Gunner: Love is Rescuing a Pitbull

by Jill R.



Gunner Gunner Loves Fishing Watching for Fish Surveying the Land

The handsome boy pictured here is Gunner. He is my 2 1/2 year old male Pitbull. Before he came into our home, he belonged to a family friend so we were already quite familiar (and attached) to Gunner.

One day we found out that Gunner's owner was no longer able to keep him and he was headed to the pound. Unfortunately, unless he was headed to a no-kill shelter, this meant that Gunner's days were numbered. There are already too many Pitbulls in need of a good home and are often the first to be euthanized in shelters.

My husband and I could not stand the thought of this wonderful dog which we'd grown to love living alone in a shelter without love... and definitely couldn't stand the thought of his ultimate fate.

We decided to take Gunner in and drove three hours through a blizzard on Christmas Day to pick him up and our lives haven't been the same since. The love we have for him is immeasurable. He's the perfect pet and he fills my heart with joy every time even I think about him.

We spend a lot of time together cuddling which seems to be his favorite thing to do :)

Pitbulls are very misunderstood and I wish I could help even one more pitbull in need find a loving home. After our experience with Gunner and learning more about Pitbulls in general, I'm convinced that they are the best breed. It's become impossible for me to imagine my life without a Pitbull.

True love is rescuing a Pitbull.

And Happiness in our home means having Gunner :)

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A GREAT Rescue Pitbull Story!
by: Sue


What a fabulous story and a beautiful pitbull. You must be so proud and full of love for that big, gorgeous guy!

He is so lucky to have found you and visa versa...

And here I sit with an absolutely adorable, funny but seriously demented dumb dog. I think Jake need Gunner as a virtual doggy friend (and role model)!



Another Christmas Together
by: Jill R.

Christmas is just a few days away and that will mark the One Year anniversary of the day we brought Gunner home.

He has definitely changed our entire world... life is very, very different now than it was before. And we're thankful for every moment! We can hardly even remember what life was like before Gunner and we feel like the luckiest family alive :)

As you may have noticed from the YouTube videos I post for this site, Gunner has become a sort of mascot for He's the ultimate example of living each day to the fullest, with a happy heart and a zest for life. He always offers unconditional love, support, and friendship... the perfect stress relieving buddy. After all, it's pretty much impossible to feel down or stressed when Gunner's around :)

Another great example of how our pets can truly bring us happiness and relieve our stress.

~ Jill R.

Gunner Relieves Stress NEW
by: Jill

It has now been 5 years since we brought Gunner into our home. He is still the joy of our lives and we are thankful every single day that he joined our family.

I knew Gunner was incredible the first time I met him, but I had no idea how incredible he would become.

Gunner has a knack for making people (especially children) fall in love with him. He behaves like a perfect gentlemen and loves to meet new people.

He is now officially a certified Therapy Dog AND a Psychiatric Service Dog who can remind me when to take my anxiety medicine and let me know when I'm having a panic attack (which I do sometimes struggle with).

As a therapy dog, he also loves to help others. He goes to librarys and listens to children read books to him. He especially likes hearing his own book which can be found on

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He also enjoys going to hospitals and nursing homes to bring a smile to everyone's face.

He is an incredible stress-busting dog and I couldn't be any prouder of him and his progress in life.

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