Thank you for the response.. I am wife and mother of a 3 year old boy and have two step kids (7 and 9). I work full time as a Marketing manager. I have always have dogs but when I moved out of my house my dog stood home. So finally after my son turned three, my husband and I decided to get a dog. We went to the local shelter and adopted Chico. The description at the shelter indicated he was a Bernese Mountain dog (because of the coloring). After we took him to the vet, they said he was a pitbull mix. As many other people that does not know the breed, I was concerned about owning a Pitbull. But I did some investigation and starting judging my dog based on his own personality.. It did not take long to fall in love my Chico and to love the breed. Because of the research I conducted I realized that there are many pitbulls being euthanized. I started following many rescues on facebook and got heartbroken with all the dogs that needed help. After a few months, we adopted another dog. We went to the shelter and just felt in love with Charlie. He was a 10 month old (or around that age) pitbull, very sweet, playful, etc. He was very skinny, had mange and was not taken care of in his previous live. We adopted him and he has done great with Chico. They love each other, and are great family pets.
I hope that this will stay the same forever, but because of the breed - I also know that i must ensure their safety is priority. So I crate them when alone. I try to discipline the dogs (and my kids on how to play with them).
I hope I can get full access to the site, as I am eager to learn more and also share my Chicos and Charlies adventures.. I am now a pitbull advocate. I try to educate others about the breed. I struggle constantly with bad comments from friends and their concerns of me owning two pitbulls and having kids around them.
honestly I did not know so much about dog aggression before I got Charlie..I always researched about having pitbulls, etc.. but because I only had one - i did not research about multi-pitbull household. Reality is, I have two now. And I love them both. I am committed to making this work and look forward to learning and sharing experiences with other pitbull owners.