Sophie Gamand

Shelter 🐶🐶🐶 👩‍👦to MacLovin 🐵 🏠 to #PitBullFlowerPower 🌸 Crowning pit bulls since 2014 (BEFORE Snapchat 💅) Images are © 🙅 Spread ❤️ and 💃🏻👇

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COLUMBIA, MO: KC is an energetic boy looking for a family that can keep up with him! He was relinquished to @cmhspets when his owners were moving and could not take him with them. He’s very social and enjoys playing with other big dogs. A little over a year old, he’s definitely a big puppy! Treat motivated and eager to learn, he is catching on to basic training quickly. Would make a great agility dog!
CMHS welcomes applications from out-of-state but candidates will have to organize transportation for the animals themselves. If you are interested in KC, contact staff@cmhspets.org or visit www.cmhspets.org/adopt/dogs/ for more info!
#AdoptDontShop #PhotographySavesLives

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HOLLYWOOD, SC (near Charleston): Kate is a bundle of joy in a compact package from @halliehillanimalsanctuary. She loves to fetch balls- just doesn’t want to drop them. She hoards them under her porch. She was surrendered with a litter of puppies over five years ago and has been waiting ever since... Kate displays barrier aggression, but of course has never followed though with her threats. She's just really anxious behind her fence. Once out of the run, she is sweet as can be. It's just not a very good look for potential adopters who walk past her run, chased away by her attitude... She walks well on a leash. Some people have not chosen her because she is a "staffie mix" (which she clearly isn't!!!), others did not choose her because she should be an only dog. One of her ears is damaged ("cauliflowered") from an untreated hematoma. But she is CUTE like a button!! She actually reminded me of my own little MacLovin so much during our shoot! She has a cheeky face and great sweet energy. For more information and to apply to adopt Kate, visit halliehill.com/dog-adoption-application. Hallie Hill does not transport their dogs, but they welcome apps from all over, as long as you are able to travel to the sanctuary to meet and pick your dog up.

Hallie Hill is a sanctuary/shelter that welcomes dogs nobody else wants or dogs that were rescued by other who gave up on them. HH doesn’t leave any dog behind, but unfortunately they aren’t well known, despite the excellent work they do! I am so excited to give them exposure. They have many highly adoptable dogs who have been waiting a while (even years sometimes!). Please help spread the word! Follow them and share their doggies!

#AdoptDontShop #PhotographySavesLives

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AMAZING ADOPTION PUPDATE! Princess from @reboundhounds is finally home! She is one of my #PitBullFlowerPower 2018 calendar supermodels!
Princess was found by the NYPD last June. She had a ruptured pyometra, requiring immediate surgery. Thanks to these caring officers, Princess life was saved in extremis and she made a full recovery. My friend Kat @pibblesfly fostered her and reached out for extra help in promoting Princess. And now a few months later, this gorgeous, sweet pup finally has a forever home to call her own! She even already went holiday shopping and got herself a cozy little sweater to snuggle in with her people 🎄. Her new family wrote: “Princess really is doing well. We all love and adore her!! Thank you so much. She brings so much joy and happiness into our lives! Her personality has emerged! She loves to play and our daily walks mean so much to her!!! We’re so grateful she joined our family!!”. Her foster mom shared this anecdote with me: "Poor Princess recently had a run in with a feral cat. On one of her daily jogs with her new Mama, Princess went to investigate underneath a car... Only to be completely stunned to find underneath the car a giant swat in the face! Princess quickly retreated and ran home with her Mama, chased the whole way by the cat! Luckily there was no permanent damage done, except to maybe her pride as the whole neighborhood saw a pitbull being chased home by a cat.". 😼😹 Oh Princess, we love you so much!!
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#PitBullFlowerPower #PitBullFlowerPowerADOPTED #adoptdontshop #photographysaveslives #dogrescue #pitbull #doginsweater

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For those of you who missed the news, I finally launched holiday greeting cards! @foldthesea stocked up as you can see from the pic! 🙌😍 These cards are beautifully printed and come with kraft envelopes. They are a great way to spread love and awareness 💚 Head to the link in my story (http://rdbl.co/2zLgkPi or check my store, the link is in my bio). Buy 8 cards and save 20%! Buy 16 cards and save 30% 😍🎄
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#PitBullFlowerPower #PitBullFlowerPowerMERCH #greetingcards #holidays #pawitforward #pitbull #pitbulladvocate #pitbullawareness #artandawareness

