Here's his story! ÝÙÕªMy name is Stitch. I am a survivor of homelessness. I am a survivor of sickness. I am a survivor of abandonment. I am the face of resilience. I am a Pit Bull. I...AM....LOVE...ÝÙÕª and I...NEED...A...HOME...ÝÙÕª#pitbullawareness #ineedahome #resilience #nevergiveup Please share so this awesome pup can finally find his happy ever after. Go to www.thepitstoprescue.com to fill out an application!! Hi! My name is Stitch! My story is not a short one. It may be a disheartening one, but it is nothing short of inspirational. I have been a feral dog my whole life. When I wandered up to the shelter one cold February evening, little did I know I'd spend the next 1,000 days there. I haven't been well since I was born. My legs are bowed, most likely due to growth plate injuries when I was little. I'm thin and plain‰'Û|black dog syndrome they call it. I've struggled with weight my whole life. A handful of doctors have looked at me, maybe even more. Two years of trials and experimenting with medicine and exploratory surgery, the vets determined I had a malabsorption disorder and would never put on weight. After spending two years at the shelter, through hot summer days and below freezing temperatures, and not a single adopter interested, I was finally adopted. However, it was short lived when my adopter lost his home and could no longer care for me. I ended up in foster care, because my shelter and rescue family refused to let me spend another night in the shelter. But still, something wasn't quite right. I was lethargic, depressed, and had no interest in eating. My rescue family was determined to get to the bottom of this! Two weeks in the hospital, hundreds of dollars later, and so many blood tests I can't even count, it was finally determined I had the tick-borne disease called Babesia. Babesia is a very serious blood disease that can have deadly side effects if left undiagnosed and untreated. It is extremely hard to test positive for, and requires a lot of testing by veterinarians. We do not know how I contracted this disease, but thankfully I received my treatment and am on the up side of this fight!! The doctor said I will ACTUALLY look like a normal dog one day! I haven't looked 'normal' my whole life!! I'm finally eating, playing, and STILL LOOKING FOR MY FAMILY!! My rescue and shelter family say the day is coming. I know they're right. My foster mom is taking good care of me, taking me to my vet appointments, filling my belly with lots of high calorie food to get the weight on me, and giving me so much love and reassurance. But, my story hasn't ended yet. I'm still waiting for that right family‰'Û|the one who yearns to be my guardian angel‰'Û|the one who craves the love of a misunderstood, out of the ordinary, spunky, and unconditional love-giving pitbull. Yep, that's me. Stitch!! More about me!! I am about 4 years old, up to date on all vaccinations, heartworm negative, neutered and microchipped. I am housetrained, crate trained, good with other dogs and kids! I love car rides, leash walks, outings, and pretty much anything you want to cook for me!! I'm a bedhog, couch potato, and tennis-ball-loving man! What's not to love!
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