The Longdogs

The Longdogs
Willy, Harley (back center), and Gretchen

The Graduate

Did I mention that we have a recent graduate in the family?

One short year ago, Angus was adopted by my son and daughter-in-law through Love-a-Bull's Rescue in Austin, TX. This photo of Angus was used for one of their later adoption shows held in Austin. They are dedicated to finding the right homes for Pit Bull type dogs and families must pass rigorous scrutiny before they can adopt. Love-a-Bull's also strongly promotes and supports training for dogs and owners.


Since then, Angus completed Advanced training. He went to basic training but they took one look and moved him into the advanced class his first night. His foster family had started teaching the basics and Steve worked with him too.

Next he attended more school and earned his Canine Good Citizen Certification.....not an easy honor to earn!

Love-a-Bulls urged Steve to take him to even more advanced training......so last weekend, Angus completed his training and passed the rigorous testing to become a certified Therapy Dog. Steve and Angus have made lots of trips up to Austin so that he could have a well rounded education.


He is now a member of the Love-A-Bull's Pit Crew, a very well known, all pitty type dog therapy group based in Austin. Angus is actually an American Staffordshire Terrior mix. There are about 5 or 6 different breeds that the media and general public tends to lump into the "pit bull" category.

Angus loves people, kids included, as well as other dogs. He is good buddies with The Traveling Longdogs and loves to go RVing with them. Maybe you'll get a chance to meet him....he loves making new friends.

2 comments:

  1. He is sooo cute. Pitty's have gotten a bad rap and I think it's a real shame that people use them and abuse them so badly. Way to go Angus.

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  2. Love it! Obviously Angus is a special dog, er I mean part of the family.

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