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Biggie: Extra Large Lap Dog

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 9:30am
Pit Bull mix with cropped ears

When it comes to adopting a shelter pet, it’s not uncommon for adopters to experience love at first sight. That’s exactly what happened when Charles A. and his wife decided to bring home a new canine addition to their family in February 2013. 

“My wife and I had a Pit Bull named Daja, who was eight years old,” Charles says. “We had rescued her from the streets of Staten Island after someone abandoned her. After two years, she became sick and we were unable to save her.”

Charles says that after losing Daja, he and his wife decided to share their home with another dog.

“We wanted to be able to give the love and care that we gave Daja to another Pit Bull, because they are so loving and loyal,” Charles says. “We went to the ASPCA website and saw Biggie. His loving face and sad story of abuse touched our hearts.”

Dog standing on diving board looking at man in pool

Lucky for Biggie, who had come to our Adoption Center through ASPCA Humane Law Enforcement and spent nearly a year with us, his long wait for a loving home was over.

“Although we had never adopted a pet from the ASPCA, the process was easy and pleasant. The staff there was very kind and caring,” Charles says. “Biggie has been with us for six months now, and as funny as it may sound, he is a lap dog for sure. With all the love and care we have given each other, we are blessed.”

Brown and white pit bull mix laying on driveway