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Photographer Captures Portraits Of Pit Bulls in Flower Crowns To Help Save the Lives of These “Dangerous” Dogs

New York photographer Sophie Gamand, started the project Pit Bull Flower Power in 2014. She's been traveling around the United States taking pictures of pit bulls in shelters that are in need of adoption. As many are aware, the image of the pit bull has been tarnished by society, labeled as aggressive and hateful. And as a result of such labeling, they often end up abused, abandoned, and end up in shelters for the rest of their lives. 

Sophie's mission is to destroy that negative image of the pit bull but taking beautiful portraits of them in flower crowns. Flower crowns and a soft light to help soften their image and show the world the truth of their beauty and kindness. With each portrait, comes a story about the poor pup in need and she has completely changed their fate.

Thank you, Sophie Gamand!

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Just Days After Patrick Stewart And His Wife Announced Their New Foster Dog To The World, He Sadly Passed Away

You may want to stop here and go get that box of tissues. The 10-year-old pit bull, named Leonard, was rescued from a high kill shelter just a few days ago by rescuers Patrick Stewart and his animal loving wife, Sunny Ozell. They only had Lenny for a mere 48 hours before rushing him to vet where he crossed over the rainbow bridge. And while our hearts break for the couple and for Lenny, it does help to know that his last moments were filled with so much love. RIP Lenny, we will miss you. Read Sunny Ozell's heartbreaking message below. 

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Kitbull, a new Pixar short, (directed by Rosana Sullivan and produced by Kathryn Hendrickson) tells a story about friendship through an unlikely connection between an independent stray cat and a pit bull.  

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Pit Bull Saves Mother and Baby After Their Home Catches Fire

A beloved pit bull is credited for saving a woman and her baby girl's life. The pit bull jumped into action when their house had caught on fire. Waking the mother up first then dashing to the little girls room. "I ran into the room and I see Sasha," the mom said. "She has my baby by the diaper just dragging her off the bed -- trying to get her to safety." 

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Couple Gave Their Dying Dog The Best Vacation

We always want to do what's best, or even the best thing for our pets. Getting the best products, best beds, best play times. But sometimes it's just never enough time. Sometimes time is taken from us. And so we make the time we have left with them, the best of their lives. That's exactly what one couple did for their best friend. This is her story...

"This is a photo series I shot back in August in Assateague, Maryland. My boyfriend Christian, and I took our three pups on an overnight stay at the beach. We dedicated the trip to our 11 year old American Staffordshire Terrier, Dyuki (Mr. Dukes). He was in his final stages of Grade III mast cell cancer at the time. His most favorite activity was swimming in our family pool, but until then, he had never seen the ocean. It was a very special trip for us, and I'm so grateful we were able to make it happen. He passed away a month later, but he put up one hell of a fight—almost two years." 

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Firefighters Save Puppy From Burning Apartment, Then Adopt Him

On August 3rd, firefighters of the City of Newburgh Fire Department in New York were called to the second floor fire of a three-story apartment building in downtown Newburgh. Once there, they were told by the residents that two puppies (pit bulls) were left behind.

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Rami has been traversing the Internet this morning after his picture turned up on the Moultrie Colquitt County Humane Society's Facebook page.

He's currently available for adoption and the requests are flooding in to the small shelter in Georgia. It would be well worth any pilgrimage to get in some snuggle time with Rami.



29,000 requests doesn't seem like enough to fully appreciate that face.



Whether we call him dachbull or a pitshund, we must deduce that if this majestic pup exists, unicorns probably do too.