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COLUMBIA, MO: Cora is a darling who is looking for her forever family! She came to the @cmhspets as a stray and was never reclaimed by her owners. She is a shy girl who is working on building her confidence and feeling more comfortable around strangers. She loves other dogs and gains a lot of confidence being around them. Cora loves going for walks and playing outside. She would do great in a home with a family that will spend lots of time with her and give her the extra TLC she needs. She is about 3 and medium sized. If you are interested in Cora, contact staff@cmhspets.org or visit www.cmhspets.org/adopt/dogs/ for more info! .

#AdoptDontShop #PhotographySavesLives

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Apparently some people missed the memo on elephants heading toward extinction... The Trump administration plans to allow hunters to bring trophies of elephants they killed in Zimbabwe and Zambia back to the United States, reversing a ban put in place by the Obama administration in 2014. I wonder if their decision has anything to do with, you know, the fact that Trump's family and friends are proud killers of innocent, defenseless, glorious creatures? 🤔🤔🤔 Regardless, it doesn't take a genius to see how many levels of wrongs are happening here. .
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💪 Head to the @humanesociety petition in my story to fight this BS 👆👆
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💪 Repost this image with #bekindtoelephants and @theellenshow will donate for each repost: "Following the President's decision to allow hunters to bring "trophy" elephants into the U.S., Ellen stood up for the majestic creatures and called on viewers to help her raise awareness for her cause using #BeKindtoElephants on social media. For everyone who reposts or retweets her photo, we'll make a donation to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust".
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#savetheelephants #bantrophyhunting #bekindtoelephants .

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Me at home after pretending to be on a diet all day in front of my friends. 🌯🍰🍬🍟 .
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AUSTIN, TX: Everyone at @austinpetsalive will tell you that you cannot look at Chewy (@adopt_chewy) without smiling and getting a warm fuzzy feeling in your heart! Make sure to swipe to see actual photos of Chewy 😅🤣😍 He is very popular at the shelter and has great passion and skills when it comes to playing fetch! He is in the Total Obedience Program where he loves learning new things with a volunteer trainer several times a week. Chewy is learning skills like sit and down, walking nicely on leash, sitting calmly when approached by strangers or other dogs, staying in a sit or down until told "free," and coming when called. He even has his own Instagram! Check it out at @Adopt_Chewy!! Chewy is looking for his forever home were he can get and return abundant love! Check out www.austinpetsalive.org for more information and to apply!

#AdoptdontShop #Photographysaveslives #demagorgon #strangerthings #demodog @strangerthingstv

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HOLLYWOOD, SC (near Charleston): Braveheart came to @halliehillanimalsanctuary by wandering up through the woods. She was terribly injured. The vet said the injuries were consistent with being attacked by another dog. She spent about a week at the vet’s office before being released. She was not well socialized and emaciated. She is very friendly with the staff and volunteers that she knows, but shy with new people. She is frightened being inside a house or building. She has probably lived outside her entire life, poor booboo. But I know once she settles, she will love the comfort of a home. She is fine with other dogs. She has the most adorable ears, they were flying around during our shoot 🤗😚💚.
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For more information and to apply to adopt Braveheart, visit halliehill.com/dog-adoption-application. Hallie Hill does not transport their dogs, but they welcome apps from all over, as long as you are able to travel to the sanctuary to meet and pick your dog up 🤗. Hallie Hill is a sanctuary/shelter that welcomes dogs nobody else wants or dogs that were rescued by other who gave up on them. HH doesn’t leave any dog behind, but unfortunately they aren’t well known, despite the excellent work they do! I am so excited to give them exposure. They have many highly adoptable dogs who have been waiting a while (even years sometimes!). Please help spread the word! Follow them and share their doggies!

