Every time I walked Malibu, we would experience people crossing to the other side of the street to avoid us. Small dog owners would pick up their dogs off the ground cradling them close, mothers would pull their children to the side with a death grip, all the while eyes focused on Malibu's every move. This broke my heart, knowing what a loving dog she is. I knew I had to try to change people's perception.
This gave Christine the opportunity to open a dialogue with strangers regarding her dog's behavior and even to educate some people on the fact that not all Pitties are aggressive - it's all about how they're raised. Malibu became so well-known for her cute bandanas that she got her own Instagram account - with 22k followers - and has become a sweet ambassador for breed discrimination and adoption promotion. Christine continued:
She is often asked to model for companies, however, we choose to only work with people who promote rescue and adoption and who give back a percentage to shelters and or rescues.
One sweet Pit bull can make a difference and change many people's minds about sad stereotypes, showing everyone that she only has love to give. She is a diva, not a danger! You can follow this adorable girl's adventures on Instagram and support her in breaking down breed discrimination.
Tens of thousands of dogs and cats end up in shelters each year, either due to neglect, abuse or abandonment. Consider adopting before you shop, and visit your local shelters before going to a breeder. Every dog and cat deserves a fair chance at a forever home.
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