Where do you live? Seattle, WA
Your dog is rescue
Your dog is a boy
Siblings: Jack (tuxedo DSH), Ginny (tortie DLH)
Favorite Food: anything (except mushrooms and spinach)
Favorite Toy: Kong filled with peanut butter and treats
Favorite Place To Go: doggie daycare
Best Trick: sit-shake-other paw-spin-down-crawl-roll over-touch (all in 15 seconds)
Best Friend: Nikki (husky) and Queso (schnoodle)
Wildcard: scared of heights, plastic bags, and eye drops
Pet Peeve: getting dressed up for Halloween
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Bio: Fillmore and litter mates were dropped off in a shelter drop-box in San Diego at 8 weeks of age. He was immediately taken in by Even Chance and placed in a foster home with a wonderful foster mom.
I first met Fillmore at a veterinary hospital, where I worked with Nicole, one of the founders of Even Chance. I had always told Nicole how much I loved pit bulls and would consider adopting one of hers. Just days before my wedding, I was walking through the hospital, and there was Fillmore in a cage waiting for some vaccines. Nicole hands him to me and says, "Happy Wedding! Have a puppy!" My now-husband fell in love with him, and within 2 days of returning from our honeymoon, Fillmore was ours... a 4-month old, 25-lb lovable awkward, floppy-eared puppy, complete with basic commands and a few tricks.
If you'd asked me 10 years ago whether I would ever consider adopting a pit bull, I would have looked at you like you were crazy. But after working in multiple veterinary practices in multiple parts of the country, some of the best dogs I've ever met were pit bulls. I came to understand how misunderstood a breed it is, and how responsible ownership and breed ambassadors can really make a difference; it changed my opinion. From the moment we adopted Fillmore, we knew we had an important job and wanted him to represent his breed well. We enrolled him in puppy classes (which we passed with honors) and took him to puppy play sessions. He currently goes to daycare twice a week, and everyone loves him. He's only 14-months old now, so he's still a little rambunctious when it comes to chasing birds and squirrels, but we get so many compliments on what a handsome boy he is, how friendly he is with everyone, and how well he plays with other dogs (both big and small).
Rescue: Even Chance: Pit Bull Advocacy, Resources and Rescue