#AdoptDontShop #PhotographySavesLives #sc #dogrescue

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Caramba! The #PitBullFlowerPower calendars are 25% off until November 16th 11:59pm!! Use code LULU25 at checkout (upper case, the code is case-sensitive) 🙌😱👌 These ship worldwide!! Follow the link in my bio or check the links in my story! These are printed when you order, so remember you have to add production time to the shipping time. If you want to gift those and receive them in time for the holidays, you have about one month left. I'll send reminders 🤗 but I for one like to start my holiday shopping early!! 🤓🎄
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#PitBullFlowerPower #PitBullFlowerPowerCALENDAR #PitBullFlowerPowerMERCH

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Omg the weekend is already over 😱

An oldie: Sugarland from @AnimalHaven 🤗

#AdoptDontShop #PhotographySavesLives

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Sunday Scaries got me like 😝

HOLLYWOOD, SC (near Charleston): Bowser is one of the youngest dogs at @halliehillanimalsanctuary. He is frightened of children and may snap if he can not back away from them. He will accept them if given time and space. This gentle soul is terrified of storms and can climb right over a fence. If he can get inside a closet and hide, he settles down. His fear of storms is the main reason this handsome boy is still waiting. He knows “sit”, “lay” and “shake”. He really can’t catch a piece of hot dog. I mean, we tried. Bowser is a slow eater who prefers to nibble all day. Precious, goofy, delicate Bowser came to HH as a puppy, was adopted and lived a year with his owner. The owner had to move back in with family and the family’s dogs did not accept him, though Bowser does fine with other dogs himself. So he was booted out... For more information and to apply to adopt Bowser, visit halliehill.com/dog-adoption-application. Hallie Hill does not transport their dogs, but they welcome apps from all over, as long as you are able to travel to the sanctuary to meet and pick your dog up 🤗

#AdoptDontShop #PhotographySavesLives

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COLUMBIA, MO: Miss Grace is a sweet girl from the @cmhspets who is looking for an active companion! At a little over 2 years old, she loves running and playing and would make a fantastic hiking companion. She is incredibly smart and has caught on to basic manners in no time. She will flourish in a new home with continued positive reinforcement training and enrichment. She enjoys spending time with other dogs as long as they can handle her rough style of play. The shelter is a very stressful place and Grace gets anxious when left alone in her cage. She needs a family with lots of time to spare that can give her the stability and love she deserves.CMHS welcomes applications from out-of-state but candidates will have to organize transportation for the animals themselves. If you are interested in Grace, contact staff@cmhspets.org or visit www.cmhspets.org/adopt/dogs/ for more info!
#AdoptDontShop #PhotographySavesLives

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HOLLYWOOD, SC (near Charleston): #PitBullFlowerPower Goku came to @halliehillanimalsanctuary in 2015 from another rescue because he was being repeatedly returned for rough play (like mouthing) and barrier aggression. He no longer mouths, but still has barrier aggression with strangers. He needs an experienced owner. He can be with children and other dogs. His family would just need to have a way to keep him in a separate area when guests first enter the home. He does well at public events and walking on leash though, and he also knows several commands. For more information and to apply to adopt Goku, visit halliehill.com/dog-adoption-application. Hallie Hill does not transport their dogs, but they welcome apps from all over, as long as you are able to travel to the sanctuary to meet and pick your dog up.

Hallie Hill is a sanctuary/shelter that welcomes dogs nobody else wants or dogs that were rescued by others who gave up on them. HH doesn’t leave any dog behind, but unfortunately they aren’t well known, despite the excellent work they do! I am so excited to give them exposure. They have many highly adoptable dogs who have been waiting a while (even years sometimes!). Please help spread the word! Follow them and share their doggies!

#PitBullFlowerPower #PitBullFlowerPowerSC #SophieGamand #photographysaveslives #adoptdontshop

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COLUMBIA, MO: Snoopy is a very outgoing and energetic dog! He loves to run and play, especially when it comes time for playing fetch. He's good with kids, cats and dogs. He'll need a home with a big yard and daily walks. Snoopy loves hanging out with volunteers at the @cmhspets and getting brushed. This happy boy will be a great match for an active family! CMHS welcomes applications from out-of-state but candidates will have to organize transportation for the animals themselves. If you are interested in Snoopy, contact staff@cmhspets.org or visit www.cmhspets.org/adopt/dogs/ for more info!

