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Peaches the Wonder Pit started out as a rescue dog, scheduled to be euthanized because she was part of a cruelty case in Georgia.

Her adoptive human mom, Jennifer Bashford, was working for the Humane Society of Charlotte in North Carolina and when she saw a picture of Peaches on Facebook, she knew it was something special about her.

The dog’s previous owners had been convicted of animal abuse and she had been kept locked up for over a year. Once the trial was over, the county wanted to euthanize the poor pup, and this was so unfair!

Volunteers from Georgia and Florida helped and found transportation and vet care to get Peaches to the humane society and for Bashford, it was love at first sight!

Since it was really hard to find a home for her, she took it with her, even if her husband was reticent and believed that all pit bulls are vicious.

But in about 2 hours, Peaches was in his lap, covering him with kisses and cuddling with him. It totally changed his mind and fell in love with her too.

After the adoption, Peaches took training lessons, and she became a therapy dog. In April 2013, she took a work trip to Boston to cheer police officers at the memorial at the marathon finish line.

“She’s got a good, quiet spirit … She’ll sit still forever,” Peaches’ owner Jennifer Bashford said about her. “She knows people just want to love on her.” The therapy dog offered relief to many who needed it. “It’s just great for people to kind of take a break from all the stress that’s going on and to be able just to pet a dog and sit for a second.”

Peaches and Bashford also visited other officers and school children that were affected by the bombing.

Bashford said of their journey, “When you live with a dog you forget what an impact they can have on someone who is stressed out, and they’re working so hard and just taking a minute to relax and just pet a dog.”

She became a true ambassador for the breed and helps to break stereotypes every day. If they are raised right, pit bull dogs are the most amazing dogs ever!

Unfortunately, Peaches is no longer among us, but she will forever be in our hearts! RIP angel!

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Picasso, a pit bull corgi mix destined for euthanasia steals everyone’s heart over the internet and becomes a true star!

The corgi pit bull mix named Picasso because of his deformed face was saved alongside his brother Pablo from the euthanasia list of a high-kill animal shelter

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He was destined for euthanasia, but instead, he became an international celebrity!

Picasso, a 10-month-old pit bull-corgi mix who was rescued alongside with his brother Pablo from a high-kill animal shelter in Southern California, is now a true star.

Pablo and Picasso are brothers, and they were born to a backyard breeder. At only 8 months, they were surrendered to the Porterville Animal Shelter in California by their breeder/owner, because he could not sell them. They were both at high risk of being killed as they were instantly put on the euthanasia list.

Photo credit: Luvable Dog Rescue

Picasso has a very noticeable facial deformity, with his upper jaw twisting sharply to the right, making his nose point off to the side. His misaligned snout makes him look unreal, just like a subject of Pablo Picasso’s paintings, and that’s how he got his name.

They were saved from the death row by Luvable Dog Rescue, a nonprofit animal shelter from Oregon, that often takes “hard to place” dogs with medical conditions, just like Picasso.

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They wrote on their website:

“I saw this dog’s photo at the Porterville animal shelter and knew he had to come to Luvable…! Then I found out he was on the euthanasia list. Then I found out he had a “normal looking” brother who was also on the euthanasia list. Both dogs had been surrendered to the shelter by their breeder/owner.

I couldn’t imagine taking one boy and not the other. So we got them both out and now they are here, safe, at Luvable Dog Rescue in Oregon and they are both just awesome dogs! We named them Picasso and Pablo, and Picasso’s amazing face has already received a lot of attention!”

Photo credit: Luvable Dog Rescue

Liesl Wilhardt, executive director of Luvable Dog Rescue, said the bark around Picasso started after they posted videos of him on its Instagram account. Other media outlets immediately took over the story and now Picasso became famous!

Besides his looks, Picasso acts just like any other dog. “He is completely unselfconscious about his looks and does not judge himself or others harshly on outward appearances,” Wilhardt said.

Photo credit: Luvable Dog Rescue

Picasso will have a dental surgery to correct his painful condition and to remove the teeth that are digging into his mouth.

