Unadoptable For Black Fur And Breed, Dog Wants To Hold Hands All Day Long

In the world of pets, stereotypes often cloud the perception of certain breeds, especially Pit Bulls, who are frequently seen as unadoptable. Despite these stereotypes, a compassionate woman named Caitlyn from Charlotte, North Carolina, chose to make a difference for a Pit Bull, who was suffering from neglect and abuse. The dog, formerly known as Liv and later named Sweet Pea, was found as a stray. She was in a dire state: severely underweight, with her stomach sagging from overbreeding, and her ears bent backward from a poor cropping attempt. When Caitlyn first saw the pup’s sad eyes, she felt an immediate connection and decided to foster her, despite already having another Pit Bull at home.

Caitlyn shared her new fostering journey on Instagram, noting Sweet Pea’s initial nervousness and her slow but remarkable transformation. “This sweet little girl is still taking some time to adjust. She is very skittish & nervous, but loves to sit in my lap and will literally hold my hand all day long!” Caitlyn posted.

Sweet Pea’s progress in her new home was rapid. Within a week, she began showing signs of happiness and mischief, indicative of her feeling more at home and secure. The key to Sweet Pea’s adjustment was Caitlyn’s other dog, Tater Tot, also a rescued Pit Bull. The two dogs quickly became inseparable, providing each other with comfort and companionship. Tater Tot, usually selective and cautious around other dogs, accepted Sweet Pea without hesitation, and their bond deepened.

Caitlyn was initially anxious about introducing the two dogs, recalling a humorous yet painful incident when Sweet Pea knocked down a gate, which fell on Caitlyn’s foot. However, the dogs played peacefully, leading Caitlyn to officially adopt Sweet Pea.

Sweet Pea underwent five surgeries to address her physical ailments, including one that healed a significant wound on her face. With each surgery, she stepped further away from her painful past and closer to a happier, healthier life.

Sweet Pea’s story is not just a tale of rescue and recovery but a powerful testament to overcoming prejudice with love. She thrives in her new home, needing the presence of both Caitlyn and Tater Tot to feel complete. The trio often visits Caitlyn’s mom at work, where Sweet Pea enjoys playing and staying close to her loved ones.

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