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Since my family and friends have heard me talk about this ad naseum, I figured I’d share with the internet our exciting news: we adopted a dog on Sunday! Her name is Tippi and she is a pit bull. She weighs in at a whopping 35 lbs, so she is truly a pocket pittie.
She was originally brought to Portland from a high kill shelter in Van Nuys, CA. She was going to be euthanized because her head tipped violently to the left side (hence her name), which they assumed came from her ears being cropped or some sort of neurological impairment. You can see it more so in the next photo, but thankfully, it has decreased immensely and all the vets she has seen have given her a clean bill of health.
Tippi came up to Oregon and was adopted back in November. She was returned to the rescue we got her from by her original adopters (rescue workers told us they were given different reasons for her return at different times, so we are unsure what to believe). We aren’t too concerned about that though, as we love her and are so happy to have her in our lives. She has been rather timid, and has taken a few days to warm up and feel comfortable with us, but each day she gets braver and seems happier. She isn’t aggressive as far as we can tell, and has met dogs, cats, adults, and children with a gentle energy (and once she has warmed up, lots and lots of kisses). She also has amazing manners and a truly adorable way of holding herself. We are so thrilled with our luck in finding this adorable little dog! She is just the perfect match for us and I’m so thankful for her.
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What a cutie! Her eyes just make you melt.
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@MissStumptown: What a pretty dog! Her amber eyes and glossy coat are amazing. She looks like such a sweetie.
Post # 5
So cute! I can’t believe she’s only 35 pounds!
Post # 6
aww she seems so sweet!!! dogs really are mans best friend 😉
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@AlwaysSunny: I know! It’s crazy to think, but she really is that small. I’ve had to pick her up a few times when she is stubborn or scared, so I’m actually really thankful she isn’t bigger haha.
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The head tilt is most likely from a stroke. The same thing happened to my golden retriever a year ago. She had a stroke, she couldn’t keep her head straight, and had a lot of coordination issues. It’s good to see that your dog is getting better! Try making her turn her head to her weak side. It will re-wire the brain and even out over time.
Post # 9
Such a pretty girl 🙂 Congrats on your new baby! Pits are fantastic and loving dogs.
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Awww what a cutey!!! Our rescue pittie can from a kill shelter in california too! Best idea we ever had! Yours looks very sweet, and they really are such loving dogs with a bad rep!
Post # 12
@michiru4ever: That’s really interesting. I’ll talk to her vet today when I take her for her first appointment and see if that could be a possibility. If so, we will definitely work with her to help her tilt lessen more.
@Utopia4us: Yay for pitties from CA! My cousin also got her pit from the same shelter a few years ago, which I thought was a fun coincidence.
Post # 13
lucky you, and lucky dog! what an adorable pup! congratulations 🙂
Post # 14
I just love her sweet face. Thank you for saving that beautiful baby!
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SO jealous! She’s such a cutie!! I would love to have a pitbull but unfortnately they are banned where I live 🙁
Post # 16
LOVE! You can probs tell from my username that I’m biased, but she’s a dollbaby. Congrats on adoption, hoping for smooth and happy sailing for you both! Do you follow the Pitlandia blog at all? Seems like there are so many dog-friendly places and events in Portland!