#AdoptDontShop #PhotographySavesLives

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AUSTIN, TX: it's Marilla's birthday today and she really, really wants her own family! Marilla is a total sweetheart from @austinpetsalive! She is goofy, cuddly and completely unaware of her size. She has been nicknamed the "Mermaid of Lady Bird Lake" because she is often spotted there on a sunny day swimming all day! Her two favorite things are belly rubs and playing fetch! Marilla is taking part in the Total Obedience Program at the shelter, where she has a personalized training plan and works with a volunteer trainer several times a week to help her learn the skills to become the best dog she can be! For more information and to apply to adopt Marilla, visit www.austinpetsalive.org! She has been waiting a while, and at 9 years old (today!) she is so done with the single life...! #AdoptDontShop #PhotographySavesLives

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My picture of Folly on the cover of a special issue of @liberationfr about animals today! There were many other contenders for that cover 🙌 (hubby says I need to pat myself on the back more often 😬😅). @citydogexpert look at your Folly 🙌
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#covergirl #follypompom

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NEW YORK: #ThrowbackThursday to 3 years ago at @AnimalHaven with this cutie Mulan! I was a photography baby! 😱😱😱 Unfortunately Mulan was returned when her human could no longer care for her, and came back to Animal Haven this week and is looking for a new, loving home! She is 8 years old, loves to play and go for walks, but she doesn't like kids 😅💚
For more information, and to apply to adopt Mulan, visit www.animalhavenshelter.org !! #adoptdontshop #photographysaveslives #tbt

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NEW YORK: This cutie is Maxx from @AnimalHaven, and he is still looking for a home!! This sweetheart needs proper exercise and a person devoted to his wellbeing... 😚 Check out www.animalhavenshelter.org for more information on Maxx and how to apply!
#AdoptDontShop #PhotographySavesLives

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nose twitch 😍🤣🤗
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HOLLYWOOD, SC (near Charleston): At 12 years old, Dixie was recently surrendered to @halliehillanimalsanctuary. Her owner had 6 Chihuahuas and was going through hard times and couldn't keep all her dogs.
At her age, Dixie should only know comfort, yet she is now going through the stressful process of having to adjust to everything new. New surroundings, new people, new food. Dixie is very sweet and not very active. She can get along with other dogs, but if they come at her too quickly, she will snap at them to back them off. Anyone can hold her and she is great with people. She loves to snuggle completely under the covers. She has a “lung strider” that makes her rasps if she gets too hot. She is a slow picky eater who wants to be spoiled! Someone needs to spoil this little old lady!! I think we should bring her over to New York, I know a few chi ladies who would LOVE this nugget!! For more information and to apply to adopt Dixie, visit halliehill.com/dog-adoption-application. Hallie Hill does not transport their dogs, but they welcome apps from all over, as long as you are able to travel to the sanctuary to meet and pick your dog up.
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I'm so excited to give exposure to @halliehillanimalsanctuary! They've been so invisible. Hallie Hill is a sanctuary/shelter that welcomes dogs nobody else wants or dogs that were rescued by other who gave up on them. HH doesn’t leave any dog behind, but unfortunately they aren’t well known, despite the excellent work they do! They have many highly adoptable dogs who have been waiting a while (even years sometimes!). Please help spread the word! Follow them and share their doggies!

#AdoptDontShop #PhotographySavesLives #seniordog @susiesseniordogs #chihuahua #dogrescue

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HOLLYWOOD, SC (near Charleston): Here is Herbert's #PitBullFlowerPower portrait!! Gorgeous senior Herbert is described by the @halliehillanimalsanctuary as “Total Sweetness”. He gets so excited when volunteers come to visit and sit on his porch. He loves to lay in the sunshine. He will be undergoing surgery for a subluxated patella (dislocated kneecap) in the next few weeks. The vet said his hips are not great either. This sweet fellow has skin allergies, but does well on antihistamines. He is best as an only dog. At 10 years old, and with all this going "against him", we are hoping for a super understanding adopter who wants to give a dog like Herbert a chance at a normal, comfortable life, for the few years ahead. Herbert loves to be petted and shown affection - he loves to be loved and he deserves his own person! For more information and to apply to adopt Herbert, visit halliehill.com/dog-adoption-application. Hallie Hill does not transport their dogs, but they welcome apps from all over, as long as you are able to travel to the sanctuary to meet and pick your dog up.

