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American Pit Bull Terrier / Labrador Retriever

I got Savannah on June 18th. I was not looking for another dog as my baby of 8.5 yrs had just passed, but I came across her picture on petfinder and something told me I had to meet her. So I did. Her story is a sad one. She apparently was bred and had puppies and then discarded like trash and tied to a fence in Philadelphia for ACC to find. Nobody knows what happened to her babies...They (ACC) brought her to the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) shelter. She ended up in foster care b/c she wasn't doing well in the shelter. I met her on Sunday, fell in love with her within 5 minutes (and she was the 5th dog I had met that week...I was just humoring my family who thought I needed to get another dog RIGHT AWAY), went back on Monday to drop off my application and check for the adoption fee and brought her home 4 days later. By the time she got home with me we found out that she was infested with fleas and had a staph infection from biting and scratching at the flea bites (turns out she is allergic to flea bites), after that cleared up, we had a small bout with kennel cough, and then to keep the momentum, she got tapeworms which the vet said were from the past fleas...but I refused to give up on this girl, she was too precious and now that she is perfectly healthy...she is thriving! She is almost a year and a half old (her DOB is 3/2/09) and weighs approx 50 lbs. I was told that she was cat friendly but I found out that she is not so much, but we are working on it, and the cat (Bianca) seems to like the chase and seems to hold her own against Savannah...LOL Savannah can be lying on the floor, minding her own business and Bianca will run up, bite her on the head and run away. That's how she tells Savannah that she wants to play :) Savannah is a great dog. She came to me crate trained, house trained, walks EXCELLENTLY on a leash, loves people, loves other dogs (and she goes to "Camp Bow Wow" doggie day camp a few times a week), loves children and is getting along with my Bianca OK for now...she is a GREAT dog who has also just passed her evaluation to become a therapy dog!! We can't wait to show what a great dog a Pitbull can be and how this breed is just so misunderstood! We will be going to libraries, children's hospitals and assisted living facilities soon!

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Comments (14)
Jul 26, 2010 enbenke123
aw! thats a sad story!! but shes a lucky dog to be adopetd by you!!! sohe is soo cute too!!!!!
Jul 26, 2010 Clements
That is such great news, I'm so happy for you ,Savannah,lots of happy tails and cookies for you.
Jul 26, 2010 BeautyLover
Such a beautiful girl. Thank you for rescuing her and not giving up. She certainly was worth it.
Jul 27, 2010 LePenguin
Nothing says "welcome home!" quite like a wagging tail. Since she's a pit mix, I bet she gets a good case of the wigglebutts, too. Here's to many happy years with your new friend.
Aug 2, 2010 pandrews-4
Can I just say how happy I am for you & Savannah! So glad you adopted her despite her health issues & got everything under control for her. That is "Love"!!! She's such a happy girl now & I enjoyed looking at her pics & seeing how well-loved she is! I wish you many, many more happy years with your new family member. Hugs & kisses from Maisie & I!
Sep 24, 2010 Debbie 57
Savannah,your a very beautiful girl!Very pretty markings.Check out my Pit Bull,Sassy.I agree with you 100% that Pit Bull are very misunderstood!!!!Lots of many happy years!!
Mar 2, 2011 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 2nd Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Mar 24, 2011 puppylover777
Savannah is such a cutie! It is so sad that she had to go through so many sad times, but I'm happy to know that she's found her forever home! I wish her a long, healthy and happy life.
Mar 2, 2012 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 3rd Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Jul 26, 2012 dogloverlaura
hows she doing now really cute
Mar 2, 2013 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 4th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Mar 2, 2015 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 6th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Mar 2, 2016 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 7th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
Mar 2, 2017 Dailypuppy Team
Happy 8th Birthday!
Many belly rubs for you on this special day.
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