What kind of family has a Pit Bull for a pet?
This one does:
Hi everyone! We are Erin (a corporate trainer) and Kenny (an accountant) from Mableton, GA. We’re your neighbors and these are our pets Bentley and Ivy.Nice to meet you! #thisisyourneighborspet
And this bunch of sillies:
Hello, we’re Paul and Chrissy from Palm Beach, FL. We’re your neighbors and this is our pet Ruca. Paul works in Sales and Chrissy works at a no – kill animal shelter. #thisisyourneighborspet
Along with these guys here:
We’re Chad and Lisa from Roswell, GA. We’re your neighbors and these are our pets Bernie and Sawyer. Nice to meet you.
This adorable couple as well:
And goodness, could this kiss be any sweeter?
She’d originally thought of calling it This Is Your Neighbor’s Pit, but the URL for that name was already taken — and anyway, Falber tells BarkPost, this name is better.
“The reason we showcase people with their pit bulls is that we truly believe that when people realize who really cares for these dogs, maybe they’ll come around,” she says. “My thinking is that if people realize that nice people have these dogs, they’ll associate the dogs as nice, and eventually, more as pets than Pit Bulls.”
She’s had hundreds of submissions already, which are posted to the This Is Your Neighbor’s Pet Facebook page and website. And Falber is looking for more — especially from folks who live near areas with breed-specific legislation (laws that ban or restrict ownership of dog by breed, especially affecting pits), or who have encountered anti-pit discrimination.
Falber hopes that these lovely pictures will help usher the world toward a place pits are understood to be just like any other dog — toward a place where This Is Your Neighbor’s Pet basically puts itself out of business.
“We hope and wish to one day not be needed,” says Falber. “We want our dogs to one day just be considered pets. Until then, we’ll keep working on sharing how wonderful our dogs are.”
If you want to participate — which, yes, you do — upload your photos at www.thisisyourneighborspet.com. The photos should have at least one hooman family member in them, along with everyone’s name and location.