This week I spent some time with Darling, a 3 1/2 year old Terrier/American Pit Bull mix. Unfortunately, anytime someone says “Pit Bull” the first thought that pops into a person’s head is “dangerous.” I go back to what I believe and that is, it’s not the breed but how the dog was raised/treated by the owner. I hope people can put the Pit Bull stigma behind them because Darling was the sweetest and most caring dog I have had the pleasure of spending time with so far.
Darling came from Animal Services in labor and lost her babies during birth. Around that same time, Rottweiler puppies had lost their mom so calls were made to find a nursing dog for the Rottweiler puppies and because of the circumstances, Darling was available. Sadly, the Rottweiler puppies Darling was nursing died of Parvo, a highly contagious disease spread from dog to dog. Although she lost her own puppies and the Rottweiler puppies she was nursing, you would never be able to tell she suffered such loss because she’s so resilient, loving, kind and sweet as you can tell in the video. We can all learn something from Darling.
If you or anyone you know is interesting in adopting Darling, contact:
The Humane Society of Tampa Bay
Adoption price: $50.00