Ernest

We could not be more proud of Ernest and the bond that he has developed with our son. He continues to show how truly wonderful a pit bull can be. We not only wanted to share this story, but to say thank you to Furry Friends for providing it. We are eternally grateful to Furry Friends, especially his foster Stephanie.

When we decided it was time to add a puppy into our family, there was little choice for us in looking into rescuing a pit bull. My wife and I both had previous experience with this wonderful breed and we felt strongly in our duty to open our home to a rescue. Within minutes of looking on your website, we were drawn to Elsa and her puppies. We contacted the foster, Stephanie, who gave us more information and sent along pictures of one pup in particular, Ernest. It would be an understatement to say that he looked so sad and pitiful. We fell in love. Despite suffering from mange and needing entropion surgery, the bond grew even stronger when we met him.

After Furry Friends covered the expense of the surgery, for which we are forever grateful, we brought him home. Not only has he been a wonderful member of our family, but an ambassador for his breed. We could not count the times a person has met him for the first time and it instantly changed preconceptions of what people thought about pit bulls. Just when we thought we could not love him more, he had another surprise in store for us…

In December, we welcomed our first child, Camden. We had no worries of Ernest ever being aggressive toward Camden, but we would be lying if we did not say we expected some sort of jealousy. After all, Ernest had been the baby of the house for three years. Instead, Ernest immediately recognized Camden as the newest member of his pack. Since bringing Camden home, Ernest has not left his side. He is the first to alert us when Camden awakes and makes sure to “inspect” anybody that comes to visit. When we take the baby out of the house, Ernest waits patiently by the door until he is home safe so he can shower him with kisses. We could not be more proud of Ernest and the bond that he has developed with our son. He continues to show how truly wonderful a pit bull can be. We not only wanted to share this story, but to say thank you to Furry Friends for providing it. We are eternally grateful to Furry Friends, especially his foster Stephanie.

Sincerely,
James & Alyssa