"We adopted Jasmine from MSPCA Methuen in 2011. At the shelter, we had looked at and liked several dogs-- each with admirable qualities, each needing a home. When we mentioned to friends and family that we were thinking about adopting an adult pit-mix, several expressed hesitation. But we were convinced that a sweet dog with a good disposition deserves an opportunity, regardless of breed. She was a 5year old pitbull mix, one of the stockiest dogs I had seen. She wasn't fat, just built like a sausage with legs. And since the car ride home, she has made an incredible companion.
When the MSPCA sent out a request for pitbull adoption stories, we knew we would write one. The question was where would I begin. She is patient and warm, intelligent and inquisitive. She is stocky, a virtual tank of a dog with broad shoulders and a massive head. She has an alarm bark that is vast and booming, but she follows it with a wagging tail and panting smile. While I thought about what I would say, I took her for a long walk in the woods behind my home. She loves the woods, most weeks we go for long walks, and she has a chance to bound around off lead. She never strays more than a few yards, pays more attention to us and our signals than to anything but the occasional tree. I watched her tromping around in the dead leaves, nose on and off the ground, and I couldn't help but think about what a wonderful fit she was in our home. She loves people, I don't think she has ever met anyone she doesn't like, she sleeps beside the cat, and follows us from room to room. She is loving, obedient, and affectionate. I couldn't have asked for a better dog."
-Ben L., Jasmine's adopter