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animal rescue: spirit

Before he became famous: Spirit had been adopted once before but was returned the next day—he was found at Blackdog Rescue, an all breed rescue organization.
Talent show: He’s a mighty high jumper and catches Frisbees up to 6’ in the air!
Favorite snack: Elk and deer antlers and Fruitables organic dog snacks
Nickname: Spirit Man

Cat and dog adoption fast facts:
…approximately 4 million pet dogs and cats are euthanized each year due to overpopulation.
…25% of pet dogs euthanized in animal shelters are purebred.
…adopting a dog or cat from the Humane Society, ASPCA—any rescue group—can save their life.
…and, being a pet owner can add years to your life too.
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Sprit is a great ambassador for a breed that is often passed over for adoption or euthanized in shelters each day!

What a beautiful dog. Thank you for including him in your catalog!

Thank you for featuring a pit bull type dog like Spirit in your catalog and for giving some positive press to all rescue dogs in general! It's wonderful to see those you include in your catalog shoots and to learn a little bit about them. Any effort to raise awareness to the animal rescue community, in general, is fantastic! They need all the help they can get!

July 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMeredeth

Wow! I cannot believe how much spirit looks like my dog, Gemma, also a rescue. It's amazing--same body and same coloring. Gemmie was used as a breeder dog and then, we believe, just tossed out. She was picked up as a stray by a local shelter on Long Island, NY, and then found her forever home with me. Best of luck to the family who adopted Spirit and good for you for taking a chance on a rescue dog.

July 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Thank you for sharing the Spirit's story with us! The more awareness we bring to the overpopulation of shelters and encourage adoption, the more light we bring to end homeless animals. Way to go CB2!

July 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKim

I really appreciate that you used Spirit in the catalog. I hope the next one I flip through has more lovable and adoptable canines! Great way to bring a good cause to CB2.

July 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterR

Thank you CB2 for featuring rescue dogs (especially bully breeds)! It's a good fit: CB2 and Animal Rescue - responsible products and responsible customers!!

August 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJuliette

Thanks for including a pibble in the catalog!

August 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

we very recently adopted a red nose pitbull who was literally on death's row at the ASPCA. our dog has changed our lives. no regrets -- just lots of love!

August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeDe

Thank you so much for using a pit bull in a positive light in your Fall 2 2012 catalogue! These dogs are so wrongly maligned they need all the help they can get!!

September 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaria

Now I REALLY love CB2. Thank you for sharing Spirit's story!!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

Spirit is soooooo good looking!!!! Thank you for featuring a shelter dog and promoting adoption!!! Even bigger thank you for featuring a pitbull shelter dog!!! The more consumers see these types of dogs as "regular ol' family dogs" the brighter their future. Thanks again!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

As if I didn't already love CB2 enough! THANK YOU for helping create some positive pitbull press.

Erin and 'Hop-Along Sheila', the newly repaired and rescued pitbull.

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErin

You guys rock for featuring a rescue pittie.

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

Thank you so much for the lovely rescued pittie in your photo! I showed my two adopted pit mixes and they wholeheartedly approve. If they had thumbs, they'd be up!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRescue Gal

Way to go cb2!! Including a pitbull (a rescue pitbull, no less!!) in your catalog helps to bring awareness to this wonderful breed, and the need for more pet adoptions! What a great company!!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

I loved you guys before but now I love you more. Thank you for spotlighting the plight of rescue/shelter dogs. As a pibble lover/parent/rescuer I am over-joyed that you included a pibble.

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDeb and Coco

As part of a pit bull family, I appreciate you showcasing the pit bull "type" breed for what they are. Loving and gentle family dogs.

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCara

Thank you for featuring a rescue pup in your catalog! I've seen your business advertised on quite a few blogs, including Young House Love, and have been meaning to check out your housewares. Now I have even more of a reason to do so! I love supporting organizations who support local shelters and rescues. Thank you again!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelli

What a cute dog!! Thanks for bringing attention to rescue dogs, there are so many good ones that need homes. Off to check out your rugs, I need a new one!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMatina

Spirit is a beautiful dog! Thank you for featuring adoption info and a "pit bull" dog in your catalog and website!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLulu

My rescue pit bull loves snoozing and snuggling on our CB2 sofa! Thanks so much for featuring these wonderful dogs. I am proud to be a frequent customer.

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Hats off to CB2 for featuring pit bulls and rescue dogs in their catalog.

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

Great to see a beautiful bully featured in your catalouge! Thank you for not being small minded but seeing the beauty in this gorgeous bull terrier who would make a fab part of any home and family! :-)

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

Thanks for showcasing a shelter dog! Society needs to understand more about these wonderful animals!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnn A

Love to see Pit bulls in a positive light. Thanks for having him in your catalog!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPaula

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