good girl!

3. Travel: Car rides or car sick? Car ride!!!! Right now… Lets go, what are you waiting for! I have my leash and I am waiting at the door!

4. Water: No way or splash all day? I like baths but open water is a little scary still. Practice makes perfect though!

5. Seasons: A day in the sun or a day in the snow? Any day outside is a great one! Snow is fun but laying out on the deck on a sunny day is the meaning of life!

Submitted by Jordan E.

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