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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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Thank you for promoting pit bull dogs and animal adoption! We love Crate and Barrel/CB2 at my house, which we share with our sweet adopted pit bull, Chloe. And now we love you guys even more!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterE

Thank you for including these beautiful house pets in your article! It's so refreshing to see!!! I for one, love it!!! ..Spirit is absolutely beautiful!!! We're in the process of fostering a female blue pit bull that has been so neglected...I can't wait to finally have her at home...we'll show her what it feels like to be loved!!!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJudy B.

Nicely done, including a rescue dog and Pit Bull type to boot in your ad. thank you!!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDebra

Thank you for adopting a dog who might otherwise never found a home. Keep getting the word out about this wonderful breed!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSherry

Thank you for featuring a Pit Bull in your catalog & putting rescue dogs in a positive light! You really are making a difference & hopefully people will be encouraged to adopt more homeless pets because of this. :)

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

you guys are awesome, thank you for this!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJanet

LOVE the pit bull type dog in your magazine! These dogs can be such lovers, and Spirit looks lovely in all of the photos. That dog should always be surrounded by plush pillows and rugs.

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

thanks for featuring spirit in your catalog!! we have 3 rescue pitties and really appreciate companies who use them as breed ambassadors and cast them in a positive light. thank you!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterchristine

Thank you CB2, for showcasing rescue dogs and setting a positive example of what great pets they can be!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElphieMama

Thank you for using Spirit in your ad.

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChad

Thank you for featuring not only a shelter dog, but a "Pit Bull" type shelter dog in your catalog! Those of us that love these dogs appreciate it greatly when they are portrayed as what they are, lovable family dogs that like to lounge around the house. I now will favor spending my home furnishing budget at CB2. Again, thank you!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Thank you for your use of rescued dogs in your catalog! I'm particularly thrilled to see you using pittbull type dogs like Spirit. He is a beautiful addition to your catalog.

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJackie

Thank you for featuring a pitbull/rescue dog in your catalog. I fully support companies that do this type of promotion of animals. I will be buying from you when I am in need of furniture. Also, I will refer you to all my friends and family. How do I get a catalog?

Thanks you again, you are setting an example that should be followed by all.

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTayleur Campbell

Thank you so much for helping to show pits in a positive light. They truly are wonderfully sweet animals. Please continue...

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew

We loved seeing Spirit in your catalog, and we know how great this has been to increase awareness of rescue and pitbull-type dogs. We didn't think we could like you guys any more than we already do; keep up the good work!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTwo Pitties in the City

Thank you for featuring a rescued dog, and especially a Pit Bull! I have two pitties and they are great pets (and great models). I will definitely make CB2 my first choice when furniture shopping now!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

I would just like to say on behalf of all the bully breed lovers out there, thank you for featuring a pit bull type dog in a positive light. I own a rescue pit and also have the pleasure of getting to work with this wonderful breed at the Seattle Animal Shelter. The add was gorgeous!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHalla M.

THANK YOU!!! My two pit bulls. my husband, and I are advocates for the breed and just loved the inclusion of Spirit in your catalog!!! We loved your furniture before.... now even more!!!!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJenn

It absolutely *tickles* me to see Spirit in your catalog!! Man, does he make those rugs look comfy and stylish! I think I may need to get myself one (the rug - I already have my own "Spirit")!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNiki

Good job guys!!! Gorgeous dog, gorgeous merchandise. I think you've just found a new customer. :)

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

Thank you for including this pup in your ad! We need positive images and media images of pit bull type dogs and y'all have made the move forward! Thank you for this! Great rugs and pillows too!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMegan

Thank you CB2 for publicizing the pet overpopulation issue as well as featuring a pit bull type dog in the last place where one might expect!- a furniture ad! I commend you. And what a beautiful dog

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSara

Love this! Thank you for showing such a beautiful "pit bull" type 4- legged baby in your catalogue. Spirit, keep representing for all the babies that don't get a chance to prove their hearts are pure love!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Wow! What a fabulous photo of a lovely pup. Thank you for promoting adoption and featuring a (so-called) bully breed dog!

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBecky

Way to go featuring a pitbull type dog. I just love supporting companies who are not afraid to show the good...any good, and especially the good in these awesome dogs. Thank you.

September 13, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercolorado391

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