Pit Bull Rescued From Busy Road Turns Non-Pittie Fan Into a ‘Believer’

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There are no coincidences. Only destiny.


I would often get into my car and make a 100-mile trip to the country to visit a friend. Usually I’d have dogs in the car, but on this particular day, I didn’t. I went alone. It was a perfect, beautiful June day and I wasn’t in a particular hurry to get home, so I decided to take a different route and enjoy the scenery.


A few miles up the road, I saw brake lights and cars slowing in both directions ahead of me. As I got closer, I saw the reason why. There was a dog, stumbling from exhaustion right in the middle of the road. The cars were avoiding her, but they drove fast on that road. Although I needed another dog like I needed a hole in the head (I already had eight at the time), I couldn’t drive away. The thought of what could happen to this dog if I kept going would haunt me for the rest of my life. I pulled over.


She was a pit bull. I got out of my car, knelt by the side of the road and, in my sweetest voice, called to her, “Here, baby.”

She lifted her head, took one look at me, threw her ears back, broke into a huge pittie grin and came running to me as though I was her long lost friend. I thought, “Now what? What the heck am I going to do with a pit bull?” Another driver helped me get her into my van. She slept the two-hour ride home. I was worried. If she didn’t like my dogs, things could get ugly.

I got her home. I kept her separated from the other dogs for about two weeks. I observed their body language carefully. Two weeks later, she was sleeping side by side with the border collies.


Her name is Stella. I was never a pit bull-type person. It’s not that I didn’t like them. I like all dogs. I just preferred a different type of dog, but Stella made a believer out of me.

Story submitted by Vicki Anderson from Williamsfield, Ohio.

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