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.

Update on Jet Li

Update on Jet Li

Adopted: About a year ago

Dog’s former name: Jet Li – I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Jet Li movie, but it stuck.

What are the best things about your dog?
He has a snore like a white noise machine and he loves learning new things.

Tell us about your dogs favorite activities, sports or training:
We go to the park at least 3 times a week so he gets very excited any time we’re in the car. He also loves going to classes at Canine Coach; he’s been through 3 so far!

Do you have any extraordinary adventures or accomplishments?
2 successful Obedience classes, one tricks class, and lots and lots of walking around. He has excellent recall and just wants to hang out.

How do people react to your “pit bull”?
He’s very tall and doesn’t look very pitbull-ish, but he hasn’t gotten many bad reviews for that. The jumping up is the bigger problem.

Does your dog have any nicknames?
Bubs or Bubber. A “Bubber” is what I call a dog that loves with reckless abandon; they jump and lick and headbutt because they just can’t help showing how much they love you.

FAST FIVE with Jet Li

  1. Food: Piggy or picky? Piggy for everything except for breakfast
  2. Dog beds: Sleep on or unstuff? Sleep on, especially my pillows.
  3. Travel: Car rides or car sick? Car rides, but he gets too excited and whines the entire time. There is no cure.
  4. Water: No way or splash all day? Splash all day 100%
  5. Seasons: A day in the sun or a day in the snow? He loves both. He’s just excited and happy for everything all the time.

Submitted by Kat N.

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Update on Winston

Update on Winston

Adopted: Summer of 2018

Dog’s former name: Snickers

What are the best things about your dog?
Winston is super sweet, loves to cuddle and play, and loves all his rescue siblings.

Tell us about your dogs favorite activities, sports or training:
Winston mostly likes napping in the sun, but is also up for a good hike with his best friend Lakota.

Do you have any extraordinary adventures or accomplishments?
Winston trekked through some high snow this winter when he went snowshoeing with his pawrents.

How do people react to your “pit bull”?
Everyone loves this happy go lucky, floppy eared, friendly boy.

Does your dog have any nicknames?
Big guy, big boi, little guy Win-diddly and Mr. Wiggles

FAST FIVE with Winston

  1. Food: Piggy or picky? Super Piggy
  2. Dog beds: Sleep on or unstuff? Loves anything that is comfy\
  3. Travel: Car rides or car sick? Car rides!
  4. Water: No way or splash all day? Still testing the waters (if you will)
  5. Seasons: A day in the sun or a day in the snow? All day SUN

Submitted by Sara B.

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Update on Dr. Ellie Page

Update on Dr. Ellie Page

Adopted: August, 2015

Dog’s former name: Alycia

What are the best things about your dog?
She is so loving, sweet and is still so energetic. She is also very smart and has learned a lot of tricks quickly.

Tell us about your dogs favorite activities, sports or training:
She loves running around the backyard and chasing the birds.

How do people react to your “pit bull”?
They can’t even tell she is part pit bull because of the misconception that pit bulls cannot be sweet, gentle and friendly like she is.

Does your dog have any nicknames?
Ellie

FAST FIVE with Dr. Ellie Page

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

Submitted by Ruth L.

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