Hallie Hill is a sanctuary/shelter that welcomes dogs nobody else wants or dogs that were rescued by other who gave up on them. HH doesn’t leave any dog behind, but unfortunately they aren’t well known, despite the excellent work they do! I am so excited to give them exposure. They have many highly adoptable dogs who have been waiting a while (even years sometimes!). Please help spread the word! Follow them and share their doggies!

#SeniorDog #PitBullFlowerPower #PitBullFlowerPowerSC @susiesseniordogs

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Puppies are not my only models! This is Atlas from @cmhspets. He was my first snake ever!!! He wrapped around my wrist nicely, and then didn't want to let me go. He is a clear lover, very sweet (I was told he never strikes). He was so soft and warm. For a split second I considered keeping him! He is currently in foster care but is looking for his forever home! CMHS welcomes applications from out-of-state but candidates will have to organize transportation for the animals themselves. If you are interested in Atlas, contact staff@cmhspets.org or visit www.cmhspets.org/adopt/dogs/ for more info!
#AdoptDontShop #PhotographySavesLives #snakerescue #snake

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#endBSL #BringMiloHome 🙏 Grab a tissue for this one, and be ready to share this!! Milo (a rescue) lives in the UK with a woman in her 60s and her mom in her 80s. On Oct. 10 his mom was walking him and fell, breaking her foot. While she lay in the woods for 2h waiting to be found, Milo wandered off. He was found with his collar/leash/tags and brought to the pound. Normally, the shelter would contact the owner who would come pick up the dog and pay a fee. But because Milo lives in the UK, under BSL against pit bulls, the police seized him. Milo’s owner was in the hospital for over a week, frantic. Her 85-year-old mother even took the bus to the police station, pleading for Milo to go home. 😰😭 They refused and are holding him under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991, pending a court hearing to see if he can be returned to his owners, or euthanized.
Milo is a good dog who hasn’t shown any aggression to anyone. His owners are law-abiding elderly ladies. Milo isn’t dangerous one bit and shouldn’t be treated as such. Now, his family has to prove his “innocence”. @borninnocentdda, a non profit promoting a reform of the current BSL, is helping them. They are getting an independent assessment done of Milo. If that assessment finds that he isn’t a pit bull, they can bring that to court. BSL is based on visual identification, totally subjective and using measurements from a 1977 American Pit Bull Gazette! The dog must fit a “significant” number of these characteristics - whatever that means: in the past, a judge ruled that 46% match was “significant” enough for a dog to be considered a pit bull! If the independent assessment finds Milo to be a pit bull, Born Innocent will fight so they can get him exempted. If he is well behaved and has responsible owners, he can be allowed to live under a Contingent Destruction Order, as long as the family sticks to strict rules, like leash/muzzle in public places, extra insurance, etc. No more strolls on the beach for Milo, ever again. 😢
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👉👉👉 HELP: follow Milo’s FB page (facebook.com/sendMilohome), follow/donate to @borninnocentdda, share Milo’s story. .
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#endBSL #borninnocent #bringmilohome

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#TongueoutTuesday 😜

HOLLYWOOD, SC (near Charleston): Senior cutie Herbert is described by the @halliehillanimalsanctuary as “Total Sweetness”. (Stay tuned for his #PitBullFlowerPower moment!!). He gets so excited when volunteers come to visit and sit on his porch. He loves to lay in the sunshine. He will be undergoing surgery for a subluxated patella (dislocated kneecap) in the next few weeks. The vet said his hips are not great either. This sweet fellow has many warty growths and he suffers skin allergies, but does well on antihistamines. He is best as an only dog. At 10 years old, and with these little things going "against him", we are hoping for a super adopter who wants to give a dog like Herbert a chance at a normal, comfortable life, for the few years ahead and who agrees that senior dogs don't belong in a shelter!! Herbert loves to be petted and shown affection - he loves to be loved and he deserves his own person! For more information and to apply to adopt Herbert, visit halliehill.com/dog-adoption-application. Hallie Hill does not transport their dogs, but they welcome apps from all over, as long as you are able to travel to the sanctuary to meet and pick your dog up 🤗
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Hallie Hill is a sanctuary/shelter that welcomes dogs nobody else wants or dogs that were rescued by other who gave up on them. HH doesn’t leave any dog behind, but unfortunately they aren’t well known, despite the excellent work they do! I am so excited to give them exposure. They have many highly adoptable dogs who have been waiting a while (even years sometimes!). Please help spread the word! Follow them and share their doggies!

