Imagine waking up in the middle of the night, startled by a strange dog that you’ve never seen in the area before. Not just a dog, but a pit bull. This is a reality that my significant other and his family has been living for roughly a week.
Several days ago, a young pit bull bearing a purple collar seemed to appear out of thin air one night at their residence. He sits patiently on the porch in front of the door, looking through the window with his soulful eyes just hoping this lovely family will take him in.
In recent years, more and more stories have been brought into light of pit bulls being vicious animals and the most common breed used in dog fighting rings. It’s no surprise that this unexpected guest was not welcomed with open arms. Since pit bulls get a bad reputation, society’s first instinct is to be apprehensive. As they should be with any foreign dog in their vicinity because the dog’s past is unknown.