Hi all, just signed up for this site. My name is Donna. I live in the San Diego area. I am married and have a 21 year old son. We also have a 9 month old APBT (Sophie), a 5 year old cat, and several snakes. My husband and I belong to another forum for our snakes and it has been a great reference - so I thought I'd sign up for this one as well. Knowledge is a good thing. Although Sophie is our first, I have always been partial to pitbulls. I guess I have always been partial to the animals that are misunderstood - pitties, snakes, etc. I think they get a bad rap -- and it makes me sad.
Anywho, after many years of following a San Diego area pitbull rescue group, and pointing out all of the beautiful pitties available for adoption to my husband, he finally caved. Hubby wanted a beagle - my son and I wanted a pitbull. We won!! Due to the strict rules of our local rescue, we were not able to adopt a puppy (my husband was adamant that we had to get a puppy). A friend told me about a friend of a friend who had pitbull puppies available for adoption. We immediately contacted them and fell in love with all 11 of them. It was a really tough decision, but we finally decided Sophie was our girl. Sophie is the smartest, funniest, snuggliest dog I have ever had! We feel very blessed to have her as a part of our family!! Below are a some pics of our precious girl…
Photo of Sophie the first night home
Just hanging out
Cooling her tootsies in the pool