Its been a few month since Sophie passed away and I've been very depressed. I know to some people it may seem dumb that I would be so depressed with the passing of a dog but Sophie wasn't just a dog she was family! She had been by my side almost everyday since she was 8 weeks old. Loosing my companion like that is VERY hard. Keith has noticed how sad I have been so he asked if there was anything he could do to help. I told him Id like to goto the shelter and maybe find a dog to help.I thought if we went to the shelter I would "get it out of my system" and that "we wouldn't find anything that would work PERFECTLY" . So on Saturday we decided to head over and see what dogs they had available for adoption. Once we got there we signed in and started to look around their kennels. Their kennels are in the shape of a U so once Keith and I got to the other side I didn't think there was anything because almost every dog on that side was seemingly aggressive or loud! By the time I got to the middle of the other side Keith was at the end, I went to turn around thinking "hey at least we looked", but then I saw Keith's face light up! I continued walking toward him when I saw the sweetest little lady! While EVERY SINGLE dog in there was going CRAZY, barking, growling, some running straight outside, Halo (her name at the time) walked right up to her gate as calm as can be and started rubbing her face on it and wagging her tail. We decided well lets at least learn her story, maybe even take her out in the play yard and see if we like her. So we went to the front of the shelter and asked about her. What was her story? Well they told us she is only two years old and was surrendered to the shelter with a Great Dane (the biggest I've ever seen) because her old owner couldn't take care of them anymore. Halo and the Great Dane spent all their time outside in a kennel and when the shelter received her they were shocked to find out she was pregnant (a surprise to them because she was so skinny). Not only was she pregnant but she was pregnant with the Great Danes puppies (VERY important fact that I haven't mentioned yet... well Halo is an American Bully which means she's very small). I have no clue how she had Great Dane pups but she did. This poor girl has had such a rough life already and she's only TWO! After hearing her story we wanted to take her to the play yard and see her. We fell in love instantly when she tried to climb into my lap and even let Kingsley pet her. Fast forward to Tuesday, March 27th,2018 we went in to see if Leo and halo would get along and THEY DID!!!! Leo was more interested in all the new people but did interact with Halo as well. She continued to want to be right next to me and Kingsley. They hung out off leash for a little while and didn't seem to be mind each other at all! After seeing how well they did together at the shelter we decided we would adopt her and bring her into our family!
Welcome to your forever home, Riddick!
Okay, lets talk about her breed for a minute because I know there are going to be people who get upset or worried about it. She is an American Bully. Which is a recently formed companion dog breed. The American Bully is a dog that was made with the foundation of American Staffordshire terrier and the Amercian Pit Bull Terriers then bred to many bulldog-type breeds. This breed was literally created to be FAMILY COMPANION DOGS!! If you are interested in learning more about the breed here is one of the many websites we have looked at.