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The Heartbreaker & The Joker: Tembo & Laika

by Carole Feeny |

  • : Tembo was my first dog, and being a pit bull mix, changed my life. As they say “once you go pit, you can’t quit.” And it’s because dogs with big heads tend to have even bigger hearts. Since pit bulls are the highest represented group in shelters, we’ve committed to adopt, foster, and support pit bulls since the day we met Tembo.
  • : I knew I wanted to adopt an adult dog, but didn't know much more than that. I found a local shelter on Petfinder and went to take a look. I remember them asking "would you adopt a pitbull?" "Sure!" I said "as long as they are a great dog." It turns out Tembo had been in the shelter for 7 months, being passed over due to his "breed" over and over again. I took him home and he could not be more perfect. Sensitive, kind, and the sweetest brown eyes. He’s a real heartbreaker. Tembo was such a loving pitbull we knew we wanted a second to be his little sister. That’s when we started looking for Laika. Once I saw her face on petfinder, I knew she was the one. She had been pulled off at NY ACC's at-risk list for kennel cough by a local rescue called For Our Friends. She lived with a nice couple and their 16 year old pitbull. When we went to adopt her, they said she was the best foster they had ever had. Laika makes us laugh every. single. day. She’s a joker.
  • : Petfinder is the best!
  • : Stephanie
  • : 9/1/2007 and 9/21/14

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