If you’re here from my Instagram or Scout’s Facebook to read the full story - Welcome!
All of this isn’t for personal gain. None of this is to exploit my fur baby Scout. It’s cheesy and true how the saying goes; I didn’t adopt Scout as much as he adopted me. Adopting a misunderstood pup and working with him through his issues to become a better dog has made me a better person along the way. I’m here to turn something as cute and humourous as items on a pitbulls head into something bigger; getting across the point that pitbulls are extremely smart, loyal, and can be trained impeccably for good with the right owner. This isn’t new news to everyone. These pictures are something that brings pitbull owners together because of similarities with their own bullybaby; Scout has their sparkling eyes, or the same grey snout, or the funny pouty lip, or the same flat head as their own bully. These pictures also have gotten countless people to ask what breed he is, surely these people that don’t know he’s a “pitbull” have heard awful things about this breed of dog they can’t even recognize right in front of them when not doing something malicious in a newspaper headline.
Half the articles you’ve seen of Scout, only about half the sources have contacted me before doing so - so I’ve gone out and contacted them in return. I have contacted them to ask if in return they would do a donation to the rescue which Scout came from originally. The All Breed Canine Rescue is a small rescue just outside of London here in Ontario, and I have passed on an e-mail to contact them if they wished to follow through with a donation. Out of all this publicity Scout and I have gotten, if anything I’ve always wanted two things; to shine a light on Breed Specific Legislations, and for rescues to benefit from all of this, whether they be pitbull specific or just all breed ones like Scout’s.
So here we have Scout with a Lumia 1020 on his head, why though? Because Nokia is a generous company who not only contacted me about this phone, but the only company contacting me to get info on how to donate to Scout’s rescue. The only company who CC’d me on an e-mail regarding donating. Anyone else that I’ve asked, I’ve either been told they would pass on the inquiry or have received no response. Nokia contacting me, offering to do that, is the most generous thing I’ve experienced so far and I’m so grateful for their actions!
I’m so grateful for all the positive messages I’ve gotten from everyone whether they be fellow people who are anti-BSL from all over North America, people shocked that Breed Specific Legislations actually exist, people demanding a Scout calendar (which will be in the works in the new year to raise money for rescues - if anyone has any leads on a great way to print these please message me!), people requesting items on his head, and people sharing their own personal stories. All of this means the world to me and I can’t begin to put words to describe how overwhelmed and touched I am by everyone’s support.
My next step is to further give back and support to these causes, so stay tuned for less words, and more actions xo