It takes just Six Words to make someone think differently. That’s why Six-Word Memoirs collaborated with @pitbullinstagram—featuring an assist from The Huffington Post’s RuffPost—on the #LovabullinSix campaign, bringing awareness about rescue dogs across the globe.
Lovabull is a Columbus-based organization that unites pit bull owners and advocates to create a brighter future for this often misunderstood breed. Founder Aaron Blevins was delighted to use the Six-Word form to raise awareness for his cause. This joint effort between our communities allows us to elevate “the impact we are making on pit bulls and every other lovable and misunderstood animal in the world,” Blevins emphasizes.
The focus of #LovabullinSix is “to affirm the importance of the dogs, the organizations and the people dedicated to the cause of fostering and adoption.” Participants used the hashtag #LovabullinSix when posting their six-word testimonials on Instagram. Entrants were randomly selected to receive prizes of stylish personalized products from Thirty-One.
Sharing these Six-Word stories and compelling images allows everyone to celebrate the love and support for these affectionate, adorable animals. Bully breed advocates were invigorated and those new to the cause were drawn in. Here are six of our favorites in honor of this heartwarming campaign:
From emaciated to the good life. —@mysterypibble
Repost via @mysterypibble – “From emaciated to the good life” ❤️ My #LovabullinSix affirmation goes out to @cali_and_carly. Ivan heard of two abandoned pit bulls and worked with others to quickly save them and get them the care they desperately needed. Cupcake (then Hope) was emaciated and had just given birth. Ivan and the #blüecrüe helped nurse her back to health. They were fostering her and realized she was home with them. Cupcake got the forever family she has always deserved ❤️ Now I challenge @landsharklennie, @carotiger and @loveisapittie to complete their own #LovabullinSix and affirm other wonderful rescues in their life! Join the #LovabullinSix movement by following our Six-Word partners @sixwordselfie, @thirtyone and @abbywalters, and then by visiting http://Lovabull.net/lovabullinsix (link in @pitbullinstagram bio) to get the simple steps you can take with us to show the world why homeless, misunderstood or labeled animals deserve the chance of a bright future!
Rescue community brought me best friends. —@hesjustaboyd
“Rescue community brought me best friends.” ❤️ My #LovabullinSix affirmation goes out to @txpibblemom (pictured ?) and my @ninecrazydogladies. Words can’t express how much I love these ladies. I talk to them all day, everyday, and mostly about dogs (duh). We are a sisterhood! I have this amazing, dog-obsessed @instagram community to thank for guiding me to these strong women. ? The rescue community brings out the best in all of us. Even on a tough day, we strive to do better, and lead purposeful, passionate lives. All for the love of animals that need us. We are a voice for the voiceless, we are a living, breathing mantra of #adoptdontshop, we are the change we want to see in the world. We are awesome and unstoppable, and Angel (@rebeccacorry) will always be a monumental part of it all. Rest easy sweet cookie-loving hippo nugget, we love you. ❤️ ? I challenge @ohhellodog and @mysterypibble to join us with their very own #LovabullinSix affirmation. You can join too! Check out the link in @pitbullinstagram bio! (@thirtyone and @sixwordselfie too!)
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Showing unconditional love for the misunderstood. —@fresnobullyrescue
2nd chances are all you need. —@cooper__k
#lovabullinsix “2nd chances are all you need.” Rescued and adopted just to be surrendered again due to owner’s emotional instability, Cooper was boarded at a vet’s office for a month before we found him and brought him home. He was 9 months old, hyper and wanting to please, thriving on compliments and human interaction. I could feel our connection and knew he had to be a part of our family. I hope now he doesn’t remember his failed first adoption and feels as if his second chance with us is how his life was supposed to be all along. Sometimes, a second chance is what we need for life to sort itself out. ????????
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Reactive dogs are not bad dogs. —@tuff_sausage
“Reactive Dogs Are Not Bad Dogs” This #LovaBullInSix affirmation goes out to the seriously awesome accounts of @knoxdogyvr, @mangochris, @twoblockheads, @twocitydogs and @rockyandrusko (there are many more, just look for #reactivedogs or #reactivedogsunite) They all have reactive pups or discuss reactivity regularly, and are showing the world that these dogs can be amazing family members. Not only that, but they work completely force free. ? I’ve worked with many reactive dogs and there often seems to be such a bad stigma that their owners take a long time to come forward to ask for help. People feel ashamed to admit their dog has issues. Owners feel like their dogs are ‘off’, not normal, or that they are bad owners who can’t get it together. And who can blame them, since in the public eye, people still often judge reactive dogs and their owners as lazy, not knowledgeable enough to deal with the issue, and other things. The reasons for reactivity are manifold, and mostly caused by either frustration or anxiety. The frustration or anxiety regarding other dogs, people, encounters while being leashed, and more, result from improper or no socialization, warning behaviors having been punished in the past so that the dogs now skip the subtle clues and go straight to more aggressive forms of showing their emotional state, and many other factors. The situation for the owners, however, is always the same – constantly having to be watchful, hyper conscious of their surroundings, and trying to ensure their dogs don’t encounter situations that put them over threshold. They continuously work with their pups to make the world a less scary or frustrating place, and to ensure they have many positive, pleasant experiences to modify their behavior slowly. It’s hard work, and they deserve our absolute respect. Even more, they deserve for us to be respectful of their need for space. People with ‘easy’ dogs are often completely unaware of the delicate situations they put reactive dogs in. Don’t ever let your dog approach another dog without permission. Not every dog likes being pummeled by a happy stranger. Let’s get educated and change the perception of reactivity.
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From bait dog to bed hog. —@pittie2020
“From bait dog to bed hog” We’re spreading awareness of the #LovabullinSix movement to show the world why homeless, misunderstood or labeled animals deserve the chance of a bright future! LoveabullinSix is using captions with 6 WORDS to change hearts in our communities and to ultimately make an even larger, more localized impact. Our six words above sum up the story of this #PBCAmbassaDog, Oscar de la Renta. They describe what we’ve always felt about #rescuedogs: That they are bundles of possibility just waiting to happen. Now we challenge @wilburties @lukewesterman34 and @twoblockheads to complete their own #LovabullinSix challenge and affirm other beautiful rescued dogs! Please follow the Six-Word partners @sixwordselfie, @thirtyone and @abbywalters, and then by visiting http://Lovabull.net/lovabullinsix to get the simple steps you can take with us. #pitbulls #pittie2020 #pitbulllove #pitbulladvocate #projectbluecollar #supporttheunderdog #pitbullsinstagram
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