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Happy Tail: A woman who finds a Pit Bull


Jeri Romer’s Rottweiler and Pit Bull, both of whom had been with her for 11 years, died within a month of each other. She was despondent, but knew the best antidote for her grief was adopting a dog.

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Read Mickey Mouth‘s story in his adoptive mom Jeri’s own words.

“I was looking at rescued Pit Bulls, and there was Mickey Mouth who needed love and a home as much as I needed healing at the time,” she says. She found him at New Hope Pit Bull Rescue in Goose Creek, SC.

A year later, she decided Mickey needed a friend, so she began browsing New Hope’s pet list on Petfinder.

She and her husband “inquired about Piper — found starved, literally a spinal column with a head, she has scars on her legs and has had probably had more than one litter — but still weren’t in agreement on a second pooch.”

The rescue group detected Jeri’s interest and sent her a text message, asking if she would be willing to foster Piper. Without thinking twice, Jeri said yes. When she saw how well Piper and Mickey Mouth got along, there was no question: The adoption was a done deal. Besides, her husband had fallen in love with Piper, too.

“Anybody who has doubts about Pit Bulls should let one into their heart,” Jeri says. “I personally will only have them for the rest of my life. They are truly man’s best friend!”

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