As a steward of dogs, I have always sought out other dog people. Usually, I like the ones who handle the breeds that people are a little afraid of. We get together and talk about how people are afraid of our dogs and how our dogs are afraid of the wind, a leaf falling, a plastic bag in the grass, or a host of other seemingly mundane things.
It’s fun to joke about these things. Then serious conversation starts, like how we work to make the breed better understood. We discuss opportunities for training, walks in public, and events and activities where we can work with our dog to be better ambassadors.
So, of course, when I first moved to Austin, I heard about Love-a-Bull. They are a well-established rescue that does much to educate the community and promote responsible dog ownership. Among the many wonderful hours of training a Love-a-Bull member can get, a pittie and it’s human may be eligible to get trained to become part of the Pit Crew. This is an all pit bull therapy dog group that provides services for memory care facilities, school, veterans associations, and universities.
Love-a-Bull is also responsible for finding forever homes for over three hundred pit bulls and pit bull type dogs. They have done this with a wonderful group of foster families and no kennels of their own. They have held Chloe’s Clinic, where pittie families can get their dogs vaccinated, chipped, receive spay/ neuter vouchers for free services, and food if the family needs some help. They also were happy to help when Hurricane Harvey hit and provided over four thousand pounds of dog food for families in need.
This year makes ten wonderful years that Love-a-Bull has been running a top notch rescue. Every year, there is a celebration to help continue that legacy. This year will be a Casino Night. We have tickets available for this fun evening and we are inviting YOU. Included in your ticket are casino games, delicious appetizers, open bar, silent auction, raffle, entertainment, and DOGS. Members of the Pit Crew will be there to provide some therapy for anyone in need. Also included in your ticket is your contribution to helping dogs and families find each other, get the medical care the dogs need, educate the community about these great dogs, and make a difference in many lives.
Join us this Saturday, November 10 at 7 pm. The American Legion Post will be our location on the outside, but Casino Night is what’s happening on the inside! Click below to purchase tickets. See you there