Only after that, the shelter will evaluate what’s best for Picasso and Pablo, who will be put up for adoption as a pair, because of their unbreakable bond.

The rescue has already received a huge amount of adoption requests for the pair, but are going to take their time choosing the best home for these two sweet and loving dogs.

“We have been swamped with offers from people from all over the country to adopt these boys. We really appreciate the amazing show of love and appreciation for these special dogs!

We ask that people be patient with Luvable as we are doing our best to respond to inquiries while also continuing to run our Rescue and provide for the everyday needs of all of our other dogs!

At this time, Picasso needs dental surgery and we would like to get him through any required medical treatment and healthy before considering what type of home will be best for him and Pablo. They do need to be placed together.”

Photo credit: Luvable Dog Rescue

LATEST UPDATE: Life is cruel sometimes, and just a few days ago, Pablo suddenly died, probably because brain aneurysm…

Here is the heartbreaking statement from Luvable, posted on their instagram:

“Pablo died from what our vet believes was a brain aneurism. We had a necropsy for Pablo. We needed an answer. He was young and healthy and it looked like he just went to sleep and didn’t wake up. We are still in shock. We waited to tell you until we had an answer because this made no sense.

It still makes no sense. As I write this, Picasso is curled up against me. He is confused and sad. But I promise we will get him through this.”

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Severely wounded Pit Bull used as a dogfighting bait and left to die on the streets gets a second chance in life!

A female Pit Bull, covered in scrapes and wounds, that was left to die on the streets after being used as a dogfighting bait gets a second chance in life

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Hope For Paws got an urgent call about a severely injured dog that was wandering the streets until it collapsed in a dark alley in Los Angeles.  It appeared that the dog was used as a bait for dogfighting, and it was in a terrible condition. Her skin was all covered in scrapes and wounds and needed help really bad.

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Bait dogs live short and tortured lives, as they are used to help train other dogs to fight. As a bait dog, you are never allowed to fight back… if Hope for Paws had not stepped in to rescue her, there is no doubt that this sweet amazing dog would not have survived.

With a lot of patience and sweet talk, they were able to get her into their rescue van and back to their vet facility for immediate care.

When the dog stood up, they could see how extensive her injuries were.

She was named Cadence and little by little, she made an absolutely remarkable recovery. After being treated for her wounds and surrounded with love, she was ready for her new life!

Photo credit: Hope for Paws

At her foster home, she learned to swim and enjoy life. She loves other dogs and she is very gentle with children, just like any other pit bull dog!

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Her rescue and transformation from an injured bait dog to a happy pittie is absolutely impressive. Please SHARE this amazing story!

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Woman adopts a Pit Bull dog and surprisingly finds out that he can detect seizures! Amazing!

A woman who wanted to adopt a shelter dog as a companion for her and her son got instead much more than she expected

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Danielle Zukerman, a former navy nuclear scientist from California, didn’t plan on getting a seizure alert dog when she adopted a friendly Pit Bull dog named Thor from Sammie’s Friends Animal Shelter, but she got one anyway!

Initially, she did not know about Thor’s ability, which is really important for Danielle because due to a spinal cord injury she suffers from regular seizures.

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Just a few days after he arrived at his new home, Thor jumped into her lap and started to bark frantically. At first, she was really confused, thinking that something must be wrong with the dog, but about 15 minutes later, she had a seizure.

Each time Zuckerman was on the brink of a seizure, Thor warned her regularly! In the next two months, he let his owner know eight times that she was going to have a seizure soon.

This helped her tremendously. She had enough time to take a new medication that cuts the length of her seizure from five minutes to just 90 seconds.

Zuckerman says, “I feel so much more comfortable, going out in public and going to do things because when you’re an epileptic, you don’t have control over your own body.”

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Zuckerman’s doctor thinks that before having a seizure, she releases hormones that no human can sense, but a dog can.

Thor wasn’t trained as a service animal, but he just naturally started to warn his new owner, and that is impressive! He must really love his new mommy!

Source: ktvu.com

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