I am Angela, and I'm from Scranton, PA.
I fell in love with pit bulls while walking dogs at the local animal shelter. There were quite a few that I had actually wished I could have adopted, but the ones I fell in love with wouldn't have fit in with the pets we already had. I've been reading quite a bit about pit bulls since then, and dogs in general. They are pretty much my favorite breed, now. All of the shelter pit bulls that I met were extremely affectionate, but it took a while for a lot of them to find homes. It really broke my heart, especially when they would get stressed from being pent up in kennels for so long.
We adopted Sophie a few months ago from someone who didn't want her, anymore. I'm not sure why they wanted to get rid of her. I am really happy that they socialized her really well, though. Sophie loves everyone, including kids, cats, dogs... I'm not sure if they took really good care of her, though, since I found a flea on her the first night she was here. The fleas were dealt with, though, and now she is flea-free. Maybe they did do at least something to keep her from getting fleas, though, since it was the only flea I ever found on her and all I did was put some Frontline on her. She also needed some help with housetraining, but I think that might've had to do with the stress of being rehomed. She did learn quickly, though.
I've taught her a lot since she came here, and she is still learning. She's a smart dog if you are persistent with her and firm. She seems to learn rather quickly. I even have her mostly trained not to beg for food and to instead lay on the floor looking away.
She's a bit of a goof, though, probably because she's still young (1 1/2 years old). But that just makes her more lovable.
She a very affectionate and gentle dog and seems really tolerant, even with our other dog Dunkin. She can be a bit clumsy, though, and sometimes bumps into things.
I think she is a mix, mostly because of how her lips and ears are a bit floppy. But to be honest it's not that big of a deal to me. She also drools a lot sometimes, especially when food is involved.