#AdoptDontShop #PhotographySavesLives #TongueoutTuesday #seniordog @susiesseniordogs

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MONTREAL PIT BULL BAN UPDATE: some pretty good news from our Canadian friends!!! Yesterday, Valérie Plante was elected mayor of Montreal, kicking out Coderre... and that is a BIG win for dog owners!!! Part of her promises was to repeal the recently implemented pit bull ban!!! This could be huge. During her campaign, she said she would plan to follow in the footsteps of other Canadian cities and hold public consultations on a new animal control bylaw. The proposed animal control plan would be to educate the public on "responsible dog ownership" as opposed to banning certain breeds. "Nobody is saying 'an animal over a human,'" her animal welfare guy said during the campaign. "If you're truly putting people before animals, then you need to educate those people." 🙌🙌🙌 I could not agree more, and I hope Montreal can show the way to smart "dangerous dogs" policies... Now, let's get all the babies home safe! (and my heart goes to all the pit bull owners who surrendered their dogs, thinking they had no choice) ☹️☹️
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#smallvictories #endbsl #mymtlmomentsincludealldogs #mtlmomentsincludealldogs #montreal #valerieplante #bancoderre #PitBullFlowerPower

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Monday keeps coming back. ☹️
(Shout-out to that puppy from @cmhspets for making me look like a puppy abuser 😒 #puppiesaredicks) .
#adoptdontshop #sadpuppy #miserable

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HOLLYWOOD, SC (near Charleston): Minnie is a goofy girl who has frequent personality changes! She's also the queen of RBF...! One day, she is sedate and even aloof to volunteers that visit her at @halliehillanimalsanctuary, and other times she will playfully run in circles with her butt low to the ground (aka: zoomies!!). She really enjoys golf cart rides and loves to walk on a leash. She has been known to curl up in her oversized food bowl to take a nap. Minnie came to HH from a New York rescue that usually only houses small dogs. They told the staff at Hallie Hill that Minnie had previously been adopted and lived in a home for 3-4 years, but was becoming aggressive towards smaller dogs when out on walks. They also claimed they would be able to save more little dogs if they could move her elsewhere... Seems they were a bit overwhelmed, and Hallie Hill jumped to the rescue! Minnie does guard resources from other dogs, so she would be best as an only dog. She has a thin mystery scar that runs across her chest and under her front leg. Our best guess is she was entangled in a thin wire that cut into her. She had entropion surgery on both eyes to correct the lids which were turning inward and causing irritation. This sweet, sweet face could be yours forever! For more information and to apply to adopt Minnie, visit halliehill.com/dog-adoption-application. Hallie Hill does not transport their dogs, but they welcome apps from all over, as long as you are able to travel to the sanctuary to meet and pick your dog up 🤗.
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#PitBullFlowerPower #PhotographySavesLives #AdoptDontShop #PitBullFlowerPowerSC #pitbull #SophieGamand #rbf #restingbitchface @emilyrigsby @thevendue 🤗🤗😚

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Saturday night vibes from our former foster sisters Jane and Tinkerbell from @mrbonesandco 🤗
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#dogsinpjs #sisters #adoptdontshop

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NEW ITEM IN THE STORE! You’ve been asking for them for years! I FINALLY listened!! Haha Head to my @Redbubble store for some beautiful greeting cards! Since the holidays are around the corner, I focused on holiday-themed cards for now. I will work on adding more in the future! Shop the #PitBullFlowerPower holiday collection (rdbl.co/2fBFsfz) or go straight to the greeting cards (rdbl.co/2hGexn0). They are printed on thick, matte, texture paper. Really nice!! Follow the link in my bio to my store where these are listed!
These ship worldwide! Yay! 🤶🎄
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#PitBullFlowerPower #PitBullFlowerPowerMERCH

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