‘Aggressive’ Pit Bull Wears Bandanas So People Won’t Be Scared Of Her

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There is a tragic stereotype that surrounds all Pit bulls, which has been causing hell for these dogs for many years.

 

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People think Pit bulls are aggressive, violent and dangerous. They especially don't want to leave their children or other dogs with Pitties.

 

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Malibu is a sweet Pit bull who was abandoned at a kill shelter in California, before Christine Smith started working with her on training and leash walking. Her foster mom told The Dodo:

 

We knew the first night she was home, as we couldn't imagine life without her.

 

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The family was so happy to have their new pet at home with them and took her for walks every day. However, Christine started to notice a disturbing trend – people were afraid of the pup because she was a Pit bull, and she continued:

 

Every time I walked Malibu, we would experience people crossing to the other side of the street to avoid us. Small dog owners would pick up their dogs off the ground cradling them close, mothers would pull their children to the side with a death grip, all the while eyes focused on Malibu's every move. This broke my heart, knowing what a loving dog she is. I knew I had to try to change people's perception.

 

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So Christine thought of a creative way to make her sweet dog seem less scary to people who didn't know her. She started dressing Malibu up in the cutest outfits and accessories, and the result was astounding:

 

People would smile when they looked at her. They would ask questions, what breed is she, how old is she, or just comment on how cute she was.

 

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This gave Christine the opportunity to open a dialogue with strangers regarding her dog's behavior and even to educate some people on the fact that not all Pitties are aggressive – it's all about how they're raised. Malibu became so well-known for her cute bandanas that she got her own Instagram account – with 22k followers – and has become a sweet ambassador for breed discrimination and adoption promotion. Christine continued:

 

She is often asked to model for companies, however, we choose to only work with people who promote rescue and adoption and who give back a percentage to shelters and or rescues.

 

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One sweet Pit bull can make a difference and change many people's minds about sad stereotypes, showing everyone that she only has love to give. She is a diva, not a danger! You can follow this adorable girl's adventures on Instagram and support her in breaking down breed discrimination.

 

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If you live in England, you can visit the RSPCA, and if you live in the United States, you can visit the ASPCA to get more information about pets available for adoption.

 

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Tens of thousands of dogs and cats end up in shelters each year, either due to neglect, abuse or abandonment. Consider adopting before you shop, and visit your local shelters before going to a breeder. Every dog and cat deserves a fair chance at a forever home.

 

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