Meeting Cesar Millan And Spreading The Word On Pitbull Adoption Through “Not A Bully”

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For those of you that are unfamiliar with what Not A Bully is: I have created a new dog portrait series dedicated to telling the story of rescued/adopted bully breed dogs (particularly Pitbull and Pit mixes) that suffered difficult early lives, but despite their early challenges have returned to the community as wonderful service animals, family dogs, […]

Visiting DC Schools With My Rescued Pitbull, Emma


Emma, my rescued Pitbull mix, and I got to visit a 4th grade class at Hendley Elementary in SE Washington DC to teach the kids about dog rescue and that Pitbulls deserve love and care (and not meant to be fighters). I was so proud of Emma. She was a perfect lady and the kids […]

My “Not A Bully” Dog Portrait Series Under Way!

This is how my Emma smiles

If you haven’t already seen or heard from my various forms of social media, I am developing a new site (site is far from finished), which is dedicated to help defeat the negative stigmas that surround bully breed dogs such as Pitbulls. Pitbulls like my own rescue mix, Emma, that I adopted earlier this […]

All I Ask For My Birthday: Help Make A Difference In The Lives Of Others

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My birthday is 9 days away and there is only 1 thing I’d like… ok 2 things… alright maybe 3. I would like for my friends to help make a difference in the lives of others. Sure, birthdays are an opportunity to feel special for 1 day as your loved ones celebrate your birth and […]